There’s no doubt about it, grey is most definitely ‘a thing’. This once maligned colour is now the go-to shade and nowhere more so than on the floor. Even our much-loved oak has been given the once-over, wood-looks now dominated with off-white washes and charcoal treatments.

There’s a good reason for grey’s dizzy rise to the top, it’s an incredibly versatile colour that goes with almost any look and that allows you to really ‘dress up’ the room. In a pale hue, it works well as a platform to vibrant colours and rich textiles. Distressed effects give the tone a sense of faded elegance, while opting for a dark shade brings a twist to heritage-inspired themes.

The Leoline collection contains some cracking takes on grey, offering wood and stone effects - check them out here (http://www.leoline.co.uk/swatches?collection=all&effect=all&colour=GREY&status=all) – as well as some really unusual mineral looks that look great in open plan living spaces. Wood effects are full of pale, lime-washed hues; the herringbone of Toulouse (http://www.leoline.co.uk/sample/97) perfect for creating that faded elegance vibe. The cross-cut Sorbonne comes in a deep grey and so is great for vintage and heritage inspired rooms.

In stone and tile effects, there’s a really broad spectrum; from the charcoal overworking of the med inspired Sorrento (http://www.leoline.co.uk/sample/137) to the ultra-contemporary Quartz (http://www.leoline.co.uk/sample/133) and slick herringbone of Bilbao (http://www.leoline.co.uk/sample/39). Designs such as Arena (http://www.leoline.co.uk/sample/60) bring sleek modern grey terrazzo tiles, while traditional style are catered for in French Limestone, Lucca and Alhambra. There’s almost too much choice and certainly something perfect for your new look.

As we’ve touched on, our mineral (http://www.leoline.co.uk/swatches?collection=all&effect=MINERAL&colour=GREY&status=all) effects are great for open plan spaces and give a really architectural look to your home. Perfect for teaming up with bi-fold doors; Pueblo, Sand and Marble look absolutely stunning once laid and come in greys from pale to dark.

The best thing about this ‘thing’? All of our Leoline cushion vinyl floors are kitted out with great comfort and our Superguard low-maintenance surface that keeps stains and scuffs at bay. Simple to install and in two, three and four-metre widths; they really are a great way to bring grey into your home.