Grey Hallway Ideas: hall, stairs and landing colour ideas

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Grey is a great colour for hallway decor, either as a neutral base or a sophisticated statement. The beauty of grey is that it offers palettes of cool or warm tones, so you can blend in the perfect shade with your existing decor plans.

Whether you’re looking to re-paint your walls, replace your flooring or simply add some grey-hued furnishings, we’ve got some tips and tricks on how you can style your grey hallway.

Grey colour schemes for hallways

Grey is often described as the absence of colour, so if you’re wondering what will match with grey, you have a world of choice. In need of some inspiration to help you pair colours with grey? Read on for our top 6 grey colour schemes for your hallway:

Industrial console table metal and oak in grey hallway

1. Go neutral and pair grey with white

Grey and white makes for a chic combination. Opt for an edgier take by using accessories and furniture that incorporate metal edges to give it an industrial feel.

light grey console table against white staircase

2. Embrace greenery

Contrast the grey hues on your walls and floors with an array of house plants. Whilst displaying them on the floor and countertops is an obvious use, don’t forget to use the height of the room, to hang plants too.

white small bookcase against grey textured wall

3. Shades of grey

Keep it simple and layer shades of grey with monochrome for a modern look, like we’ve done here with dark walls and stark white furniture. Soften the look with curved silhouettes, and incorporate pops of colour into your accessories to add an accent for added interest.

Dark natural oak console table against grey background

4. Soften with purple

Make a dramatic entrance by matching a chalky grey finish to softer purple hues. Team with dark wood furniture to complete the sophisticated look.

grey large sideboard against yellow background

5. Embrace grey

Go all grey with grey furniture from our St Ives collection. Add a contrasting pop of colour through accessories to add flavour to the room.

6. Be bold with colour

If you’re the king, queen or monarch of colour, a grey hallway design might actually be the perfect choice for you. Introduce a number of colours by incorporating patterns, such as a striped or patterned carpet. If you have a large hallway space you can use patterns to help divide areas, highlighting a cosy nook or focal spot for your desk.

oak computer desk against grey and coloured geometric pattern

Flooring Ideas for Grey Hallways

1. Grey Hallway With Wooden Floors

white display cabinet against grey background

Wooden floors give a room a very classic and natural feel. They can be left bare or covered with a rug to add a little warmth to the room. Natural wood works well with whites and light greys to create a timeless and effortless look. A chalk white painted console table or display cabinet adds a great touch to any hallway. The light finish brightens up the room, pair with a wooden top to blend seamlessly with the wooden flooring.

2. Grey Hallway With Grey Floors

oak console table against grey walls and grey floor

If you want to retain the neutrality of the colour across your hallway styling, but want to avoid an all-grey wash, natural oak hallway furniture is the way to go. Its subtle wood finish means furnishings are a beautiful focal point without shouting over the calmness of grey. Opt for a silhouette with cheerful, rounded edges to feel the full force of this effect.

Furniture to complement a grey hallway

grey small sideboard against blue background

1. Grey hallways with natural furniture

Don’t shy away from grey if you’ve got a hallway that isn’t flooded with natural light: the sunny oak of naturally-finished furniture can bring brightness to your entryway in ways that rustic or dark-stained wood can’t. Accentuate the flat surfaces in your hallway with grey-themed ornaments and accessories like mirrors, photo frames and vases.

2. Grey hallway with white furniture

The beauty about going grey is you can choose from a whole host of neutral colours as a colour palette. If you don’t fancy bright, chalk white opt for almond greys. This is also the perfect option if you’re looking to use splashes of colour in your decor. Its soft painted finish neutralises the noise colour can create.

3. Grey hallway and wooden furniture

One of the most impactful ways to make a statement with grey is to invest in some grey painted furniture. Our mid grey ranges are ultra stylish thanks to their smart, modern feel. Pieces like the side table, shoe storage or small sideboard will give the most storage potential of your entryway without sacrificing style.

4. Mixing grey hallway furniture

Something that’s great about grey is its versatility, so why not try a few different shades of grey in your hallway? Maybe pair a lavender grey with sage grey tones to create tonal differences between the furnishings themselves. Or, you could vary the greys of your furniture against the carpets and rugs.

5. Styling a Dado Rail

oak hallway stand against a wall with darker grey below the dado rail and lighter grey above

Adding a dado rail to your hallway is a great way to add dimension to the room. To retain balance, use a dark colour below and a lighter colour on top. We recommend a darker grey for the lower half paired with a pastel colour to add brightness. If using a lighter grey, use this for the top half and pair with a dark turquoise or midnight blue on the bottom. A hallway unit in a natural oak would work well with a dado rail to tie your choice of colours together.

Ready to dress your home in grey? Shop our grey painted furniture ranges today.

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