From Drab to Fab: 8 Colours That Work Well with Grey

Want to use grey in your home? You can still liven it up by pairing it with these colours.

Updated on July 12, 2018 8:07 am

Catherine Zhang

8 Colours That Work Well with Grey

Looking at grey, which is neither black or white, seem to be quite depressing for some. But for some, it is a colour that is versatile, rich, and an ever reliable colour in interior design.

Grey is the new beige and even though The Guardian called it as the “drabbest colour” in the palette, there are colours that can turn this simple hue into a headturner. Here are colours that work well with grey:

1. Blush

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Blush is a great accent colour to grey. It adds a feminine and sophisticated touch to the neutrality of grey. Punches of blush tickles the sweet spot of every homeowner. This mute-on-mute colour combination exudes a chic, stylish, and warm ambience to any space.

2. Black

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For a more elegant and classy look, try mixing grey with a darker tone like black. It gives off a more masculine vibe and creates a calm and and edgy look.

3. Teal

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Achieve a cleaner and sultry look by pairing grey with teal. It’s a perfect combination if you want your interiors to look relaxing and refreshing. Accents of teal can be used in your bathroom or study room to give your eyes a comforting sight.

4. Yellow

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Make your grey space look bright and sunshiny with a dash of a happy hue such as yellow. The cheerfulness of yellow makes grey a little more funky and interesting.

5. Red

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Mixing grey with bold colours is also one of your options—think red! Make your room stand out with a pop of red in a sea of grey. This will add life and vibrancy to your space. Plus, red is a fun choice to make this colour a little less serious and more playful.

6. Purple

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Though it’s an unlikely combination, purple and grey is a well-loved mix for those who want their space to look elegantly seductive. This colour combo gives the space lots of personality and character. The subtlety of grey and the boldness of purple make for a pair that creates a unique look for an interior.

7. White

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For that crisp, clean look, white and grey is the preferred combination for those who loves a minimalist lifestyle. This simple combo gives any space a soft contrast as well as a quiet visual landing spot with white being the accent colour and grey as the primary one. Accentuate your grey space with crisp white furnishings for more flair and drama.

8. Other shades of grey

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Combining grey with other shades create a more textured look. Layering your usual grey with its lighter and darker tones create a monochromatic scheme without the pitfalls of having a space that's look dull and boring.


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