Crammed with fascinating facts, expert advice and a wealth of essential information, Shades of Grey will guide you through the minefield that is choosing exactly the right shade of grey paint for your living space. There's no doubt about it, grey is the shade of the moment. Chic restaurants, shops and homes are covered in it. There's not an interior decorating programme that doesn't feature it. And forget 50 shades – in fact the human eye can detect more than 500. As can the average paint chart.
Karen Halley, internationally renowned business colour and branding expert, says 'Everyone wants to paint their houses grey at the moment, but it's actually one of the most difficult colours to get right." Get it wrong and a room will be cold and dark, possibly even energy-sapping. Get it right, however, and your home will look chic, sophisticated and modern.
So how do we go about selecting the perfect hue? In Shades of Grey Kate Watson-Smyth will help you avoid picking the hue that will sink your family into a deep depression and will advise you on how to colour a room that will invoke feelings of restfulness and calm. Full of expert advice and essential information and spiced with a generous dash of witty humour, this book will help you become an expert on how to decorate with the most elegant of neutrals.
Kate Watson-Smyth is a journalist who writes about interiors for the Financial Times as well as The Independent and the Daily Mail. Her home has been featured in Livingetc and the Wall Street Journal. Kate is often referred to as the -goddess of grey' by her 16,000 Twitter followers. Kate's blog, www.madaboutthehouse.com, has more than 100,000 hits a month and she also runs an interior styling consultancy, Mad about Your House. This is her first book.
Shades of Grey
Author: Kate Watson-Smyth