Grey blinds and white walls – yes, no, or maybe? Firstly you’re in some safe territory here, ladies and gentlemen. The Grey + White combination is tried, tested and true. The question isn’t whether or not grey blinds and white wall will work or not (it will) – it’s whether or not it’s the right choice for the design aesthetic you’re going for.
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Grey & White – Why Do They Work?
Grey and white work together because they’re very closely related. To get grey (from white) just add black. To get grey (from black) just add white. The oldest and most classical contrasting colour combination of all time must surely be black and white, and grey and white work in an equally efficient and effective way. They’re colours that can be effortlessly combined to an immediately winning effect. Grey & white is indeed very safe territory, and adjustments can easily be made to tune the palette towards your specific design sensibilities.
Grey & White – Are They ‘In’ Right Now?
Timeless palettes never go out of fashion. Fads bring them in and out of attention, but they’re always valid and relevant. Grey and White is an enduringly timeless combination of colours. They may temporarily fall back in favour of modern trends, but it’s only a matter of time before they’re back front and centre.
Grey and White – Are They Too Serious?
Grey and White can be many things but perhaps some of the less-desirable views of these colours are that they’re too serious, not fun enough, too corporate, or not imaginative or cheerful. These are serious charges! Yes, there are more colourful combinations available than grey blinds on a white wall, but whether they will look as good in 6 months or a year is entirely up for debate. Grey and white has an inherent versatility – especially when you factor in texture, pattern, or the accessories that go with your blinds (rails, chains, etc).
Design Principle – Contrast
When selecting your grey blinds, it’s important to pay attention to the amount of contrast you’re creating. Grey can range from very dark to very light – so you have the opportunity to lighten or darken your room by virtue of the shade you opt for. This is the biggest choice when working with grey blind fabrics. A very dark grey is closer to black and can be overwhelming if it doesn’t suit the style of the room. Mid-tone or lighter greys make a less visual impression and are generally more easily compatible. That’s partially because they’re closer to the wall-colour (white) and with less contrast comes more ‘safety’.
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