Greige is the new grey

by | Oct 30, 2023

Wattyl Greige - Modern style conceptual interior room 3 d illustration

After more than a decade at the forefront of interior design, Wattyl predicts grey is set to be superseded by 50 shades of brown in paints, furnishings and textiles. But it is not a complete removal of the grey – rather this staple colour has stepped aside to make way for a warmer, more calming hue – GREIGE.

Greige is a balance between grey and beige, it delivers the best of both worlds with its versatility. It is contemporary and congenial, yet it sits peacefully beside many other hues. Wattyl has created a palette of warm and cooler greige interior wall paints that will give consumers both choice and guidance in this perfect neutral colour.

The secret to a good greige is that its undertones must not be too blue or too yellow. It should be earthy and natural, yet create a sense of comfort and serenity, while remaining fresh. Wattyl’s palette of greiges has been divided into warm and cooler tones that are all available in the brand’s Ultra Low VOC interior paint – Wattyl I.D Advanced.

While colour is a focus for Wattyl, sustainability and reduced environmental impact remain top priorities. Wattyl I.D. Advanced interior paint features an ultra-low VOC formula of less than one gram per litre – one of the lowest VOC interior paints available – which results in greatly reduced carbon emissions during the manufacturing process and better indoor air quality post-painting.

Wattyl paints are available in a range of sheen levels – Matt, Low Sheen and Satin – with Wattyl I.D. Advanced, Ultra Low VOC interior paint and Wattyl Solagard exterior paint are two of the most popular paints in Australia.

Swatches and sample pots, together with cans of paint, for all colours from the new Colour By Wattyl Fandeck can be ordered online by going to as well as instore at Wattyl Paint Centres, Mitre 10, Home, Timber & Hardware and other leading paint specialists. 

Wattyl Greige - Wooden beige diningroom interior with dining table, lamp and chairs. Minimalism light Japanese natural livingroom with sofa and mock up empty picture frame. 3d rendering. High quality 3d illustration.