Color Crush: When Going Grey Is Gorgeous

by Amy on May 8, 2021

In our youth-obsessed culture — or, at least, in the pop media that covers the celebrity portion of it — there’s not a lot of room for going grey. While the decision to cover up those telltale silver hairs or let them shine is up to each of us personally, filling a room in our home with the hue can actually create a relaxing and sophisticated space.

There’s an emerging trend in the home decor realm of pairing cool shades of grey with warm bursts of yellow in a sublime and unexpected color combination… we’re pretty sure it started with this pillow in particular, which the nation went wild over when it debuted last year at Target (this post’s author included… she has two on her living room couch), and thus, a new obsession was born.

In support of our theory, this living room from Jones Design Company features another yellow and grey pillow from the same Target collection:

Grey-and-yellow aside, for those of us with ever-evolving tastes and a new color crush every few months or years, grey provides the perfect neutral foundation upon which we can play out our decorative whims without totally overhauling our homes each time we’d like to change something.

The inventive minds behind IKEA called this the trendiest living room of 2012:

When it comes to contemporary interior design, even for the uninitiated, grey can be combined with other more and less saturated shades of itself to create a literal greyscale effect, and then pops of color and pattern can be added for additional depth and complexity. Et voila! A sophisticated home that, incidentally, hides spills from the kiddos like a champion.  (Sold!)


Photo credits: Elle DecorTarget, Jones Design Company and IKEA


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  • JDaniel4′s Mom

    I bet gray would hide a lot of dirt. My guys are messy!

  • laurel

    I adore grey, I did my baby’s nursery in white and grey!

  • Rebecca

    I love grey, especially grey and black/white.

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