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How to Decorate With Grey & Yellow

Updated February 21, 2017

Decorating a room with a grey-and-yellow colour scheme will give the space a fresh, modern look. The two colours complement each other well and are appropriate for any room in your home, from a bedroom to the living room. Vibrant yellow gives grey, which tends to be drab on its own, a bright, lively touch.

Paint the room's walls a fresh white colour to create a crisp backdrop for the grey-and-yellow colour scheme. Use lemon or butter yellow paint, depending on the shade you're decorating with, if you prefer the walls have a bit of colour.

Add grey furniture pieces. Choose a couch and love seat set featuring light- or medium-grey upholstery in the living room. Decorate a bedroom with a silver-grey bed headboard, nightstand and computer desk set for a sleek style.

Add yellow textiles to liven up the rooms. Place yellow decorative pillows featuring white flower patterns on the grey couch and love seat. Enhance the bedroom with a comforter featuring shades of grey, yellow, white and even orange for a bright pop of colour.

Incorporate touches of white into the grey-and-yellow decor scheme to create a clean, fresh look. Place a modern, all-white lamp on a couch side table, desk or nightstand. Hang gauzy white curtains, which will provide an eye-catching contrast against yellow walls, in a living room or bedroom. Place plush, fluffy rugs on hardwood or tile floors.

Accessorise with vibrant yellow accents. Place a butter yellow reading chair in a room filled with grey furniture. Set off a wall shelf with a white milk glass vase filled with a yellow tulip or rose bouquet. Liven up a coffee table with a square, clear glass vase full of real or faux lemons. Suspend a chandelier featuring yellow crystal touches from a living room or bedroom ceiling for an unexpected look.

Things You'll Need

  • White or yellow wall paint
  • Grey furniture
  • Yellow textiles
  • White decor pieces
  • Yellow accents
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About the Author

Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.