As we consider our Color Journey, we would be remiss to leave out grey. Grey is a versatile, exciting design choice that can work with everything from modern and urban interiors to rustic and beachy.
And let’s be clear: we’re not talking about a boring, flat, stodgy color. Grey is extremely popular in home design. It works well as either a backdrop or a statement.
So embrace your grey. You’ll be glad you did.
Quick•Step’s grey flooring options run from choices like Stonewash Oak to our vibrant Urban Concrete Oak. With so many choices available in our industry leading laminate floors, an exciting grey floor could be in your future.
Complementing your grey
Grey is such a great base for your room’s décor, but you do need to think about what you pair with it and how to make everything in the room work together.
You may be tempted to paint your walls a shocking white to set off the grey, but that can be a mistake. A muted, flat grey several shades lighter than your floor can actually lighten the mood. A pale yellow, sand, sage, or even a light pink can also work, depending on the underlying hue of your floors. Which leads us to the question…
What color grey are your floors?
Greys come in many flavors. Because they are so subtle, playing off the color shades in your grey floors can provide many many opportunities for fun and eclectic design.
Greenish-grey floors are on the cooler end of the spectrum, so you can have fun with that by adding warmer colors to your palette. Shades of red are a direct complementary color and are perfect … especially if they’re lightened by white. Sage is as great choice for walls and furnishings. Gold and honey are also tasty complements to your green-grey floors.
Blue-grey is the color of slate. So naturally light blues like teal can help you bring out those tones in the floor. But once again we can go across the color wheel and warm up the walls or the furniture with yellows and golds. Blue-grey even lets you take advantage of natural elements like bronze or cat-tails. These golden-brown and cocoa accents are another way to warm up your floors and broaden your color palette.
The look to go for here is “sophisticated.” Brown-grey matches perfectly with tans, neutrals and blacks, – and it gives a room a modern formality that is cosmopolitan yet comfortable. It’s the kind of room you can accessorize with animal prints. One part dangerous, two parts smooth.
Sometimes grey floors are just a lighter shade of grey. And they’re beautiful, too. It’s best to avoid any strong colors with these subtle shades. No primary colors. Just go for very subtle shades of silver and pewter. Maybe slip in some subtle hints of pale green. And you’ll have a room that’s calming and serene.
Ahhh, the flip side. Dark-grey is your chance to go bold. Reds? Yes. Bold blacks? Yes! A dark-grey floor is your opportunity to make a statement. Paint one wall the same color as the floor and then the other walls several shades lighter. Choose bold window accents. Hang stark photos on the wall. Take a risk; these floors won’t let you down.
A grey for every style
The best part about grey floors is that you can choose a shade to match any style you wish. Grey floors can be featured in beachy looks, urban, mid-century modern, contemporary, even rustic. Their neutral base provides a wonderful opportunity for you to express yourself and your design aesthetic.
What will you do with your grey?
Check out all of our floors on us.quick-step.com. You’ll find a spectrum of fun and interesting greys.
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