June 13, 2016

Grey is the New Black

Modern design in 2016 has taken a turn from the black and white contrasts that have dominated since the beginning of the twenty-first century, instead it has begun to blend and use different shades of grey as a prominent component of interior design. The myriad of shades create stunning effects; grey can be dramatic, understated, accented, bright, dark and practically anything that you want it to be.

Split face slate wall inside a building

Of course, there are hundreds of different ways for you to implement grey in your home and make it your own. It is a matter of personal taste which makes the use of this versatile shade so stunning, giving you a bespoke look for your modern home. Here are some ways that you can achieve this look.


You don’t have to paint all of your walls grey and buy every piece of furniture in the shade to reap the benefits of using this shade as a centre piece in your home. Instead you can use it in part of your home such as your fireplace. This lies in the heart of the home and offers warmth, comfort and a place to gather during the winter. Using slate to turn this into a stunning statement piece in your living room can be a fantastic way to incorporate grey into your home without feeling as if you are overwhelmed by it.

Honed Slate Hearth Graphite

Feature Walls

A great way to use grey for effectiveness as a statement in your home is with a classic feature wall. This can be painted, but for a modern rustic feel a fantastic grey slate wall would be a way to really stand out. This is a great alternative for anyone wary of decorating a whole room in grey.

Rustic Wall

Highlighting Colours

If you feel that grey is too dark or without personality then a splash of colour is a fantastic way to highlight the grey, but it can also help to break up the perceived monotony of the shade. A combination of a lighter shade of grey and a pastel colour is also a great way to brighten your home whilst maintaining a modern look.

Brandy Cragg Worktop

Slate is a product which can be made to create a modern and sleek look that will compliment your styling choices well, creating a wholly unique design for your home. If you would like more information about our bespoke slate products and how it can improve the aesthetic of your home or business, you can contact us at anytime on 015395 59289 to speak with our friendly team. To keep up to date with all of our latest news and updates you can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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