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Glorious Grey

An unlikely shade has outshone the usual staple monochromes this year. Despite the gloomy weather connotations, go-with grey is this season's slickest hue... Glorious Grey a

Bergerac White & Grey Upholstered Luxury Bed: from £1650 for kingsize

We're celebrating the gorgeousness of grey as we launch our new and possibly our favourite (yes we have a new favourite again!) French bed to date, the Bergerac White & Grey Upholstered Luxury Bed. Exclusive to FBCo, the Bergerac features a strikingly beautiful winged headboard upholstered in the most understatedly beautiful grey slub silk, with an abundance of delectable decorative carving on the frame - a stunning statement piece amongst a collection of cool white bedroom furniture. On chillier nights, pile it high with cashmere blankets, and faux fur throws like our new Ice Queen Throw (below) in similar silvery grey-tinged tones for some seriously sumptuous bed styling.

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1 New Grey colourcard: Little Greene. 2 Fifty Shades Chandelier: £99. 3 INSPIRATIONS AND IDEAS Panama Notebook: £45; 4 SUPPER? Cards: £45/20, Smythson. 5 Ice Queen Throw: £99. 6 Chic Seat Grey Sofa: £1299 for 3-seater. 7 Rama & Sita Chest of Drawers: £285. 8 Rama & Sita Slate Grey Bedside Table with shelf: £145.

Sitting somewhere between the monochrome tones of bold black and crisp white, grey will easily work as either a complimentary or a standalone statement colour in a room. And there's a definite feel that grey is associated with quality, and therefore that's what it will bring to a room. It's both smart - think sharply tailored suits and classic utilitarian styling, as well as elegant and luxurious - think supersoft textures so often featuring this sophisticated shade like cashmeres, suede, silken faux fur... the perfect lift and compliment to shabby chic painted furniture.

You will be surprised at the huge array of stunning grey shades out there - from smoky shades to slates, charcoals to hints of metallic silver - we say get them layered up as they all work so smartly alongside each other. Think the sparkle of our new Fifty Shades Chandelier, with the softness of the faux suede on our Chic Seat Grey Sofa, against highly-elaborate carved and painted French furniture. We were so excited here at FBCO when our favourites Little Greene sent the loveliest colourcard through our letterbox recently, featuring no less than 28 shades of glorious greys - get yours ordered now!

Author: Georgia Metcalfe, Managing Director, The French Bedroom Company, purveyors of magnificent French furniture, progressive design and divine white bedroom furniture

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