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How To Style A Living Room With Grey Walls and Grey Furniture







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Neutral colours are one of the most popular shades of walls recently. Not only is it so easy to partner with other colours, but you can also easily create contrasts. One of the go-to shades of people who are designing their living room is the colour grey. Aside from the serene and modern feeling it gives off, it is also easy to mix and match with other furniture. Check out How To Style A Living Room With Grey Walls and Grey Furniture.

Dark Grey Walls with Light Grey Furniture

As mentioned above, contrasting colours can create a fascinating look for your living room. If you want a living room with dark grey walls, you can easily add contrast by adding grey furniture to the area. It still gives off a serene feeling even though the colours have contrasting brightness.

Since the dark grey walls will make the room slightly smaller than it actually is, you can achieve a homelier and inviting feeling. And if you don’t want the room to feel too small, adding light grey furniture will help. The contrast makes it look more pleasing to look at.

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Neutral colours are one of the most popular shades of walls recently. Not only is it so easy to partner with other colours, but you can also easily create contrasts. One of the go-to shades of people who are designing their living room is the colour grey. Aside from the serene and modern feeling it gives off, it is also easy to mix and match with other furniture.

Light Grey Walls with Grey Furniture

A monochromatic theme can be easily achieved by partnering grey walls with grey furniture. Grey paint with grey furniture is a good way to create a sense of serenity and homeliness.

One way to approach this style is to add smaller dark grey furniture partnered with bigger light grey furniture. This gives off the effect of a bigger space to your living room. By simply contrasting colours, you can easily create a very interesting look for your living room.

The light grey walls will make your room look bigger than it is, and with the contrast of different shades of grey furniture, you can achieve a minimalistic and modern look that only a monochromatic theme can give. This is one of the most popular themes nowadays.

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Dark Grey Furniture with Grey Walls

Another fantastic combination that will surely make your living room feel more modern and sophisticated is dark grey furniture with grey walls. A living room with grey walls and grey furniture will look better if your furniture is in a darker shade. However, you can also add a variety of different grey furniture to create different effects.

Another idea is to have different shades of grey paint on your walls. This can easily highlight a section of your room and remove the monotonous feeling of having an all-grey living room. For example, you can use dark grey paint around your fireplace to highlight it, while the rest of the living room is in light grey paint.


While a lot of people think that the colour grey is boring, it is quite a fun colour to design your living room with. There’s a lot of possibilities a grey room can bring you, and you are free to bring out your creative side. If you also plan on changing your style in the future, you will have no worries as grey is a fairly easy colour to mix and match with other colours.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Gray sofa in the interior: 66 photos with design ideas

In the palette of any room, large furniture occupies second place after finishing. It is made both as a bright accent and as part of the general background, especially in a calm monochrome range. A gray sofa in the interior can play both roles – and all thanks to the variety of shades that look different depending on the companion colors. In this article, we will tell you which model to choose, as well as how to combine such upholstered furniture with other interior elements.

Choosing a gray sofa

Choosing a shade
What to combine with
– Finish
– Other furniture
— Textile
Ideas for different rooms
– Living room
– Children’s
— Office

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It is difficult to imagine another color that would have the same number of shades (and gray has about two hundred of them!), Which at the same time are so diverse: light and dark, warm and cold, active and neutral. Such a large selection is due to the very origin of achromat. It is formed from a combination of blue, green and red, which in different proportions give many interesting halftones. On the one hand, this simplifies the choice, because it will definitely work out to find the right color. On the other hand, the more options, the more difficult it is to understand which one you want.

These are the shades you should definitely pay attention to:

  • Light – platinum, gainsborough, mother-of-pearl, silver, blanc de blanc, star white, steam blue, zircon.
  • Dark – anthracite, wet asphalt, wild pigeon, coal, stone, steel.
  • Warm with a beige undertone – galiotis, biscuit, moonbeam, greyge, piazza, smoky.
  • With an admixture of blue – marengo, slate, gray, cadet gray.
  • With a green undertone – verdigri, dark forest, water lily, protective, green tea.

When choosing a specific shade, consider other colors in the palette – they should not conflict in color temperature. Textures and the amount of natural light in the room are also important.



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    By design, any sofas are divided into stationary and transformable.

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    The first option is less functional, but there is much more design choice: there are different shapes, models with legs, round or curved, etc. There is also more choice of sizes – you can choose a compact product for a small living room or nursery, where a full-fledged sofa bed will not fit.

    Models that have a transformation mechanism are divided into three groups:

    • Folding – part of the seat rises and falls, moving, respectively, to a lying or sitting position. The most popular mechanisms are “book” and “click-clack”. In both, the back simply leans back, forming a sleeping place, only the “click-clack” (otherwise it is also called “tango”) has an additional intermediate reclining position. The “couch” works on the same principle, but it also has armrests. Such a mechanism is used in compact models, therefore, these models are rarely found as a permanent bed for adults. More often they are chosen for children or as a guest bed for an emergency.
    • Sliding – for such models, the back remains in place, and the seat is pushed forward, which, when disassembled, turns into a full-fledged sleeping place. Popular mechanisms are “accordion” (the seat rises to a click and then moves apart to the stop), “sedaflex” (the seat is pulled out by a special loop, a kind of double folding bed with a thin mattress is obtained) and “French folding bed” (works according to the same principle, only the seat triples, not doubles).
    • Roll-out – the seat simply slides forward. The most popular model is the “Eurobook” (as the horizontal part rolls out, the backrest smoothly falls after it). In large corner sofas, the dolphin system is most often used. The “telescope” mechanism, according to the principle of operation, resembles the device of the same name: the bed rolls out by the strap, but first these are two parts, which then need to be decomposed.

    The choice between a stationary product and a transformer, first of all, depends on the functionality of the room where the sofa will stand, its shape and size. For small spaces, a folding one is almost always the best option, since there is simply no space for a separate guest room. Also, the “cot” is useful in the studio or in the children’s room, where two children live, or the child often has friends for the night.



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    The main advantage of gray is its versatility. It looks equally good with bright and calm shades, adapts to companions and emphasizes the depth of these colors. Consider how to properly combine a light and dark gray sofa with other interior elements.


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    One of the most difficult questions is how to choose a product to match the color of the floor and walls. To do this successfully, remember a few rules:

    • Furniture, walls and floors must not merge. Choose shades with a difference of 2-3 tones: ideally, the floor should be the darkest, then the sofa, and finally the lightest – the walls. This is a standard color gradation option that looks familiar and always successful. This selection is especially important in monochrome interiors, where there is a gray wall and a gray sofa.
    • Remember that light tones visually enlarge the space, while dark ones, on the contrary, make it more intimate and small. If you are choosing furniture for a small cramped room, it is better to use a neutral or light shade for the upholstery, and to make the walls white, cream or mother-of-pearl. If you like a spectacular dark finish, then the sofa can just be that contrasting element that will dilute the gloom. In this case, look at the lightest, bleached tones.
    • If the upholstery is not plain, one of the shades can echo the walls and the other the floor or ceiling.



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    There are three combinations large upholstered furniture with other products: in tone, in a general neutral range or in contrast.

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    If you have a monochrome interior, all items in the room are selected in one color anyway. For example, it can be a light gray sofa and darker coffee tables in the living room, a work table in the nursery or a set in the kitchen (for example, if it is combined with a seating area). In this case, it is important to choose products so that they differ in texture and stand out with an interesting shape, otherwise the picture will turn out to be too boring and flat. So, for example, fabrics with a pronounced texture (for example, jacquard or eco-leather) or with a pattern are suitable for a soft group.

    For neutral colors, use base shades that work well together. So, the classic version is gray paired with beige or brown, which are most often realized through the natural texture of wood. It can be a graphite or silver sofa surrounded by wooden tables, shelving, cabinets, chairs.

    Finally, the most popular option is the overall calm palette and a few bright accents that add dynamics to it. For example, grayish upholstery of large furniture and smaller objects in rich colors look very good next to each other: yellow and orange, blue, green, red, purple.

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    The sofa group is always accompanied by textiles: carpets, decorative pillows and blankets are added recreation area of ​​comfort and texture.

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    The same principle works here: when choosing, rely on the main palette and interior concept. The more restrained the color scheme, the more different fabrics and textures can be used. Textiles are also a safe field for experiments with prints, bright decorative elements and active color accents. At any time, you can replace pillows or a blanket – and the mood in the room will immediately change. The main thing is to select fabrics so that they echo something else: in color, texture or style.



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    Gray sofa in the interior of the living room

    Regardless of whether the living room is isolated or combined with the kitchen, the soft group takes center stage in the relaxation area.

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    A sofa in smoky, slate or graphite shades will fit into any style: from brutal loft to elegant classics. If the room is spacious and the whole family or guests often gather in it, pay attention to corner models or modular designs. The latter are assembled according to the constructor principle: you choose as many blocks as you need and their purpose. In addition to ordinary seats, these can be sleeping places, storage systems, tables and shelves.

    Graceful models with curved backs, curved legs and a carriage tie on the back will look beautiful in a traditional interior. For scandi, eco, contemporary and minimalism, choose concise but comfortable products. Be sure to complement the soft group with a cozy carpet, a pair of coffee tables and armchairs. The latter can be accented – any color that is already found in the palette will do.



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    900 02 Upholstered furniture in a nursery can play two roles: a bed and a separate seating area.

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    If the room is designed for a baby, the best option would be a soft and comfortable model, on which it will be convenient for parents to rock a newborn, watch him or feed him. If mom or dad sometimes has to sleep here, choose a transformer that turns into a bed.

    For older children, this piece of furniture will become a place for reading, chatting with friends and relaxing games. Designate a recreation area with additional elements: a bright carpet, local lighting, story wallpaper on the wall, shelves or other storage systems.



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    It’s great if you have the opportunity to equip several functional areas in your home office.

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    The most convenient option is a workplace, storage and recreation area. For the latter, a small comfortable sofa is suitable. If you plan to spend time on it with documents or a book, provide good lighting: for example, a floor lamp, wall sconces, or a lamp next to the nightstand.

    Because an office space needs to be work-inducing and understated if it’s where meetings are held, a gray-based palette is perfect for that task. With a gray or slate sofa, wooden bookcases and a table, a leather armchair and a laconic finish made of quality materials will go well.



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    Grey colour

    Gray walls – what color of furniture is suitable? Due to its versatility and ease of harmonization with other colors, it is readily used in our homes and apartments.

    What character we give to the gray walls, and thus what effect we get, depends on the color of the furniture, the color of the sofa and accessories. The living room is exactly the relaxation area where we should feel comfortable and carefree. The furniture that surrounds us affects our well-being. And the aura of the interior depends on what color the objects accompanying it have. The colors in which we “dress” the recreation area determine the design of the room. At the same time, help become the starting point for living room decoration. Today we will show you how to introduce a little color and a positive aura into the living room.


    1. Gray living room – what furniture to choose?
    2. Corner sofa in the living room – pink or coral?
    3. Green furniture for the living room – which shade to choose?

    Gray living room – what furniture to choose?

    In minimalist interiors, gray upholstered furniture harmonizes perfectly with gray walls. Let’s not be afraid of such monochrome combinations, because there are quite a lot of shades of this color: from steel to dark graphite. They fit perfectly, look easy and unobtrusive. The gray zone provides a muted, neutral backdrop for the entire design. Therefore, it can serve as a basis for which we will look for contrasts. For example, in the form of textiles in intense color. The versatile nature of gray makes it easy to match with your chosen color.

    Corner sofa in the living room – pink or coral?

    No matter what shade of gray you choose for your walls, this color will always look great with light floors, white accessories or wood accents. Thus, you will get a stylish, elegant and effective combination. And then easily pick up accessories or furniture in a certain color, such as a corner sofa in pastel pink. But if you’re not a fan of sweet and romantic interiors, opt for upholstery in an intense coral hue and pair it with dark, graphite accessories. This duet will give the apartment the right balance and energetic color accent.