There’s something about the bold dominance of a gray bedroom. The color gray, in general, is a highly sought after color because it provides a strong base to any type of room, but when preparing to decorate a gray bedroom, there are so many different elements you can use to make the room pop
Before you get into the actual decorating, however, it’s important to pick the perfect gray color to compliment the bedroom you’re decorating. Would you prefer a Smokey gray or a more bold gray? Lighter or darker? We’ve compiled a perfect list of all kinds of different gray combinations to demonstrate some of the best gray paint for bedrooms.
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1. Yellow Pop
When you think of the best gray paint ideas for bedrooms, you have to consider the accent colors to go with it, too. This perfectly gray bedroom features a pop of yellow that makes the smoky gray walls look absolutely stunning. The color is Silver Chain by Benjamin Moore and the room is decorated so that the gray acts as an afterthought to the stunning color combinations found within the room. This is a gorgeous concept that will leave a lasting impression.
2. Orange Accents
This bedroom is accented by hints of orange and deep, dark wood tones. The floor and the accenting orange elements seem to match perfectly, leaving one to wonder if this was planned, or just some happy accident. The color is Passive by Sherwin Williams, and that nutty brown color of the gray makes for a gorgeous canvas for this beautiful bedroom.
3. A Fine Farmhouse
This wonderfully chic gray gives off that farmhouse feels but with a pretty intense facelift. Not your typical drab, shabby chic impression, this bolder gray has elements of a rustic setting with all the modern bolder colors of a master bedroom. The color is Guggenheim Color G042 from Fine Paints of Europe, and they weren’t joking when they put “fine” into that title.
4. Plays in Tone
This bedroom features a darker toned wooden floor paired with the more subdued gray colored walls. This makes for an intriguing bedroom space since the color of the wooden floor and the lighter color of the walls seem to bounce off each other nicely. The color is Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams and this is a perfect example of how versatile a gray bedroom can be.
5. Hues of Gray
This wonderfully relaxing bedroom features more subdued gray tones all around. Everything from the carpet, to the bedspread, to the walls makes this room seem peaceful and quiet. The perfect room to weather out a raging thunderstorm outside or take a relaxing spring nap. The color is Ammonite by Farrow & Ball.
6. Gray Elements
This bedroom features a predominately gray bedroom with gray elements, but nothing is overpowering the other elements due to the subdued tones. The color of the walls is called Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore, and the color pairs nicely with the lighter tones in the floor, bedspread and decorative elements throughout the room.
7. Fresh Contemporary Bedroom
This gray bedroom gives of a fresh, vibrant vibe. This would make a perfect bedroom concept for a younger person’s bedroom or even a millennial couple who appreciate the minimalist approach. Really, whoever appreciated the subdued grays and simple approach to this bedroom can’t steer wrong with this setup. The color is Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore.
8. Clean and Classic
This clean and classic look features gorgeous spans of walls colored in Cloud by Dunn-Edwards Paint. This room feels clean, looks fresh and is extra inviting due to all that natural lighting. The dark wood of the bed frame is a nice touch since most of the other color concepts within this bedroom are more subdued.
9. Back Wall Gray
This cute bedroom features a solid back gray wall that acts almost as a supporting canvas for the rest of the bedroom. This is a great way to make other, more prominent decorative elements, such as this vibrant and colorful wallpaper, to stand out without taking too much away from anything. The color of the back wall is Con forth White by Farrow & Ball.
10. A Classic Interior
This classic bedroom setup features these gorgeous dark gray walls in Downpipe by Farrow & Ball. This clean concept is made exceptionally better by the simplistic elements such as the lamp and side table. This is the perfect way to incorporate elements that will only enhance the room, not take too much away from it.
11. Royal Gray
There’s just something intriguing in mixing subdued blue-gray colors with royal colors. Take, for example, this bedroom, predominantly gray and adorned with jewel tones in blue and purple. These colors in the bedroom absolutely pop, mostly because the more subdued gray color acts as a subtle canvas to let these colors shine. The color of the walls in Elephant’s Breath by Farrow & Ball.
12. White Gray
This bedroom features walls that are more like a creamy gray or even a whitish gray. It’s perfect for those who prefer the pale, monochromatic color schemes for their spaces. Introducing textures and patterns into the mix only makes these elements stand out more since the subdued gray color allows these textures to become more prominent. The color is Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore. This is a great design look.
13. Mellow Yellow
This bedroom features that great subdued gray color but mixed with some intriguing yellow attributes. The decorative pillows offer that pop of yellow, but also offers some interesting texture patterns into space, as well. The color is Horizon Gray by Benjamin Moore and this is a great way to incorporate mellow colors into the mix.
14. Bold Gray
This bold gray color acts as a gorgeous canvas for these pictures on the wall. This is a great example of how versatile a gray bedroom wall can be. The lighter colors act as a more subdued canvas to allow other attributes to shine while a darker wall acts as a bold statement canvas ready to become more emboldened by decorative attributes. The color is Iron Mountain by Benjamin Moore.
15. Subtle Bedroom
This bedroom is full of neutral whites, creams and gray colors creating a subtle space that invokes relaxation and peace. The color of the walls in this bedroom is Lamp Room Gray by Farrow & Ball. This is a great example of how to incorporate so many subdued textures and colors that won’t overpower a room and make it feel cramped.
16. Modern Polished Bedroom
This modern bedroom looks like a polished silver pearl. Between the walls, the decorations, and the bedding, this bedroom is the essence of a modern bedroom with a stylish flair. The color of the walls is Modern Gray by Sherwin Williams. This is a great example of how to incorporate a more modern look into the gray bedroom department.
17. Gray Morning
Imagine snuggling up in this bedroom during an early morning thunderstorm? This room will invoke that feeling of peace all year long with all these great subdued gray colors and clean white elements. The bedding in this bedroom only makes the scene cozier, as you can’t go wrong with so much plush bedding. The color is Pashmina by Benjamin Moore.
18. Light Gray
This bedroom features plenty of subdued grays that almost looks white. With so much natural light coming in, it can easily be mistaken for a white bedroom, but the subtle gray color comes shining through eventually. This is a great design concept that features plenty of relaxing tones and colors. The color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
19. Gray with Bold Attributes
This subtle gray allows some pretty bold attributes to shine through. As you can see from the bold mirror decoration on the wall, this more subtle gray lets pieces like these shine. The dark wood bed frame and matching nightstand also stand out more prominently due to this subdued gray color. The color is Rodeo by Benjamin Moore.
20. Decorative Colors
These designs have some pretty great color concepts thrown into a more subdued gray colored room. You can easily add some intriguing color into the mix by way of bedroom furniture, including bedspreads, decorative pillows, stylish couches, picture frames, and other colorful elements. The wall color is Sleigh Bells by Benjamin Moore.
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21. Master Suite Designs
This article features plenty of room designs when trying to decorate a master suite. These rooms are typically larger and have more space for decorative elements or bolder, larger pieces of furniture. These are some pretty great ideas when wanting to incorporate color schemes into the mix. The color of the walls is Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore.
22. Modern Suite
This bedroom features a more modern suite look with mostly subdued gray tones and bolder decorative attributes. This is a great design concept when wanting to incorporate more subdued colors with bolder attributes. The color is Edge comb Gray by Benjamin Moore. The subdued walls create a great starting point for more design concepts.
23. Winter’s Gate
This gorgeous gray color creates a delicate canvas for some pretty interesting design colors. The color is winter’s Gate by Pratt & Lambert and the color itself is perfect for homeowners who are a bit too shy of stepping out of the beige wall comfort zone. This color is more subdued and has a natural white overtone to it.
24. Comfort Gray
This gray is just as the description – a comforting gray. The color is Comfort Gray by Sherwin Williams and offers a more subdued gray in comparison to some of the bolder gray tones we’ve previously seen. This color is perfect for accenting a room if you want to incorporate some bolder attributes into the mix.
25. Subtle Perfection
This wonderful gray is Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore and offers a subtle canvas to the room. This is perfect for someone who wants to stray from the typical white wall color but doesn’t want to go too bold in a bedroom either. It’s light enough to be able to make colors shine on their own, but gray enough to change it up.
26. Tranquil Escape
This bedroom features a more tranquil gray, in fact, the name of the paint is Tranquility by Benjamin Moore. This bedroom makes the attributes pop since the gray is a lighter gray and can hold bolder attributes. This is a great idea for keeping a room interesting but not overpowering anything with too dark walls.
27. All Gray
This almost entirely all gray bedroom features gray walls, gray bedding and decorations. Although it may seem like entirely way too much gray, as you can see from the photo, all these subtle grays just work and flow together. The color is London Fog by Benjamin Moore and features a creamy undertone which makes it not too overpowering.
28. Clean Gray
A more basic gray paint, these bedroom walls look absolutely stunning. This gray paint is called Windy City by Benjamin Moore and is definitely not a more subtle gray. However, this bolder gray color allows the lighter colors in the bedding and décor to shine since they have this great bold canvas to work on.
29. Casual Gray
This wonderful gray color is called Baltic Gray by Benjamin Moore. This color features some of the best tones of gray – giving the room that gray appearance without bogging anything down with a harder black overtone. This is a cleaner gray that will work well with both bolder and more subtle attributes, it just depends on which way you want to go with it.
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So, which gray is your favorite gray? It makes me hard to choose since there are so many great colors to pick from throughout these ideas, but start simple at first. If you’re someone who is used to either the custom beige or white bedroom walls, you may want to start with more subtle color and work your way up to the bolder grays.
If you’re someone who wants to make a big change, however, try a bolder gray and mix it up with some fun colors! Have any experience in decorating a room with gray walls? We’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave your feedback and insight in the comments section.