Defining greigeThe color greige is a combination of grey and beige, and has skyrocketed in popularity in home furnishings over the last few years. (On a more technical level, greige is denoted as any textile or fabric that is unbleached or undyed, though this is rarely what people mean when they refer to ‘greige decor.’)
Greige Living Room IdeasPerhaps the best color for a living room is greige. Greige, a cousin of almost every neutral hue, doesn’t associate itself with memories (good or bad), so it’s the safest color when you want guests to feel comfortable. In a living room, bring in a greige sofa and greige chair as a base. While you can add throw pillows in matching greige, to make greige truly pop will require contrast (i.e., white throw pillows, or black throw pillows)!
Greige Color PaletteA greige color palette will contain a mix of neutrals and statements for contrast. For your statements, choose higher or lower energy colors, depending on the mood you want to evoke. An example of a home palette that utilizes greige will include greige (base color), white (contrasting neutral) and blue (low-energy statement).
Greige Bedroom IdeasGreige also works handsomely in a bedroom. While a beige bed brings a warmer feel and a grey bed a more neutral feel, greige marries the two for a neutral that errs on the side of warmth. Opt for a greige bedspread, greige pillows and a colorful throw blanket to pop.
Layer greige with other neutrals
Choose a greige color based on its undertones
To make sure you’re getting the right ‘greige’ for your home, don’t forget to examine the color under different forms of lighting. Natural daylight, fluorescent lighting, and LED lightbulbs can each have a different effect on how greige is perceived. When done right, greige imbues tranquility; taking the extra precautions to ensure you’re bringing home the greige that will work best in your home’s lighting can make all the difference!
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