Refresh your space with blue and grey lounge ideas

Give your home an up-to-trend makeover with my brilliant blue and grey living room ideas.

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As the grey colour trend continues to take prominence in homes, it seems it now has a worthy component to keep it company.

With beautiful blues by its side, the grey movement now takes on a new dimension as it shares the spotlight with pairings of brilliant blue hues.

Calming and understated in equal measures, grey and light blue can make rooms feel more contemporary and clean cut, whereas darker shades of blue give rooms more depth.

Opting for grey over white as a combination also removes any nautical connotations so you can avoid over-styling whilst allowing the blue to stand out against a neutral colour.

Whether you’re dreaming of a modern light blue living room or a cool grey space, you’ve come to right place for some ideas and inspiration!

Read on for ways to get the grey blue look in your living room.

How to decorate with grey and blue

Both highly versatile choices, both blue and grey can compete for wall space.

Though grey can be seen as a cool colour, there are many ways to make it cosy and inviting.

A slightly darker grey, with a hint of green will add a warmth to the room, whilst a paler tone will add a fresh feel and help a room on the smaller side look airier.

A light grey living room can also provide a blank backdrop to add in warmer elements through artwork and accessories later on.

If you prefer blue for your walls, blue possesses the same qualities as grey when it comes to tone choices.

Amazingly adaptable, blue has the ability to create a wealth of atmospheres depending on the shade.

Pastels such as cornflower or duck egg will add a breezy and calming feel to your living room, whereas a deeper colour will offer a moody, sophisticated feel.

Navy always feels expensive and is a great way to add a touch of opulence to a living space. 

Light grey and blue elements offer a fantastic contrast. Add some drama to a pale grey room with a bold navy feature wall or an attention-grabbing dark blue sofa.

Tip: For a contemporary and seamless look, paint your skirting boards the same colour as the walls.

Brodie Leather 3 seater

Vidal Wide Sideboard

Grey furniture

Surprisingly versatile, grey furniture looks fabulous amongst many decors and can even be a real eye-catcher in an all grey room.

A change to the typical wooden furniture designs and industrial styles seen in homes, grey furniture offers a contemporary alternative whilst looking tasteful and extravagant.

Place grey furniture in an all grey living room to make a style statement or against a dark blue backdrop for a fantastic contrast.

Here are my top picks of gorgeous grey living room furniture:

White or marble furniture

Adding an air of elegance, sleek white or marble furniture looks simply stunning against grey or blue walls.

Pairing light blue walls with white furniture will give the room a light and rustic look, without giving out the nautical vibes that light wood furniture may.

Choose pieces with high-gloss shine for an extra luxe element.

Marble and marble effect pieces will always give the idea of a classy affair.

Place against a moodier background for a striking contrast and choose pieces with industrial style legs for a modern blue living room.

Here are my choices of white and marble living room furniture:

Gardena White Coffee Table

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Blue Sofas

From bright and bold to subtle and serene shades, a blue sofa will add a striking addition and a pop of personality to any living space.

Providing a pop of personality, some blue seating is the perfect accompaniment to a blue and grey themed living room.

If you’ve opted for light or neutral décor, a blue sofa will help to establish the colour scheme and provide a focal point amongst a white or light blue and grey background.

Choose pale hues to create a calming atmosphere, darker blues for something moody and contemporary or add a showstopper with a bold shade.

For light blue sofa styling tips, read another one of my styling articles: Styling Tips for Duck Egg Blue Sofas.

Here are my top picks of beautiful blue sofas: 

Grey Sofas

With grey having established itself as a timeless trend, a grey sofa has the agility to blend in effortlessly anywhere.

Coming in all types of tasteful shades, a grey sofa will look right at home against any grey and blue colour scheme.

Add a touch of glam with a silver shade or choose something darker like charcoal or ash.

Whichever grey tone you choose, it will add a modern look that will stand the test of time.

For inspiration for styling a grey sofa, read our article, Grey Sofa Living Room Ideas.

Have a look at our picks of grey sofas: 

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Pretty pairs

Liven up a grey and blue living room with some pops of colour.

Pairing gritty greys and murky blues with opposing shades of the colour wheel will instantly add a bright, jolly feel to the space and offers a great opportunity to play with accessories.

Add some brightly coloured cushions and throws to your sofa, some accent curtains and a contrasting rug to add dashes of colour.

Add soft touches to a grey or navy colour scheme with some splashes of blush pink or coral, or try bursts of yellow or orange to give your space a sunny, sprightly lift.

How about adding some statement blue furniture to your dining room?

Check out our styling tips for a beautifully blue dining room.

Victoria Foster

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Stylist & Visual Merchandiser

at ScS

12th June 2023

Victoria is a stylist and merchandiser based at our in-house photo studio. Having been part of the ScS family since 2012, Victoria styles stunning home sets with the latest trends to showcase newly launched ScS products. With over 25 years of experience in styling and merchandising, she loves to keep an eye on the latest trends in the interior landscape. Victoria's favourite interior scheme is the Boho trend and loves to layer a mixture of different textures in her home. Her styling top tip is to always create a focal point in a room. Whether it’s a feature wall, a piece of artwork, or a bright patterned rug, having a focal point can help to drive the decisions on the rest of the rooms layout.