How to style grey flooring in your home

How to style grey flooring in your home

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Grey wood flooring ideas

Grey wood flooring is the epitome of contemporary chic, adding an air of refinement to any room. It look excellent when paired with furniture that boast clean lines and modern silhouettes. And if you add in elements of natural wood or metallic finishes in your décor it can can infuse warmth and depth into the space. There are several routes to go down to achieve this look:  

Grey engineered wood

This is the obvious choice if you want wood flooring. It’s a fantastic product, created with a real wood top layer, with plenty of layers underneath to provide extra stability. It’s available in a selection of finishes –  brushed, oiled or lacquered – and can be installed in straight lines or in herringbone patterns to suit your style.


Grey vinyl

Vinyl’s brilliant for its wide selection of designs and colours, but if you want one that mimics a pale grey wood floor, then choose something like this as a quick and easy alternative. It’s particularly good for kitchens and bathrooms as it’s easy to wipe up spills or splashes.

Grey laminate flooring

To misquote Henry Ford, with laminate flooring you can have any colour, as long as it’s grey. There’s such a vast variety here from light shades like mist, mid greys like dolphin through to darker shadow-like hues. Not just for living rooms or dining rooms, laminate flooring that mimics wood can look lovely in bedrooms, too.

Grey luxury vinyl

Another way to get the look of a grey wooden floor is with grey luxury vinyl. Available in planks or tiles, you can choose from
straight patterns or herringbone. And of course, if you wanted to mimic the cool look of marble, we can provide that, too.

Grey flooring – living room ideas

The living room is often as the heart of the home, where comfort meets style. When designing a living room with a grey floor, focus on creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere that encourages relaxation and socialising.  What would be better than a grey carpet? Forget about 50 shades, we can provide everything from charcoal, slate, dove and a hundred other evocative tones.

And if you don’t want to just stick to carpets, then you could incorporate a rug in a complementary shade to soften the look and add an extra layer of comfort underfoot. Complete the look with accessories like decorative throw pillows, cosy blankets, and elegant table lamps to add texture and visual interest. More inspiration can be found in this article.

What colour walls go with grey carpet?

So, you’ve chosen your dream grey carpet. But what colour do you want your walls? The choice is yours, whether you paint or paper, but here are some suggestions.

  • For a timeless look, opt for soft neutral tones such as warm beige or creamy white, which will provide a subtle backdrop while allowing the grey carpet to take centre stage. Alternatively, you can experiment with pastel shades like soft blue or pale lavender for a hint of understated elegance.
  • Bold accent walls in shades of charcoal or slate grey, navy or forest green can also create a striking statement, adding depth and drama to the room.

If you need more inspiration, check out our lovely Lookbooks in the Ideas Hub.


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What colours go with grey flooring?

When it comes to selecting complementary colours for rooms with grey flooring, the possibilities are endless.

  • As we recommended for your walls, if you choose a monochromatic colour scheme for furniture, décor or artwork you can layering different shades of grey with accents of white or black to create a sophisticated and cohesive palette.
  • Alternatively, incorporate pops of colour such as soft shades or vibrant jewel tones to add visual interest and personality to the space. If you think about pink, for instance, you could use a baby pink or a hot fuchsia and have completely different effects.

Earthy tones like sage green or terracotta can also complement grey flooring beautifully, infusing warmth and depth into the room. Even bringing in a plant in a ceramic pot can change the atmosphere of a room. For more plant inspiration, we’ve written an article about hard-to-kill houseplants.

Grey flooring bedroom ideas

In the bedroom, grey flooring can foster a serene and tranquil feeling, perfect for rest and relaxation. To enhance the cosy allure of grey flooring in the bedroom, layer soft textiles such as plush rugs, sumptuous bedding, and luxurious curtains in complementary shades of grey and neutral tones.

  • Incorporate statement furniture pieces such as a tufted upholstered headboard or a sleek dresser in coordinating hues to create a cohesive and inviting space. Soft, ambient lighting like bedside lamps or pendants can further enhance the calming atmosphere, while decorative elements such as framed artwork or botanical prints can infuse personality and charm into the room.
  • If you want to be bang on trend, then the colour of the year for 2024 is Peach Fuzz. It’s a lovely calm colour, so it works well in a bedroom and offers a muted contrast to grey floors and it suits both men or women’s bedrooms.


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Go grey gracefully with Tapi

Grey flooring’s so versatile, it can create stunning and harmonious living spaces for both traditional and modern homes. Now we’ve got you excited about grey, pop in store or go online to choose your favourite shade. Our flooring experts will help you select a hue that suits you, whether it’s in wood, vinyl, luxury vinyl, laminate or carpet, and advise you on the best way to transform your space into a haven of style and serenity.

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Published: 04-06-2024