Decorating Ideas For Grey Walls
Grey turns up on so many walls these days it’s almost the new white. There’s a reason for grey’s popularity that goes beyond trendy. There are several decorating ideas for grey walls. Ample lighting is important in a room with grey walls to avoid shadow overload. Sheer curtains allow light in even if pulled closed; heavier curtains can be kept open during the day. A mirror opposite windows or light sources opens up the space and brightens it a bit. Lamps placed on sofa tables, end tables, nightstands, and dark or unused areas of a room provide ample light, lessening the shadowy effects of the grey walls. Small pops of color, stand out with strength against neutral grey. If the room is largely decorated in grays and neutrals, one bold color used several times to accessorize the room ties it all together. A cheery color such as orange used as a secondary room theme gives the room a modern, inviting vibe, especially if the furniture features clean lines and the room is clutter-free. Grey is a color of contrasts. Strong contrasting colors such as a black picture frame with white matting make a bold statement on grey walls.
A black ottoman or bench seat along with a few white chairs and a hint of silver or platinum decor gives the room a sleek look if the furniture is modern as well. A pattern breaks up the monotony of grey walls. A pattern in a chair fabric, a throw rug, bedding or even a picture mat adds visual interest to the room, even if the dominant color in the patterned fabric is grey. Textured curtains, fabrics or even place mats add a rich depth to the room.