April can get a bad rep for being rainy and grey. But when it comes to home interiors, grey = gorgeous. So forget dull April showers, and start thinking chic charcoal shades instead. Here are five ways to get the look in your home.
Mix warm and cool shades
Some people are wary of using grey in their home as they think it will make their home look cold. So if you’re just dabbling with the realms of grayscale, keep the rest of the interior warm. Jane opted for ash grey Roman blinds at her bay window, but warm wood, beige walls and splashes of colour keep this country space cosy.
Make a statement
Of course, white walls are grey’s best friend. So for naturally cosier spaces, keep things crisp with white walls and add grey at the window. This room works because the gradient of grey cushions and throws grounds the sofa.
Add an accent colour
Grey benefits from an accent shade to add interest. Mustard, baby pink or purple work well, but why not try a metallic shade like Marcus did? His home office really shines with a bold grey wall and pops of copper. And of course, the star of the show is our Copper Plate Venetian blind.
You don’t have to pick a different coloured metallic shade to soften the look – silver works well too. Sarah’s living room feels ever-so-snug with dark wood, cosy curtains and a beautifully metallic Roman blind.
Keep things light
Finally, if mid or dark grey seems too daunting, don’t be afraid to keep things light. A soft grey can make just as much impact in the right setting – this kitchen uses barely-there grey walls, mixed tone wall tiles and a pretty Roller blind to finish things off.