Grey is the cooler, more worldly sister of white. The went-and-lived-by-herself-in-Italy-for-a-year-when-she-was-only-19-sister of white. It’s a neutral, yes, but a more interesting, more chic neutral. The creamy, dreamy grey I chose here is Aalto Paint Detach. This one’s the perfect mid-grey if you ask me – it contrasts beautifully with light colours or dark colours, works in traditional or modern looks, and just elevates a room. It has just the right amount of pigment – saturated enough to feel sophisticated, soft enough to be light and airy.
I love grey in a bathroom because it brings such a classic elegance, but I’d also happily use a mid-grey in a contemporary laundry (laundries are the new kitchens bb), or a bedroom that’s a grown-up sanctuary. Ooh, and a hallway with lots of art – art really pops off a grey wall. Yes, I said pops.
Alana Broadhead, The New.nz
Black Fold Ledge by Made of Tomorrow – perfect minimalist shelving
Mavis & Osborn Laundry Basket – Black Linen
Loobylou Classic White candle (Tuberose & Champa Flower), Meraki Hand Cream in Silky Mist from Indie Home Collective
(If you love a monochrome look, Indie Home Collective is your go-to!)