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6 grey and blue living room ideas

Grey is the new neutral that everybody’s loving. Mix this fabulously versatile colour with different shades of blue and you can create your choice of look and mood, from stormy seascape to soft, pastel heaven. Read on for our six favourite grey and blue living room ideas.
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1. Grey with teal blue

This is a chic, contemporary colour combination, perfect for your dream grey and blue living room. Grey sofas are very much in style right now, as they go with so many interior styles. Build a grey and teal room around a grey sofa with teal accessories such as lamps, rugs, cushions and throws.

Or perhaps a teal sofa appeals. For a soft and dreamy look, pair a pale teal sofa with delicate greys including grey cushions and grey rugs. If you’re feeling bolder choose a vibrant teal sofa, which will really pop against a dramatic grey feature wall. Whatever colourway you go for, you’re sure to be sitting comfortably.

There are so many other ways you can mix these beautiful complementary colours. Teal accent chairs with grey footstools (or vice versa!) or teal cushions luxuriously piled onto charcoal or grey sofas are two striking grey and blue living room ideas.



2. Soft pale greys with pastel blues.

It’s easy to fall in love with the soft tranquillity of a pastel interior with fabulously soft yet subtly coloured tones. So one of our grey and blue living room ideas has to be pastel-focused. Pale greys and pastel blues lend themselves beautifully to a restful and relaxing sanctuary.

Give a country style interior the pastel treatment with a pale grey sofa scattered with pale blue cushions. Pretty florals and luxurious deep pile rugs in soft shades add to the restful vibe.

In a chic Scandi inspired living room, blues and pale greys are beautiful paired with warm wood accessories – why not invest in an iconic mid-century modern inspired coffee table or display cabinet from Ercol or Nathan to add that ‘wow’ factor. Add a few and house plants and your beautiful Scandi style grey and blue living room is complete.


3. Navy and pale grey living rooms

An elegant grey sofa against an accent wall painted a dark, cobalt blue or navy blue is such a sophisticated combination. Dark blue with pale grey makes a confident statement and suits both classic and modern grey and blue living rooms.

In a modern interior, you could add a geometric rug or cushions and in an instant you have a room that’s all about bold contrast.

In a classic interior or where you are mixing the contemporary with classic touches, a Chesterfield sofa suits a navy and pale grey colour scheme beautifully and your guests will be asking if you had the help of an interior designer. This is understated glamour at its finest.

A striking grey and navy blue living room particularly lends itself to leather and metallic accessories and occasional pieces. Think leather accent chair, copper wall clock or industrial style side table with metal legs. Navy blue, grey and industrial pieces really are a winning combination.

Accessories in a mix of the two colours – such as a navy and grey throw, cushion or rug –will soften this quite masculine colour combination and pull a grey and blue colour scheme together for a sophisticated, unified look.



4. A stormy mix of blues, greys and blue greys

Love the wildness of the sea? Mix different shades of grey, from pale greys to charcoals, with seascape blues ranging from pale sea blues to inky storm cloud blues. And, of course, grey and blue meet in the fabulous shade that is blue-grey. This wonderfully stormy yet powerfully peaceful colour has to feature in any list of grey and blue living room ideas.

Break up slate grey walls with mirrors or striking pieces of wall art. In an eclectic and adventurous interior, anything goes – you can mix in traditional statement pieces to your décor just as you are mixing your colours. A statement armchair, industrial style display unit or modern subtly striped rug will add to the contemporary feel.

And while you mix your shades of grey and blue in your grey and blue living room, why not mix your materials too? Layer textures with a knitted throw, a wool rug and silky cushions.

Talking of marvellous mixes, you can find gorgeous sofas that mix leather with shimmering velvety seat cushions and luxurious scatter back cushions, for the best of all worlds – and more than a touch of glamour.



5. Blue on blue, with a touch of grey

Some of us just can’t get enough of the colour blue. From inky blues and cobalts to vivid sky blues, if you’re layering lots of bold blues in your grey and blue living room then you have to make sure all that blue is balanced. Natural woods and carefully selected grey accessories are the perfect counterpoint to so much of one strong colour.

The colour grey complements the richness of blue perfectly while wood – in flooring, a coffee table or display unit – adds a natural warmth.

This is the sort of blue and grey living room where you can go all out with a blue sofa – whether it’s teal, navy, royal blue or any shade in between. A mix of beautiful blues – think rugs, cushions, wall art, throws and more – look good against white or pale coloured walls, or you can go for added drama with grey or blue walls.


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6. Gorgeous greys with blue accessories

A grey and blue living room is a thing of beauty, but some of us like to ring the changes with our décor. If you think you’d like a change a few years down the line but don’t want to have to change your wall or sofa colour, then choose grey as your versatile neutral and blue as the colour you can ‘swap out’ when it’s time for a new look. If you’re taking this approach, there are so many fabulous blue accessories to choose from. Add pops of colour to your calming grey backdrop with accessories, such as lampshades, vases, cushions, rugs, throws and wall art. In a modern room a large rug in modern abstract blues or a geometric pattern can become a focal point or define a seating area. Or, for a pop of blue, add a statement floor lamp with a bright blue shade or something beautiful in blue glass.




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