The colour grey. When you see it, what do you think? Dull, industrial, sombre? When in fact, it is one of the most calming, neutral and balanced colours there is.
It may not draw much attention to itself, but it can help bring out other features of a room. Bright coloured furnishings alongside a minimalistic piece of furniture is what we are moving towards. Grey allows other colours to be more prominent while supporting them subtly in the background. This means you can still have your feature pieces in a room without having any attention strained away from them.
One of the best things about a neutral colour is that we don’t get bored of it. Grey has the ability to bring colours together as well as make a bold statement on its own. It can create the feeling of warmth if furnished cleverly. For example, bright colours such as oranges, yellows and reds can allow a space to feel bold and full of character, while keeping it grounded and sophisticated at the same time.
A lot of our stock fabrics are neutral colours for this reason. The way we add character and make them unique is through different coloured cushions and fabric combinations. As an example, our Lounge chairs are a great addition to any living space. With the ability to be upholstered in any coloured fabric or leather, they can create a space which can be easily accustomed according to your taste or mood over time. See our Flora Lounge chair below in lively Pumpkin Fabric (Vila-23).
This is why we at Camerich always say that design isn't just about making things look good, it is about creating a space that will connect with you as an individual. As well as growing with an era over time (traditional or modern), choosing a neutral colour like grey means that as you develop as a person - change your tastes, likes and dislikes, your surroundings can still make you feel comfortable as the person that you are, in your own space.
Written by Gurjeet Hunjan