There’s more than 50 shades of gray that the human eye can distinguish and more than enough reasons why this color would look great in your home.
Sitting between its parent colors black and white, gray has become a favorite backdrop to almost any rooms. So much so that gray has become a favorite neutral even and especially among designers.
As top designers have shown, it’s come to popular opinion that only a few colors can be as sophisticated and elegant as gray. As testament to this popular belief, you can check out our gallery of celebrity homes and see how this classy neutral has permeated the homes of the rich and famous and used lavishly to showcase their modish interiors.
Gray has also evolved into a mix of more than black and white. You can now find grays with an undertones of blue, green, brown, etc. Needless to say, the idea that gray is just depressing and drab is just as old-school as old-school can get.
1. Gray Asian foyer
Pale gray serves as the perfect background for this Asian foyer. As a backdrop, gray doesn’t only make other colors pop but it also highlights whatever furniture, artworks or displays you’d like to showcase.
Colors used with gray in this room: Brown, black and red.
2. Gray kitchen
The soft gray cabinetry paired with the stainless steel appliances and fixtures create a contemporary, edgy look to this kitchen. The traditional design of the recessed panel cabinetry combined with industrial lighting and chairs also add to an urban chic appeal.
Colors used with gray in this room: Brown, white, black and green.
3. Gray dining room with brown and green colors
This dining room has gray walls with cool green undertones. As a backdrop, it accentuates the warm tones of the green draperies and wooden fixtures in the room. The overall look achieves an earthy feel with reference to the outdoors.
4. Gray nursery
Gray walls envelope this gender-neutral nursery with a calming atmosphere. It’s undertones is warm enough to create a feeling of inclusion and security. Since it’s also trendy and classy, it can still serve as an ideal backdrop even when the child grows up.
5. Gray and pastel bedroom
Cool tones of gray strike the perfect balance in homes where the weather’s primarily warm. Light shades of gray also create a feminine look that’s even more pronounced when partnered with pastel colors as shown in this bedroom.
6. Gray and white living room
Gray and white paired together brings out the best on both hues. The warm tones of gray makes this living room look cozy and inviting while the white fabrics and draperies offset with cool tones.
7. Gray with blue undertones kitchen
Gray with cool blue undertones create a classy look on the recessed cabinetry. A darker shade of gray splashed on the marble backsplash and countertop breaks up the cool undertones. Brass barstools complete this kitchen’s modern look.
8. Gray Industrial bathroom
A darker shade of gray on the tile walls create a masculine appeal to this Industrial bathroom. It also makes the space look inviting instead of stark cold which is a tendency for Industrial-styled spaces. The light-colored floating vanity perks the space up and makes the bathroom look fun and trendy.
9. Gray and black bathroom
An almost-white kind of gray partnered with black mimics the timeless classy look of black and white. The palr gray walls create a softer and calming look as opposed to the starkly white subway tiles in the shower and vanity.
10. Silvery gray great room
The silvery gray interior wallpaper of this great room shimmers in the background. It glams up the soft neutrals in the room and create a feminine appeal.
11. Small gray living room
The small spaces that flank the length of the stone fireplace get an uplift with dark gray walls. A splash of dark gray on small spaces can create a dramatic effect and consequently, eye-catching.
12. Small gray home office
Gray on concrete is a natural color and a staple on Industrial spaces yet it can also appear cold and distant. The warm tones of the wooden fixtures strike the right balance so that the size of this home office doesn’t matter as much as its overall urban chic look.
13. Bedroom with gray accent wall
A gray accent wall is all that’s need to create a dramatic effect on this minimalist bedroom. The accent wall also injects a dose of warmth to the predominantly white interior.
14. Gray Transitional home office
Here’s how gray can take a backseat and let any other color take the spotlight. This small Transitional home office is littered with a string of various colors from black to red. The pale gray walls manage to let each color pop in the surface.
15. Gray with pink nursery
The warm tones of this nursery’s pink draperies offset the cool tones of the gray walls. Gray also softens the overall look of this pink room, toning down the intensity and vibrancy of the pink accent pieces.
Colors used with gray in this room: Pink, brown and red.
16. Gray home office
There’s a reason why they call the brain a “gray matter.” Gray is often described as the color of intellect since it gives off a dignified, authoritative and conservative aura. This home office looks every bit what’s just been described of gray.
17. Gray and brown bedroom
Gray and brown create a perfect partnership in this simplistic rustic bedroom. The warm and cool tones of the colors offset each other so that the bedroom manages to look rustic and at the same time elegant.
18. Gray with green undertones dining room
Gray with green undertones create a light and airy feel in this dining room. It also helps that there’s ample natural lighting that lets the color stand out. An indoor palm plant caps the look with a tropical vibe.
Colors used with gray in this room: Brown and blue.
19. Gray with brown undertones home office
Soft gray with brown undertones makes this home office look cozy and inviting. The gray walls also turn the spotlight on the silvery framed artworks that add glamour to the room’s overall look.
20. Gray dining room
The gray interior wallpaper in this dining room create a textured look to the space and dress up the room with quiet elegance. It also lets the art pieces stand out and even shine a spotlight on the midcentury dining table set.
Colors used with gray in this room: Brown.
Software used for the black color analysis: Tineye.com