Five Colourful Ways to Style a Grey Sofa

Grey is one of the most popular sofa colours. As a neutral it makes a great blank canvas. But, as a ‘safe’ option, it can also be a bit boring. We’ve put together five mood boards to inspire you with colourful ways to style a grey sofa. Each of the looks shows the same grey sofa styled to suit different interior tastes. So if you’re looking for how to bring more colour to your grey sofa and brighten up your living room, read on for some ideas!

Look 1 – Graphic and Modern

Mustard yellow and grey is a classic combination. Paired with muted green and sleek modern furniture it creates a striking and stylish interior.

Cushions: Safomasi Cave House Cushion, Safomasi Grey Peace Hands Woven CushionSafomasi Green Tortoise Woven Cushion
RugSafomasi Black and White Crane Dhurrie
ThrowSafomasi Mustard Stone Symbol Knitted Throw
Coffee TableEpic travertine stone coffee table by GamFratesi for Gubi 
Floor Lamp: Black IC F2 Floor Lamp by Michael Anastassiades for Flos
Wall Colour: Farrow & Ball Breakfast Room Green

Look 2 – Natural Accents

With a natural rattan lampshade and palm print artwork, this look pairs shades of blush pink, brown, green and blue for a soft and calming interior. If the sofa had wooden legs, a wood or rattan coffee table would work well here too. Complete the look with lots of house plants. Hanging macrame planters would suit this bohemian style well.

Cushions: Safomasi Spotted Deer Cushion (both sides shown), Safomasi Dusty Blue Zen Onsen Garden Cushion
Rug: Safomasi Green and Pink Crane Dhurrie
Coffee Table: Made.com Rosinda Coffee Table
Pendant Light: Made.com Java Lampshade
Artwork: Palm State by Riise from Jealous London.
Wall Colours: Farrow & Ball Setting Plaster and Skimming Stone.

Look 3 – Bold Pastels

In this scheme we mix candy colours with deep blue for a vibrant and playful look. A good tip for styling a sofa of any colour is to use different sized cushions to add interest and height. Here cushions with pom poms and fun prints take a grey sofa from drab to fab.

Cushions: Safomasi Fairy Chimney Cushion, Safomasi Pink Belle Mare Woven Cushion, Safomasi Camel Traders Cushion
Rug: Safomasi Blue and Pink Crane Dhurrie
Throw: Safomasi Goreme Knitted Throw
Coffee Table: Iqrup + Ritz Hollywood Coffee Table
Floor Lamp: Pooky Eclipse Floor Lamp
Wall Colour: Farrow & Ball Calluna

Look 4 – Dark and sophisticated

Pair jewel colours such as deep blue and maroon with a grey sofa for a sophisticated look. Illustrated cushions in complementary colours add a light-hearted touch whilst keeping the scheme grown up and elegant. Look for reversible cushions for easy styling. All Safomasi cushions have a different print on each side. Here we’ve used two Different Different Camel cushions and styled one cushion to show the Camel print and the other to show the geometric Net Block print on the other side.

Cushions: Safomasi Different Camel Cushion (both sides shown), Safomasi Blue Festival Woven Floor Cushion.
Rug: Safomasi Maroon and Grey Crane Dhurrie
Side table: Kalash Table by Ayush Kasliwal from Iqrup + Ritz
Artwork: Pillars Print and Column Print by Emily Forgot, Golden Wonder Print by Unlimited.
Wall Colour: Farrow & Ball Hague Blue

Look 5 – Bright and Cheery

This might be our favourite! Bright and bold, the emerald green walls make a striking backdrop for a grey sofa. In a living room like this with a casual, eclectic look, bean bags are a great choice for extra seating, plus they can easily be moved around the house to suit your needs. Here our Grey Peace Hands Bean Bag complements the grey sofa, whilst also adding a pop of print with it’s cheery pattern. With yellow and red and black accents to tie it altogether it’s a lively scheme that will make for a happy home.

Cushions: Safomasi Resort Life Cushion, Safomasi Yellow Weaver Cushion (both sides shown).
Rug: Safomasi Yellow and Grey Crane Dhurrie
Bean Bag: Safomasi Grey Peace Hands Woven Bean Bag
Side Table: Jaipur Table by Ayush Kasliwal from Iqrup + Ritz
Pendant Light: Aaks Ihaya Lamp
Artwork: Esther Cox City Print from Unlimited
Wall Colour: Farrow & Ball Verdigris Green

The sofa featured in all looks is the very stylish Outline Sofa by Muuto.

We hope this has given you some ideas for ways you can style a grey sofa to bring more colour to your home. Which look is your favourite?