Guest post by Dura Composites specialists in low maintenance, contemporary decking options.
The ‘greige’ trend - the blend of grey and beige - is one that’s gathering pace across everything from fashion, to the home, with people increasingly opting for these neutral tones in their garden decking too.
We take a look at the greige movement in more detail and how you can make it work for your outdoor space.
Why is greige so popular?
One of the main reasons it’s so popular is that it's a consistent backdrop from which to express your individuality. In a garden setting, you can easily change up the whole look by adding inexpensive accessories such as cushion covers or a throw - or plan for different seasons with flowering shrubs and plants that ‘pop’ against the neutral greige tones of your decking or patio.
Plus, unlike other brighter or more distinctive colour trends, grey and beige are never going to go out of style. Your garden won’t be date stamped with the kind of distinctive ‘avocado green bathroom suite ’ associated with homes in the seventies!
If you’re still not quite sure what greige is, then it’s essentially a mix of beige and grey that improves on the qualities of each. It's a rich tone that with a little bit of vision, can work in both warm and cool schemes. The neutrality of the greige also allows a space to take on a unique feel depending on what it's paired with and works equally well in both day and night time environments, allowing you to style your decking for light and airy summer lunches, and then create a different cosier atmosphere for evening drinks and gatherings.
One of the most popular reasons we see people choose grey and beige tones though, is that these paler colours naturally make a space feel bigger, ideal for those with smaller gardens, but also just any homeowners looking to maximise their outdoor space.
How to make the most of the greige trend in your garden
Trying out different lighting options, from LED strip lights, to recessed ground lighting, to simple fairy lights, can also help you create new effects with your decking, and this works particularly well with a fairly neutral base.
Lighter hues like grey and beige are becoming increasingly popular for those experimenting with decking tiles, creating different patterns, zoning and other visual effects that help to produce the illusion of more space.
As we’re entering peak decking season for 2022, grey and beige still reigns supreme as the base colour of choice, and we don’t see this changing any time soon.
Chris Rose is a Decking specialist at Dura Composites, an award-winning manufacturer and supplier of composite decking tiles and boards.