I recently had a conversation with a gentleman that went like this.
‘So let me guess Miss Interior Designer, I bet your house is all grey’’ This was backed up with a smirk and an eyebrow raise, just to hammer home how obvious and un original he thought my choice of colour pallet was.
‘’Well, yes it is, mainly because I have no intention of re-decorating the whole house again for at least x5 years. Therefore, I chose a colour that has no intention of going anywhere and is set to be on trend for the next decade at least. It is also technically a shade, rather than a colour, therefore can take on many tones. In fact, you can use the same colour grey in two different rooms and create completely different looks…. If you know what you are doing. I would say that’s quite cost effective and savvy…wouldn’t you?’’
Needless to say, the conversation ended and the Gentleman didn’t come close to me all evening. Joking aside, what he said was correct. The interiors world has long since had a huge love affair with the colour and it has translated from paint colours – through to accessories, from bed-linen to external renderings.
But is the colour grey still on trend in 2020? I wouldn’t even be sure as to call it a trend anymore, more like an inevitable colour choice and a good base for the rest of your interior. Here’s why.