Shop the trend: grey and mustard (and a bit of velvet too)

Mustard and yellow have been around now for a while but there still is no sign of them going out of fashion any time soon. It’s such a timeless, sophisticated combination. The grey is the new ‘neutral’, while the yellow perks things up a bit. Grey and mustard yellow mix well with black & white, teal blue, but also with soft dusty pinks and the latest copper trend. If you have some midcentury modern furniture to throw into the mix, teak wood also works, as well as tan leather.

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Image: Instagram (mrsmerrellyeah)


Farrow and Ball have some great colours in their paint collection. These would make excellent choices to use

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Style Board

Today I decided to visit the online store of furniture company Dwell* and have hand picked some great pieces from their current collection to help you create the look. (That pendant light is fab, I’ve been looking for one like this for ages!)

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Shop the Trend

I love, love, love this swivel chair. Sixties/seventies design so very stylish, and with enough comfort and back support to make it a great chair for snuggling up in for a read. Very practical too in a tan leather upholstery.

I am a big fan of the velvet trend just now. This sofa looks very comfortable and timeless with in grey with walnut legs. Just style it up with a few nice patterned mustard yellow and black & white cushions.

If you don’t want to completely redecorate and buy new furniture at this point or you’re very happy with your own sofa, try adding some cushions for a nice, quick and inexpensive way to update the look of your room and make some seasonal changes. I love the pattern and colours on this one.

I think an original midcentury modern teak sideboard would be preferable in this scheme, to give the room some character and an eclectic touch, but failing that (you can’t always find the right one or they are too big for your space), this is not a bad alternative. A lovely warm walnut veneer, in a simple, retro design.

This rug is made of a cotton and wool mix, so natural materials. A nice, understated North African pattern in a pop colour to really lift the room and set off a grey sofa and natural wood furniture. It also comes in blue.

I have spotted lights like this on Pinterest and I love this one, which is not badly priced either. (To be honest, I couldn’t really choose in the lighting section of Dwell’s online store as there are a lot of pendant lights that caught my eye). Inspired by midcentury lighting, this globe pendant chandelier would make a great, eclectic statement, especially if you have high ceilings.


  • Disclaimer: Nina’s Apartment is an affiliate partner of Dwell and some other brands, which basically means that every now and then I will carefully select their products and feature them in my articles – but only if I would buy them myself! (no tacky rubbish on my blog!) If you decide to click on the links and purchase, you will support me in the process because I will get a small commission, yay! Cause, hey, I gotta pay the bills y’know 😉 I hope you like my shopping recommendations, thanks for reading! Nina x

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