The Impact of Grey Tiles and Where to Use Them
Chic and modern, grey is certainly the shade of the moment.
Grey interiors are staples in the majority of homes, with the colour being the key element throughout nearly every room. Whether it’s used for coating the floors and walls, or splashed here and there with furniture and accessories, grey is the on-trend, yet timeless colour for any space.
Is it time to inject some grey into your home? Here are our top tips on how to introduce this chic and sophisticated shade into your space.
Grey is unique!
Believe it or not, grey is a unique and versatile colour!
As it’s the colour between black and white, it makes the ultimate neutral that pairs perfectly with nearly every colour in the spectrum. It’s often a fresh alternative for overused neutrals such as white, cream and beige. And, if you read our 7 Tile Trends for 2019 article, this year is all about the new neutrals!
Perhaps one of the most versatile shades in the colour spectrum, grey offers subtle notes of other shades. This gives each shade of grey its own unique vibe. Whether your colour scheme is warm or cool, edgy or contemporary, modern or vintage, there is a shade of grey out there that is capable of creating a different look, feel and style of room.
Deeper Shade of Grey
Darker shades of grey, such as charcoal and graphite, will provide your home with a dramatic and statement finish. These shades can create a space that’s both relaxing yet stylish, perfect for a home office, or bathroom where relaxation is key. Utilise dark grey tiles, such as those from our Garden Limestone range, on the floor for an ultra chic design.
On such a wide spectrum of shades, grey works well on its own, but it’s also a great tone for making bright colours pop! Dark and light greys provide contrast in a space, but when paired with vibrant colours such as ochre, burnt orange and teals, grey plays perfect host to a range of interior decor themes. See how the energetic orange chair and sofa stands out against the deep charcoal (above). This can easily be recreated in the home, but if an orange leather sofa isn’t for you, why not try accessories and cushions.
For the bathroom, think ash-y stone such as the tiles below from our Glide range. These tiles never fail to look striking in any space, especially when paired with natural wooden textures and marble.
Due to their versatility, grey and wood are perfect interior partners. Darker woods, such as walnut and mahogany, provide richness and warmth to the space, while lighter woods, such as oak and beech, give a crisp and bright feel when paired with the tone of the moment.
Dark grey also works well with a variety of different textures and layers. Accompany grey tiles with sumptuous textures that add depth. Mix in finishes such as velvets, faux fur, wood, stone and shades of metal, for an opulent look.
Lovely and light
Brighter and lighter greys are equally as sophisticated as darker tones, plus they work well with every colour in the spectrum. Light silver, ash and dove greys are refreshing alternatives to white, making them divine interior shades.
For a simple yet statement interior scheme in the living space, team lighter toned subway tiles, such as our Press Cento tiles, with wooden elements and greenery for an urban organic interior. Alternatively, for a more modern feel, team high gloss tiles with white furniture for a contemporary theme.
Below, our Bookmatch tiles in a marble finish incorporating the colour of the moment, help the white cabinetry to pop alongside the yellow table.
For a modern twist on the classic all white bathroom, use dark tiles to section off the shower/ bath area, then tile the rest of the space with luxe marble. Complete the tile contrast with chrome or black tap ware and accessories for a classy finish, as shown below with our Ninteen20 tiles.