The Perfect Shade of Greige

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Picking the perfect shade of grey, beige, taupe, greige (Greige = Grey + Beige) or any other neutral shade other than white for the walls in your home can be a challenge. It's all very well looking at a tiny square of paint colour from a decorating store, but trying to envisage that shade on your walls isn't the easiest thing to do.

And, we appreciate that this task can be overwhelming when you are faced with so much choice...

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That is why we wanted to bring you a blog post about the shades of paint we have used on our very own walls, and give you a comprehensive guide as to where you can use them in your home too to save you hours of searching and deliberating - #yourewelcome.

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When guests first enter our home they are greeted with the most delightful shade of greige, that still makes our heart skip a beat when we see it...

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This paint colour is called 'Moonlit Pebble' by Valspar and has a lovely warm tone to it. It is inviting and cosy and will look just beautiful in any hallway or entranceway.

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If you are wanting to use an all over wall colour for your bedroom or guest room then take a look at this solid grey...

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'Rocky Shelter' by Valspar is a great example of a not too dark shade of grey that works on all four walls - this is the perfect base colour to build your different layers and tones within the room through your furniture.

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For a feature wall in your living room try using this darker shade of greige...

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This is a wonderfully bold shade, called 'Traveler's Pack' by Valspar, that you can use on just one wall to make a statement.

It is also a great base colour for hanging photographs or paintings on.

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Pick a beige accent to lighten up your darker shades within your living room, like this cosy cream...

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'Marshmallow Cocoa' by Valspar is a lovely accent colour that can be used with a deep navy blue or a darker greige like the one above.

Use this in your living room to keep things cosy and warm.

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Another accent colour to use is a light grey, ideal for bathrooms or for pairing with deep dark greys.

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'Modern Grey' by Valspar will sit beautifully with a deeper grey like the one below or work perfectly on it's own on all four walls for a lighter look.

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When you choose a deep, dark grey it makes a statement and can also double as a chalkboard wall for the kids (and big kids!).

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We love this shade of grey called 'Tempest's Teapot' by Valspar. It is bold colour to choose and will be great with an accent grey like the one above.

You can save our handy guide to these colours right here, ready for when you head to your nearest paint store to get all your perfect shades of greige.

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Which shade of greige did you like the best? Which will you be trying out in your next design project?

Happy painting,

Elm & Blue

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