The Power of Slate Grey Paint on a Staircase

Deep slate greys and highlighted charcoals are very much in fashion. Whether it be for painting a chimney breast, interior doors or a staircase; this appealing tone is dark enough to complement most colour schemes without being so dark that it makes things dull. This gorgeous z-shaped double winder staircase in Buckinghamshire makes the most of slate grey (a colour called Neptune Smoke) by combining it with the warmth of oak features and the brightness of cream carpets and white walls. The customer ordered unfinished spindles (balusters) and newel posts from Pear Stairs so that they could precisely create their desired colour scheme.

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The Effect of Contrasting Paint on Stairs

The overall aesthetic is one of contrast. Contrast between the refined shadows of the grey surfaces and brightness of the walls, contrast between the smooth finish of the paintwork and familiar textures of the oak. Yet all this contrast comes together to create something harmonious, nothing feels out of place. The treated oak handrail would be a dark feature, yet it is brightened and highlighted thanks to how it’s juxtaposed with the grey. The texture and the grain of oak can be a subtle feature, but it has been made to sing thanks to an intelligent colour scheme.

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Pleased with their finished staircase, our client said: “The stairs look amazing.” They credited the chosen colour scheme for the amazing impact the stairs now have in the property.
For more staircase ideas and to see what can be achieved with Pear Stairs, visit the Pear Stairs case study library; packed with over 800 inspirational staircases.
To start designing your own stairs right now, have a go with the Staircreator online tool, or visit the Pear Stairs store and order the parts you want straight to your door.