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2. Grey living room ideas: Introduce a friendly tone

By “friendly” tones, we mean hues like sunshine yellow, chartreuse green, candy red, etc. This is a sophisticated way to contrast those cool hues with a lighter tone and will instantly make a room feel cosier. 

Remember that lighter accessories will also brighten things up, provided you choose a strong and “friendly” enough shade.

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​Working with colour: Grey living room ideas

Magnolia may have been a hit in the 1980s, but grey is undoubtedly the colour of choice for this millennium (so far, at least). And it’s not that difficult to see why!

Even though grey is primarily known as a ‘cool’ colour (technically it falls within the spectrum of ‘neutral’ tones, but whatever), it can be warmed up quite easily. Just blend it with hot tones in the form of furniture and/or décor, and there you go! 

On the other hand, a lot of people quite like that cool look that grey and its multitude of hues offer, using it to great effect for an elegant interior space, including modern living rooms, contemporary dining rooms, rustic bedrooms, etc. 

And speaking of the various grey hues, think about how each shade is capable of creating a different look, feel and style. And how that manages to filter into the entire living room and change its ambience. Modern schemes tend to call for cooler, darker, dramatic charcoals or near-blacks, while vintage and classic-inspired styles have a natural affinity with warmer blue and green-toned greys.

So, if you’re one of those people who deem a grey living room as a headache, have no fear. Just scroll ahead for our fabulous grey living room ideas...