Decorating With Red & Grey: Ideas & Inspiration



Red is the color of passion and vibrancy. Grey is the color of solace and comfort. Combine the two for a unique balance of eclecticism and fashion-forward energy. And, believe it or not, this color combination can transform any room and look great in any type of space. Let’s take a peek at some real life looks to gather some ideas and inspiration for your next home makeover.

Bright red furniture atop a serene grey wall is a great way to show off the pair’s complimentary balance. This falu China cabinet looks incredible against the solemn paint and it doesn’t create too much focal chaos either. It just adds the right amount of interest to the breakfast nook.

And if you really want to let your wall art stand out, pair a red painting with a grey wall. The grey works as a clean palette that allows the red to pop right off the surface. It acts as a better catapult than even a white wall would because it’s much easier on the eyes. This goes for other home accessories too, not just furniture. A red throw pillow, blanket, oven or even a vase that stands on a heather sofa, among stainless steel appliances or a charcoal tabletop will definitely make its mark on the neutral territory.

For a super cool, chic look try out this combination for your home office. It’s a definite update from any other pair and it gives the space a modern, futuristic touch. You may even want to keep your walls a pure eggshell or ivory, then just add red and grey furniture and accessories to the room creating a little bit of an artistic vibe.

And yes, these colors even look good in the bathroom. A red tiled wall with some grey walls make for a masculine, yet stylish room. It’s futuristic, chic and extremely modern. Add just a few black accessories and organizing tools to make this a classic, timeless style. Then again, you can always use grey and red tiles for extra texture and extra pop and blend. It is a bathroom afterall, so a bit of texture is necessary for an interesting space.

Primary colors are great for babies. It gives them much needed stimulation and makes the room look bright and cheerful. Which is why this duo is so magical. The red is the stimulation and powerhouse for baby’s smile, but the grey gives the room a much needed calmness for nap time.

Picture sources: 1&2, 3, 4, 5, 6.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 19th, 2013

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