Grey and its cousin greige are sweeping the design world as the season's hottest neutral. Grey can have warm or cool undertones, making it a safe choice for any room.
Modern designs often pair grey and black for an industrial look, echoing the colors of exposed pipes and beams in factories. It can also provide a sense of calm in a meditation room or an office. Rustic and country chic decorators find it a good base for mixing with more delicate fabrics like lace while retaining enough solidity to make the accents stand out. Living rooms and master bedrooms are ideal places for gray rugs, but avoid placing them in children’s rooms and kitchens, as the effect may be too severe in these rooms.