And So To Bed: Gorgeous Shades Of Grey

14/08/2014 16:36 | Updated 22 May 2015

Gorgeous greys are on trend when it comes to home style and the perfect neutral to stylishly soften a space. Lisa Cowan edits the best greys when it comes to bed linen

Baby pinks and icy blues might be having their moment in the spotlight this season, but there's one shade that we just can't shake, especially as the weather turns. Remember your old friend grey?

Grey is the shade to sport when it comes to bedlinen. It's a chic alternative to boring old white and will bring life, colour and an air of cool to your private space.

Enjoy our pick of the coolest shades and make your bed a place to be seen. Subtle or statement, patterned or plain, modern or minimalist, you can't go wrong...

If you're lucky to have a vast bedroom, patterned or coloured bedlinen will work well in this space and bring a focal point to the room. And if you like your grey with a side of eye-catching colour, this jaunty pixelated print from Habitat is a fresh, modern choice.

But if a clean digital print is more your bag, you can't get much better than Margo Selby's Orbital print. It's futuristic, unusual and will work well in a room with mirror walls and wooden floors, letting it take centre stage.

Not everyone's a fan of graphic grey prints though, especially if you live in more confined private quarters. But that's not to say you can't enjoy a print of some sort. If you're a fan of country chic with a helping of nautical, the rustic design of this Nantucket set will really create a focal point, as well as looking super cosy. We could just dive right in.

If stripes are more your bag, this bold-meets-slim line grey and white design from Zara Home offers a different slant on the normal uniform design. Add complementing cushions to let the print and the shade blend in.

A spotty style is a playful alternative to the sometimes cold lines of a stripe and helps to soften the cold grey. This two-tone design is warm, playful and inviting. Perfect for those cold winter nights.

Oriental-style bedlinen blended with silver and shades of grey is a beautiful statement for any bedroom. Add accessories that will bolster the theme, such as an orchid on your dressing table and a birdcage-style lamp. Maybe not one for a shared bedroom - we can't imagine men will buy into this theme.

Grey in large quantities can be too much for some people so if you'd rather just nod to the classic shade, go for a border stripe in charcoal or smoke to hint at your fashion mood.

Alternatively, turn that on its head and have a white border on a light grey bed set. This is a very subtle look and nods to expensive hotel linen.

For something a little more unisex, a grey flannel material is a great option. It's warm and cosy but is masculine enough for the man in your life to also enjoy.

And for those of you who just want a whole load of grey, block colour linen is your go-to. Dark, moody and minimalist, this will look wonderful in a bright white room. Complement the grey by adding a cream throw at the foot of the bed to lift the mood.

Speaking of accessories, don't forget the finishing touches.

Throws, blankets, quilts and cushions are a great way to soften or enliven a dark or light grey. Go for pieces that contrast your linen like a velvet cushion or a quilted throw in a different shade.

Now go forth and go grey.

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