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Grey Paint Colours

Discover our wide range of grey paints in various shades ranging from light grey to dark grey colours. Whether you prefer a classic or modern setting, grey is the timeless go-to colour that matches everything making it easy to transform your space into a stylish home you can be proud of.

From calming, soft light grey hues to industrial, moody dark grey colours, grey paint has risen in popularity over the past few years and it's easy to see why. It's versatile, neutral undertones work in harmony with almost any colour scheme, making grey the perfect luxurious backdrop in any room in the home, from the living room to the bedroom. You can even pair complementary shades of grey together to create a layered dimensional effect that will accentuate your chosen furniture and furnishings, There are many different tones of grey to choose from that can dress your home to the mood and setting you desire. Whether you make a room feel fresh and airy with a selection of light grey colours or choose dark greys that serve up a moody and warm atmosphere, you can give your home a new flair by choosing greys to suit your style.

Our favourite grey paints for 2022

TVT 1943
TVT M168
Yellow Chair, Drinks Tray and Large Plant Against Light Grey Wall
Deep Blue Bedroom With Rusty Brown Bedding and Wooden Side Table and Orange on Top

Recommended grey wall paints

Explore our collection of wall paints. We offer an excellent range of paints in many shades and finishes to choose from, allowing you to create your perfect home. You'll also find wall paint that's designed for specific interior purposes and rooms, including durable kitchen paint, bathroom paint that's moisture, steam and mould resistant, and even tile paint for an instant room refresh.

If you're unsure whether to pick cool or warn tones, or whether to opt for light or dark shades, our quick and easy guide will help you make an easy decision on which grey paints you should pick out.

Grey Colours and Shades

Birdseye View of Three Open Grey Paint Tins and Paint Brush

How to pick the right grey for your home

Grey is the neutral shade that never goes out of fashion and there's a grey shade to suit every room in the house. Choose by tone, whether that be light greys or dark greys and by temperature, which consists of warm grey sand cool greys.

Contrary to popular belief, grey shades are made up of so many different colours rather than just white and black, which means shades can have warm or cool undertones. Deciding on a warm or cool grey for each room can be the most important decision you'll make when decorating as it can have a huge impact on the look and feel of a room. The versatility of grey means it can be mixed and matched with so many different colour schemes and will service to accentuate any splashes of bright furniture, bringing your room to life.

Cool grey paint shades


South-facing rooms can be a joy to decorate as the steady stream of white light means these rooms suit grey colours in almost any shade. With the benefit of being filled with sunlight throughout most of the day, cool greys and blue undertones tend to work best as they contrast the warmer tones, bringing a sense of calmness while also giving your walls more depth and offering a modern, clean look.

Warm grey paint shades

ASH M497

North-facing rooms already have a blue tinge of light coming in during the day and so cool greys can enforce a clinical mood in these settings. These rooms benefit better from warmer grey colours with yellow or creamy beige undertones which have the ability to make the space feel cosy. Greys with creamy, yellow-based undertones are perfect for rooms that are used more at night time as they offer a luxurious, relaxing space with a cosy feel.

Open White Double Door with Bed Behind Them and Deep Blueish Brey Walls


Light grey paint shades

TVT H492
TVT 1943
TVT 1908

When choosing a paint colour it’s important to think about the natural and artificial lighting in each room. In small rooms that have natural light coming in, pale grey paint shades can offer the illusion of space in a chic and sophisticated manner as they help to bounce the light off the walls.

Dark grey paint shades

TVT L499
TVT 1940
TVT 1968
TVT 1955

Painting the walls in dark grey colours are a great way to ensure a cosy, cocooning atmosphere whilst also setting dramatic, moody statements. You don’t have to limit dark grey shades to large rooms; however, the right shade can also transform a small room. 

You can even mix light and dark shades to create a focal point or set different atmospheres from room to room.


Grey living room inspiration

TVT 1952

Light Grey Living Room with Plants, Grey Couch and Large Window

With our wide range of wall paints, you can easily find the perfect grey paint of your choice to paint your living room. From light and airy to cosy and rich, the many different hues of grey can transform your space and serve as a stylish backdrop to your living room. The neutral shade can complement your furniture so whether you decide to match the walls with grey hues or choose different colours completely, a grey backdrop is the ideal way to showcase your style. 

More living room inspiration

Grey bedroom inspiration

TVT 1967
TVT 1923
TVT 1922

Light Grey Bedroom with Dark Grey Bedding and Rocking Chair

Turn your bedroom into a tranquil space that provides you with a good night’s sleep every night with our range of wall paints in various shades of grey. The calming effect of grey will result in a bedroom where you can enjoy some quality relaxation time. Of course, the shade you pick depends on whether you prefer a cosy and dark snug to sleep in or a light and airy sanctuary.  

Deep grey bedroom walls create a cosy and cocooning feel along with an air of moody elegance, particularly when matched with dark wooden floors. Or opt for a bright and spacious Scandi feel by pairing cool, pastel grey paint colours with pale wood.

No matter your style, warm undertones usually work best to make your bedroom a comfortable space for rest. 

Can’t decide on which grey paint to pick? Why not choose a multi-dimensional effect by layering up different shades. You can accentuate the walls with bold or bright furnishings that make a grey bedroom fit to retreat to in style. 

More bedroom inspiration

Grey bathroom inspiration

TVT 1908
TVT 1931
TVT 1939

Light Grey Bathroom with Three White Hanging Towels

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home, and so it needs to be a practical yet peaceful space for everyone no matter your routine - whether you tend to dash in and out getting ready in the mornings; enjoy soaking in the bath as an escape from the stresses of the day, or are kept busy managing splashing children. No matter your lifestyle, it’s never been easier to turn your bathroom into a welcoming space by painting your walls with a fresh coat of paint.  

Grey continues to be a popular choice of colour for bathrooms and it’s easy to see why. The neutral shade works in harmony with every colour making it the ideal versatile choice to transform your bathroom. Pick moody, dark grey shades for a dramatic yet contemporary setting with a cosy feel, or go for soft, light grey tones that can make the space feel spacious and peaceful.  

High performance, high-quality bathroom paints are specially formulated to resist moisture, ensuring your bathroom looks great for longer. These hygiene coatings are formulated to be easy to clean, low odour and are simple and fast to apply. 

More bathroom inspiration

Grey outdoor and exterior inspiration

STONE 5083
STONE 5083
TVT Q827
TVT 5153
TVT 5153
TVT 5154
TVT 5154
Black Garden Seat, Basket and Coffee Table on Light Grey Terrace

Grey wood paints have become a popular choice for homeowners looking to freshen up their garden. Grey exterior paint offers the perfect neutral backdrop to any garden and lets the colourful plants and flowers take centre stage. Give your fence or garden table and chairs a new lease of life with our outdoor furniture paint in a wide range of grey colours.

Durable and resistant to water damage, good exterior paints offer high protection from the constant exposure to the elements and any shade of grey will enhance the look of all wood.  

Anti-slip decking and patio paints, stains and treatments are specifically formulated to give you a protective, long-lasting finish. Available in a variety of finishes, outdoor paints help maintain the natural beauty of your wooden patio and decking.   

More exterior inspiration

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