Grey living room set ideas: 40 Grey Living Rooms That Help Your Lounge Look Effortlessly Stylish and Understated

40 Grey Living Rooms That Help Your Lounge Look Effortlessly Stylish and Understated

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Need to revamp your living room, but not sure where to start? Pick grey to colour it. No longer associated with dungeons, dull office blocks or unpainted walls, grey is a hue perfectly understated, making your furniture look contemporary sans large risks in design. Cut Lego-style stairs into a shaft concrete wall, amidst relaxed L-chairs in the hue. Go fifty shades darker, with charcoal leather couches, LED-lit bookcases and a roaring fire all in tone. Brighten it up with light grey walls, framed monochrome prints and a cornered Corinthian column. Effortlessly achieve a cool, up-to-date edge with our forty grey living rooms as your inspiration.

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  • Visualizer: Thai Quang
Combine grey and green together for a look that’s fresh. The tropical leaves and pineapples in this grey and white interior make a splash upon an exposed brick wall, two grey ottomans and two Scandinavian nesting coffee tables built to match.

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  • Photographer: Anders Bergsted
  • Source: Entrance
Grey living rooms take on many styles. This light grey number simulates Scandinavia with its six monochrome prints, two square leather chairs and structured, rectangular furniture. A Greek column fireplace in the corner adds a touch more character. Check out our 50 Inspirational Scandinavian-Style Living Rooms post for more interiors in this theme.

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  • Visualizer: aTng 糖
Prefer dark Scandinavian interior design? Paint a wall almost black, colour your floors in dark slate and pop a cat on its frontage, like this bold interior. A lighter grey couch, industrial light and a range of potted cacti provide items of interest.

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  • Designer: One Work
Go simple yet functional with a lounge in grey. The slick concrete feature wall of this black-and-grey interior is peppered with an artsy staircase, grey L-seater and abstract oval coffee tables.

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  • Source: Archvizer
Grey creates space for dominant features. Mis-matching wooden floors, grey couches and muted accessories make way for a large facial abstract on an exposed brick wall. Red-lined shelving and a miniature yacht help tie the artwork in.

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  • Visualizer: Roman Kolyada
Grey’s a great base for a modern living room. This decor employs dangling lights to illuminate a grey couch, floor and ottoman with a matching kitchen bench and sprinkles of red and blue. A Turkish rug and floral print add pattern to form.

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  • Designer: Zrobym
Grey walls need not be dark. This light and bright lounge is backgrounded by almost-white tiles, a snug suede L-seater, and pops of pastel in a pink seat and beige print. A multi-jointed lamp to the side stretches beside a paint-splashed table leg.

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  • Architect: Sreten Jovanovic & Maja Urh
  • Visualizer: Anna Fedyukina
Use many shades of grey. This room combines fingerprint artwork, a grey-tiled floor, corrugated iron wall and marble fireplace to make grey with green creepers look effortlessly sophisticated.

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  • Visualizer: Rohit Aurora
Decorating a small space? Grey and white can make it look larger. This attic-roofed interior coats a wall and a half in mid-grey and a floor in splotches, amidst framed prints, photographs and square suede cushions. A potted tree in the corner speaks nature. The television rests almost fully camouflaged amongst the living room wall decor.

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  • Visualizer: Dekaa
Grey works fabulously as a minimalist shade. This smooth painted wall provides shelving behind a suede L-seater and simple grey rug. A swing arm lamp illuminates a scramble of white cushions and accessories.

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  • Visualizer: Eduard Caliman
Go dark for the ultimate in living room class. An inset modern fireplace, LED-lit shelving and charcoal leather couches frame a black velvet rug and acrylic coffee table. Lighter, textured wallpaper in the centre focuses the eye as windowed light streams in.

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  • Visualizer: Denis Fomin
Make your bookcase a feature. The stencilled lines of this lounge’s black shelving hold a multitude of reads, tribal statuettes and vases, as a soft block couch and ball light enhance their enjoyment. A concrete wall and polished grey floor form a slick backing canvas.

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  • Visualizer: Filip Sapojnicov
Grey works with pops of colour. Paired with many different patterns and shades in pink, the shade covers the base wall, pendant and shelving niche to avoid cluttering.

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  • Visualizer: Andrey Avdeenko
Use grey and a shape as your design staples. With grey colouring an exposed brick wall, rug, walls and couches, rectangles come to the party in an inset fireplace, ceiling LEDs and one of the longest L-seaters known to man.

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  • Visualizer: Sergrey Baskakov
Grey allows your living room to host more patterns and textures. This lounge spices it up with a wooden slat wall (next to the floating tv stand), quilted rug, smooth book cabinet and painterly canvases. A sprig of orchids to the side adds polish.

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  • Visualizer: Varayut Denthlordkarn
Let texture be your focal point. Showcasing an abstract artwork at its centre, this lounge’s grainy wall tiles, suede seating and woollen rug keep more than a hint of the cosy in a room wide and spacious. Check out our living room wall textures post for more focused inspiration. The living room table lamp and the statue on the console bring in traditional elements to the composition.

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  • Visualizer: Andrew Skliarov
Accent grey furniture with wooden features. This structured living room seats its almost-futon sofas on a wooden floor, its ornaments on wooden shelves and a zigzagging floor lamp against wall-to-ceiling wooden panelling.

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  • Visualizer: Mirela Świerc
Draw the eye in with pops of dark grey. This mostly-wooden clad room paints a TV frame, coats an ottoman and offers a seat in charcoal colouring. Bursts of white in a matching quilted seat and foot stool match the foreground coffee table.

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  • Visualizer: Plasterlina
Grey can work with warmer colouring. This autumnal living room creates heat with an olive green feature wall and terracotta cushioning, as grey softens the scene with an L-seater couch, woolen rug and TV panel. The retro colors and mid century modern coffee table capture the charm of a bygone era. A roaring fire, wood stack and two Chinese lanterns make it feel like home.

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  • Visualizer: Now Design
Create a contemporary tribal look using white, green and grey. Mid-grey walls pair with a circular charcoal art piece, grey-wooden table and stretching hover lamp. A volcanic ash vase holds sprigs of bamboo, as lush green fernery hides behind the sofa.

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  • Visualizer: Hatice Unsal
Bring the outside in. This concrete living room uses large wall panels and a grey-tiled floor to make noise between two rows of creepers. A simple wooden coffee table boasting a stone corner mingles with grey armchairs and pot plants in this 21st Century scene.

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  • Source: Ditre Italia
Use grey to accentuate your lounge’s sense of the unusual. Ceiling-height olive trees stand tall in this two-level design, as brown leather couches catch their fall afront a stencil bookshelf. Grey colours the rug, floor, walls and chairs, creating coolness with a contemporary twist.

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  • Visualizer: Hotwalls
Grey lets brighter colours shine. This lounge’s orange accent chairs strikes a pose alongside hints of dusty pink and a rug, marble plinth, walls, blinds and sofa in grey.

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  • Visualizer: Svyatyuk Stanislav
After living rooms with large wall art? This darker grey room is a lesson in using shades, as its walls stretch seamlessly across light and dark panelling. The painterly canvas finds friends in two bright orange cushions and a stencil coffee table. The bowl and vase adds some shine to the mix.

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  • Visualizer: Nastya Ivanchuk & Marina Tsishyna
Monochrome prints are perfect for grey lounges. A full-length photographic decal meets our gaze beside a simple grey couch, differently-shaded cushions and a mottled rug. Black elements in a series of pipe lighting, a standing camera light and marble splashback make its contrasts seem natural.

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  • Visualizer: Maks Marukhin
Like your lounge clean and spacious? Keep it tidy with grey inset shelving, a woollen rug and leather L-seater beside exposed brick. A yellow and grey abstract adds creative edge.

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  • Visualizer: ATO Studio
Create contemporary drama with a living room in grey. The bold contrasts between the almost-black side wall and pendants, the light grey couch and kitchen appears almost monochrome in this design. A deep berry chair and resonating artwork avoid a clash in themes.

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  • Visualizer: Zrobym
A yellow accent living room nicely twists grey. Homer peeps from a cushion on a couch in the hue, as grey stretches behind and below the sofa. Relaxed wooden furniture holds pieces in white, allowing room for a sunny yellow panel.

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  • Visualizer: Marina Selivanova
Keep it light, bright and shiny. This almost-white living room introduces grey in a comfy corner seater, greyscale photography and zebra-striped cushions. An artistically-lined rug and black square fruit bowl tie the pieces in.

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  • Visualizer: Oporski Architektura
Grey is perfect for the minimalist living room. This space designs with angles only, bathing a block L-couch and exposed brick wall in grey. Stark monochrome finds in a TV, artwork and chair add drama to form.

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  • Visualizer: Tâm Võ
Grey and metallics are the best of friends. Lit up with firework living room chandeliers and a designer table lamp, here the luxurious Atollo lamp, this room screams luxury with mid-century modern pieces. Grey and gold wallpaper, a partly-living wall and a pea green armchair bring the antique to modern day.

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  • Visualizer: Tracy Ong
Grey can make double-height living rooms majestic. A dangling cluster of pendant lights make the most of high ceilings, amongst charcoal curtains and a many-tiled wall. A stacked stone fireplace and fluffy mushroom rug make the space warmer.

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  • Visualizer: Kholostova Olga
Pair grey with yellow for a personal touch. This lounge screams through a trio of buttercup pendants, a Greco-Roman bust, printed canvas of a rapper and modern wooden platform. Grey ensures it’s not busy with muted Roman blinds and a sofa half in colour.

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  • Visualizer: Filip Sapojnicov
Create a French boudoir feel with a contemporary twist. Accessorized with a small standing bust, white-bulb chandelier and swing arm wall lamp, French panelling gets moody aside simple grey furniture and white-bordered walls.

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  • Visualizer: Horizont Design
Grey can lend room to more dominant features. The glass bauble chandelier, zigzagging floors and turquoise couch of this aesthetic living room are afforded coolness with light grey paint and wallpaper.

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  • Visualizer: Polygons
Going industrial? Grey is the perfect colour scheme. The rough wooden rafters and cabinetry of this lounge-come-kitchen are made modern with a soft grey L-seater, fluffy rug and floors. Walls and ceilings come to the party in full-scale concrete.

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  • Visualizer: S Marshall
Prefer the look of the artist’s retreat? With a ceiling and feature wall in shiny stone, grey wooden floors and slumped couches join to chill. An electric guitar and potted twisted cane hint at greater creativity.

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  • Visualizer: Serhii Seinov
Create a rustic living room in black and grey. Centred around a trio of tree trunk coffee tables, this grey winding sofa and ceiling-height bookcase are beautifully lit up by a train station window.

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  • Visualizer: Mihail Scherbak & Timothy Kalakutsky
Let yellow and wood add interior pizzazz. Set upon textured grey, wood forms into ceiling rafters, Scandinavian shelving and a rustic coffee table. Yellow bandages grey seats with striking lines of colours, as a metal TV cabinet and iron chandelier cement this industrial-style living room design.

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  • Visualizer: Romas Noreika
Grey acts inspirational in this industrial loft. As wood streamlines the space in rafters, couch frames and a winding staircase, grey adds polish in slick concrete, distressed walls and a darkened, piping-feature glass panel. A bouquet of lightbulbs completes the look.

Continuing with grey throughout the home? Do check out:

42 Gorgeous Grey Bedrooms
40 Gorgeous Grey Kitchens

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40 Subtle Yet Stylish Ideas for Gray Sofas in the Living Room

emily henderson

Gray sofas can get a bad rap for being boring and and bland, but that’s really not the case. Rather than being a dull addition to your living room, gray sofas can enhance its style and the existing furniture. Gray sofas can be a cozy and inviting presence, or they can provide a color palette for bold accessories to sit upon. They can bring in subtle style, or they can stand all on their own.

The world of gray sofas is more exciting than you may think—keep reading to check out 40 of our favorite gray sofa ideas for the living room.

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amy bartlam

For a down-to-earth and neutral look, pair gray sofas with wooden furniture, like side tables and coffee tables. This easy pairing makes your space feel calming and welcoming.

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amy bartlam

For a more industrial look, use metal accents and furniture alongside gray sofas. Darker grays work great in this pairing, as they add to the dark and moody look. Gray sofas with metal legs or frames are another good way to bring this in.

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emily henderson

Want the best of the blue-and-gray world? Select a gray sofa that’s got a blueish tint to it, bringing in the perfect amount of cool blue. Pair the sofa with black and white accents for the best look.

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amy bartlam

Gray sofas often get a reputation for being boring. But this doesn’t need to be the case with the help of a subtle pattern or two. Patterns add a little something extra to your sofa, and they can help break up a sea of gray upholstery.

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amy bartlam

If you’re adding a gray sofa to your living room, consider adding a gray armchair or two as well. The addition of chairs in a similar color will tie your space together and give your living room a cohesive look.

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cathie hong interiors

Need a spot to sit down while you’re waiting to leave? If your front door is in your living room, consider adding a gray sofa or bench. The gentle color provides enough visual interest to be stylish, while still being minimalist and subtle—perfect for chaotic entryways.

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Cathie Hong Interiors

Throw blankets are an easy way to add some style to your gray sofa. Consider choosing a throw that’s reflective of the space outside, like the green throw in the living room above from Cathie Hong Interiors that matches the green canopy outside the windows.

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cathie hong interiors

There’s no doubt about it—neutrals pair well with neutrals. To bring more neutrals into your space, consider pairing a gray sofa with beige wall art and accessories. Rather than looking boring or bland, the right shade of beige can add warmth to a mostly-gray space.

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cathie hong interiors

If you have a gray sofa in your living room, consider choosing accent furniture in a bold color, like burnt orange or deep green. This takes advantage of the easy, peaceful palette gray provides, and it lets you have some fun with color.

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emily henderson

Throw pillows are another living room necessity that can make or break your gray sofa. Consider adding a few in some fun patterns or colors to bring some style to a simpler sofa.

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emily henderson

Gray works wonderfully in a living rooms that are full of other patterns, textures, and colors. A gray sofa can ground a space and provide a backdrop for the changing color and style trends through the years.

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emily henderson

Looking for a sofa in your living room that’s a bit more angular? Try out a modular sofa for a sharper and more modern look. To continue the sleek, modern look, choose a sofa in gray.

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emily henderson

Yellow is one of the best colors you can pair with gray. It adds a touch of brightness to a muted gray, and it’s easy to replicate in the living room too. Try yellow blankets or throw pillows on top of gray sofa. Alternatively, you can also hang yellow wall art or add some yellow flowers.

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michelle berwick design

Gray sofas are a great pick in living rooms with a contemporary or transitional style, like the one above from Michelle Berwick Design. The gray adds a touch of modern and blends in well with the neutrals that these styles love.

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emily henderson

Overstuffed, pillow-top style sofas say cozy like nothing else. Add to that welcoming look by choosing an overstuffed sofa in gray. It provides calming color that outlasts trends.

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emily henderson

The space above a sofa is a great spot for your favorite piece of art. But don’t let your art be all by itself—instead, place pillows on the gray sofa below it that include similar colors or patterns found in the art.

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emily henderson

Gray and blue are another classic color pairing that works well in the living room. Blue adds elegance and timelessness to a soft and cozy gray. To get the look yourself, mirror the space above from Emily Henderson by adding a blue throw pillow or two to a gray sofa.

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reena sotropa design

Gray can be a great monochrome living look, if done well. Here’s how: use paint with a gray tint, like beige-gray, rather than straight gray, as it will look warmer and more inviting. Look for some gray texture too, like stone with a gray tint or gray-stained wood. Finally, add in some gray sofas to complete the space.

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emily henderson

For a gray sofa with some extra texture, choose a sofa with a heathered look or design. This simple addition adds a little bit of extra style and makes it feel more down-to-earth.

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reena sotropa design

Believe it or not, gray sofas can bring in the drama. Deep, nearly-black gray is a bold color choice for a sofa, especially if it’s velvet. Pair it with some stark white accents for a fresh and modern look.

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lava interiors

To add some freshness to a living room with a gray sofa, consider adding fresh flowers and greenery. The pops of green will contrast beautifully against a soft gray, and a rotation of fresh flowers is an easy way to make your space feel subtly seasonal too—think tulips in late winter, sunflowers in summer, and goldenrod in fall.

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Gray is a cozy and inviting sofa color, so it only makes sense to pick an extra-cozy sofa too. Choose a sectional or sofa with a chaise that’s overstuffed and low to the floor for seating you’ll never want to leave.

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For an elegant and classy look, use dark wood, like mahogany or walnut, alongside your gray sofa. The pairing will make your living room feel like the star of the house that it is. To get the look, choose side tables, chairs, and accessories in a dark wood.

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devon grace interiors

To keep things clean and simple in your living room, use white walls and a gray sofa. It’s an easy combo that will never feel too cluttered or chaotic. Add a houseplant or two to bring a touch of vibrancy to the otherwise neutral space.

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devon grace interiors

Orange and gray may seem like an odd combo, but together they create a great contrast. The warm tones of orange sit well against the cool tones of gray and create a multi-faceted and inviting color palette.

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pure salt interiors

Looking to bring a touch of the beach to your living room look? Add some rattan alongside your gray sofa. Look for rattan chairs, baskets and other accessories to bring it in, and you’ll have a space fit for the seaside in no time.

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coco lapine design

The subtle style of gray sofas allow them to be an excellent furniture pick in living rooms that must act as a home office or guest bedroom too. They’re neutral enough to match whatever furniture these bonus spaces must hold, and gray’s calming color means it will keep the space from feeling too cluttered.

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kaya boutique

Not quite white and not quite black, gray sofas are a good pick for people with pets. Pet hair won’t show up as easily as it would on darker upholstery, and gray sofas will show fewer stains and wear than white upholstery.

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mindy gayer design

If your gray sofa has seen better days, or it has a spot that’s more worn out than the rest, use some creative cover-up to extend its life. A carefully-placed throw blanket or pillow can hide wear and tear and give your sofa a few more years until it needs to be replaced.

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emily henderson

Ready to add some springtime color to your living room after a long and dreary winter? Use a gray sofa with a variety of pastel colors to create a stylish spring look. Don’t forget to add a bouquet of fresh flowers to complete the look.

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mindy gayer design

Beige with a slight gray tint is a great color choice for sofas and living rooms that you want to scream ‘cozy.’ Consider using this color pick in cabin or vacation home living rooms. Or, if you want to feel like you’re in a cabin getaway all-year-long, use it in your home too.

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Because of the widespread availability of gray, you can get it in plenty of different fabrics too. Look for a gray performance fabric if you’re looking to place your sofa in a space where it will get lots of use or exposure to excess sunshine or moisture.

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Another great way to use gray sofas in your living room is with different patterns of the same color. This creates plenty of visual interest without clashing colors. The striped navy rug and checkerboard navy pillow in the living room above from LeClair Decor are a great example of this.

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leclair decor

The wall behind your sofa is a key spot to place your favorite wall art. You can add paintings or family photos, or you can add something with a little extra drama, like an oversized wall tapestry. And if you’re using a neutrally-colored gray sofa, you can use all the color and pattern you like in the tapestry.

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Gray can do well all on its own, but it’s nice to incorporate elsewhere in your living room too. Try adding décor or accessories that have gray accents, like floor rugs or wall hangings. Better yet, add in a gray side chair or side table to really cement the color in your home.

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Houseplants are a living room must-have, and they’re an excellent companion to gray sofas too. The rich greens of these household flora pair beautifully with the subtle gray of a sofa. Add a few of your favorite plants alongside a gray sectional or loveseat for a winning look.

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michelle berwick design

Gray serves as a great backdrop wherever it’s added. Consider using a gray sofa as a palette for lots of other colors, like Michelle Berwick Design did in the living room above with a variety of colorful throw pillows.

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michelle berwick design

Narrow, L-shaped sectionals or sofas with chaises are a great pick for living rooms with a small footprint. They provide the comfort of a larger sectional with a lot less of the size. Try one in gray for a sofa that will match almost any other décor.

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In a living room full of windows, bring in a gray sofa. The piece’s neutral coloring keeps the focus on what sits outside the room, and it will complement it color-wise too.

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michelle berwick design

Gray and salmon may seem like an unusual color combo, but pastels can work wonderfully alongside gray. Try pairing a gray sofa with salmon-colored throw pillows or a salmon-accented area rug to get the look.

35 Designer-Approved Small Living Room Ideas

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In fact, this is not at all the case: the whole secret lies in the correct selection of the right shades. Only then the living room in gray tones will turn into a fashionable and stylish room, comfortable for relaxing and meeting guests.

Pros and cons of gray

The popularity of this shade among designers is primarily due to its versatility and practicality. Also, gray color combines different details and other tones into a single whole. Other highlights include:

  • the possibility of decorating the room in any style;
  • if the gray tone is the main one, then you can change the design of the room by simply changing the color of the textiles, which will radically transform the living room – while the costs will be minimal;
  • gray color is practical: it does not fade and dirt is hardly noticeable on it;
  • The dominance of gray in the living room promotes deep relaxation.

Design: Olga Chernenko

Basic rules for the use of gray

In order for the gray color to show its maximum of its advantages, certain rules must be observed when using it. This will help you create a truly cozy interior.

  1. Using this shade as a foundation, choose only light shades for small spaces.
  2. In a monochromatic interior, dilute the background with pastel colors: beige, peach or cream.
  3. In a small living room, make the ceiling as light as possible, and the protruding walls and niches dark. This will visually increase the volume of the room.
  4. Feel free to use the monochrome design option for large rooms. The union of gray with pearl, graphite or anthracite tones looks good.
  5. If the room is narrow and small, use warm shades: gray-green or natural ebony. Cold tones are suitable for spacious living rooms: ice, silver, steel.
  6. When buying furniture, keep in mind that it should not have exactly the same shade as the walls: otherwise, the products will simply be lost in the overall environment. Cabinets and sofas, armchairs, shelves will be clearly visible against the main background if their tone is lighter than the walls. But there is an exception that applies to excessively small rooms: it is allowed to put furniture in the same shades as the walls. Thus, the bulkiness of products will be reduced.
  7. The use of bright decorative details for the living room in gray tones is a must. These can be classic figurines, paintings in original frames, posters, green houseplants, landscape photos or posters (for the loft style).

Design: Zhenya Zhdanova

Bright accent elements in the interior

The hall is a place where the family gathers, guests come here; so this room should attract attention and please everyone. Bright colors can help with this, enlivening the living room in gray tones. The role of accents can be played by accessories or furniture that have brown, yellow, red or green colors.

Blue is also suitable – it adds some severity and coldness to the interior, which suits business people who are used to getting relaxation in public places: clubs, restaurants. Feel free to use sofa cushions, vases, lamps, rugs as “revitalizing” elements. Sometimes they even glue wallpaper with bright inserts of small sizes. The main thing here is not to overdo it.

Wall decoration in gray tone

First you need to decide on the choice of shade, for which you need to assess the level of illumination of the room. In a fairly bright room, use darker shades and vice versa. When choosing a color for floor and ceiling finishing materials, apply the following rules:

  • the flooring must be darker than the walls;
  • ceiling – lighter than wallpaper;
  • the floor is darker than the furniture.

Lightened ceiling gives more volume to the living room in gray tones. The same can be said about the walls. If their finishing material is light enough, then the room visually increases. There is a small nuance: in an overly elongated hall, decorate the end walls using dark shades – this will visually make the living room wide and short.

Don’t make the mistake of making the floor too light. In this case, there is a feeling of lack of support. In turn, the dark ceiling, as it were, brings the walls closer, causing a feeling of tightness. The use of gray material for wall decoration is most appropriate in styles:

  • hi-tech;
  • minimalism;
  • modern;
  • abstract art.

When decorating a living room in gray tones, wallpaper is most often preferred. Manufacturers offer a fairly wide range of them: you can choose material with different textures and shades.

Gray and white combination

These are two similar monochrome colors, so together they look very harmonious. Gray and white shades are actively used to create modern, art deco interiors, less often classics. Many people replace pure white with its shades: creamy, dark milky, etc. Interesting combinations are also created if different textures are used – for example, wallpaper or plaster. All this helps to create a cozy and comfortable interior.

Design: Jean-Louis Deniot

Gray and brown

Most designers associate this living room design with the rustic style common in the UK. Brown in alliance with gray soothes: the neighborhood of these tones seems elegant, soft. At the same time, this combination does not distract from the decor elements. Decorating a room with gray and brown can be done in several ways:

  • natural wood furniture and gray wallpaper;
  • dairy furniture plus brown-grey rug or carpet;
  • brown wall surfaces and gray furniture (the latter look elegant, luxurious and expensive, convincing guests of the excellent taste of the owner of the living space).

Design: Yana Molodykh

Combination with pink

This combination looks fresh and gentle, it never irritates and promotes good relaxation. After all, it is because of him that the family spends time in the living room. If you use a bright shade of pink, you get an original accent, typical for styles such as hi-tech or loft.

Design: Elena Lazareva

Let’s add green

In this case, the interior is natural. This is due to the fact that green is a natural color. Here you can use indoor plants with wide leaves or curtains, a rug of the same tones. It is important to remember that you do not need too much green. From shades choose olive, malachite, light green, etc.

Design: Marina Zhukova

Gray and red

A very interesting combination. But you need to remember that the red color is quite provocative and therefore there cannot be too much of it. In a gray living room, it is enough for curtains or chairs to have a red tint, plus a few decorating elements.

Design: Olga Kulikovskaya-Ashby, Interior Box

Dilute with blue

The combination of these tones gives the hall peace and tranquility. Blue color is characterized by saturation, depth. When choosing its shades, try to make the furniture lighter than the walls. Also, golden and silver tones can be considered a good addition, in which accessories are painted: for example, curtains or sofa cushions.

Design: Nikolai Nikitin

Gray with blue

This combination is used when the blue color seems oversaturated. The presence of blue gives airiness to the room, making it fresh and airy. Based on this combination, you can decorate the hall in a Mediterranean style. When using a combination, make the walls gray and the furniture blue (or vice versa).

Design: Marina Pilipenko and Ekaterina Fedorova

A variety of shades in the living room: from dark to silver

Tones range from almost white to almost black. Such variability allows you to choose the most suitable design option in accordance with your taste. It is worth noting that the described tone is achromatic, that is, it does not contain other color pigments. Warm and rich color gives the hall nobility and some luxury. But cool tones, reminiscent of steel, are associated with a “factory” interior. It is necessary to work with such shades carefully, even in such pseudo-industrial styles as hi-tech or loft. Manufacturers of finishing materials know the above features and most often offer the following shades:

  • smoke;
  • ashes;
  • french grey, etc.

Of the cool tones, white lead and tin are the most popular.

Design: Alexander Akimenkov Studio

Furniture in a gray living room

If you visit a furniture store, you can see that this color is used quite often. Usually it is upholstery that looks very elegant. The most popular are metallic shades, as well as concrete or wet asphalt. The latter gives upholstered furniture an expensive and luxurious look: natural leather can play the role of upholstery, in some cases – tapestry.

Keep not only sofas and armchairs in the colors described: a dark milky coffee table will look elegant in combination with milky chairs. That is, it is not at all necessary to buy exclusively all pieces of furniture in gray.

For example, the natural brown tone of wood looks interesting in combination with a concrete-colored leather sofa. Outside the recreation area, the described shade is appropriate for hanging shelves, cabinets. Gray color gives elegance and at the same time unloads the interior without cluttering it.

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Gray textiles and additional elements

Many people forget that one of the main components of the interior is elements that are invisible at first sight. But it is they who often form the character of the design. If your furniture and surfaces are light, then buy decor details in darker colors. Curtains in the color of wet asphalt look exceptionally stylish. The silvery shades of the lamps will bring elegance to the interior, and the sofa cushions that draw attention to themselves and pull to lie down to rest.

Style directions

According to most designers, the described color is appropriate in modern interior design. This is a loft, minimalism, hi-tech, as well as modern or underground. It is the gray color that helps to reveal the specifics of these style directions, the palette of which allows you to focus on vintage decor elements.

These shades can also be used in classical styles: baroque, empire, classic. But here it is recommended to use halftones that provide retro styling. As mentioned above, the use of a combination of blue and gray with the addition of pearl tones gives a good effect – in fact, this is a finished design of the Mediterranean style. But here it is necessary to provide full-fledged natural light (it is desirable that the windows face south).

The interior of the living room in shades of gray is quite elegant and able to satisfy the most demanding design fans. To a large extent, this is facilitated by a wide selection of shades of this popular color. On the site you can choose the most suitable design option for your living room.

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Living room options in gray tones

Living room in gray color 2023

With the advent of the new year, new trends in fashion, interior design and other areas come. In 2023, changes will not bypass the living rooms, for the design of which gray will come first. Despite the apparent nondescriptness, the gray color is multifaceted, it has many tones, undertones and shades, it harmoniously fits into any style and is suitable for decorating rooms of any size and shape.

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In addition, gray often acts as a base color, against which bright accents in the form of furniture, lighting fixtures and other interior items look especially impressive. Many designers rightly consider gray to be practical and versatile. In this article, we will analyze how to decorate a living room in gray tones so that it looks modern, gives comfort and promotes relaxation.

What shade of gray to choose

The range of this amazing color is very diverse. It starts from translucent, almost light shades to deep dark, close to black tones. It is this variety that allows you to choose the most successful color solution for absolutely any room.

In 2023, space and a lot of air are in trend, so it is recommended to decorate small living rooms in light gray bleached colors. They will not only visually expand the space, but also give a feeling of warmth and peace. If you have a large room, you can experiment with shades and textures.

Gray can be more than just smooth. Relief wallpapers, decorative plaster and multi-level ceilings are in fashion. If the living room has layout defects or irregularities on the walls, a dark gray color will help hide them.

Depending on what materials will be used in the renovation of the premises, you can create a radically different interior: strict and business-like or homely and cozy. It is not only the decoration of the walls that matters, but also the floor and ceiling.

  1. Wall trim . In addition to the relief and texture of materials, designers recommend playing with contrasts, for example, against the background of a light plain wall, make a niche decorated in darker colors.
  2. Floor finish . Graphite colors are on trend. In this shade, the parquet board looks very impressive, especially when light from lamps and fixtures or the sun’s rays are reflected on its smooth polished surface. With the help of this technique, it is possible to fill the living room with light as much as possible. Also, linoleum or laminate in gray colors will look no less stylish.
  3. Ceiling trim . If the living room is small, it is better to use light gray tones. They visually stretch the room up, giving the room volume. In this case, you can use multi-level ceilings. Gray shadows will be hidden in the height differences, adding additional exclusivity to the interior. For large living rooms, it is allowed to use dark colors when finishing the ceilings, but in this case, you should take care of installing spotlights. They, on the contrary, will disperse the shadows that have gathered in the upper part of the living room.

The combination of gray with other colors

in 2023 is a monochrome union of several colors. Gray goes well with other shades. At the peak of relevance:

  • gray + white . This combination will create a gentle airy interior. To soften the contrast a little, it is allowed to use cream, milky, creamy and pearl shades instead of boiled white;
  • gray + blue . The second, but no less relevant trend in the combination of colors. Gray living room 2023, decorated in this design, will look bright and fresh. Shades of blue can vary depending on personal preference. Equally well with gray or steel color is combined with both pale blue and cornflower blue, and dark blue. The choice is limited only by your imagination;
  • gray + beige . The first color is considered colder, so the task of the second is to give it more warmth. The living room, decorated in gray-beige tones, will look expensive, elegant and stylish;
  • gray + pink . With this combination, you can play with shades, which in the end will create a completely different impression of the living room. Pale pink light colors in addition to gray will add femininity to the room. Such a living room looks somewhat strict and restrained. Hot pink acid shades will dilute the gray color, giving it glamour.

It is not necessary to add many other colors to gray. Even small point accents will add originality to the interior, for example, soft pink flowers in a vase on a coffee table or bright pink sofa cushions.

Selection of furniture

When choosing furniture, you should focus on the overall interior decoration of the living room. If the entire interior is made in one calm range, it is recommended to dilute it with furniture in contrasting colors. Armchairs and sofas with black or white upholstery will fit very organically into the interior of the living room in gray 2023. Such an unusual approach will create a feeling of rigor. To soften the effect, you can pay attention to warmer colors, such as brown or beige.

The upholstery can be made both from natural leather, and from more budget eco-leather and practical matting or cozy velor. If the interior decoration of the living room already has some accent or contrasting elements, you can pay attention to gray furniture. Wooden cabinets, coffee tables and cabinets in natural light look elegant and expensive, and upholstered furniture in gray tones is cozy.

Set bright accents

Contrasting interior details have always been in fashion. The design of living rooms in 2023 will not be an exception. Which accent color to choose to complement gray is up to you. Designers recommend paying attention to yellow, green, lilac.

a mustard-colored lampshade will give the room warmth and comfort. In addition, yellow is considered a positive color, so any of its presence in the interior can cheer you up.

Green is considered the color of calm and harmony. In a room with accent elements of cool green shades, an atmosphere of relaxation will be created, while warm grassy or pistachio tones will give cheerfulness.

If you love flowers, you can decorate the interior with potted plants. Their stems and leaves will create the necessary contrasting accent. If there is no time to plant flowers and take care of them, you can look at covers for upholstered furniture or picture frames in green tones.

Lilac is the color of mystery and mystery. Accent elements of purple shades will add elegance and nobility to the interior. Designers recommend paying attention to upholstered furniture with lilac upholstery or decorative ornaments, such as figurines, aroma lamps or lamps.

Organization of lighting

Spot lighting with the help of spotlights has long taken a strong position in the design of interiors in any style. The living room 2023 in gray will not be an exception. Designers recommend adding it both in addition to the main lighting, and to highlight or highlight any areas. The interior, decorated in a classic style, will be decorated with a chandelier with crystal elements.

They will cast colorful reflections on the ceiling and walls, adding a shimmery effect to the living room. For a room decorated in a modern style, lamps with bright colorful shades are suitable. They can be installed, for example, near armchairs or a sofa.

Window decoration

Cosiness is now in fashion, so it is recommended to decorate the windows with curtains. Their color and texture are selected depending on the overall design of the room. Curtains can be both in tone with interior decoration, and made in contrast. The material is selected depending on the style in which the interior is decorated. 9for classic living rooms are characterized by heavy blackout curtains, for modern ones – translucent airy ones. Also roller blinds do not lose their relevance. This option will appeal to those who want a feeling of greater lightness in the interior.