Thanks to episode 6 of Fixer Upper, the remarkable horse barn transformation, I’m now obsessed with decorating with grey and white. Slipcovers and all!
I especially like grey slipcovers in a room with a lot of white and natural materials. Tonal shades, from pale grey to charcoal, in different weaves strike a nice balance between color and texture. The recycled cotton Respect Fabric collection from Bemz (maker of custom covers for Ikea furniture) is a beautiful example of this.
Recently, I’ve been working with a few grey slipcover fabrics from Big Duck Canvas. I think you will like them for your own project.
From left to right:
Linen Plain Weave in Soft Gray — an 8 oz. medium weight linen cotton blend that Big Duck calls “upholstery & drapery” fabric. I call it the perfect slipcover fabric!
- Beefs up nicely after wash
- Nice drape and good coverage
- Lovely grainy texture and soft gray color See it made up in a slipcover.
Cotton Pebble Cloth in Stone Grey — I’m currently making a sofa slipcover in this 10 oz. canvas and can tell you the overall quality is quite nice. It makes a decent medium weight slipcover with a casual look and feel.
- Soft cotton with pronounced canvas weave
- Versatile neutral color – a warm pale grey with a slight khaki tinge
- Shrinkage: 3″ on a one yard length, 1″ on the width
- Low wrinkle when pre-shrunk correctly.
TIP: use this fabric on the reverse side. The front side is brushed but I found it gets too fuzzy and pills when washed. The reverse side is not brushed and looks great!
Cotton Poly Canvas in Charcoal — this 10 oz. blend in 60% cotton and 40% polyester is a fine weave canvas yet feels beefy and durable. This a good fabric option for simple, contemporary style slipcovers.
- Tightly woven with a soft, smooth surface
- Lower wrinkle than 100% cotton canvas due to the poly content
- Rich charcoal color
- Shrinkage: 1″ on a one yard length, 1″ on the width