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squeezysparklyballs Sat 09-Mar-19 13:26:26

AIBU to hope this trend dies a death soon?

I'm house hunting at the moment and every other house is grey. Grey walls, grey kitchens, grey bathrooms.... bloody depressing.

Can someone please tell me it's starting to go out of fashion? It's the avocado bathroom suite for our times...

Dickybow321 Sat 09-Mar-19 13:27:11

Oh goody, we've not had one of these threads for a while 🙄

squeezysparklyballs Sat 09-Mar-19 13:27:49

About grey decor? Haven't seen any

Chickaletta16 Sat 09-Mar-19 13:28:25

Me too !! I'm fed.up of everything being grey !! Mrs Hinch has a completely grey home for goodness sake as does everyone.se on Instagram!! I keep wanting to add a pop of colour lol

kaytee87 Sat 09-Mar-19 13:29:27

You know you can paint?

capaciousbladder Sat 09-Mar-19 13:30:11

Grey and silver. With thick pile carpets that show vacuum marks and velour cushions that have similar stroke marks. Yack!!!

AllTheCakes Sat 09-Mar-19 13:30:43

Well, it’s better than magnolia!

Houseonahill Sat 09-Mar-19 13:31:01

I agree Ive never looked at grey and thought anything other than dull BUT each to their own and you can always repaint.

Marchinupandownagain Sat 09-Mar-19 13:31:04

Each to their own, but...no way. Blue and cream all the way here, baby. Mind you, at least when you redecorate you don't have purple, floral vinyl wallpaper to get off (thinks of mid- 80s purchase)

squeezysparklyballs Sat 09-Mar-19 13:31:58

Painting tiles, work surfaces, flooring, kitchen doors etc doesn't really work. You're basically stuck with it til you can afford to replace them.

Marchinupandownagain Sat 09-Mar-19 13:32:21

Oh, and red and cream in the bathroom.

barkinatthemoon Sat 09-Mar-19 13:35:58

My partner keeps referring to our house as "50 shades of grey" as every time we decorate a room I choose grey 😳😂. Admittedly we team it with bright pops of colour like we have orange cushions and accessories in our living room, daughters bedroom is grey with pink/white, our room is grey with gold, kitchen grey/orange, bathroom grey/yellow accessories again.... god it does sound dull 🙈 but it really isn't in the flesh!

kaytee87 Sat 09-Mar-19 13:36:18

No, but you can paint everything else and buy rugs/throws/cushions etc to brighten it up.

Sparklingbrook Sat 09-Mar-19 13:38:29

I have seen a few of the grey interiors and I think they do look nice, in a show home type of way.
I have to admit I thought a couple were black and white pictures, but no, that was what they were like.

I like Mrs Hinch. The baby toys will add a nice pop of colour I think. grin

WhiffofSnell Sat 09-Mar-19 13:38:41

Aarrrggghhh - someone said pops of colour!!

Waveysnail Sat 09-Mar-19 13:38:44

Not fan on grey kitchens tbh. We have grey sittingroom but bathroom is cream and brown, kitchen light green and hall blue

Doggydoggydoggy Sat 09-Mar-19 13:39:50

Hm, my bedroom is grey, lilac and pink and I love it.

I wouldn’t like it in most of the house though, that would be very depressing.

jacksonmaine Sat 09-Mar-19 13:40:13

Oh goody, we've not had one of these threads for a while 🙄

grin Just painted my back door grey. smile

zhivagodr Sat 09-Mar-19 13:40:58

I think the anti grey thing is a bit snobbish actually. Grey is a pretty neutral colour, most people don’t have the funds to decorate every year and grey is fine to accessorise with loads of other different colours to mix it up - pink, yellow, orange, white...

squeezysparklyballs Sat 09-Mar-19 13:41:00

Pops of colour? Is that what it's called?

Who's Mrs Hinch? A baddy in a kids book?

Houseonahill Sat 09-Mar-19 13:42:02

whiffofsnell 😂😂😂 I was waiting for that too

Crankybitch Sat 09-Mar-19 13:42:27

It’s this generations beige

I quite like it but not when everything is the same - like Mrs Hinch Style on Instagram

squeezysparklyballs Sat 09-Mar-19 13:42:34

Grey isn't neutral though. Grey is cold and overpowering.

Cream, white and magnolia are neutral.

FudgeBrownie2019 Sat 09-Mar-19 13:42:40

We're having new doors in a few weeks time and when the guy came to show me colour samples he said "I know full well you'll choose this steel grey colour, every woman your age does". I almost shoved his samples up his smug arse. Anyway, I chose navy and it's lovely.

A friend of ours has an all-grey house. It's nice, but I couldn't do it; there's colour in every room here and despite the fact that it's less Instagram-worthy, i prefer it a little.

Sparklingbrook Sat 09-Mar-19 13:43:19

Mrs Hinch is on Instagram. She is very into her cleaning and keeps her home absolutely spotless, it looks beautiful all the time, and is very grey.

There was a thread a while back saying 'pop' was a terrible thing to say. Even 'pop to the shops' was not allowed so I am guessing 'pop of colour' is also illegal. grin

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