Looking for gray living room ideas? You have come to the right place, because we have taken the best from the archive of the Ideal Home. The 1980s might have magnolias, but the color of the Millennium walls so far is gray. And it’s easy to see the reason. Gray can make a warm scheme as easy as a cold one; it can be a modern and charming rural channel; calm and soothing or lively, lively and energetic.
Just a quick peek at the Farrow & Ball paint chart shows the possibilities of this favorite decoration shade and explains its enduring appeal: from the neutrality of Dimity and Ammonite which is almost non-existent, to the middle notes of Lamp Room Gray and Calluna, through Mizzle and Pigeon eyed green, Parma Gray and Lulworth Blue are blue and exit from the other side to the dark Down Pipe, Plummett and Brassica.
Each gray color is able to create a different look, feel and style of the living room and the color you choose will become part and package of your personal style. Modern schemes tend to require cooling, dark, dramatic or almost black charcoal, while vintage and inspired styles have a natural affinity with warm gray and green gray.
1. Warm up grey walls with bright prints
The pale gray floor-to-ceiling palette is the perfect canvas for splashing with brightly colored wall prints. Floating picture racks are a great non-permanent solution for displaying wall art. You can easily exchange one print with another as your collection grows and changes. Blue and putty patterned cushions and dark blue geometric rugs add a lot of muted colors to a sophisticated yet comfortable living room.
2. Creating a sanctuary with slate and wood accents
Slate gray walls look absolutely not cold when paired with natural wood furniture accents. Fill the room with a lot of textures like fur berber carpet and straw basket to store blankets to complete the relaxing living room scheme.
3. Create calming vibes with natural foliage
Cold shades of gray can have a calming effect on interior spaces. This can be further enhanced by the addition of natural leaves, a very popular accessory choice for 2019. The cold tone of Dulux Gray Steel 2’s wall color in the living room is a perfcet background to enhance the lush greenery of the plant included in the scheme.
4. Take grey from walls to floors
The gray tones begin with Farrow & Ball’s Pavillion Gray Estate on the wall and down to the large gray corner sofa and light gray carpet. This key color is also taken in the statement of the floor carpet. We say you can never have too many shades of gray!
5. Update a grey country scheme with paisley print
Update your background in a classic country scheme with Paisley print wallpapers on Smart Gray. Choose pillows and upholstery in luxurious woven, soft linen and luxurious damasks, with a Moroccan-style metal table to add charm.
“Be luxurious with the finishing touches for a luxurious look.” Suggests the Ideal Home Style Editor, Michela Collling. “For example, double the fabric so the curtains feel fuller.”
6. Use grey as a base for soft geometrics
Combine gray and team geometry with a sparkling yellow primrose for a vintage look with a modern twist. Maintain a contemporary scheme with gray walls and furniture, then add warmth with a hint of yellow to the geometric prints and furnishings and characters with a cool mix of retro accessories. Wooden cube tables and copper details complete the retro atmosphere.