The addition of coloured skirting boards is one way to update any room in the home, without too much effort. The braver you are, the bolder the colour scheme. Pale pink skirting boards can add a nod of femininity to shades of grey, while a green skirting board can add a touch of nature to a space.
Black skirting boards in a fairly white or neutral room can be one way to truly modernise a space, as can dark grey or blue skirting boards. Though if you’re unsure about how much of a statement you’d like to make, it might be safer to stick to lighter shades of grey.