Friday, 1 August 2014

How To Decorate With The Best Brown-Grey And Greige Paints And Accessories

If the thought of decorating with browns takes you straight back to ugly memories of the seventies, now is most definitely the time to think again. Able to act as both a neutral and a colour, brown is a hugely versatile shade which is happy to straddle a whole variety of looks.This month we want to take you on a tour of the best that fashionably-greyed browns (often referred to as greige, a cross between grey and beige) have to offer, and that Relics of Witney have picked out for our customers.

First of all, Let's talk paints. Today's browns come in a whole dizzying array of different hues - from the palest of caramels to the deepest, warmest chocolate. 

We think these are the best grey-browns:

These are fantastic choices for adding depth to your decorating - by painting and distressing a favourite but tired pierce of furniture for a gentle feel, or for adding a bolder hit on feature walls. None of these are run-of the mill browns; they will all having you looking again and again, trying to fathom their moody hues. 

And now onto our accessories. We are huge fans of our rattan baskets...we have a large collection in a whole gamut of shapes and sizes. They are incredibly popular, and rightly so. Strong, tough and beautifully elegant: who knew such a combination was possible? Their thick-stranded woven texture will bring interest to any area needing a bit of a nudge style-wise. And the possibilities for use in your home? Oh, the possibilities! Just take a look at some of these images....

Ever hear of an Eco-friendly Christmas tree. It's a living tree in a pot that you can replant after Christmas! :)

Grey rattan baskets with boxwood topiary balls. Belgian style exterior

Box topiary balls, white hydrangeas and English roses in gray rattan baskets...Full details on Modern Country Style blog: Leopoldina Haynes' Small Garden

Potted fig trees in rattan baskets

grey willow basket

And, lastly, for those of you who are looking to add a tangible sense of vintage character to your home, we have a fantastic Bakelite range of switches, socket and ceiling roses, as well as traditional fabric-covered flex.

Who said brown had to be boring? They clearly hadn't seen our stock! Come into Relics of Witney, or shop online for all your decorating needs...

Images via: Farrow and Ball, Vanessa Arbuthnott, Little Greeene, Farrow and Ball, Little Greene, Little Greene, Little Greene, Little Greene, Farrow and Ball, Modern Country Style, Garden Trading, quickcrop, Pinterest, Claire Mee, stilinspiration, woondroom, cox and cox, room seventeen, Relics of Witney, Relics of Witney

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