The colour of the sea or the eyes of a loved one: the things dearest to us often seem to come in blues and greys. These blue and grey rugs are sure to win you over too, with their rich patterns and hard-wearing weaves.
Why blue and grey for a rug? There’s a few excellent reasons. First of all, we love that they’re anything but conventional. While weavers have been smitten with this combination for centuries, we typically associate rugs with either more neutral beiges and blacks or Persian designs with their menagerie of colours and patterns. Anything from this selection is going to stand out—in a good way.
Then there’s the fact that these rugs play nice with many popular contemporary styles, particularly Scandi design and boho chic. Scandi design has a lot of bright navies so any of these rugs in lighter tones will go especially well with a suede couch or plywood coffee table from your favourite designer in the North. If you go with a woven wool rug, make sure you match it with a similarly coloured throw for your sofa. Boho chic, with its inspiration in seaside hippy culture, is resplendent with cool blues and greys, so any one of these rugs will fit right in. We like to think a circular rug emphasises togetherness, much like a round table, so this may be just the thing for your chill bohemian lounge. For a totally hip look make sure you hang a few beach canvas prints around your new rug, maybe from a dream holiday in Mykonos?
One final thing to love about these rugs: they can take a little abuse. If you have little ones you may fret about getting a gorgeous new rug for their room, given how they act like magnets for spills. But a dark blue and grey rug, especially in a synthetic material, can be washed to look brand new even after a few ‘oopsies’.