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Grey Staircase Ideas for Contemporary Spaces

Compared to natural wood, a grey staircase can add a contemporary feel to your home’s interior. Grey is an increasingly popular choice, as it complements almost all colour palettes, from muted neutrals to bold pops of colour. Whether you’re looking for a deep grey to create a dramatic statement or a subtle hint of pale greys, these are some of the best grey staircase ideas.

Grey painted stairs

Wooden staircases needn’t look dated and traditional – they also work well in modern properties. And you’ll be amazed what a colour refresh can do! If you’re considering grey painted stairs, look to Neville Johnson for a choice of over 60 colours, helping you find the perfect shade.

Dark grey stairs

Dark grey painted stairs make a striking feature in any hallway, especially when paired with unique balustrade designs in wood, glass or steel. You could also opt for a dark grey wood finish for a more natural appearance. Our Opus staircase below showcases our Concrete Condesa Decor finish on the treads; a wonderfully contemporary and bold design for those looking for something more dramatic!

Light grey stairs

Light grey staircases are perfect for narrow hallways with less natural light, keeping your space bright and airy. Glass panels or steel balustrades can add a modern touch and let more light into your home. This painted staircase features a very light neutral grey to complement the use of natural oak on the base rail, hand rail and newel post.

Complementary colours for grey stairs

Once you’ve settled on the perfect shade for your new grey staircase, consider complementary colours for the rest of the space. Achieve a harmonious design by matching your staircase panelling to the grey wooden bannisters, or let the stairs do the talking with clean, white walls.

Introduce dark grey or black accents within your flooring, upholstery, wallpaper and staircase panelling to complement a grey staircase without overpowering the space. If you’ve chosen light grey stairs, why not bring some colour into your hallway with other bold tones like green, blue or pink?

Modern grey staircase designs

Pairing two contrasting textures or materials in your staircase design can help achieve an ultra-modern aesthetic. Choose from wood, glass and steel, depending on your preference.

Steel staircases

For an industrial feel, consider a steel staircase with glass panels. The subtle hint of grey from the steel will give your space a modern edge, while glass keeps your hallway looking bright. Alternatively, an entire steel staircase with intricate balustrade designs or symmetrical spindles can be equally stylish and eye-catching.

Grey wood and glass staircases

If you live in a period property, you can still retain some of your home’s original character and introduce a modern twist. Wood and glass staircases strike a balance between traditional and contemporary, thanks to the contrasting textures of the two materials.

At Neville Johnson, we create bespoke, made-to-measure staircases for your home. Choose your preferred material painted in a perfect shade of grey to complement your interiors. Our expert designers can help you choose a colour that will elevate your hallway. Then, our craftspeople will build your unique staircase and ensure the paint finish is flawless.

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