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.
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Gray Interior Color Examples
1. Gray Primary 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 primary bathroom featuring classy sink counters with marble countertops along with a freestanding tub and a walk-in shower room.
This primary bathroom features a gray wall and hardwood flooring. There’s a floating vanity with a vessel sink along with a freestanding tub.
Gray-themed primary bathroom featuring a floating vanity sink and a large walk-in shower room.
Medium-sized primary 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 primary bathroom featuring a floating vanity with a double sink and a walk-in shower room surrounded by gray tiles walls and floors.
Gray primary bathroom featuring a floating vanity with a double sink along with a shower and tub combo.
This gray primary bathroom offers two vessel sinks and a freestanding tub along with an open shower.
Gray primary bathroom featuring micro tiles floors along with marble tiles walls in the shower and tub area.
Medium-sized primary 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 primary bathroom featuring a freestanding tub under the room’s skylight and a large walk-in shower room.
2. Gray Primary Bedrooms
If you are looking for a color scheme that is cool and soothing, and you consider your primary bedroom your sanctuary where you wish to be relaxed, then you may be happy with a gray primary 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 primary bedroom featuring gray walls and hardwood flooring. The room offers a fireplace and a TV on top of it.
A primary bedroom featuring carpet flooring, gray walls, and a tray ceiling.
Modern primary bedroom featuring gray walls and floors added by a black accent.
Gray primary bedroom featuring its own small living space with a stylish set of black lamps.
This primary bedroom features a gray theme with a black accent. The indoor potted plants add colors to the room.
Spacious primary bedroom with its own living space featuring a couch and a chair set on the gray carpet flooring.
This is a lovely gray primary 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Large dine-in kitchen area featuring gray walls and hardwood flooring. The dining area is lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.
5. Gray Dining Rooms
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.