Shades of Living

Why Grey is the perfect Wall paint

Deco Tip

While I am absolutely no fan of 50 Shades of Grey, I love me some grey walls. Some of you are probably frowning, thinking grey is such a dull hue, I don't want it in my living space. However with this post, I hope to proof you wrong and show you what a great impact a grey paint colour can have on your home.


Grey is the transition of two non-colours black and white, in colour psychology, it is the shade of compromise. It stands for subduedness, quietness and restraint and that's where the charm of this colour lies. As a neutral shade, it has a steadying effect on other colours. Toning down stronger and brighter shades while highlighting the softer ones.

Depending on the intensity grey can create a softer more feminine vibe as well as a tougher masculine mood.

Grey isn't simply grey. It offers a variety of colour gradations from very light to almost black. With warm undertones as well as cold ones. Combining different shades of grey creates a sophisticated and modern atmosphere.

Last but not least being a neutral, grey never goes out of style.

Could I persuade you? Do you like the impact of a grey painted wall on a room as much as I do?

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Phoebe (Saturday, 09 July 2016 11:45)

    Finally someone else with a taste of style! I always get a lot of ad comments for my 'mouse-grey' home! I love it and it has a really calming aura!

  • #2

    Katharina (Monday, 11 July 2016 08:58)

    Sie haben mich überzeugt.Bei der nächsten Renovierung werde ich einen Grauton verwenden.