Maybe it’s because it marries with such ease to yellow (one of my favourite colours), or perhaps it’s the restful vibe it gently oozes. Either way, grey really chimes a decor-loving cord within me – and it makes for the perfect hue when it comes to decorating bedrooms. The versatile colour can be called upon in various different shades for varying effect. Whilst I love the drama of the second scheme, my heart pulls me towards Gentle Romance – yes, there’s the saffron yellow, but the subtle nude tones of the sheets and overall relaxed vibe also have me sold. Which scheme is for you?

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Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Ahh grey! I love all the ways the different greys create completely different looks. The dark charcoal is my favourite.

  2. I've never been a big fan of grey or yellow until I saw how great they can look together. Now I would definitely consider both colours in the bedroom or anywhere else in the house for that matter.

  3. love something about each of them- although i am being drawn to #3, mainly because of the mix with natural elements- but grey and yellow is always a winning combo in my book!

  4. I love the shade of gray in a bedroom…and I incorporated a dark gray in the form of silk lampshades and a light, airy gray in the form of a “Stay Clam and Carry On” lacquered wall art.

  5. They all look pretty great considering my bedroom is in quite a state of disarray and not quite done at the moment.

  6. I”m addicted to grey. I want to paint my 2 year son's room grey…trick…i have butter yellow shades that I can't change- do I go dark grey or light?

  7. these are all great so it would be hard to choose. I've been thinking a lot about painting my walls grey but haven't yet pinpointed what shade. 🙂

  8. Hi Will!

    Love the third set! The distribution of hues and the balance of texture is really nice 🙂

    I emailed you a proposal to be featured in our magazine, hope to hear from you soon!

    Hannah Galang
    Editorial Assistant
    SPACE Magazine, Philippines

  9. Loved #1 and #3! My husband and I picked Behr “Pensive Sky” for our bedroom thinking it would be a true light grey but it was more light blue..the next rooms we paint will definitely be grey. Thanks for the post! Your blog is an inspiration 🙂

  10. Ooh yes, love grey in the bedroom, it's so soothing. My room is currently a mix of looks one and three, with a little hot pink thrown in too.

  11. Hey that masculine drama is.. our bedroom! Which I absolutely love.. very cozy.. I also love the gentle romance as well.. It's the mix of messy & light I love.

  12. The first thing I noticed was the pop of yellow in the first two photos. There is something close to perfection about mixing the cold grey with the warm yellow.

  13. Great post I love them all! But 1 and 3 are definitely right up my street! 2 is great but I don't think I would be daring enough to do it in my own personal space!

  14. I LOVE grey! These are wonderful ideas, especially the one with the yellow accents – my favorite! xo, danni

    ps: so legit you got a industrial drawer in paris! 😉 you have to share your flea market finds some time! I would love to see!

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.