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Tasting Notes: Quartz Grey

Happy in any room in the house, Quartz Grey is one of the most flexible neutrals in the Heritage Collection, and is the epitome of understated elegance. On the right side of earthy, the mid-tone mushroom can be used to make a subtle but stylish statement by itself, or as a soft and soothing backdrop that makes bolder colours pop. Let it do the talking on its own. Complement with crisp white or tonal greys. Or offset with something outrageous and opulent. At once timeless and modern, Quartz Grey is at home in a period property as it is a contemporary build, and creates spaces that are calm and sophisticated. A chic taupe that’s content being the star of the show – or playing a spectacular supporting role.

2mb Bedroom   Wall   Quartz Grey, Door   Quartz Grey, Skirting   Quartz Grey, Cornice   Quartz Grey, Ceiling   Indian White

Remain neutral

Paint your walls in Quartz Grey for a bedroom that’s pure zen. With matching woodwork – including skirting, door and cornice – the look is utterly seamless, and provides a cocoon of neutral colour that soothes to sleep. For added interest, choose warm Indian White for the ceiling to cosy things up, together with toasty tones in wooden furniture and brass accents. Finally, finish with curtains in a bolder but complementary colour – brown always looks beautiful – to bring everything together. The result? A look that’s timeless but on-trend.

2mb Diningroom   Wall   Quartz Grey, Woodwork   Quartz Grey, Ceiling   Quartz Grey, Dresser   Terra Ombra

On mute

The mushroom-y tone of Quartz Grey is the perfect match for delicious creativity in a dining room. Soft but stylish, it sets a serene scene for cooking at the worktop and gatherings round the table, both on the walls and the woodwork. Here, we’ve plumped for a painted ceiling in Quartz Grey, a single seamless colour interrupted only by the deep tones of a dresser in Terra Ombra. Keeping furniture and furnishings similarly muted, broken up only by brass accents, makes the whole thing look effortlessly classy.

2mb Hallway   Lowerwall   Quartz Grey, Upperwall   Mud Lark, Stairs   Quartz Grey, Skirting   Mallow White, Door   Mallow White, Ceiling   Mallow White0000

 Divide and conquer

Give tradition a little twist by painting the lower-half of the wall in a hallway lighter than the upper-half. Usually, it’s the other way round, but we’re fans of the unexpected, particularly when it comes to making an entrance. Here, Soothing Quartz Grey has been paired with shadowy Mud Lark to stunning effect, elongating the space in the process. A matching staircase in Quartz Grey together with skirting, door and ceiling in charming Mallow White wrap things up marvellously.

2mb Living Room   Wall   Light Cobalt, Woodwork   Quartz Grey, Ceiling   Quartz Grey

Grey skies 

Like something from the pages of a glossy interiors magazine, this inspired living room teams Quartz Grey on the woodwork, ceiling and wall above the picture-rail with Light Cobalt on the rest of the walls. The combination makes a feature of both colours, and draws the eye to the cornice and ceiling, while pulling out the detailing of the panelling behind the teal sofa. Country chic with a contemporary spin, if you like.

2mb Office   Wall   Quartz Grey, Woodwork   Romney Wool, Ceiling   Mallow White, Cabinet   Violet Night

Keep things professional

Chic simplicity is key in a home office to create focus and calm while fostering creativity – and Quartz Grey delivers in spades. The colour is particularly good if your study has awkward angles – in a loft or spare room at the back of the house – as it opens everything up and makes spaces feel bigger. We’ve used it on the walls and woodwork, together with a ceiling in crisp Mallow White and a cabinet in beautiful Violet Night. With hints of grey mixed in with the lavender, it’s the perfect partner to Quartz Grey, and adds a little personality to a professional setting.  

Commit to colour

Not only does Quartz Grey look beautiful, but it feels gorgeous under your fingertips, with a velvety matt finish for walls and an eggshell with a soft sheen for woodwork. Perfect for creating spaces that are elegant and refined, the mid-tone is an extremely flexible neutral that can be used anywhere in the house, whether it’s combined with a crisp white or complementing a bolder colour. Try it today by ordering a tester or commit to colour by choosing a can. 

2mb Dh Quartz Grey

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