Colour in focus: gorgeous grey

When it comes to neutrals, grey is one of the classiest, most flexible options around.  Grey comes in so many shades and pairs beautifully with everything. 

Grey can be soft and almost pretty (think dove grey), sultry (think smokey grey), glam (think metallic, silvery grey) and strong (think charcoal).

Got a bright palette that needs a little toning down?  Or a soft, pretty palette that requires hint of sophistication? Go for grey. 

Because grey works in almost every colour combination, it can be hard to know where to start.  So, we've put together three of our favourite grey colour combinations to inspire you ...

Clockwise from top left: Grey sofa in an industrial space via Carla Aston. 2. Industrial styled shoot via 100 Layer Cake 3. FATE sign via Etsy 4. Stool via Honey Pie Living.  5. Calligraphy invitation suite via Oh So Beautiful Paper 6. Festoon lighting via Amazon 7. Cake via The Cake Whisperer. 

Clockwise from top left: Grey sofa in an industrial space via Carla Aston. 2. Industrial styled shoot via 100 Layer Cake 3. FATE sign via Etsy 4. Stool via Honey Pie Living.  5. Calligraphy invitation suite via Oh So Beautiful Paper 6. Festoon lighting via Amazon 7. Cake via The Cake Whisperer. 

Grey is an obvious choice for an industrial wedding - it's raw, sophisticated tones makes for the perfect palette in a loft or warehouse.  Pair it with a lush green foliage and a pop of pink to soften the look. 

Clockwise from top left: 1. French antique furniture on the beach via South Bound Bride 2. Ethereal grey/blue gown via Luca Meneghel 3. Floral arrangements in vintage silver vessels via Style Me Pretty 4. Vintage cutlery via Floora Bella Beautiful Living 5. Antique french chair via Pinterest (original source unknown) 6. Stationery suite via Green Wedding Shoes 7. Antique bottles via American Dapper.

Clockwise from top left: 1. French antique furniture on the beach via South Bound Bride 2. Ethereal grey/blue gown via Luca Meneghel 3. Floral arrangements in vintage silver vessels via Style Me Pretty 4. Vintage cutlery via Floora Bella Beautiful Living 5. Antique french chair via Pinterest (original source unknown) 6. Stationery suite via Green Wedding Shoes 7. Antique bottles via American Dapper.

The dove and silvery greys in the antique romance inspiration board above blend seamlessly into a soft palette of dusky blues and the occasional hint of palest blush.

Clockwise from top left: Silver embellished stilettos via Pinterest (original source uknown) 2. Modern lounge area via Burnetts Boards 3. Grey calligraphy placecard via Jose Villa 4. Metallic silver cushion via Adairs 5. Floral arrangements via Style Me Pretty 6. Modern grey suit via Burberry 7. Modern, minimalist tablescape (centre) via Wedding Sparrow,  

Clockwise from top left: Silver embellished stilettos via Pinterest (original source uknown) 2. Modern lounge area via Burnetts Boards 3. Grey calligraphy placecard via Jose Villa 4. Metallic silver cushion via Adairs 5. Floral arrangements via Style Me Pretty 6. Modern grey suit via Burberry 7. Modern, minimalist tablescape (centre) via Wedding Sparrow,  

Grey softens and adds sophistication to a modern glam black and white colour palette. 

What's your favourite grey colour palette? 

 

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