TREND #3: Is Grey the New Black?

Every season there is some colour that is The New Black. I’ve even seen a t-shirt recently claiming that coral is it. And as much as I love coral, I doubt that it has the power to claim the throne. But grey, now there is a tough contest. So is grey the new black in 2016?

I love grey: it is a firm favourite in my home and my wardrobe. So I can hardly claim to be unbiased. But beautiful black is a classic, an all-rounder, the ultimate don’t-know-what-to-do-so-let’s-go-black.

I’ll leave it up to you then with these images of how to apply both grey and black at home. I look forward to getting the votes in!

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GORGEOUS GREY

Grey is incredibly versatile as a base colour and accent colour alike: from dark and moody charcoal to soft and calming dove grey, there is something to suit every palette.

HANGING OUT

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Brabbu

This installation works because of the incredible combination of textures. Smooth plastered walls with slight imperfections in the colour, combined with heavy knits and weaves. What a great way to display beautiful home accessories in the living room during the colder months!

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LIT UP

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My Domain

This kitchen gets me unnaturally excited. The pièce de résistance of course being the focal pendants above the counter. While these are nothing new – we have been seeing cone-shaped pendants with metallic interiors in many colours over the last few years – we haven’t seen them yet in gorgeous grey. All these textures in the wood, concrete, smooth finishes of the cabinetry and marble, create a modern and sleek yet warm kitchen. Amazing.

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FOCUS ON CHARCOAL

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Style At Home

Charcoal makes a very effective feature wall, and if you have the option of combining it with paneling then all the better! Whether as a flat or gloss finish, it gives a room depth that is hard to replicate. Combined with wood and brass, it creates a cozy, masculine room.

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RAINY DAYS

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Hemtrender

 This wall just makes me want to curl up in bed and read a thick book. It creates such a cozy room in spite of the use of cooler colours. It works because of the combination of textures and patterns, and of course the varied colour palette. A single tone would have been dull and boring; but this room is dynamic!

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BEAUTIFUL BLACK

Black makes it to the trends list every year – it’s almost unfair to expect any colour to compete with it! Here’s how to use this classic on your home.

BLACK OUT

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Refinery 29

Go all out and paint the room in black. A light coloured floor, loads of natural light and crisp white trims and accessories prevents it from becoming gloomy. The wall also provides the perfect backdrop for the vintage leather sofa.

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BLACK BOTANICAL

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Decoholic

If all the black gets too much, break it up with bold floral prints. This is such a great play on last year’s black-ground trend!

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INDUSTRIAL CHIC

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Interiorzine

Take the clinical out of an ultra modern space by going for black. And for ultimate effect, make sure you get the greenery in there as well.

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ACCESSORIZE

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If all of these are just too bold for you, opt to go with black accessories. Frames, desk accessories, furniture and lighting all make a great statement when combined.

Do you prefer black or grey?

Is it Black or is it Grey?

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