Grey is a perfect neutral. Warm or crisp, bold or beachy, nice in a traditional setting or a contemporary one, this colour perfectly adapts to its environment. Maybe it’s time you give white a break, and go grey on your next project.
Modern Beachy Vibes
Designer Janet Scagel summons the ocean in this amazing BC condo transformation. Sure, its slick furniture errs on the cosmopolitan side, yet you can’t call this space stuffy. Comfy furnishings and wood accents gives this space a relaxed, beachy feel.
Mellow does it in this grey living room designed by Jillian Harris of Love it or List it Vancouver. Tufted detailing on the grey sofa is carried through to the armchair, which is a creamy vanilla, so it doesn’t feel too matchy-matchy. We love the millwork over the fireplace and the mustard accents, too!
Bright and Inviting
Vancouver’s Wes Thurn (a self-described interior stylist) and Daphne Nielsen (owner of Once A Tree Furniture) worked their magic on this spacious West Vancouver home. Good ole grey brings modern elegance to the living room. A sumptuous sectional has presence next to a pair of sculptural accent chairs and rug with tonal grey layers.
Encourage conversation, instead of TV watching, by creating a conversational seating arrangement, like in this set-up. Piles of pillows and comfy furniture are key. Gradients of grey in the geometric carpet anchors the space, and the grey feature wall brings it all together.
An investment piece, like a sofa, should never be purchased without thought. (But, hey, if you love that pink couch, go for it!) We think this large grey sectional is divine. It picks up on the light grey walls and the subtly patterned rug. Designed by Jillian Harris, the room’s floors and coffee table give it a seaside, cottage vibe that’s always in fashion.
Painting out the fireplace in charcoal grey gives this living room a focal point and dimension. The gold-framed art piece and the hide stools lend the space a decidedly handsome look, while framing out the window and doors in grey pulls in the rest of the room.
You don’t need to stuff a room to make it amazing. Use interesting pieces instead. Here, quirky, eye-catching choices – from the oversized planter that looks like a dinosaur’s egg to the lattice coffee table and sofa on wedge feet – create a simply smashing living room.
Pretty in pink? More like pretty in grey – with pink accents. You won’t forget this fantastic feminine living room any time soon. Interior designer Erin Chow of The Cross Decor & Design transformed the drab condo into a light-filled zen retreat. The grey settee, rugs and greyish tones in the brick are perfect foils against the pink and wood throughout the home.
Gold and grey commingle in this living room, where a striking wood wall acts as the divider between the window seat beyond. The faceted stool and spool tables bring an idiosyncratic flourish to the space, so it doesn’t feel too serious. Fun fact: this modern space is actually a float home in BC. See here for the full tour!
There are so many fun moments in this modern Toronto home. Would you believe this living room is in the basement? The grey-on-grey space is uplifted with dreamy cloud wallpaper and heart-shaped neon lights. A lengthy sofa and custom steel bench for accessories and extra seating mean there’s room for a crowd.