Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us and we'll get back to you in a flash!

 

1 Sidon Rd
Port Elizabeth, EC, 6001
South Africa

041 402 1300

Stuart Graham Fabrics is South Africa's leading independent fabric supplier. Welcome to our world of textiles. 

A GREY LOVE AFFAIR

SG Style Blog

A GREY LOVE AFFAIR

Lauren Graham

Grey. A colour that was once reserved exclusively for ultra modern spaces has been creeping into our hearts in a vast array of different styles and decor themes. From light dove grey and deep stone to dry finish linens and sumptuous velvets, our darling grey has many, many beautiful faces.

Whilst putting together story boards we got quite carried away as we came across a host of grey rooms that reminded us just how much we love lady grey. We decided to share the love by putting together a spread packed with inspiration on how to use this versatile colour. Fellow grey enthusiasts, prepare to fall deeply, madly in love all over again: 

1. SHEER SIMPLICITY

Whether it's a serene bedroom, a small, cosy lounge or even a slick minimalist kitchen, grey sheers can add a touch of light movement or create a certain modern moodiness on the windows, depending of course on the hue and finish you choose: 

GET THE LOOK:

The affordable wide width fabrics from collection Atmosphere provide multiple grey options, perfect for sheer curtaining.

 ATMOSPHERE | QUESTION STERLING

ATMOSPHERE| QUESTION STERLING

 ATMOSPHERE | QUESTION SILVERY

ATMOSPHERE | QUESTION SILVERY

 ATMOSPHERE | QUESTION CHARCOAL

ATMOSPHERE | QUESTION CHARCOAL

 

2. TOP UP ON TEXTURE

Don't be fooled, grey can be sophisticated, sexy, interesting and warm. Keep the colour palette neutral by layering shades of grey in various textures to create effortless luxury that is anything but one dimensional. Incorporate textured fabrics and upholstery, leather, wood, woven rugs and metallic accents to load up on the luxe factor:

GET THE LOOK:

Add loads of great texture with fabric options from collections Rocco, Saxon and Ditsy.

 

3. LIGHT, BRIGHT AND BREEZY

Whilst deeper shades create bold drama, our girl grey is no one trick pony. Explore her versatility by pairing with white in lighter shades of prints and plains. This girl can be fun and light hearted, creeping into our hearts and the likes of breezy beach houses, kids rooms and bright interiors:

GET THE LOOK:

Use lighter shades to make our girl grey shine through.

4. GREY ON THE FLOORS, GREY ON THE WALLS

A masterful designer knows that floors and walls are large expanses of space to add colour and character. The addition of a textured grey wallpaper can instantly transform an entire room into a gorgeous grey beauty:

Above: Wallpaper Bakari Willow from collection Origin.  

Above: Wallpaper Remix Silver from collection Studio.

Above: Wallpaper Marrakesh Platinum from collection Studio

 

GET THE LOOK:

 ELEMENTS | CERAMICA GRANITE

ELEMENTS | CERAMICA GRANITE

 ELEMENTS | LINEA GRANITE

ELEMENTS | LINEA GRANITE

 ELEMENTS | VENUS GRANITE

ELEMENTS | VENUS GRANITE

 ORIGIN | MARRAKESH SABLE

ORIGIN | MARRAKESH SABLE

 VIVO | DRIFTWOOD SILVER

VIVO | DRIFTWOOD SILVER

 STUDIO | MONO SILVER

STUDIO | MONO SILVER

STUDIO | CALIA LUXE

ORIGIN | TIMU SILVER

STUDIO | REMIX SILVER

 

5. A POP OF COLOUR - THE PERFECT PAIR

One of our favourite characteristics of grey is its ability to create the perfect base to make bright colours pop. Keeping the base neutral in solid grey tones sets the scene for bold colour accents to take centre stage. Personal favourite include a bright yellow or bold orange combination.

GET THE LOOK:

Use beautiful plain linen-look fabrics and make them pop with colour accents:


INTERESTED IN VIEWING ANY OF THE FABRICS FROM THIS ARTICLE?

 

 

 

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN READING: