Neutral colors are to decorate what a blank canvas is to a painter: the perfect base to relax and let your imagination soar. They are timeless, create relaxing environments, allow very rich color combinations and go with absolutely everything. Although sometimes they can get bored because we have too much seen. If we leave white aside, gray and beige are the absolute stars of neutrals… But… What if you didn’t have to choose between the two? Greige, the new star hue among interior designers, is a subtle combination of the elegance of medium gray and the earthy warmth of beige.
Greige is a color halfway between beige and gray. And its great advantage is precisely that since it brings the warmth of beige and the elegance of gray. This is the perfect shade if you don’t know which of the two to choose. It looks just as good if you choose to paint the walls as if you want to use it in a single piece.
MULTIPLE SHADES, THOUSANDS OF OPTIONS
And the greige color does not have a single hue: darker is ideal for rooms with a lot of light, while a little lighter will be ideal (and will raise the temperature) for slightly darker rooms.
COLOR GREIGE: THE PERFECT MIDDLE POINT
Greige is the perfect middle ground between cool and warm tones, which is why it combines with all colors: it works perfectly both with color palettes in more bluish and yellowish tones. Although as a whole it is considered a rather warm tone.
HARMONIZES WITH A WIDE PALETTE
Since beige is still a very light brown, greige is well attuned to close nuances such as taupe (a brown with reddish and green undertones), stone or bluish-gray, and greyish or pinkish and dusty violets.
GETS WELL WITH WOOD
How to combine the greige? One of the best ways is to include natural woods in the decoration: The warmth and nakedness of the wood are very harmonious with the natural tones (which refer to the earth, stones, and sand) of the greige.
Don’t be fooled by the greige’s discretion: mix it up well and the results can be spectacular! It is a very versatile color that fits perfectly in modern and contemporary styles such as those that are more classic.
ALSO, USE GREIGE IN THE BATHROOM
Didn’t we say that this color fits in all rooms and styles? See how good it looks in this rustic bathroom. And to give it light, a model of tiles in a glossy finish has been chosen so that the elegant character of the color has the luminosity that this attic bathroom needs.
ALSO IN THE CHILDREN’S ROOM
It is so versatile that it also looks great in the children’s room. Now, so that it is not too serious and ‘adult’, choose a cheerful tone for the bedding, as in this bedroom, where they show off delicate and beautiful bedding in pink tones.