When it comes to selecting a neutral hue that isn’t boring yet has some sort of enchantment to it, can be a bit difficult. Gray is one of those hues, its vibrant, charming, and fun while still allowing you to get wild with your décor while still staying in the nude color family. Since the living room is one of the main areas of the home, we wanted to bring you enchanting gray living room ideas that will make you fall in love with this hue time and time again.
We couldn’t start a guide without mentioning one of our favorite shades of gray- light gray. Light gray is a top contender because of how versatile it can be. The key is working it in with warmer décor to make it feel as welcoming yet cozy as possible. Add hints of white to further enhance the light hues of gray that you are working with.
Pair with Blue
If there is a pairing that is meant to work well together is blue and gray. These two specific hues are great shade due to how contrasting they are with one another. Add a large dose of blue to your gray living room to bring it back to life while still working with grays main appeal.
When making a big statement with the gray shade you want to go as bold as possible, that is where having a daring gray sofa is the way to go. Once you decide to make a bold statement in your gray living room, you want to select a sofa that makes a statement whether it’s in a large or small room. Consider a gray sofa with texture such as velvet. While velvet is subtle it makes a huge statement exactly when and where you need it.
Never underestimate what having accent chairs can do for a room. Think of them as the dessert of your space. They don’t make a big statement, but they do bring it all together. Add two gray accent chairs and allow them to bring your entire color palette forward without having to overwhelm the room.
If your idea of a gray living room entails curtains, you are in luck! For a modern twist to your living room décor, add silky patterned gray curtains. Not only will they breathe new life into the room, but it will add a clear, luxury appeal right next to your window making the room look and feel larger.
Work with Multiple Shades
Why stick with one shade of gray when you can work with multiple ones?! The idea is to have the same color palette throughout the room, but with a multidimensional approach- multiple different hues. Play with darker shades for bold contrast and lighter ones to keep an accent approach.
Do not be fooled into thinking bits of pink can feel “too feminine” or even “too cool tone” for the room, on the contrary accents of pink feel modern. Having bits of pink allows you to open the room while still being easy on the eye. Consider using pastel hues of pink for a more subtle approach, whereas if you want to make a more vivid pink you want to work with a darker shade.
Minimal with Black
One of the best pairings in any room is black and gray. These two colors not only work beautifully together, but there is something about them that makes any style feel oh so lux. Keep your living room minimal for the perfect contrast, while still having bold bits of black displayed.
Add a Rug
When in doubt of what to add to a room to give it that pop of something new- add a rug. Rugs have become extremely underrated, but the matter of fact is they make the space come to life. Additionally, they add a cozy factor that makes anyone want to lay down and feel right at home.
Bring on the Lights
A room is never complete unless it has some sort of light fixture. When you have a gray room, you want to have a light fixture that makes sense for the space yet brightens, enhances and makes the room feel grandiose. In order to do just that, consider a metallic chandelier with multiple moving parts that feel bold.
Which of these ideas do you want to showcase in your home? Have any other ideas for gray living rooms? If so, share with us below.