3. Industrial: slate grey meets charcoal black
Trend-proof your living space by combining slate greys and jet blacks for a bold take on the popular industrial style. Moody and edgy, this monochrome palette is inspired by nature’s raw materials: slate, charcoal and graphite.
With a slate or graphite grey sofa, you can create an inviting seating area that stands out against the charcoal black of a few scatter cushions or throws. If you’re feeling bold, a charcoal feature wall sets off slate grey furniture beautifully. Continue with heavy, sturdy furniture for this masculine look and keep things clean and angular with straight-edged coffee tables and console tables for a seriously stylish interior.
Opt for on-trend black ceiling lamps or exposed bulbs to give your interior that unfinished industrial feel and, finally, embrace the mechanical detailing of a metal clock for a touch of metallic grey.
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A black and grey colour scheme doesn’t have to be dark. With grey as your complementary or accent colour, you have the beautiful and brilliant world of metallics open to you. Light up your living space with metallic shine and watch your black and grey living room come to life.
Embellish black sofas with satiny grey cushions or decorate a black table with a chrome-plated lamp or vase. Metallic decorative accessories act as little orbs of light dotted around your room to brighten your interior. Bounce even more light with a trendy silver floor lamp and for a clever space-increasing illusion, choose sofas with chrome or metallic feet to lighten your sofa’s silhouette and opt for gorgeous glass coffee tables.
And if that’s not quite enough light for you, introduce a stylish large mirror for added gleaming radiance. With a couple of metallic accessories, you can really make your black furniture ‘pop’.
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7. Classic sophistication: Light grey sofas with black accents
Incorporate the refined elegance of a Chesterfield or scrolled arm light grey sofa and keep your space light and airy. Then complement with black accents for a sophisticated twist on a classic style. Opt for a stunning black glass vase or add a regal touch with a dramatic dark grey or black table lamp: you only need one or two accents to create a stunning contrast.
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8. It’s all in the details
Finally, for the defining pinnacle of black and grey living room ideas, it’s all about the details. Black and grey must be treated carefully to find the right balance and you can help that along with thoughtfully chosen accessories.
If your room is predominantly black, lighten the look with silver and grey decorative accessories such as vases and clocks, while a light grey room benefits from the addition of a luxurious black throw or striking black lamp.
You can mix and match with different textures too – try combining a deep pile rug with a smooth black leather sofa or add a tactile black or charcoal grey rug to warm up a grey tiled floor. Or perhaps you have the balance just right, in which case a patterned or geometric rug incorporating both black and grey can tie your interior together. Details add points of interest throughout the room, so feel free to experiment with black and grey detailing whether its cushions, rugs, vases, clocks or throws.
We hope that you feel inspired by these grey and black living room ideas. For more home styling tips, visit our Home of Inspiration.