Getting Comfortable with Greige Paint




Anne Roselt
Anne Roselt
, Plascon Colour Manager

It’s no secret that I adore colour, but I also appreciate that not all neutrals are dull and boring; they can in fact be friendly, stylish and sophisticated. There are classic neutrals, contemporary neutrals, warm neutrals and cool neutrals – all in different shades and with different appeal. One of the neutrals which is gaining momentum is greige, defined as “a colour between grey and beige, closely akin to taupe; unfinished; not fully processed; neither bleached nor dyed.” (Wikipedia)

Greige Paint Inspiration

Greige Paint Inspiration, Image Source: Plascon Spaces Magazine

I have selected some images with greige paint interiors I found that show how this colour can be used as a gentle canvas which can be dressed up or down depending on your personal style and taste.

Getting comfortable with Greige Paint and Colour

Greige Paint Inspiration

Greige Paint Inspiration, Image Source: arch.itect.us

I love the shades of blue in this artwork; it also contains shades of grey which links it beautifully to the colour scheme.

Greige Paint Inspiration, Image Source in-the-gray.blogspot.com

Greige Paint Inspiration, Image Source: in-the-gray.blogspot.com

Metallics add a touch of glamour and sophistication to a greige colour scheme. It is becoming an increasingly popular colour in the kitchen, as it is calming, friendly and inviting.

Greige Paint Inspiration, Image Source houzz.com

Greige Paint Inspiration, Image Source: houzz.com

A neutral silver also looks gorgeous with greige and gives this kitchen a modern feel.

Greige Paint Inspiration, Image Source 4

Greige Paint Inspiration, Image Source: galleryeight.blogspot.com

Greige Interiors, Image Source plasconspaces.co.za

Greige Interiors, Image Source: plasconspaces.co.za

Greige Interiors, Image Source plasconspaces.co.za

Greige Interiors, Image Source: plasconspaces.co.za

Being a neutral, greige paint works well with other neutrals. Use different textures, like metallics, wood, silk and wool together with tints and shades of natural colours to ensure this scheme is not boring.

Greige Interiors, Image Source decoradvisor.net

Greige Interiors, Image Source: decoradvisor.net

Greige Room Inspiration,Image Source marthastewart.com

Greige Room Inspiration, Image Source: marthastewart.com

Greige Room Inspiration,Image Source marthastewart.com

Greige Room Inspiration, Image Source: domesticcharm.com

The colours below are some of Plascon’s greiges from the Inspired Colour System….

Plascon Greige Paint Colour Sample, Photo by Anne Roselt

Plascon Greige Paint Colour Sample, Photo by Anne Roselt

My favourite is Evasive White Y4-E2-3. Let us know what your favourite greige paint colour is, and win a subscription to Plascon Spaces magazine.

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22 Responses

  1. Karen Fraser says:

    my favourite Plascon greige is the old Plascon Colour Works colour called Melanie… 8772-1 I think. I’ve used it in my very first property and every other one since then! But I also like the more recent Velddrift.

  2. ilse says:

    Hi, please can you send me the codes/names of your best WARM greys… I love greys, but most of the greys look cold!

  3. Brie says:

    What is the plascon greige colour in the first photo on this page? http://plascontrends.co.za/getting-comfortable-with-greige-paint/#comments

  4. Sumaya Warwick says:

    I love Plascon’s soldier. It is a warm and inviting neutral.

  5. Marion Lowings says:

    Hallo
    Ek het asb raad nodig. Ek wil my kombuiskaste verf. Die kaste is sleeperhout en die teels in die kombuis is n ligte grys. Watse kleur kan ek die kaste en die mure verf wat saam met die grys teels sal pas?
    And can you also send me the codes and names of your best warm greys. I do love grey, but most of the greys look cold.
    Kind regards
    Marion

  6. karen says:

    Please can u tell me the colour and code in the first pic…..love this colour

    • Plascon says:

      Hi Karen,

      You can try the following colours:

      Plaster (from Plascon’s old “Expressions” range, but in the neutrals card), or Samovar, which is a bit deeper.

      Did you have a look at the colour swatches at the end of the post: See if you can reference the first pic with those Greige colours, each of which can be cross-referenced with our online Inspired Colour System.

      If you’re still unsure, you can also contact our colour experts at the Plascon Spaces Showroom:

      email: spaces@plascon.co.za
      tel: 011 467 8693/4

      Kind regards.

  7. Tersia says:

    Hallo,
    Ek het my hele huis binne laat verf met Paper Lantin. Dit is n kleur wat ek nie voor moeg word nie. Watter kleur van die greige kan ek gebruik vir aksentmure(donkerder kleur)in my huis. Dit is vir die ingangsportaal woonkamer, eetkamer en slaapkamers). Watter muur word donkerder geverf in ‘n vertrek?

    • Plascon comments moderator says:

      Hi Tersia,

      I have consulted with our colour experts at the Plascon Spaces Showroom – please see Zurita’s response below:

      Hello Tersia

      Dankie vir jou navraag. Ons sou 2 kleure voorstel, die eerste is Maison Blanche (Y1-E2-1) en die tweede is Baby Elephant (Y1-E1-4).

      Die normale reel is gewoonlik om ‘n muur in ‘n aksent muur te verander wat geen vensters of deure het nie, tensy jy spesifiek ‘n mooi venster, deur of kaggel wil beklemtoon. In ‘n slaapkamer kan jy byvoorbeeld die muur agter jou bed in ‘n aksent muur verander. (Onthou die oog sal natuurlik getrek word na die donkerder muur)

      Indien jy ‘n lang, maer vertrek het, is dit gewoonlik ‘n goeie idee om die “kort” muur verste van die deur af in ‘n donkerder kleur te verf, want dit sal jou vertrek meer vierkantig laat lyk, en balans gee. Indien jy ‘n “lang” muur donderker gaan verf, sal dit ‘n lang, maer vertrek nog smaller laat lyk.

      Kontak ons gerus indien jy nog enige vrae het (contact details below).

      ZURITA MOORE
      Manager: Plascon Spaces Showroom
      spaces@plascon.co.za
      Call: 011 467 8693

  8. bev says:

    Please tell me the best taupe colour to paint a woodenbar. It has black granite on top. The walls of the room are a warm yellow. The bar stools covered in a taupe velvety fabric

    • Plascon comments moderator says:

      Hi Bev – thanks for visiting Plascon Trends 🙂

      Below are some Taupe options; please note that this is a visual representation of the colour and may vary from screen to screen.

      Taupe options

      For further Taupe inspiration, see also our post here. Please test a colour before making a final purchase, these are visual representations of the colour and can vary from screen to screen, and the digital versions may vary compared to the hard-copy swatchcards.

      If you would like to follow up on this with a more detailed consultation (our colour consultants may request more info regarding the particular space/s you wish to paint), please contact Byron Minnie at spaces@plascon.co.za

      Kind regards.

  9. Nora says:

    Where is the desk from

  10. Nora says:

    Hi sorry to ask again but I can’t figure out how to find the desk or who it’s by I went on that link please help me thank u so much

  11. manuela says:

    I really would like to know where I can get the side-board – gray with the White ornaments on. I really like it. As well as the Grey buf in the front. All on the first Picture.

    Thank you a lot for the Information. Best wishes Manuela

    • Plascon says:

      Hi Manuela – thanks for visiting Plascon Trends 🙂

      The accessories and side board/chest of drawers all belonged to Weylandts, based in South Africa (they also have one store in Melbourne, Australia). The photo-shoot is from a 2012 issue of Plascon SPACES magazine, so I’m not sure about the availability now – you would need to contact Weylandts directly:

      https://www.weylandts.co.za/contact/

      Kind regards.

  12. Karien says:

    Good day,

    Thank you for this post and the tread!
    We’re looking to paint our north facing bathroom in warm grey shades – one accent wall in a darker shade and the rest in an appropriate lighter shade. Could you recommend some “greishes” tending more toward grey than brown, while retaining the warm tones?

    At the moment we are looking at using Hollyhock, but I’m wondering if there are other colours that would give us the exact right feel. Also, I don’t know what to pair Hollyhock with – either as the lighter or darker colour.

    Based on the posts above, I’m also wondering about combinations of Samovar, and Maison Blanche or Baby Elephant (is this very brown?)

    Many questions, much confusion 🙂 I look forward to your response.

    • Plascon comments moderator says:

      Hi Karien – thanks for visiting Plascon Trends 🙂

      Your question was forwarded to our colour consultants at the Plascon Spaces Showroom. Please see Byron’s response below:

      Good day Karien

      Please see the attached mood board (click to view) with attached warm grey’s & greige’s. The griege’s tend towards more the brown grey undertone. Please note this is a visual representation of the colour and may vary from screen to screen; test the colour before making the final purchase (details inside attached mood board)

      If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me (details below).

      Kind regards,

      BYRON MINNIE
      Colour Consultant, Designer & Home Solutions Specialist
      spaces@kansaiplascon.co.za

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