Remember when grey meant boring? Too often it was considered the uniform of all things dull, but for quite some time now grey has been quietly reinstating itself as a colour to admire. Suddenly grey is okay.
But seriously, what is our obsession with this anti-colour colour that has propelled it back into the hearts and minds of design-conscious consumers everywhere? One word – versatility. Grey is a neutral colour that sits on the fence, perfectly in the middle of light and dark. This neutrality allows grey to complement almost any colour without overpowering it, and that’s just mid-grey. If you explore the thousands of shades available, you would see a spectrum of versatile tones. These range from subtle off-whites like Salt, to near-black shades like Tar, both from the new California Collection by Farrow & Ball. This versatility translates perfectly into interiors because grey isn’t really linked to any particular design movement, genre or period – it has a universal appeal.