Whether you want a space that’s sleek and understated or dark and dramatic, grey is the way to go. Grey interiors can look modern or traditional depending on the shade. A foggy, greyish white is ideal for Scandinavian-inspired interiors, whereas a dark, charcoal grey is a more daring, contemporary choice. The best part about grey is that it will match practically anything. You can mix it with warm tones for a balanced look, or keep it cool for something more cohesive. If you want a monochromatic, neutral-toned space, or you just want to incorporate a splash of grey, there’s nothing quite like wall décor. It’s easy, affordable, and the perfect way to elevate your color palette with a single piece. Our design experts have put together a user-friendly guide to selecting the best grey wall decor and artwork for your space.
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Grey Home Décor: A Summary
Grey home décor can come in all shapes and sizes. From a grey velvet sofa to a silver-toned light fixture, brought a whole host of grey-tinted trends. However, wall art can add a level of visual dimension without breaking the bank. The beauty of grey wall art is that it can work with bold or subtle color schemes. Pair your grey wall art with statement shades like bright orange or teal for a look that screams “2022 trends,” or go with something timeless and decorate with pastels.
The Grey and White Combo
One of the top color combos that our design expert (Elimar Lobo Sáenz) recommends for 2022 is grey and white. She describes a warm, “schoolhouse white” and a blue-ish grey as the perfect pairing to create a subtle and refined atmosphere. The sleek blue-grey and the cozy ivory will act as the perfect warm/cool combo.
Grey Canvas Painting Shapes
Our grey canvas prints come in a variety of striking shapes to suit your designer personality. If you love the classic look, go with one of our single-panel, framed prints. One of the biggest artwork trends this fall is the split-canvas, two piece print. This look is ideal for complementing a modern grey aesthetic. For a more playful appearance, consider a multi-panel canvas with 3-5 individual pieces. If you want something out-of-this-world funky, our honeycomb-inspired hexagonal print will surely wow your guests.
Hanging Your Art: Pro Tips
No matter which shape you choose, make sure to follow this expert tip from our guide on how to hang wall art the right way:
“Make sure to leave enough room in between the end of the wall and the edge of your canvas print. There should be at least 12” from where the wall stops, before your artwork starts. Hanging your art too close to the end of the wall can make a space look awkward and cramped. Your interior should feel cozy and comfortable, so it’s important to avoid an unbalanced layout.”
Grey Canvas Wall Art Sizes
Another important aspect to consider when choosing the best grey décor for your space is the size of your print vs the size of your wall. No matter your personal style, having the correct proportions when it comes to wall art is essential.
First things first, use our foolproof equation to find the ideal range of wall art sizes for your space:
“Your wall art should take up around 60% to 75% of the available empty space. In other words, the portion of the wall that is not covered by moldings or furniture. The first step is to measure the height and width of the wall. Next, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the ideal range of canvas print sizes to suit your unique space.”
If you’re working with a narrower wall, follow this tip on choosing the ideal canvas size for a hallway or foyer:
“A large piece of wall art that measures 36 inches by 75 inches in height and width can create a polished, sleek look in your hallway. This size works well in entryways well as over your entertainment area.”
“A canvas size that measures 48 inches by 32 inches in height and width fits perfectly above a 78-inch vanity or credenza in a large bathroom or laundry space. Remember, when you’re working with a print this size, pay attention to the height at which you hang your art. In general, to achieve the optimal aesthetic, you should place the center of the canvas no higher than eye-level. However, you should hang it between 8-10 inches above your vanity or table to give it enough room to breathe.
Grey Bathroom Wall Décor Ideas
Speaking of your bathroom, grey is the perfect shade to elevate contemporary bathroom décor. Designer bathrooms are typically neutral-heavy spaces, and there’s a reason for that! Neutral tones have the ability to make a space look cleaner and sleeker. They also tend to compliment minimalism. The goal of every modern bathroom is to look simple and sophisticated. However, that doesn’t mean it has to look cold and uninviting! You can combine warm beiges with cool greys for the ultimate neutral atmosphere.
Grey Geometric Wall Art
The final step in selecting your ideal piece of grey wall décor is determining your favorite design. A modern style that will match practically any space is a geometric pattern. Abstract and geometric wall art will never look dated. Choose a stunning triangular design, or go with a super trendy circular print. The possibilities are endless!
Explore More Grey Décor
Now that you’ve mastered the technical aspects of choosing grey wall décor, it’s time to explore the more creative side of decorating! Visit our article all about pairing gray wall art with the right furniture and color schemes. If you want a room-specific guide, check out these grey bedroom décor ideas. Happy decorating!