One of the many benefits of decorating with silver and grey is their versatility. From modern metallics to traditional charcoal greys, there is a shade to suit and can help make any house feel like a stylish and cosy home. No matter if you’re looking to these minimalist colours for your living room, dining room or bedroom, you’re sure to mould these surprisingly adaptable colours to fit the vision for your decor.
Silver and Grey Living Room Decor
Greys, in particular, can achieve a year-round wintery feel so, if you love roaring fires and chunky knits, opt for a cosy Scandi style. Your primary palette should remain monochromatic with dark seating arrangements and inky walls, but add natural textures like warm wood and pops of red for a warming feel that retains the spirit and glow of winter for 365 days a year.
For a different take on the same colour scheme, opt for a modern twist. Our Fraser armchair has a glamorous yet pared-back quality due to its modern design elements. Elevated legs and a 20th-century-inspired angular silhouette achieve the retro look with elegance.
Take contemporary to the next level and style your living room around pieces from our chic Brooklyn range. The industrial grey of the metal frame can be reflected in your floors and walls and, because of the range’s loft living quality, it looks especially brilliant against exposed brick walls and beautiful wood panel flooring. Add floral features to keep these pieces company.
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Add texture to silver and grey by carefully intertwining gorgeous sea blues into your colour scheme, creating an environment that’s not just calming but also delicate and mindful. The key to this fresh look is to keep your furniture within the silver-grey scale (perhaps painted like that of our Shay range), highlighting with cool blues throughout your walls, floors and accessories.
Silver and Grey Dining Room Ideas
Create an inviting feel in your dining room, the entertaining hub of your home, with pieces from our Hove range. Its family-friendly chalky white finish shines against dark grey walls and floors, marrying well with our subtly modern Curve Back chairs.
All of our dining sets come with completely customisable dining chairs so you can personalise your seating arrangements to perfectly match their surroundings, just as we have done here with our matte-grey open-plan kitchen-diner.
Add a dramatic touch to your dining room with statement wallpaper. The art deco print and jet black walls are softened by the natural oak flooring and fresh Trinity round dining table, keeping to the silver and grey colour scheme in the lavender-undertones of the Kemble dining chairs – a welcome mid-way between the colours which dominate your primary palette.
Alternatively, if dark and moody colours aren’t for you, lighten up painted furniture with plenty of natural light and soft white walls. Understated ornaments add a freshening dimension to silver and grey.
Silver and Grey Bedroom Inspiration
Though they aren’t the first colours to come to mind when you think ‘natural’, there’s plenty of silver and grey in nature, especially around bodies of water. Get inspired by pebbles, seafoam and light and airy watercolour effects when thinking about what to do with silver and grey.
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If you’re lucky enough to have plenty of natural light pouring through the bedroom, position your furnishings near here, especially when the rest of the room has been designed with darker colours in mind.
Your bedroom storage options can do their bit to contribute to the silver and grey bedroom theme. If you’re scrimping on space, our Brooklyn tallboy provides you with storage that goes up instead of out. In an all-grey bedroom, its natural oak finish adds interest and variety.
When accessorising a silver and grey colour scheme, look for ornaments and artwork that simultaneously stands out and looks like it belongs. Something like a bright blue painting, textural wall hanging or visually interesting trinkets will provide depth.
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