Grey’s versatility, and often chameleon-like qualities, makes it suitable for almost every style of home. From welcoming warm greys through to cooler modern shades, explore the depths of this colour to find the perfect combination for your space.
Transform any space with contrasting greys, to either create a dramatic statement, or complement a monochromatic style.
With the ability to seemingly extend rooms and lift ceilings, grey is an exquisite interior colour. From the soft tones of Manorburn and Grey Lynn to the deeper tones of Franz Josef Double and Castlecliff, it’s easy to add character to your home with our most popular greys.
Featured artwork 'Study 3' original artwork by Jess Merlo
Lyttelton Quarter is a soft grey white with a very subtle green undertone. It is ideal as a main wall colour both inside and out. Pair it with soft whites such as Te Āpiti and Mt Aspiring Half as well as deeper greys, greens and neutrals such as Lyttelton Double, Ōhai Half and Pūkaki.
When whites and beiges simply won’t do, greys and greiges can be the perfect option. The right warmth can restore energy and reflect light through a room, inviting texture and pattern. This image features Franz Josef on the wall and Cardrona on the windows and trims.
Franz Josef is a popular mid-grey with subtle green undertones. It can be used as a main wall colour in light spaces or as a feature wall with a softer grey such as Manorburn Double. It is also a popular render or weatherboard colour that looks great with Ōkārito, Mt Aspiring Half or charcoal greys.
Dulux Wash&Wear® is ideal for all interior walls including high traffic areas such as hallways and family rooms and where minimal light reflection is desired. Wash&Wear® 101 Barrier Technology® creates a hard-wearing finish that allows you to wipe away most common marks, scuffs and stains with a wet cloth so your walls will look freshly painted for years.
Achieving that elusive Scandinavian look within your home is only a colour scheme away. Start with a warm greige (brown grey) like Stony River Half paired with a soft white like Southern Alps.
From blue greys to almost black, grey is a popular exterior choice for New Zealand homes. Lighter shades can invoke a sense of classic charm while darker shades can be bold and dramatic.
For a beautiful, timeless colour scheme try the subtle shade of Lyttelton with a contrasting roof in Colorsteel® Ironsand. To highlight trims or architectural details, add a clean, crisp white such as Southern Alps.
Lyttelton is a popular and complex soft grey with a subtle green undertone. It works well as a main wall colour both inside and out. Pair it with cool whites such as Mt Aspiring and Ōkārito, as well as deeper greys, greens and charcoals such as Lyttelton Double, Ōhai, Glendhu Bay and Castlecliff.
A lighter grey colour scheme is soft, relaxed and will work wonders for contemporary exteriors. Manorburn Double carries a cool, greyish undertone, making it perfect for pairing with Ōkārito on the trims, windows and details.
Colours displayed should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, test your colour choice at home by ordering Dulux Sample Pots and Large Colour Swatches.