Grey walls? More like great walls!


Grey is the master of neutrality. It offers a calming canvas for any room that can be paired with a wide range of colours, whether you opt for dark grey or light grey walls.


So, exactly what colour curtains go with grey walls? We're on hand to show you a palette of possibilities, from monochromatic masterpieces to bold splashes of colour, so that you can make the right choice for your space.

What shades of grey are there?

Didn’t someone say there are 50 shades of grey? 


However many there are (who’s counting, not us), grey is the wall colour choice for the cool, calm and sophisticated.


From light grey tones that add an airy elegance to charcoal grey that brings depth and drama, there's a shade of grey to suit your unique taste. Below are just a few of the countless shades!

Curtain and blind colours for rooms with grey walls

Blue curtains and blinds

The cool undertones of both blue and grey naturally complement each other, forming a cohesive and serene colour palette.

Light blue blinds, in shades such as powder blue or sky blue, can introduce a refreshing touch, brightening the room and preventing it from feeling too monochromatic.

Meanwhile, deep blue curtains or navy blue curtains can add depth and contrast, giving your room an elegant, cohesive and modern look. Blue and grey is a versatile colour scheme, so feel free to play with different shades and textures to achieve your perfect match.

Add even more depth and privacy to your room by pairing roller blinds or wooden shutters with your blue curtains.

Yellow curtains and blinds

Yellow curtains, or yellow blinds, can add a burst of sunshine to the relaxed elegance of grey walls, creating a harmonious and lively feel. Grey provides the perfect backdrop for yellow to shine as the star of the show.

The contrast between the two colours works wonderfully well. Grey adds sophistication and calm, while yellow brings in warmth and energy. It doesn’t matter if you choose soft, buttery yellows or want to make a bold statement with rich hues of gold; the combination introduces a playfulness to your space. It's like inviting a splash of sunshine indoors, so it always feels like the perfect summer's day.

Monochromatic grey curtains and blinds

Grey curtains or blinds in a grey room are a match made in monochrome heaven! The various shades of grey, from light to charcoal, play off each other, resulting in a sleek and seamless aesthetic.


Using different shades of grey can bring depth and dimension to your space without overwhelming it. Light grey curtains can add an airy touch, while darker shades create a sense of cosiness and drama. These subtle variations in the same colour family allow you to play with texture and patterns to achieve your perfect combination.

Our top tip for monochromatic colour schemes is to make sure walls and soft furnishings are two to three shades lighter or darker than each other. This will help by adding visual interest to your living space with just the right amount of contrast.

White curtains and blinds

You can't go wrong with classic white curtains for grey walls. White curtains and blinds have a timeless and sophisticated aesthetic, offering a clean and airy feel for any space.


The combination is popular for a reason - the grey exudes a sense of calm and maturity, while the white introduces brightness and a feeling of spaciousness. White curtains against grey walls can also make your room feel larger and more open.

If you want natural light to flow through the room, opt for sheer white curtains. For added visual interest and privacy, pair your white curtains with white Venetian blinds or white wooden blinds.

Pink curtains and blinds

Add a touch of whimsy to your chic grey walls with a splash of pink! The soft, delicate nature of pink plays beautifully against the cool neutrality of grey, creating a sweet and harmonious balance.

Whether you opt for blush, rose, or powder pink curtains, the combination injects a subtle touch of romance and modernity into your space. The grey backdrop provides a sophisticated foundation, and the pink stands out as a focal point.

You can also use pink as a way to brighten up a child's room, opting for pink blinds for a fuss-free touch of joy and energy!

Green curtains and blinds

Green curtains and blinds paired with grey walls create a nature-inspired space, so it's perfect for any lovers of the outdoors. The cool tones of grey act as a calming anchor, allowing the vibrant and refreshing shades of green to flourish.

Whether you go for muted sage, deep emerald, or lively mint, the combination invokes a sense of calm and connection with the outdoors. Plus, you don't have to plant or water anything, which is always a bonus.

Choosing blinds and curtains by room

Curtains and blinds for a grey living room

Whether you're aiming for a modern, minimalist look or a cosy, traditional feel in your living room, grey walls can help you achieve that perfect finishing touch. Grey complements a wide range of colours, making it easy to coordinate with tons of furniture styles, artwork and decor.


Eyelet curtains, with their modern and streamlined appearance, are perfect for creating a contemporary vibe in your living room. Use neutral tones like white (or light grey if you have dark grey walls) to give your space a clean, modern look.


Pencil pleat curtains also work well in almost any living room, offering a classic and timeless charm. Consider rich, jewel-toned colours like navy blue or emerald green to bring depth and contrast against the grey walls.

Curtains and blinds for grey bedrooms

When it comes to a grey bedroom, consider thermal curtains for a cosy and comfortable sleep space. Soft, neutral hues like light grey or calming beige can maintain a peaceful vibe while keeping the bedroom cosy.

If you're concerned with keeping bright light at bay, blackout blinds and blackout curtains introduce an element of elegance to effective light control. Deep hues like navy blue or warm grey can add a layer of sophistication to the decor. You can also get all the classic fabric blind styles, such as roman blinds, in blackout fabrics.

Curtains and blinds for a grey kitchen

Find styles that balance form and functionality so you can cook up a storm without worrying about your kitchen blinds!


Roller blinds, with their sleek and minimalistic design, can be an excellent choice. Opt for cream colours or light grey to maintain a clean and open feel, enhancing your kitchen's modern look.


Venetian blinds and wooden blinds, on the other hand, offer versatility in light control and privacy. Consider Venetian blinds in natural tones like brown or beige to bring warmth and texture to a grey kitchen.


If you’re a chef who likes to add a bit of flair to their cooking, we recommend choosing blinds made using a wipe-clean material. With easy-wipe blinds, you’ll be able to remove any sauce splashes or oil splatters with a damp cloth to keep your kitchen looking like it holds three Michelin stars.

Curtains and blinds for a grey dining room

For dining rooms, don’t be afraid to up the ante when it comes to colour. Adding a burst of freshness to your grey walls by choosing curtains or blinds in shades such as vibrant orange, rich red, or sunflower yellow will transform a flat space into a dining destination that’s the envy of your friends.

What’s more, the association of these colours with flavoursome foods and ingredients has been proven to get those tastebuds tingling, enhancing the overall enjoyment of your meal times. 

If you have an open-plan kitchen-diner, we recommend choosing easy-clean window blinds. Metal or PVC slatted blinds can be wiped clean using a damp cloth to remove any grease build-ups and are naturally odour-resistant, too!

Curtains and blinds for a grey bathroom

In bathrooms, cleanliness and privacy are key. Vertical blinds, with their adjustable slats, offer privacy and light control while adding a contemporary flair. Opting for a light and airy colour like white or soft beige can enhance your bathroom's brightness, so you can feel like you're at the spa without leaving home.

Since bathrooms tend to be the most humid environments in a home, choosing waterproof or water-resistant window coverings is essential. We recommend selecting styles made using faux wood, rigid PVC or aluminium, as these will repel moisture without degrading or becoming mouldy.

Curtains and blinds for a nursery

Grey is a wonderful neutral colour to choose for a nursery, especially if you’re keeping the sex of your little one a surprise until they make their grand entrance! 

Pale grey or grey with beige undertones will create a calming atmosphere with a beautifully organic feel that is perfect for nursing and bedtimes. We recommend choosing curtains or blinds in similarly pale colours to enhance the relaxing effect - a pastel blue, pink or green is ideal.

If you want to transform your nursery into a playful paradise, opt for patterned window blinds or curtains in a brighter colour. Blinds with an animal print or floral pattern will bring an instant sense of fun and youthful energy into your child’s room.

To help your baby (and you) sleep soundly all night long, consider fitting blackout blinds or curtains in their nursery. These will block out up to 100% of external light to ensure that they don’t decide it’s time to get up as soon as the sun rises.


What colour curtains go with grey walls and brown furniture?

  • When it comes to choosing curtains for grey walls and brown furniture, consider these options:
  • Cream or beige: Cream or beige curtains provide a neutral and classic choice that complements both grey and brown.
  • Navy blue: Navy blue offers a sophisticated contrast to grey and brown, adding depth and a touch of richness to the colour scheme.
  • Soft green or sage: Soft green or sage curtains can introduce a lush, natural element to the space, balancing the coolness of grey and the warmth of brown.
  • Burnt orange or terracotta: Warm tones like burnt orange or terracotta can add a pop of colour, infusing energy and vibrancy into the room.
  • Mustard yellow: Mustard yellow provides a bold and trendy option, creating a dynamic contrast with grey and adding a playful touch to the brown furniture.

When choosing curtain colours, consider the specific shades of grey and brown in your decor, the amount of natural light in the room, and your personal style preferences to achieve the perfect look.

What colours don't go well with grey?

While grey is a versatile and neutral colour that pairs well with many others, some combinations may clash. Here are a few colour combinations that might not work as seamlessly with grey:

  • Bright neons: Extremely bright neon colours may clash with grey, creating a jarring and overwhelming visual effect.
  • Muddy or dull colours: Muddy or dull colours may not provide enough contrast with grey, potentially resulting in a lacklustre and uninteresting colour palette.