How to Create an Ochre and Grey Interior

Sunshine inspired colour schemes are always popular, as bright colour schemes open up your interior spaces and create a warm and uplifting ambience in your home. Ochre is a rich yellow hue that complements both neutral and bold colour schemes and looks particularly good with grey.

This colour looks wonderful in modern, period-style and country-style home interiors, complemented by traditional oak furniture or grey painted furniture.

Use Ochre for Classic, Modern or Bold, Bright Looks

For a classic style, team ochre with simple white or light cream colour palettes to create a sunny, crisp look. If you prefer a more modern twist, pair ochre with a grey tone—anything from pale dove grey to deep charcoal and pewter—to create a sophisticated look. Grey and ochre living rooms can be both elegant and inviting, but it’s a colour combination that’s also ideal for dining rooms and home offices. 

An ochre and grey living room can be as relaxing or as challenging as you want. Like brighter, bolder interiors? Then partner ochre with summery colour palettes, using floral tones like lilac, lemon and mint, or tropical hues such as lime, aquamarine and fuchsia, to create contrasts and impact. This colour scheme works really well with statement wallpaper, so choose bold floral prints, tropical leaf patterns or simple stripes and chevrons for a large feature wall, fireplace or alcove area.

Soft Furnishings in Ochre Tones

Opting for colourful fabrics and soft furnishings can be daunting, but it’s an easy way to quickly (and often, cheaply) introduce a new colour scheme into your current home interior. Long, luxurious ochre-coloured curtains will create a focal point against a plain painted wall and ochre cushions in plain or patterned finishes will brighten up a plain upholstered sofa or bed. Check out our range of upholstered furniture to find pieces that suit your style and colour palette.

Modern bedrooms can be decorated with some simple ochre and grey striped cushions, bedding or curtains. For a more traditional look in an ochre and grey living room, choose upholstered chairs and sofas in ochre or botanical shades—or even a chaise lounge to give your room a chic French twist!

Furniture to Complement Your Ochre Colour Scheme

Whether you choose a bold or more refined ochre look, there’s a variety of furniture items and accessories that will complement it perfectly. Carved French white furniture looks stunning against this deep yellow backdrop, and our French-inspired Wilmslow White Painted Oak range has a classic, elegant style that partners with oche perfectly. If you prefer traditional timber finishes, choose pieces from our French Louis Oak range. You can add French rustic chandeliers, lamp bases and farmhouse style ornaments to bring some Chateau style to your home interiors. 

For a more sleek and modern design, grey oak furniture will bring a touch of sophistication to your room. Our Downton Grey Painted Tall Glazed Corner Display Cabinet adds classy and compact storage and display space to an ochre and grey living room, dining room or kitchen, and there are many matching items in the Downtown Grey range to allow you to coordinate your look throughout the house.

Downton grey painted tall glazed corner cabinet

If a more rustic country style is more to your taste, opt for traditional solid oak furniture, such as the pieces in our Rustic Oak furniture range,  which will fit into any room of the home and complement the rich yellow backdrop. 

For more inspiration on using an ochre colour scheme in your home interior, take a look at our Pinterest Ochre Colour Trend board, where you will find a variety of interior design ideas to inspire you!

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