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60 Gray Interior Design Ideas (Gray Room Designs)


Browse and be amazed by these gray interior design ideas that will make you appreciate the subtle and unassuming elegance of the gray palette. Let us show you how to utilize the amazing pull of a gray interior.

Large dining area featuring a wooden dining table and chairs set on top of a rug covering the hardwood flooring.

Gray skies are usually conceived as a bad omen but that is not true when it comes to home interiors. Gray hues enhance and imbue whatever color you pair with it that makes it more vibrant. So come and witness these fantastic interior design ideas that make the best use of this unique ability of the gray palette.

Gray Interior Color Examples

1. Gray Master Bathrooms

Gray is the ultimate definition of a neutral color, being neither bright and warm like white, or cool and dark like black. Gray works well to emphasize the other colors in the room. It can be used to either tone down a room or liven up a room. Gray is a popular color choice for bathrooms. It is the third most popular color scheme, and almost as popular as white. Gray is the ultimate definition of a neutral color, being neither bright and warm like white, or cool and dark like black. Gray works well to emphasize the other colors in the room. It can be used to either tone down a room or liven up a room. Gray is a popular color choice for bathrooms. It is the third most popular color scheme, and almost as popular as white.

Spacious gray master bathroom featuring classy sink counters with marble countertops along with a freestanding tub and a walk-in shower room.

Spacious gray master bathroom featuring classy sink counters with marble countertops along with a freestanding tub and a walk-in shower room.

This master bathroom features a gray wall and hardwood flooring. There's a floating vanity with a vessel sink along with a freestanding tub.

This master bathroom features a gray wall and hardwood flooring. There’s a floating vanity with a vessel sink along with a freestanding tub.

Gray-themed master bathroom featuring a floating vanity sink and a large walk-in shower room.

Gray-themed master bathroom featuring a floating vanity sink and a large walk-in shower room.

Medium-sized master bathroom featuring a deep soaking tub, a floating vanity sink and a walk-in shower room surrounded by gray walls with a yellow accent.

Medium-sized master bathroom featuring a deep soaking tub, a floating vanity sink and a walk-in shower room surrounded by gray walls with a yellow accent.

A large master bathroom featuring a floating vanity with a double sink and a walk-in shower room surrounded by gray tiles walls and floors.

A large master bathroom featuring a floating vanity with a double sink and a walk-in shower room surrounded by gray tiles walls and floors.

Gray master bathroom featuring a floating vanity with a double sink along with a shower and tub combo.

Gray master bathroom featuring a floating vanity with a double sink along with a shower and tub combo.

This gray master bathroom offers two vessel sinks and a freestanding tub along with an open shower.

This gray master bathroom offers two vessel sinks and a freestanding tub along with an open shower.

Gray master bathroom featuring micro tiles floors along with marble tiles walls in the shower and tub area.

Gray master bathroom featuring micro tiles floors along with marble tiles walls in the shower and tub area.

Medium-sized master bathroom featuring a floating vanity with a single vessel sink and a walk-in shower room surrounded by large gray tiles walls and floors.

Medium-sized master bathroom featuring a floating vanity with a single vessel sink and a walk-in shower room surrounded by large gray tiles walls and floors.

A master bathroom featuring a freestanding tub under the room's skylight and a large walk-in shower room.

A master bathroom featuring a freestanding tub under the room’s skylight and a large walk-in shower room.

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2. Gray Master Bedrooms

If you are looking for a color scheme that is cool and soothing, and you consider your master bedroom your sanctuary where you wish to be relaxed, then you may be happy with a gray master bedroom. Design ideas for this style of the bedroom are extremely flexible, so it can easily suit your personal tastes and style. Gray is generally considered a contemporary style, but with a deft touch, this color can feel at home with eclectic furnishings, or bright colors, whichever you think suits you best.

Simplistic master bedroom featuring gray walls and hardwood flooring. The room offers a fireplace and a TV on top of it.

Simplistic master bedroom featuring gray walls and hardwood flooring. The room offers a fireplace and a TV on top of it.

A master bedroom featuring carpet flooring, gray walls and a tray ceiling.

A master bedroom featuring carpet flooring, gray walls, and a tray ceiling.

Modern master bedroom featuring gray walls and floors added by a black accent.

Modern master bedroom featuring gray walls and floors added by a black accent.

Gray master bedroom featuring its own small living space with a stylish set of black lamps.

Gray master bedroom featuring its own small living space with a stylish set of black lamps.

This master bedroom features a gray theme with a black accent. The indoor potted plants add colors to the room.

This master bedroom features a gray theme with a black accent. The indoor potted plants add colors to the room.

Spacious master bedroom with its own living space featuring a couch and a chair set on the gray carpet flooring.

Spacious master bedroom with its own living space featuring a couch and a chair set on the gray carpet flooring.

This is a lovely gray master bedroom that utilizes the natural light coming in from the tall windows beside the bed that has gray sheets. This natural light does wonders for the tall gray wall behind the headboard of the bed making it shine to match the white flooring.

This is a lovely gray master bedroom that utilizes the natural light coming in from the tall windows beside the bed that has gray sheets. This natural light does wonders for the tall gray wall behind the headboard of the bed making it shine to match the white flooring.

The brown cushioned headboard of the traditional bed is flanked by two lamps on identical wooden bedside drawers. This setup perfectly contrasts the light gray walls and ceiling lined with white moldings. These moldings pair well with the white frames of the wide windows.

The brown cushioned headboard of the traditional bed is flanked by two lamps on identical wooden bedside drawers. This setup perfectly contrasts the light gray walls and ceiling lined with white moldings. These moldings pair well with the white frames of the wide windows.

The lovely gray walls, gray bed sheets, and dark flooring are a perfect background for the elegant crystal pendant light hanging over the bed. underneath the bed is a cotton candy area rug that matches the pair of cushioned armchairs flanking the tall glass sliding doors.

The lovely gray walls, gray bed sheets, and dark flooring are a perfect background for the elegant crystal pendant light hanging over the bed. underneath the bed is a cotton candy area rug that matches the pair of cushioned armchairs flanking the tall glass sliding doors.

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3. Gray Living Rooms

Gray is a conservative color.  It’s neutral which makes for a sound wall color choice because it works with many other colors that you might incorporate such as blue, orange, yellow, white, black, etc. It’s been called a “compromise color” because it sits between two non-colors (black and white) which creates a sense of calm.  Calm isn’t a bad emotional response for a living room color. While the psychology of gray may come across as being negative, it isn’t at all.  What gray walls do is create a neutral background within which you can bring your living room to life without being overwhelming.  It’s no surprise to me that it’s the third most popular living room color these days.

Large living room featuring two gray couches set on a large area rug covering the hardwood flooring.

Large living room featuring two gray couches set on a large area rug covering the hardwood flooring.

Spacious living room featuring a gray sofa set on top of a large gray area rug covering the hardwood flooring. The room also offers a fireplace.

Spacious living room featuring a gray sofa set on top of a large gray area rug covering the hardwood flooring. The room also offers a fireplace.

Large living space featuring a large gray area rug matching the gray sofa set. There's a large widescreen TV in front.

Large living space featuring a large gray area rug matching the gray sofa set. There’s a large widescreen TV in front.

A great room featuring a nice set of seats along with a stylish center table set on the gray rug.

A great room featuring a nice set of seats along with a stylish center table set on the gray rug.

A small living space featuring a gray wall with a fireplace along with black seats and a pair of wooden center tables.

A small living space featuring a gray wall with a fireplace along with black seats and a pair of wooden center tables.

This living area features gray floors matching the gray set of seats with a pink accent. The room is lighted by track ceiling lights.

This living area features gray floors matching the gray set of seats with a pink accent. The room is lighted by track ceiling lights.

Spacious living room featuring a gray sofa set and a large area rug covering the hardwood flooring. The room also offers a large fireplace.

Spacious living room featuring a gray sofa set and a large area rug covering the hardwood flooring. The room also offers a large fireplace.

The charming black and white patterns of the area rug matches with the throw pillows on the comfortable gray couch. This couch is paired with an assortment of wooden furniture like a white crate side table, white wooden coffee table and a pair of contradicting chairs. All of this is against a massive gray wall for a background.

The charming black and white patterns of the area rug matches with the throw pillows on the comfortable gray couch. This couch is paired with an assortment of wooden furniture like a white crate side table, white wooden coffee table and a pair of contradicting chairs. All of this is against a massive gray wall for a background.

This is a warm and welcoming living room that has different textures all brought together by the gray hues. The gray couch is facing a modern fireplace that is inlaid in a massive wall-high rough gray stone structure that is flanked by two wooden structures built into the gray walls.

This is a warm and welcoming living room that has different textures all brought together by the gray hues. The gray couch is facing a modern fireplace that is inlaid in a massive wall-high rough gray stone structure that is flanked by two wooden structures built into the gray walls.

The massive L-shaped gray sofa looks so inviting in its dominance of this cozy gray living room. The white flooring is topped with a worn dark gray area rug that complements the light gray walls. This makes the wooden circular coffee table pop out.

The massive L-shaped gray sofa looks so inviting in its dominance of this cozy gray living room. The white flooring is topped with a worn dark gray area rug that complements the light gray walls. This makes the wooden circular coffee table pop out.

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4. Gray Kitchens

Unlike white, gray can’t be paired with any other color in your kitchen design, so you’ll have to pay extra careful attention to any gray kitchen design ideas that you come up with. Gray can be hard to turn into coziness. If you overemphasize gray surfaces like cabinets, tables, floors, or even ceilings, all of the other features of your kitchen will seem to have some of the life sucked out of them. This goes double for gentle pastel colors that aren’t highly saturated like sky blues or pinks. If you’re going to use gray in your kitchen design, you need to know where and how to use it. Often, gray works best to provide a colored yet muted backdrop for something that’s extremely saturated in its colors or extremely complex in its textures.

A gray-themed kitchen with a large center island set on the brown flooring and is lighted by pendant and recessed ceiling lights.

A gray-themed kitchen with a large center island set on the brown flooring and is lighted by pendant and recessed ceiling lights.

A small dine-in kitchen featuring classy tiles flooring and a round table set for four.

A small dine-in kitchen featuring classy tiles flooring and a round table set for four.

A simplistic kitchen featuring gray kitchen counters and breakfast bar island with white countertops.

A simplistic kitchen featuring gray kitchen counters and breakfast bar island with white countertops.

This kitchen features a stylish center island lighted by a pair of pendant lighting set on the tray ceiling.

This kitchen features a stylish center island lighted by a pair of pendant lighting set on the tray ceiling.

U-shaped kitchen featuring gray cabinetry and kitchen counters with smooth white countertops.

U-shaped kitchen featuring gray cabinetry and kitchen counters with smooth white countertops.

Large dine-in kitchen area featuring gray walls and hardwood flooring. The dining area is lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.

Large dine-in kitchen area featuring gray walls and hardwood flooring. The dining area is lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.

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5. Gray Dining Rooms

Gray is a neutral color, which makes it wonderful to design with. When your space has a gray color scheme, you can get very creative with the other colors you use as accents, as well as the forms and layout of the space. A gray theme in the dining area provides an excellent foundation for fun details. Gray, like many of the neutral colors, is a popular choice when it comes to dining rooms. Of the hundreds of thousands of dining rooms which we analyzed, about 10 percent were designed with a gray color scheme. Neutral colors are fun to work with. Look at some gray dining room design ideas so that you can get a feel for how to bring a gray room to life with a few minor touches.
This dining area features stylish hardwood flooring and gray walls. The dining table set is lighted by a modish pendant lighting.
This dining area features stylish hardwood flooring and gray walls. The dining table set is lighted by a modish pendant lighting.
This dining room boasts a large round dining table set on top of the black hardwood flooring surrounded by gray walls.
A dining area with a large rectangular dining table set lighted by a gorgeous chandelier and is surrounded by gray walls.
A classy dining room featuring a large area rug and is lighted by a glamorous chandelier.
Spacious dining area featuring a wooden dining table paired with gray seats set on the hardwood flooring and is surrounded by gray walls.
Large dining area featuring a wooden dining table and chairs set on top of a rug covering the hardwood flooring.
This dining area features gray walls and hardwood floors. It also features a rectangular dining table set along with a bench seating at the side.
A dining area featuring hardwood flooring and gray walls matching the gray seats of the dining table set.
This dining area features a rectangular dining table set for six surrounded by gray walls and indoor potted plants.
Large dine-in kitchen featuring a black dining table and chairs set on top of a rug covering the grayish hardwood flooring.
Large dine-in kitchen featuring a black dining table and chairs set on top of a rug covering the grayish hardwood flooring.

6. Gray Foyers

This is a simple and bright foyer with light gray elements that are subdued by the white hues that lighten the gray further. The only places that you will see the difference are at those areas where the gray and white meet like the white frame on the gray wall, the white door against the gray wall and the gray couch against the white flooring.

This is a simple and bright foyer with light gray elements that are subdued by the white hues that lighten the gray further. The only places that you will see the difference are at those areas where the gray and white meet like the white frame on the gray wall, the white door against the gray wall and the gray couch against the white flooring.

The gray walls of this foyer are adorned with a couple of white wooden console tables with decors on them. They are both paired with wall-mounted artwork above. This area is illuminated by the warm yellow light of the pendant hanging from the white ceiling.

The gray walls of this foyer are adorned with a couple of white wooden console tables with decors on them. They are both paired with wall-mounted artwork above. This area is illuminated by the warm yellow light of the pendant hanging from the white ceiling.

The wooden main door is adorned by matching sidelights and a large transom window above that bring in natural light coming from outside. The door pairs well with the wooden bench placed against a gray wall that has a wall-mounted art.

The wooden main door is adorned by matching sidelights and a large transom window above that bring in natural light coming from outside. The door pairs well with the wooden bench placed against a gray wall that has a wall-mounted art.

This simple foyer has a minimalist spirit to it with its bare gray walls adorned with a single mirror. The gray walls and flooring perfectly complement the modern main door that has a dark gray hue. Beside the door is a corner shelf with simple decorations on it.

This simple foyer has a minimalist spirit to it with its bare gray walls adorned with a single mirror. The gray walls and flooring perfectly complement the modern main door that has a dark gray hue. Beside the door is a corner shelf with simple decorations on it.

This is a warm and welcoming foyer that has a homey hardwood flooring that complements the gray walls and its white linings and moldings. From this foyer, you can clearly see the living room through an arched entryway with small white columns on each side.

This is a warm and welcoming foyer that has a homey hardwood flooring that complements the gray walls and its white linings and moldings. From this foyer, you can clearly see the living room through an arched entryway with small white columns on each side.

This gray foyer has a simple mudroom that has a wooden two-tier shoe rack on the hardwood flooring and wooden hooks mounted on the gray walls for the coats and hats. There is a rope light adorning this coat rack with warm light. Beside the door is a potted plant with a mirror above it.

This gray foyer has a simple mudroom that has a wooden two-tier shoe rack on the hardwood flooring and wooden hooks mounted on the gray walls for the coats and hats. There is a rope light adorning this coat rack with warm light. Beside the door is a potted plant with a mirror above it.

This simple and small foyer is dominated by a large wooden structure that serves as a mudroom with built-in drawers at the bottom for the shoes and hooks at the top for the coats and hats. This contrasts the gray walls and ceiling.

This simple and small foyer is dominated by a large wooden structure that serves as a mudroom with built-in drawers at the bottom for the shoes and hooks at the top for the coats and hats. This contrasts the gray walls and ceiling.

The gray walls of this high-ceilinged foyer are brightened up by the natural light coming in from the frosted glass panel of the white wooden main door. The gray walls are contrasted by the hardwood flooring and the small console table with mini drawers.

The gray walls of this high-ceilinged foyer are brightened up by the natural light coming in from the frosted glass panel of the white wooden main door. The gray walls are contrasted by the hardwood flooring and the small console table with mini drawers.

The wooden console table against the gray wall is paired with a peculiar small set of mirrors that serve as a wall-mounted artwork. The light gray walls perfectly match with the white double doors that have a couple of slat-like windows in the middle.

The wooden console table against the gray wall is paired with a peculiar small set of mirrors that serve as a wall-mounted artwork. The light gray walls perfectly match with the white double doors that have a couple of slat-like windows in the middle.

The gray walls of this elegant foyer have white wooden finishings on the bottom half that is contrasted by the hardwood flooring and the small cushioned chair beside the dark iron coat rack with an umbrella rack at the bottom.

The gray walls of this elegant foyer have white wooden finishings on the bottom half that is contrasted by the hardwood flooring and the small cushioned chair beside the dark iron coat rack with an umbrella rack at the bottom.

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