Searching for gray living room ideas? Looking for a way to add depth and update your space? Paint walls in a pale dove gray, add brownish toned grey furnishings to act as a canvas for your modern furnishings, floor coverings, and surreal porcelain collection. Add Asian inspired artwork for a palatial feel.
Gray is a hue that is edgy and reminds one of the splendor and evocative wear of Gustavian style castles, the patina of time seems stylish and elegant. Much of this color’s popularity seemed to take off after designer Abigail Ahren’s dark colour palette took the world by storm, and inspired many a decorator and discerning homeowner to look for these smoky tones and gray living room ideas in particular. After all, gray works well in contemporary spaces as well, particularly as an industrial décor touch, or as a way of layering a more traditional space.
Innovative Gray Living Room Ideas – No. 1 – White with Gray
Boca do Lobo
Pure white is a classic colour for floors and walls, and layering grays brings warmth and elegance to your space. When choosing grays vary the hues, and allow multiple textures to emerge.
In this room, the fireplace embellishments contrast beautifully with the soft gray carpet. The beauty of this room is in part to the curated arrangement of details from different eras, blending stories and history together.
Gray Living Room Idea – No. 2 – A Gray that is Almost Green
French Gray Living Room Farrow & Ball Interior Photography, French Gray, No 18, Estate Emulsion
This historic gray by Farrow & Ball has a green mossy undertone that lends an air of elegance and depth. It’s light enough for a small space. Traditional style and elegance is truly evoked with this old world palette, and the warmth of leather, wood and texture come together beautifully. Natural light accents the depth of color.
Decorating Idea – No. 3 – Layer Hues
Boca do Lobo
This lovely gray living room utilizes grays in a number of ways, pale cloud gray walls, a modern yet cozy chair, and the traces of gray patterning on the rug. Offset by gold accents including a remarkable geometric table, gorgeous chandelier and modern art. A truly beautiful yet livable space, one can easily imagine spending wintery evenings next to this fireplace.
Gray Living Room Idea – No. 4 -Smoke and Gold
Charcoal gray makes this room from Luxuu a truly stunner, luxuriously appointed with the dark gray velvet Saboteur Armchair, and a haute design brass and marble side table. Using gold and gold accents adds an air of opulence and modern design.
Gray Living Room Idea – No. 5 – Blend Industrial Chic with Eclectic Style
Industrial grey surfaces as a background for ornate and eclectic decorations, artwork and lighting work splendidly. This lovely vignette showcases a brilliant blue velvet sofa, regency style table showcasing a porcelain Lion by Francisco Polope. Small spaces become transformed when these kind of dynamic combinations come together so artfully.
Whatever style or space, gray can be used beautifully to accent a preexisting theme, add layer and texture, warmth or even act as a canvas for your art collection or eclectic style. Choose from the palest of cloud grays, smoky dark colours, charcoal to black and even silvery touches. From gray molding to gray floors, this is a surefire way to add a level of sophistication.
This blog is a repost from the guest blog on Lladro’s website here.