A number of the pieces we suggested in our recent luxury outdoor furniture styles for the summer article were in shades of grey, so we want to follow that up with how you can keep your patio looking and feeling cool with our collection.
Grey outdoor furniture can be a versatile and stylish choice for your garden, creating a modern but neutral backdrop that complements various styles of furniture and patio decor.
American painter, Helen Van Wyk put it best when she said:
“Grey is the queen of colours because she makes everyone else look good.”
Grey outdoor furniture is always a prudent investment for the patio as it's the perfect colour to create layers with and it tends to complement all other colours - including contrasting colours, bold prints, and bright pops of colour - extremely well.
Grey makes an excellent neutral base that will also complement a variety of furniture/design styles, from modern and minimalist to classical and traditional, so it forms a platform from which you can easily build a design and colour scheme.
It pairs perfectly with the lush greenery of a garden, and the contrast between cool greys and vibrant greens creates a visually appealing and balanced look.
In this article, we want to look at the best-selling grey sets in our collection and share a few tips on how you keep your patio cool with some grey outdoor furniture styling tips.
The best-selling grey garden furniture sets from Lazy Susan
At Lazy Susan we sell a wide range of stylish slate grey patio furniture, all crafted from our trademark premium grade sand cast aluminium.
From garden benches and chairs to small bistros and dining table sets, our collection is tough, durable and designed to last.
Whatever type of furniture you're looking for, we have a cool grey set to suit and fit your garden. These are some of our current best-selling slate ranges:
Ella Bistro Set
Our Ella Bistro Table is a stylish two-seater set with intricate metalwork that features an expanding lattice and a diamond pattern border.
Also available in antique bronze and white, the grey has proven to be a big hit with our customers, and this is backed up by the number of photos and glowing reviews they have shared with us.
With its compact design and cool tones, Ella is the perfect choice for those with balconies and small patios.
Alice 4-Seater Set
You can make al fresco dining an elegant occasion every time with our Alice 4-Seater Set in slate grey. It features a stunning lattice-style table top with an intricate woven border.
Perfect for small family gatherings, BBQs or a few relaxing evening drinks spent under the summer sun with friends.
Whatever the occasion, our Alice is the perfect choice to kick back, relax and dine with low-maintenance all-weather peace of mind.
Joyce 6-Seater Set
Our Joyce Set is our smallest 6-Seater table but it offers the best value for money, giving you a great family-size outdoor dining table with bags of tabletop space.
It features a large floral motif design that looks stunning in our grey metal finish, which is sure to win you many a compliment.
Great for casual family dining or hosting a larger garden get-together, our Joyce is sure to be the focal point on your patio.
Gloria 8-Seater Set
Our Gloria Set is an oval-shaped 8-Seater table with elegant metalwork that features a diamond interstice border with an expanding latticework design.
For those looking for a high-quality, spacious slate grey table for outdoor dining, then look no further than Gloria.
We've recently updated the design of the Gloria table too, so it now features a fully rounded edge. This is a design aspect we brought back in part due to feedback from our customers who commented on this feature in previous models of the table.
Achieving this elegant shape in such a large table speaks for the skill and care of the craftsmanship of our factory.
Victoria 10-Seater Set
The Victoria Set is the largest oval garden table we stock and it is perfect for large families and those who like to party.
Featuring intricate metalwork with a gentle wave effect and a cascading edge, this spacious 10-Seater can also accommodate up to 12 people if you purchase an additional pair of our self-assembly or stacking metal garden chairs.
Victoria is the perfect table for large gardens and for hosting big groups.
April Garden Bench in Slate Grey
If you’re looking for a grey garden bench, either as a standalone piece or to coordinate with one of our slate grey table sets, then our April is a very popular choice.
Featuring our trademark intricate metalwork, it is a design that will take centre-stage in your garden and give it a stylish cool update.
Weighing in at only 14kg it has the robust feel you want from metal but is not so heavy that you can’t pick it up and move it around in your garden until you find the perfect spot or pulled up to your table to squeeze in a few extra guests.
Rose Lounger in Slate Grey
Our slate grey sun loungers are the perfect piece for that sunny spot in your garden, or, if you’re lucky, around a pool.
The best-selling Rose Lounger features our classic latticework with scrolled armrests, which brings an instant touch of elegance to any outdoor living space.
Like our April bench, Rose is also lightweight, weighing around 26kg which makes it easy to move around until you find the perfect sunny spot.
How to style grey outdoor furniture
We looked at how to choose the right style of furniture in our recent Buyer's Guide but here we want to focus on what you can do with our grey classically styled furniture to give it a bit of personality:
1. Bold Accents
The great thing with a grey set as you can use it as a neutral base and then introduce bold pops of colour through accessories such as cushions, throws, outdoor rugs, planting, etc. Think about bold and vibrant accents that create a lively contrast against the grey backdrop. Some of our favourite on-trend colours that pair with our collection are yellow, teal, or coral, which will bring some energy and interest to your outdoor living space.
2. Neutral Tones
For a more laidback look, our grey furniture also pairs perfectly with neutral accent colours such as white, cream, or beige to create a sophisticated and timeless look. Grey outdoor furniture also sits perfectly with natural materials such as wood or stone, bringing a harmonious blend of textures and adding an organic touch to your outdoor living space.
If you go grey, it is an excellent opportunity to incorporate colourful plants and flowers in pots or planters around the furniture to make the space vibrant and blur the lines between the patio and the garden.
Grey comes in various shades, from light to charcoal. Experiment with different tones to find the one that best suits your garden's atmosphere and complements other elements. We have opted for a mid-slate grey for our range that’s not too dark or light, but shop around and see what you like.
By incorporating outdoor lighting such as string lights, lanterns, or LEDs you can create a cosy and inviting atmosphere that will enhance the overall ambiance and bring warmth to grey outdoor furniture.
As well as being a base for colour, by incorporating texture you can add visual interest to grey furniture. Choose outdoor fabrics to break up the grey and create a more dynamic look. You can add depth and visual interest by incorporating different textures such as soft outdoor fabrics, garden rugs, or textured throws and it will give your patio an inviting feel.
Grey furniture is also an excellent foil for bold patterns, and depending on your style preference you could pair tablecloths, throws, cushions, rugs, or garden decor with geometric shapes or vibrant floral prints.
Metallics, such as gold, silver, or copper, also complement grey furniture beautifully. You could look to incorporate garden table decor such as lanterns or vases with a metallic finish.
Throw layers such as cushions and soft blankets over garden chairs in complementary colours to add evening warmth and comfort. Outdoor rugs with patterns or textures are also a great way to add depth and define specific areas on your patio that can anchor the furniture.
Remember, the key is to find a balance that suits your personal taste and the overall vibe you want to create in your garden. How are you envisioning our grey outdoor furniture in your outdoor space and how will you put your personal stamp on it?
If you have any photos of our outdoor furniture in your garden, then we’d love to see a few for our Do Some Good charity campaign. You can tag us @LazySusanFurniture on Instagram or Facebook or Upload Here.