The popularity of grey décor continues unabated. The spectrum of shades of grey gives it its versatility – from dark, moody tones, to warm greys, to very cool Scandi-esque tones. In fact, type in “grey paint” on Farrow and Ball’s website and you will find 55 different options! In this post we will explore various flooring options to help you choose the perfect floor for your home.

For the ultimate calming atmosphere, different tones of grey can be layered, to create a harmonious scheme. Introducing textures in furnishings give depth to your greys. Light grey walls can be used as a neutral back drop to introduce colour into your scheme.

Your choice of flooring for a grey room scheme is an important factor. Just because you have grey walls it doesn’t mean you have to have a grey carpet. Dark wood tones complement grey schemes beautifully. Pattern can be used to add depth to a grey scheme: parquet and herringbone patterned flooring is ‘en vogue’ and the texture of this flooring gives depth to a grey room scheme.

Our engineered oak wood floors can be stained grey, which can bring a whole new dimension to your room scheme. There are several different grey flooring options, other than wood, which look contemporary and stylish. Let’s have a look at some ideas:

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring

The leading brands offer many very smart choices of flooring in different tones of grey. Here we have selected our favourites:

Karndean’s Weathered Hickory combines a grey looks with pared back timber, creating this contemporary look that works so well with purple hues. The coloured chevron patterned wood gives a modern twist to the traditional wood plank design:

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Karndean’s Weathered Hickory, EW11; Art Select Collection

The Michelangelo Stone range is excellent for bathrooms and hallways. It introduces texture to a grey palette. Here is an example of Karndean’s Catalonian Granite floor:

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Karndean’s Catalonian Granite, MS3; Michelangelo Collection

Have a look at some of the Karndean range here. Likewise, Amtico and Kährs offer some fabulous options too and these are brands that we supply and fit.


Grey carpets are hugely popular, and we hold several brands that have brought the most exquisite carpets to the market. Simply look at the elegance that this carpet from Abingdon Flooring brings:

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Abingdon’s Stainfree Grande Range, shown here in Ermine

Grey is a very practical choice of colour for a children’s bedroom or playroom too, as the slightly darker shades are forgiving. Team with lighter walls and pale pink accessories for a soft, calm ambience. An excellent example of this is in the styling for Regency Carpets’ Alabaster carpet:

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Regency Carpets’ Alabaster 769 carpet; Dolce Moda Heathers Collection

Concrete-inspired flooring

Industrial style décor, which incorporates stripped back architectural details such as walls to reveal bare brickwork, and uses metal and wood in its design, lends itself to concrete-style flooring. Concrete gives a raw edge to the design. Concrete has had bad press over the years for its limited eco credentials, but now leading brand V4 Wood Flooring has brought ‘Concreate’ to the market, which is concrete-inspired flooring, offering a sustainable and more environmentally sensitive alternative to traditional floor coverings. It is also quicker and more economical to install than conventional poured concrete systems. We are delighted to be able to offer this product too.

Love the Concreate but not sure about embracing the whole industrial vibe? The concrete-look can be softened with textured fabrics and lighter colours.

We hope we have inspired you to choose the perfect floor for your home by showcasing some of the best grey flooring options around. We are always happy to opine on your design ideas in our showroom – bring along paint samples, fabrics etc and we will help you pick out the best floor for your scheme and lifestyle. Alternatively, during these unprecedented times when our showroom is temporarily closed to the public, please feel free to seek advice via the telephone, or email us your design ideas: