Sharp, modern and minimal, these edgy grey interiors are filled with shadowy drama. Green plant accents enliven the look, ranging from small spikes to entire walls of lush leaves. Grey is the modern go to for a smart neutral palette but how much greenery is needed so that it doesn’t fall flat? These three home tours explore different variations on the theme, as well as how to use shading, texture and layering to keep a grey interior design popping. You’ll also find a cool bespoke desk/dining table design, slatted walls, chic lighting, an unexpected pink accent bathroom design and some stylish zoning techniques for smaller spaces.
Under cabinet lighting glows atmospherically along the charcoal kitchen wall, supplying task lighting to the worktop below it. A floor lamp brightens one end of the duotone sofa. A dining room pendant lights peeks through a slatted room divider.
The open plan living room also includes a home workspace over by the window.
A modern grey media unit is set beneath the wall mounted tv. Sprigs of greenery breathe a little life into the scene.
A much larger indoor plant grows by a
The high table that’s situated below the
Inside the master bedroom, a dark grey bed and matching
Pink accents interrupt a grey bathroom scheme. A pink
A pink toilet is held in its own volume inside the bathroom, separated by a slightly raised floor level and shower screen. A pink showerhead, pink valves and a pink shower drain finish off the rosy room.
Our next tour starts in a grey living room with a unique tv console unit, which is held in a metal frame that outlines the tv wall and wall mounted screen. A tall cactus breaks its line.
A blue fabric
A mesh screen props against the raw concrete wall, next to a metal framework of shelving.
Glass divides the kitchen from the dining area, and keeps cooking noise and smells out of the adjacent lounge.
A linear suspension light illuminates the dining table.
Beyond the glass doors, the kitchen continues in industrial aesthetic. A run of grey kitchen cabinets tone with the grey concrete wall. A black kitchen peninsula runs up against black window frames.
Modern pendant lights hang low over the peninsula, and two bar stools perch at one side.
Inside the bedroom, small
In contrast to the bare concrete wall behind the headboard, the beige wall at the foot of the bed carries a neat slatted design.
The bathroom has a concrete and wood decor scheme, which creates a satisfying contrast of cool and warm elements.
Solid black accents cut through the textured backdrop.
Located in Chisinau, Moldova, our third and last tour is a living room with an indoor-outdoor feel, in an apartment with an area of 101.3 square metres. An entire wall of glass allows a narrow garden space to connect seamlessly with the living room. Structural support columns seem to fade away as part of the furniture, since the sofa and poufs stand in the same cool concrete colour. In the middle of the lounge arrangement, two
A projected image animates on a concrete wall at the front of the living room.
Irregular concrete grey blocks line up along the base of the projection wall to be used as console tables, or seating.
The corridor of outdoor space incorporates a bar with bench seats.
The kitchen island runs right up against the glass to blur the boundary.
Minimalist cabinets and a metal framed crockery shelf gives the
Metal legs are exposed beneath the units and the oven housing to give the kitchen a freestanding aesthetic.
The garden bar area leads directly off the kitchen.
Although the plants are separated from the bedroom by a glass screen, they stand open to the touch inside the walk-in closet.
The whitewashed stone feature wall is repeated inside the bathroom.
More plants tower behind the tub.