Saanich in Style: Grey tones are pretty with pink

By Sheri Peterson

For the Saanich News

I happened to be in Urban Barn at Uptown a few weeks ago and saw this bed display. This blush and grey combo is very trendy right now and certainly adds a lightness to everything grey.

When you look closely, it’s only the coverlet, shams and a toss pillow that are pretty in pink so it’s an easy change out when desired. That’s the wonderful thing about having a neutral headboard like this dark grey, it leaves so many possibilities for other colour accents.

Generally, the greys are warming up in the world of paint and fabrics. The trend is moving towards grey based taupes or what I refer to as elephant grey.

I’m working on a hotel lobby project right now and the choice of warm grey fabrics as a base colour is wonderful. It’s been so much fun to see what complimentary colour palettes can be created. Cerulean blue, atomic orange crush, electric lime, or a dazzling hot pink jazz it up so nothing is left underwhelmed in neutral grey land.

It’s easy to be safe and neutral, keep that for the walls and your base fabrics. Kick it up a notch and add some pow in the accessories.

Sheri Peterson is a Saanich-based interior designer with over 20 years of experience working with residential, commercial and hospitality clients. Find out more at www.sheripinteriordesign.com.

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