10 Best Floor Color for Gray Walls (Experiment with Images)

Written by : Andre A & Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : May 22nd, 2024

We get a lot of the following questions:

What color floor goes with gray walls?

To get an accurate answer with strong evidence, we conducted an experiment by trying 30+ (34 if you want the exact number) different flooring in our test room with a gray wall.

This experiment resulted in several colors that blend perfectly for gray walls, some of them are light brown, white, dark brown, and dark gray for wood floors. As for the tile floor, several colors that blend well are white marble, brown, light gray, and black.

Here are the complete results of our experiment which we divided into two categories :

Best Wood Floor Color for Gray Wall

The first category is wood flooring. Here we tried and tested several types and colors of different wood flooring to find the 5 best colors that are perfect for rooms with gray walls, and here are the results:

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Light Brown Wood Floor

Light brown wood floors

Light brown wood flooring matches perfectly with gray walls. There are several types of wood that have a light brown color like this, such as walnuts and oak. This combination creates a room that looks flawless and natural.

The use of light brown wood for this floor is perfect for you who want to decorate the room with some rustic or classical touch. But do not rule out the possibility of any other interior design styles that can also use this combination.

Living room with light brown flooring

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White Wood Flooring

White wood floors

The next floor color that matches the gray walls is white. This color can be obtained by painting any different types of wood, or you can use white fabricated/engineered wood parquet flooring.

Furthermore, a white floor also helps make the room look brighter and more spacious, and this is very beneficial for any small-sized room.

Living room ideas with white wood flooring

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Light Natural Wood

Light natural wood

The next wood floor color that goes well with gray walls is light natural wood. This color not only helps to make the floor look brighter but also gives the room a natural and fresh impression. This kind of flooring also will add warmth to this gray room. There are a lot of woods that have this kind of color, one of the most popular ones is pine wood.

Living room with light natural wood flooring

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Dark Wood Floor

Dark wood floors

The dark wood floor works great with gray walls since it will give a lot of contrast between the wall and the floor. One of the best dark wood colors that we recommend is dark brown. Using this kind of color for the floor will bring some elegant looks to the room.

Elegant living room with dark brown wood flooring

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Dark Gray Wood Floor

Dark gray wood floors

Dark gray hardwood flooring works perfectly with the gray walls. It creates a dramatic contrast with the wall that makes the room feel more elegant. But if you choose to use this kind of flooring for your wall room, make sure to use a lot of brighter-colored furniture.

Living room with dark gray hardwood flooring

Best Tile Color for Gray Wall

Another set of flooring that we used in this experiment is tile/marble flooring. Here is 5 of the best tile color for gray wall :

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White Marble Tiles

White marble tiles

White marble tile floor not only complements the neutral walls perfectly, but it also helps make the room feel more spacious and a lot brighter, as it will reflect a lot of lights. This kind of tile also brings some luxurious and gorgeous looks to the room thanks to its natural marble effects.

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Brown Tiles Floor

Brown tiles flooring

Brown tiles are widely known to bring a cozy and charming atmosphere into any room, and it turned out that this type of flooring blends flawlessly with the walls.

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Light Gray Tiles

Light gray tiles floors

If you want to create a simple, monochrome looks room this light gray tile is the best option for you. With a visually similar shade to the walls, this combination looks quite interesting and elegant.

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Black Marble Flooring

Black marble floors

Black marble not only helps make the room look more elegant but also stylish and classy. And this kind of flooring matches perfectly with the gray-painted walls. As a neutral color, using black flooring also can help a lot when choosing furniture for this room, because this black floor will easily blend with any other furniture colors.

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Gray Stone Tile

Gray stone tile flooring

The last flooring color on this list is this dark gray stone tile. For anyone who wants to add some industrial or rustic touch to your room, this one may be the perfect choice for you. Its similar shade makes this gray stone tile look flawless and integrated perfectly with the walls.

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