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When it comes to fulfilling a design brief that calls for a sophisticated look, then nothing compares to grey and white.

Grey and white is classy and crisp and mixed with crystal, white coral and glass there is no negative distraction to the eye. Everything will work together in harmony creating a beautiful mood.

Layer various tones and textures of grey and make sure you use plenty of white. White is what will keep the mood of the room light and not dreary. It will make your greys “pop”. If you love the look of all white, but have pets or children to consider, when it comes to all white upholstery or bedding, then use grey as your base and use white as your accent, instead of the other way around. The best example of this is the new Vermont sofa covers, which are dark grey linen, piped in white. The white piping lifts the whole sofa and gives it a sophisticated finish.

If your walls are all white then consider a dark grey lamp shade instead of the traditional white. Again, it will stand out in a bold yet elegant way and frame the lamp base below.

Grey and white is also a favourite when creating a classic Hamptons style. Mixing these two neutrals with raw timber and incorporating striped fabrics, heavy textures and rattan will give you a casual and calm interior.