A mix between black and white, gray is by definition a neutral. Decorating with gray can be warm or cool, dark and dramatic or bright and beautiful. 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. By adding accessories like cushions in a color accent, e.g. lemon yellow, soft pink, soft amethyst, deeper plum accents or fuchsia you can create a lively effect. Check out these gray living room designs to inspire you.
|Using gray hues combined with wood elements and a huge painting give a great effect in this living room.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Combine gray with wood elements and golden hues as well as pattern in the paintings on the wall or stripes for the rug.|
A gray living room with bright accents. Shots of hot pink add vibrancy to the scheme.
|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.|
|Add lemon yellow accents for a warm and lively effect to this living room.|
|Bright colours, such as this lemon yellow and purple, used sparingly with soft tones of gray 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.|
|Add pillows in a strong accent color for a lively effect.|
|Or keep the color scheme in just gray and white tones combined with wood elements for a calm & rustic atmosphere.|
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