Tue 17 Oct 2017
When moving into a new house it's always nice to give the walls a fresh lick of paint, why not break the magnolia mould and give gracious grey a try.
Gone are the days where we are seeing people reaching out for the nearest pot of magnolia, there's a new go-to colour in town; the cool, calm and collected grey. With a neutral palette of putty, pencil and charcoal, and whatever the shade, cool or warm, it remains the colour of choice for many stylish homes in the UK.
Greys are easy on the eye so they make a great base shade for any room - on floors, walls, curtains or fabrics - plus they suit both period and contemporary schemes. It looks sophisticated in living rooms, soothing in bedrooms and creates a welcoming space in entrances.
Annie, Property Developer in Melbourne, Derbyshire recently updated the living room and bedroom walls in her own house using the colour grey. She explains: "Since moving into the house, updating the walls has been one of the jobs my list. I wanted to add a bit more interest to the walls rather than just using another magnolia or white. Grey is perfect for the rooms, it provides warmth but also adds an element of style, particularly when using white on the woodwork for contrast.
The shades I used here in the living room are Cornforth White (this is grey) for the walls and for the woodwork Wimborne white, both by Farrow & Ball. For the bedrooms, again I used grey paint from Farrow & Ball, Skimming Stone for the larger room and Half Paris Grey for the small room."
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