Gorgeous grey bedroom ideas that prove this neutral is anything but dull.
Sandwiched comfortably between the white, light and airy bedrooms and cosy dark bedrooms, grey offers the best of both worlds. Wonderfully versatile, it can feel both cocooning and fresh at the same time. As a backdrop it can be teamed or accented with bold brights. It also works well with complementary neutrals, such as black or white, and darker or paler tones on the same monchrome spectrum.
In modern rustic and Scandi schemes, soft greys will feel calming and restful, while in more glamorous or opulent interiors grey can ground a scheme, add drama or provide a beautiful backdrop to make bold colours and textures stand out.
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From pale greys and cooler blue-ish hues to smoky tones and moody slate, grey is the go-to neutral for the world’s top interior designers and in the last decade has overtaken creams and beige as the fail-safe style option for modern interior schemes.
All of the best paint companies offer different palettes of grey, which can veer from those with pink undertones – great for creating a feeling of warmth, to greys with yellow or green undertones, which will feel cooler. Be aware of the base tones in your grey paint when teaming it with other colours too, as they will work best with the corresponding tones.
As you’ll see in the examples ahead, get your grey right and just the addition of a bold cushion or two will complete your room scheme.
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If you prefer white walls, there are plenty of ways to introduce grey through beautiful upholstered beds, curtains, throws or painted floorboards. All of which will make you giddy for grey.
Read on and get inspired by these stylish grey bedroom ideas…
The darkness of the bedroom helps highlight the view outside.
Get the look The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black estate emulsion. The bed linen is from The Linen Works. The Moroccan wedding blanket is from Rockett St George.
The grey-green hued paint shade was chosen for the relaxed feel it gives as you walk in.
Get the look Find the Small Ghost Buster bedside table by Kartell at John Lewis. Try Lombok for a similar bed. The walls are painted in Steel V by Paint & Paper Library. The cushions and throw are from Liberty.
Grey is introduced in this room through the upholstery, curtains, throw and cushions, which look great against the painted floorboards. The Ellen von Unwerth print in the master bedroom is of model Omahyra Mota, Jean Paul Gaultier’s muse.
Get the look The photograph is by Ellen von Unwerth. The bed is by Poliform. The cushions are by Niki Jones and One Nine Eight Five. The bedside table is from Rockett St George.
Interior designer, Mark Lewis, painted the bed grey to give it a more modern look.
Get the look The bed is from John Lewis and is painted in Pavilion Gray emulsion by Farrow & Ball, with a wax finish. The bedside cabinet was handmade from recycled Victorian roof boards, then sanded and waxed. Salvage specialists will be able to advise you on this. The painting is from Mineheart.
The Edro bed has been covered in a bold floral fabric, which stands out beautifully against the pale grey backdrop.
Get the look This is a Saki side table/stool by Caravane. The paintings hanging on the wall include works by artists Matthew Usmar Lauder, Armen Eloyan and Mabel Juli. The carpet is from Crucial Trading. The walls are painted in Sanderson’s Ocean Grey emulsion.
Beading was added to the walls for extra detailing that emphasises the room’s proportions. Rich colours stand out against the pale walls.
Get the look The headboard is from Sofas & Stuff. The flooring is from parquet-flooring.co.uk. The paint shade is Purbeck Stone by Farrow & Ball. Bed linen by The Linen Works. Quaternio wool throw by Zuzunaga at Amara . Loft coffee table, Rockett St George. Glass vase, Ikea. Converse artwork by Gavin Mitchell at Northcote Gallery.
This couple chose a soft, dark palette for the bedroom.
Get the look The wall is painted in Downpipe estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball. The bed is from sofa.com. The throw is from The White Company. The linen bedding was bought at The Conran Shop. This is the DLM side table by Hay at Haus.
An assortment of angular light fittings sits alongside softer elements seen in the bedlinen and padded headboard. A blend of textures that offset each other effortlessly.
Get the look: The bed cover is by Missoni Home. The rug is from Linie Design. The side table is by Habitat. The Caged wall lights are by Buster + Punch. The large artwork is by Jessica Albarn and the small artwork is by Angelique Houtkamp, both at the Nelly Duff Gallery.
A palette of soft greys and steely blues makes for a peaceful environment.
Get the look: The walls are painted in Skylon Grey matt emulsion by Fired Earth and the alcoves in Squid Ink flat emulsion by Paint & Paper Library. The bed is by sofa.com, upholstered in Designers Guild’s Castellani in Graphite. The throw is by Cologne & Cotton and the cushions are by OKA and Designers Guild.
Here, linen bedding and a rough timber bedside table reflect a natural, rustic look.
Get the look: The Lauren Ghost bed was designed by Andrea Parisio for Meridiani. This is a GRAS wall light. The bedside table is the Brick Trunk by Paola Navone for Gervasoni.
Foggy greys are softened with tones of blush and brushed brass.
Get the look: The wall is painted in Quiet Interlude matt emulsion by Valspar. The Sky Circles print by Love Warriors is from Holly’s House. The bedding is from Merci .The bedside table and Aston pendant are from House Curious. The flooring is from The Natural Wood Floor Company.
The framed scarf hanging over the bed is an easy and cheap way to bring Grayson Perry’s fabulous art into a home.
Get the look: The bed is by The French Bedroom Company. The glass pendant is by Rothschild & Bickers. The scarf is by Grayson Perry for Tate. The table is by Zara Home. The blind is made in a Louise Body fabric. The bed cover is by Graham and Green.
This smokey charcoal grey bedroom is a masterclass in how to achieve the boutique-hotel vibe at home, with velvet, warm timber tones and lush metallics.
Get the look: The bed is from Living It Up. This is the Penelope bedside table from West Elm. The pendant is from Old with New at notonthehighstreet.com. The bedcover is from Nordic House. The walls are painted in Down Pipe estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.
A pretty pendant light injects fun and whimsy to this grey bedroom design, while the black table light, wall light and cushions, and matching black striped blinds and bedding all help pull the scheme together.
Get the look: Aviary pendant by Mathieu Challieresat Holloways of Ludlow. Bed linen, The White Company.
Sea grass flooring, white-painted shutters and a smokey blue tone creates a suitably restful mood.
Get the look: The bed linen is from The White Company. Larusi sells throws like this one. For a similar bed frame, try And So to Bed. The floor lamp is from Aldi. The rocking horse is from an antiques shop in Tuscany.
Wood furniture and bright details pop against murky grey walls.
Get the look: The blinds are made from Pleasure Gardens linen in Frost Flower by Romo. The rug is from ABC Carpet & Home.