Photo Gallery: Grey Rooms
How to use this trendy shade in paint & textiles.
In the formal living room of Toronto developer Peter Freed, carved grey Philippe Starck sofas and a quartet of stools add whimsy and theatre to an otherwise pared-down space.
DIY expert and HGTV host Peter Fallico chose Very Pale Grey (6198-21) by Sico for this sleek and calm dining area. An existing bay window displays white and smoky glass vases. Fallico also selected new engineered teak flooring, which runs through the main floor, for its not-too-dark tone and handsome grain.
To boost the cozy factor, interior decorator Jennifer Ferreira added heaps of pillows, a stack of books for lazy Sundays and blackout curtains for a good night’s sleep.
In this small living room, a pendant light hung at reading height replaces a floor lamp to save precious space, while floating shelves fill in for a side table. Pale yellow accents pop against soft-grey walls.
Erika Federspiel of Toronto won “Best Living Room Transformation” in our 2009 design contest for this character-filled space. Erika had the Danish chair and ottoman refinished and reupholstered to work with the room’s black, grey and brown palette.
In this small space decorated in grey, taupe and blue, every piece counts. Here, a low-slung bench becomes a built-in banquette when pushed against the wall in front of two Barbara Barry side tables. A free-standing screen allows the homeowner to fake a separate dining room.