Grey-based palettes are wonderfully flexible. They can reflect cool hues or warm, they can adapt to industrial interiors or smooth modern styles, they can be a tool of expression for the minimalist and the artist alike. This post looks at six bedrooms that put their grey color schemes to good use – each one reflecting a different side of this versatile neutral. If you’re looking for bedroom color inspiration and think grey might be the right choice, these creative spaces just might encourage you to take the leap. Or, if you’re looking for new ways to spice up your existing grey bedroom, ideas abound below.
This spacious 30 square meter bedroom takes a simple and striking approach to its color palette. Hot pink accents make an immediate impression within the otherwise calm greyscale interior, turning ordinary features like textiles and chairs into dramatic focal points.
Stripes are one of the few decorative patterns that reoccur throughout, with the majority of ornamental emphasis placed on texture alone.
Lighting combines practicality and aesthetic appeal. Mini pendants illuminates the side table, sconces highlight a crane print, and a strip of warm light above the headboard wall casts soft mood lighting over the entire room.
The resident can relax with a book or cozy cup of coffee in the comfortable corner reading nook near the window, furnished by a gorgeous armchair from the Aston collection by Rodolfo Dordoni.
Across from the reading nook, a collection of decorative curio offers a place to rest the eye while daydreaming.
Much of the decor, including these tall black vases, includes some tie-in with natural materials.
Other details, especially near the bed, forego direct natural references and instead delight with their curvaceous organic forms.
The only piece of visual artwork to hang on the walls hides in the closet against a background of vivid fuchsia. A distinctively framed mirror offers just enough height for dressing.
Visualizer: Hasankhani Tabriza
Pastel accents and smooth natural materials soften the effect of the greyscale elements in this neutral bedroom. Defined by the basics but enhanced by a sense of understated luxury, this bedroom fosters a comfortable and casual environment that still manages to stoke envy at every turn.
Despite the streamlined appeal, this room still maintains plenty of breathing room for personal expression, often through artwork.
In the corner, warm curtains and a plush seating arrangement create a lovely environment for casual socialization or morning tea. The chairs are a design by Patricia Urquiola.
Unique lighting elements keep the space bright. Eye-catching features include the faux fireplace, indirect LED strips, and – the crowning piece – a fabulous chandelier by Gino Sarfatti.
The pendant lights over the bedside tables are from the IC Collection by Michael Anastassiades, delivering a touch of brass elegance.
Of course, it’s impossible to miss the fantastic walk-in closet! Frosted cabinet faces soften the outline of shelved apparel, while coordinated boxes conceal any hint of clutter.
Visualizer: Andrew Repn
Check out this super bright design! The forms seem to retain a strong minimalist element, but the bright yellow headboard area pops out from the greyscale surroundings and definitely pushes this space more toward the side of futurism. High-end furniture and lighting makes a strong statement with their sculptural forms.
The opposite side of the room remains minimalistic so the resident can fall asleep easily at night and study at the desk without distraction.
Visualizer: Landusheva Nastia
Designed for a young single man, this apartment turns soft greyscale tones into urban flare with a strong industrial approach. Textural concrete reflects the apartment’s urban location on the 30th floor of a city high rise. Despite the emphasis on rugged materials, bold textiles help soften the aesthetic for a more comfortable and relaxing experience.
Despite the cohesive palette, contrast still plays an important role in the interior theme. Minimalist artwork paired with a traditional rug is just one of the juxtapositions that stick out most.
It’s rare to find a space that takes delight in the hard edges of industrial decor while still prioritizing comfort. The bed is obviously the center of the space – the mattress looks like it could sink right through the overstuffed frame.
Adjustable wall lights offer easy reading before bed.
The layout is quite smart. While the bedroom proper enjoys a flood of sunlight, a walk-in closet occupies a portion of the wall that doesn’t host a window.
Slatted doors still allow ample light to penetrate the interior.
Homey and eclectically decorated, this bedroom is nowhere as minimalistic as the other homes in this post. Signs of a well-lived life flourish everywhere the eye comes to rest. It’s a relatively compact space for all of the things it accomplishes – boasting plenty of storage, workspace, and artwork. Here, the greyscale color theme serves as a casual neutral between the colorful decorations.
Bookshelves occupy the wall to the left of the bed. The small side table and accompanying lamp make it easy to read right up until bedtime.
The right hand side fills a gap with a neat little desk and another bookshelf. Workspace continues to wrap around to the wardrobe wall.
Wardrobe space and small upper cabinets fill in the rest of the space between the desk and the media table.
Visualizer: Thanh Minh
Graphic design enthusiasts are sure to appreciate this bedroom. Although the layout accommodates two young siblings, the style itself absolutely transcends age or lifestyle. Yellow details pop out against the background of soft grey, allowing bold patterns to share the room without overwhelming the strict focus of the decor.
Typography, sculpture, and bold geometric forms demonstrate innovative application of today’s most popular design trends.