Get the Look: Cosy dark grey modern living room

It’s a common misconception that grey is a cold colour, but in fact, when used the right way, grey can be warm and incredibly inviting. It’s an ultra-modern colour and is often used as a secondary shade when paired with brighter hues. However, this blog puts grey in the spotlight and shows you how to work dark grey into your home to create a cosy, warm, living room, following this season’s monotone interiors trend.

Dark grey get the look

Dark rooms look cosier and more intimate than lighter rooms, so a dark grey for the walls is an ideal choice for the autumn and winter months especially. Farrow and Ball’s Downpipe is our paint of choice. This deep, rich shade is warmer than most greys and changes throughout the day as the light fades. It’s especially good for use in front rooms where large windows will let in the maximum amount of natural light. This monotone grey interior scheme could work equally well for both traditional and newer homes. We’ve opted for a mid-century modern take on the look, using bold black accessories, stylish black and white prints, soft sheepskin rugs and woollen blankets for warmth and texture, along with a warm wooden sideboard to complete the look.

We’ve taken inspiration from Pinterest to show you how effective this look can be.

  1. Cartwright chaise sofa, in Stirling Onyx – Arlo & Jacob, from £1895
  2. Sheepskin throw – Arlo & Jacob, £110
  3. Knitted grey blanket – Arlo & Jacob, £280
  4. Paint - Farrow and Ball – Downpipe, from £43.50
  5. Picture frame – Made.com, £22
  6. Metal side table – Maison du Monde, £57.49
  7. Vintage carpet – Carpet vista, £1134
  8. Black and white landscape photograph print – Etsy, from £20
  9. Oak black click flooring – Wood and beyond, £36.64 /m2
  10. Chrome black floor lamp – Shabby store, £145
  11. Walnut sideboard – Habitat, £850
  12. Watercolour abstract print by Julia Apostolova – Etsy, from £180
  13. Black metal based globe – John Lewis, £35