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17 Shades of Grey Interior Designers Love

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Today's trendiest neutral, grey is a shade that works in practically every room of the house, but choosing from hundreds of hues can soon have you going round and round in circles. Spare yourself the homework and look to this edit of the best from some of the UK’s most discerning interior designers.

Blackened by Farrow & Ball
“A sort of blue-grey which looks perfect against Carrera marble in a bathroom. It's a little warmer than the average grey because of the blue in it.” –Jane Churchill


Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball

"We usually combine this warm grey with Farrow & Ball's Strong White to pick out features like accent handrails or contrast-painted skirtings and architraves." Lucy Clark, Olive Design Studio

“Cornforth White from Farrow & Ball is a grey that falls into the neutral family of colours. It's extremely versatile and is that perfect shade of grey to give the right amount of warmth. It works well in spaces that don’t get a lot of light such as a hallway.”Alice Dunbar, Design Consultant at Harvey Maria


Crystal Grey by Sanderson
“A stunning pale lavender which works amazingly on walls, but also on doors.” –Robert Angell, Robert Angell Design International


Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball
“Be bold and create a cosy, dramatic cocoon by using Down Pipe on walls, ceilings, skirtings and architraves. A modern day, grey ‘staple', Down Pipe is also a fail-safe front door colour." –Louisa Penn, Louisa Penn Interiors


Elephant’s Breath by Farrow & Ball
“It’s a beautiful warm grey taupe colour which is great for walls.” –Robert Angell, Robert Angell Design International


Mid Lead by Little Greene
“This is a brilliant colour that we've used before to spray paint cupboard doors. Greys go so well with metallics and this in particular looks great with steel handles.” –Jane Churchill

“A great colour to paint your kitchen cabinets and create a real statement is a dark charcoal. Little Greene has a whole range of greys including Mid Lead – an intense charcoal grey which contrasts beautifully.”Alice Dunbar, Design Consultant at Harvey Maria


Pavilion Grey by Farrow & Ball
“A solid mid-grey that works well on cabinets.” –Suzy Hoodless

Pigeon by Farrow & Ball
“Pigeon by Farrow & Ball is a wonderful colour  everything looks good with it, including artwork. We live with it every day in our office.” –Nicole Salvesen, Salvesen Graham


Strong White by Farrow & Ball
“A versatile, warm grey with depth. It works well as a wall colour in a contemporary sitting room, and looks equally stunning on skirtings and architraves for a softer alternative to bright. –Louisa Penn, Louisa Penn Interiors

"This is our favourite paint colour for hallways and living spaces. It is a lovely soft, warm, fresh grey/blue."Lucy Clark, Olive Design Studio 


Silver by Zoffany
“My go-to grey palette for most schemes is Zoffany 1/4 Silver; 1/2 Silver; Silver and Double Silver with 1/4 Silver being the palest and double silver the darkest of the same grey hue. You can use any combination of them on walls and woodwork. I particularly like this hue because it is the closest I have found to absolute grey. Some greys are on the green spectrum and clash with reds, others are on the red spectrum, skewing other colours in the room and some are on the blue spectrum making a room look cooler. Zoffany Silvers seem to go with the full spectrum of colours whilst still being warm and inviting.” –Camilla Hampton, Camilla Hampton Interiors