Crushing on Colour: Holly from HVH Interiors

Let's start off this melange of blogger talent with a Crushing on Colour post from Holly of HVH Interiors. Holly is an Interior Designer and her blog is full of interesting finds and a very warm, modern aesthetic. I especially love the Moodboard Mondays!

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Hello 10 Rooms readers! I'm Holly, an interior design consultant and blogger over at HvH Interiors. It is such a great pleasure to meet you all here to talk about one of my favourite topics - color. What better place to do that than the "Crushing on Color" guest blog series?! Thank you so much to Anne-Marie for having me.

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So let's jump right in, shall we? These days, when it comes to interior design, I have a serious crush on GREY. Grey is often overlooked as a color because it is an achromatic or neutral colour. Yet, it has so much potential. It's my silent hero. Admittedly, grey does have a bit of a bad rap. It is often associated with notions like dullness, bad weather, old age, boredom, and conformity. But this last 'flaw' is what makes grey so great in my eyes. It conforms - blends, adapts, and supports - it can be so many things and it's all up to you to decide.

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To understand the versatility of grey, one must realize that there are endless varieties of it, just like with other colours. Grey can be just as cool as it can be warm and therefore it can be easily and appropriately adapted to any interior colour scheme.

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My favourite interior scheme at the moment is Grey paired with other neutrals, such as white, black and brown. I find it very calming and grounding. Metallic Greys can add a bit of glamor or industrial flair. Grey paired with wood can often results in this cozy, rustic feeling.

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If Grey paired with neutrals is too subdued for your taste, look what happens when Grey gets paired with colour. Whether we're talking big colour or just hints and accents, Grey allows the colours to pop and shine via simultaneous contrast.

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Grey is full of potential because you can give it the life you want, depending on what you surround it by. Whether you prefer an interior that is deep and intense or airy and soft, Grey can play a key role. So, dear readers, what are your thoughts on Grey? Best Wishes! Holly

Thanks, Holly! That was an absolutely beautiful post. You found so many inspiring interiors! Grey has become a staple in today's palettes, hasn't it? I love that it provides such a clean backdrop for whatever else you place with it - because I'm always looking for a little smidgeon of colour in there somewhere! x Anne-Marie

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Unknown said...

well.. judging by my all gray/white outfit today (and many similar outfits in my closet) I'm all about gray :) I especially love it accented with silver (chrome) and gold (brass). calmly sophisticated.

laxsupermom said...

I've been crushing on grey lately, too, but always with color and I love it with a sparkle of gold. Thanks for sharing.

Holly said...

Thank you so much for having me on Anne-Marie. I'm honoured to post about colour over here :)

Hope you're having a good vacay!


tina said...

Holly, what a great post! I love how you had a beginning, a middle and ending, like all the best storytelling!

Your images are spot on. You've chosen some fantastic interiors and I would love to be in all of them.

You're right, grey is overlooked and yet so stylish. In winter, I love grey fashion. It almost has a regal quality to it...


Anonymous said...

AWSOME PICS:) I really like your blog...so much nice inspiration in every post:) I wish you a lovely week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

lisaroy said...

So many great grey pairings! I love it as the new neutral instead of the taupe that's been around for so long now :)

veri kurtarma said...

Thanks for sharing, I love reading you should post more often...

Nicole said...

Nice! I just painted my bedroom dark grey and LOVE IT! Great to find your blog!

Lisha said...

Wow! I'm speechless. I've never appreciated grey this much. It can be very elegant indeed. Inspires a lot.

Thanks for sharing. :)


Iro - Ivy said...

I love me some grey popping in my white interiors & I couldn't love it more than when paired with neutrals!

Such a a wonderful post Holly! Congratulations on being hosted in what seems a perfect place for you my dear :) xx

Hege Morris said...

Great post Holly! Love all the pics!
Grey has been my favorite color for years. thank you for sharing!
hege x

Gerard McGuickin said...

Holly you've written a wonderful post on my favourite colour. Just love it and the images are great. Thanks for bigging up grey... it's the best colour for interiors ;-)

From Gerard aka Mr Walnut Grey x

Danie at Pasadya said...

Lovely post, Holly! I love the grays parked with white--just like the top photo! Nice and simple. :)

Theresa / InspirationCOOP said...

Holly did a fantastic job and all the interior examples are beautiful! I am in love with grey right now. Not too many years ago, the color was brown (from chocolate to cafe latte). Remember that? I'm so happy the new neutral is grey. Holly is right, it goes with everything.

Louise de Pour Toujours... said...

Bravo Holly!

This post is very inspiring and makes me love grey even more.

Unknown said...

Great post, you have pointed out some excellent points , I as well believe this s a very excellent website.

ursula (room to bloom) said...

Great post Holly! I didn't realise you'd also written about grey : )

Old school Sunglasses said...

Très bon Post !

A very good post for inspiration, I love the grey & neutral for workspace !

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