69 Fabulous Gray Living Room Designs To Inspire You

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 A mix between black and white, gray is by definition a neutral. Decorating with gray can can be warm or cool, dark and dramatic or bright and beautiful.  I am very into gray, but only if the trim is right. If you don’t want to paint your living room white, but want to keep the space nice and bright, pale gray is a great alternative. It can be a flat, boring color so choose your tone with care. Chech out these 69 Fabulous Living Room Designs to inspire you!

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To break up the monotony of the color gray in the living room of this Brookville, New York home, interior designer Andrew Raquet used silver, gold, and lots of pattern.


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Larette designed this contemporary California farmhouse with a blue-gray living room that opens up to the outside. The soft color works with the bright natural light.


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Chestnut furniture set against slate gray walls gives this living room a traditional feel with a sophisticated edge. Shots of hot pink add vibrancy to the scheme.

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Bright and grey living room. A sophisticated shade of grey highlights the dramatic impact of bright zingy colours.


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Dark seating teamed with bright cushions adds accents of colour to the scheme. Go for gray walls and carpet to create the perfect backdrop for key pieces of different shapes.


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Lead-grey walls and flooring, with a charcoal sofa, set a sophisticated tone. The zesty lime, pink and blue accessories bring the look alive.

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Using a palette of sharp yellows and utilitarian greys is reminiscent of pioneering post-war schemes.

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Sophisticated gray living room. A striking focal point with a wall of interlocking cupboards is created in this living room using a combination of wood, gray gloss and various shades of paint for the doors.


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This cosy living room features a mix of cool sky gray and slate tones with warm oak. Leather and wool accessories add an outdoor freshness while still being super-cosy.


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In a simple colour scheme, mix matt, glass and textured finishes to create detail and interest. These wall units are a genius way to create a focal point in a room with no original features.


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This dramatic living room features a backdrop of soft amethyst, mixed with gray and deeper plum accents. The scheme comes to life with hits of acidic charteuse for a living room that’s full of confidence.


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Cool and sophisticated, mid gray is a great foil for warm, grainy wood finishes. Despite being simple, this box fireplace surround, filled with chopped logs, is an eye-catching focal point.


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Dark gray touches and feature wallpaper takes this classic country style living room in a more elegant direction.


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Nude pinks and soft grays are the new neutrals. Overlap giant shapes to show off the prettiest shades, and don’t feel you have to stop at the walls!

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Bright colours, such as this lemon yellow, used sparingly with soft tones of gray and blue create a chic look. Mirrored alcoves create the illusion of more space and frame the fireplace, drawing the eye to it as a focal point.


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A ’tile’ rug is a stunning centrepiece, nicely framed by the corner sofa. The shades of gray, black and white are ultimately modern colours, but mixed with patterns and texture, they give this living room a casual, relaxed air.


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This delicate floral wallpaper is the perfect backdrop for pastel furnishings. The gray sofa, floral paintings and dusky pink accessories complement the tones of the wallpaper.


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Melina Divani

Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop. Follow Melina on Instagram

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    I love the gray colors, what is the wall color on the 10th picture down, the one with the light gray carpet and gray couch with orange throw pillows

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    Melina Divani

    Hi, Benjamin Moore irises 1440 is a similar color. Buy a small sample tin to do a swatch test, the lighting in every space and at the photos are all different and can bring out different tones.

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    Gary Davis

    This article is very helpful! Thank you! I’ve been struggling to find the right color scheme in my low lit living room

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    Brett Cairns

    Thanks for the ideas Melina. Gray can provide both a dramatic and subtle background for many different rooms in a house

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    J brown

    What colour of suite would go with a Sahara sand coloured carpet. Thank you. Walls are deep cream ,fireplace wall is autumm colored trees. Would like to change that .thank you.

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