Shop the trend: grey and mustard yellow

Grey and mustard 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: Skandinavian Deko


grey and mustard yellow
Image: Instagram (mrsmerrellyeah)

grey and mustard yellow: a match made to last

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

grey and mustard yellow

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!)

grey and mustard yellow

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.

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Shop it here: Pivot swivelling armchair tan. £299 (reduced from £399 just now).

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.

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Shop it here: Ankara three seater sofa velvet grey. £899.

jazz it up with 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.

Edges cushion yellow £34.95


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.

‘Circa’ sideboard in walnut veneer £299 (reduced from £599)
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Monochrome throw 127 x 180cm £49

grey and mustard yellow rug

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.

Tunis rug large mustard rug. 55% cotton 45% wool. 160 x 230cm £179


midcentury modern style lighting

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.

Multi globe pendant light £149

  • 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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