Grey bedroom ideas
The versatility of grey as an interior shade is especially wonderful in a bedroom setting as there are so many tones and combinations to work with.
Grey is a naturally calming colourway that can be tranquil, soft, and comforting if styled with the right furniture and accessories – therefore perfect for a sleep environment.
To help you with ideas for your bedroom décor, we’ve put together a collection of our favourite grey bedroom ideas in the hope that one pops out for you…
Almost black and white
Using a grey that is almost black is a top choice when you want to achieve a chic monochrome look in your boudoir. Monochrome works especially well in a smaller bedroom and offers a contemporary, hotel-like feel. Opt for a single accent wall in a midnight shade, such as Nevermore, and pair it with crisp white bed linen and metallic accents for a décor that’s sophisticated and timeless.
Industrial grey doesn’t instantly conjure up thoughts of comfort and cosiness, but when you offset a shade, such as Secret Mission, with a contrasting white surround and some earthy soft accessories, you can create a space that is both modern yet soothing. The subtle touches of yellow and terracotta in the bedroom also help to add depth and softness to the overall look.
Sultry and warm
Everything about this bedroom is warm and cosy. Even the dog seems to think so! The dark charcoal feature wall in Black Bean sets off a sultry and seductive feel around the bed, accentuated by the leather buttoned headboard and the rich, burnt orange bed throw. Exposed bulbs give off an added warmth, which further reflects the rich colours in the space.
Soft & Airy
Pale grey offers a gorgeous, gender-neutral décor idea for a child’s first bedroom. This Basket of Bobbins wall shade is soft and subtle, offering the most harmonious and soothing backdrop for further grey accents. Everything appears calm and collected here, which is just the right environment you want to create and nurture as you bring your new family member home.
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Small accents of grey
Small accents of grey are great when you don’t want the colour to feature too heavily in your room, but still want to benefit from its versatility against other shades. Here the grey voile curtains, the lighting panel, and the picture frame add pops of grey that strengthen and balance out the neutrality of the burnt yellow Frontier Paradise shade which adjoins it.
A spa-like sanctuary
Your bedroom should instantly help you to feel relaxed and soothed after a long day, and this calming interior theme will certainly do just that. The dove grey and fresh white combo is reminiscent of a serene day spa setting and also benefits from the access to the natural daylight perfectly from the bedroom window.
Contrary to what many people believe, grey doesn't have to always be so serious and stark. In this Bohemian bedroom, the backdrop of pale grey Home and Hearth gives an earthy stone feel, which combines beautifully with the natural textures of the wooden drawer unit and the bamboo mirrors. The fireplace is painted in a darker shade of Greenish Grey, which offers another depth of colour, and the rustic green and terracotta tones from the soft furnishings give a distinctly Mediterranean feel
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This stunningly designed space has a distinct accent of Nordic beauty. The Winged Victory wall colour offers a decadent backdrop for the pieces of sophisticatedly styled furniture, which although highly creative, appear effortless and cool. That highly desired Hygge vibe is perfected here with the layering of cosy blankets over faux sheepskin seating, and the piles of neatly chopped logs in the fireplace.
What colours go best with grey in the bedroom?
As we mentioned above, one of the best features of greys for bedrooms is that they are so flexible and versatile. Here are some of our favourite grey colour combinations…
Grey and green bedrooms
When teamed with the right greens and blues, grey can have a calming effect, which is perfect for a child’s bedroom décor. Stone greys, woodland greens and ocean blues (such as State Secret) are nature’s neutrals and have inherently nurturing and soothing qualities. This feature wall of juxta-positioned coloured shapes is a lovely idea to create interest in a small bedroom and is perfectly balanced out by plenty of white wall space and white carpet flooring.
Grey and blue bedrooms
We’ve already established that grey and blue colour combos are calming and cool, but when you team them with warming metallics like copper and brass the mix instantly becomes grown-up and sophisticated. The Shale Blue wall colour in this beautiful bedroom gives just the right depth of colour to compliment the grey painted bedside unit and is complimented perfectly with a pop of pink as a bed accessory.
Grey and white bedrooms
A grey and white monochrome décor is another great colour scheme for a small child’s bedroom. A crisp white shade against a dark grey paint, such as Cadet Song, offers a carefully balanced mix of dark and light: the white helps to reflect the natural light around the space, while the dark grey offers a perfect backdrop for the cute artwork to really stand out.
Grey and yellow bedrooms
There’s something about a clash of dark grey and mustard yellow that is intoxicating and full of class. The golden tones of the bed linen stand out against the dark backdrop of Shady Lane wall paint - which combines tones of both dark grey and green. The grey headboard drops effortlessly into the interior mix and the copper tones only add further to the all-around sophistication of the setting.
Grey with a pop of colour
Sometimes all you need is a very small pop of yellow in your grey bedroom to add a striking effect, which is exactly what has been achieved here. There is a sense of real luxury in this bedroom, using Elephant in the Room wall paint and textured beading to give depth and character – a look that wouldn't be out of place in a five-star boutique London hotel.
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Grey and pink bedrooms
Pinks don’t always have to be brash and garish. A warm shade, such as Serengeti Fire, will help you to achieve a comforting and elegant feel when paired with accents of grey and charcoal in a bedroom space. Bring out the natural qualities of your colour with plenty of greenery and floristry to really bring your bedroom to life.
Grey and orange bedrooms
When you want to make a statement in your bedroom, choosing an eye-catching bright orange against a deep dark shade of grey will help to offer a real focal point. Here the walls are painted in sultry Carriage Wheel grey while the painted fireplace pops out in Mimis Kimono. When combined with bold furniture, plenty of greenery and some contemporary artwork, the final result is a Bohemian chic bedroom fit for any fashionista.
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