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Grey shades are here to stay

In 2020, the colour remains a preferred choice for home interiors

Grey remains one of the most popular neutral shades for decorating homes. Shades of grey are hugely versatile – from cool off-white shades, through to warmer neutral mid-tones, and the very deep and mysterious charcoals.

But experts believe there will be a shift from lighter shades as seen in 2019 to even lighter shades for the coming year. The move is towards white-washed and beachy feels. Some colours that will be trending are blondes, whitewashed, honey, grey, greige (combination of grey and beige) and high variation. As a colour with many undertones, it’s the ideal choice for adding different shades to enhance the tone within it and give the look more personality.

In wooden flooring too, Havwods India suggest that grey will remain the ultimate choice. Aashish Poojari of Havwoods India says,"Like last year, apart from hand-scraped and wire-brushed, you will see more distressed wood flooring. No more shiny wood flooring; people will continue to opt for more sophisticated flat finishes like satin and matte, along with the traditional oil finishes. A hot choice for young homeowners is diagonal/ angled wood floors – this gives a modern and chic look; wide-plank floors – a popular choice for small spaces, as wide-planks make the room look larger; and mixed-width floors."

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