Inspiring interior decorations with blue grey

‘My husband’s a bit of a “White Cube” man, while I’m more a colourist and a mood person,’ says interior designer Bunny Turner of Turner Pocock. In the family’s drawing room, the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Hague Blue’, reading lights from La Lampe Gras illuminate a pair of chairs from The French House and the jute rug is from Tim Page Carpets.

Blue and grey are the greatest of friends – they can complement each other in a colour scheme, and even blend into one another so seamlessly that you can barely tell where the boundary is. Dark greys and blues can create a moody, storm-cloud atmosphere, while lighter duck egg shades are effortlessly elegant and soothing. Our favourite might have to be the middle ground of slate and petrol tones, where small changes in lighting can make the difference between perceiving the colour as grey or as blue. There’s something for all tastes in this colour combination, so scroll down for our best-loved ways to pull it off.

The sitting room of decorative artist Bridie Hall’s house includes many of her own designs, including the cowhide and beech ‘Trav’ chair, and her ‘Roman Emperor Intaglio Cases’ which hang on the wall, working with the Ikat and Kelim cushions to add a burst of colour to the blue/grey scheme. On the mantle piece is ‘The Scholar Set’, also by Bridie – a group of shapes based on the Platonic solids. All can be found at Pentreath & Hall, the Bloomsbury shop started by Bridie and Ben Pentreath.