For most people, the dark gray color is not the color that goes into the list of color choices that will be used to paint their interior walls. But did you know that actually with the right and proper design, you can use this color to create an elegant and attractive accent wall or feature wall.
Another advantage of using dark gray is that this color can be easily used for a variety of different interior design styles, from contemporary, modern, minimalist to classic ones.
One important thing when creating attractive accent walls using dark gray paint is to combine them with another colors that’s much more brighter, and the best color for this job is white. Combining dark gray and white can make your dark gray wall look more prominent and will attract everyone’s attention.
If you are planning to make an accent wall in your home using dark gray as the main color, then we will try to help you by making 10 dark gray accent wall design ideas. We created dark gray accent wall in 2 different places, bedroom and living room.
10 Best Dark Gray Accent Wall / Feature Wall
Dark Gray Bedroom Accent Wall
In the bedroom, accent wall is usually placed on the wall behind the bed. However, you can can also improvise and use in on the other side of the wall.
When used inside a bedroom, dark gray can produce effects that make the room look more elegant and luxurious. However, avoid using this color too much because it will resulting a bad results. It is highly recommended that you do not use dark gray in more than one side of the wall.
Let’s start, here are 5 dark gray accent walls for the bedroom specially made by our interior design team:
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Contemporary Bedroom with Dark Gray Accent Wall
The first accent wall design are created in the bedroom that using a simple contemporary interior design concept. The dark gray accent wall is created on the wall behind the bed which had several indentations and different thicknesses following the structure of the house, but this will help make the accent wall looks more interesting.
In addition, we also added 2 simple rectangular floating shelves to give a horizontal line effect to the wall. White finished floating shelves was chosen to provide a different contrast to the wall. For the finishing touch, we added 2 pieces of minimalist wall art to make this accent wall look more artistic.
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White Minimalist Floating Shelf by Sorbus
This simple yet charming wall floating shelf can be a great place to showcase any of your decoration items, accessories, and other prized possessions to enhance the looks of any empty walls in your home.
Live by the Sun Love by the Moon Wall Art by Modern Digital
Come with 2 unique minimalist pieces of house warming wall art, this item can be a great choice for anyone who like a simple yet elegant art to decorate their walls.
Modern White Ceramic Geometric Style Table Lamp by SOTTAE
With modern geometric style, this ceramic table lamp can be a great decorative and functional items for your bedroom’s nightstand. With sleek design, this item will match and blend with any decor style easily.
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Simple Modern Dark Gray Accent Wall
In this accent wall design, we want to show you that we can create a simple yet elegant accent wall using dark gray paint. This achieved thank’s to the simple crossing line effect that is created by adding more thickness to the dark gray area of the wall.
And to make it more luxurious, we added LED lights inside the line. And the results, as you can see, produce an accent wall that is simple but luxurious and elegant, even without using any additional decoration items.
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Black and Wood LED Swing Arm Table Lamp by Tomons
Combining solid wood with iron materials, this modern classical style table lamp is perfect to be used as a bedside lamp or desk lamp.
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Dark Gray Accent Wall with Mirror Border
This time we using a similar approach with the previous ones where we made a simple gray accent wall, but this time it’s achieved by using simple line that covered by mirrors. This dark gray with mirror border works very well to produce an elegant accent wall even without using additional wall art or decorations.
Although we only used a little bit of mirror here, it still helps make this bedroom look a little more spacious. And this is very beneficial for bedrooms with small size.
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Decorative Minimalist Scandinavian Table Lamp by Viqie
Made using beautiful combinations of polished wood base and frosted glass shade, this lamp combining an artistic Scandinavian style in minimalist ways.
Glamorous White and Silver Nightstand by ACME Furniture
With sophisticated modern looks, this two-drawer nightstand table give a lot of extra storage for your bedroom in an elegant and glamorous ways, thank’s to it’s glossy white finish and beautiful silver sparkling panel.
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Dark Gray Accent Wall for Scandinavian Bedroom
In this project, we created a dark gray accent wall in a Scandinavian-style bedroom. This color is works perfectly when used in Scandinavian-style interior design, because it produce a simple but elegant effects that is indeed very important when designing any Scandinavian style interior.
In this accent wall, we use two different thicknesses on the wall, where the lower side is thicker than the top ones. This approach not only bring some elegant horizontal line effects, but also the bottom one can works as a storage for any bedroom items or decorations. And to make this wall look more artistic, we use 3 pieces of natural wall art with pastel colors that integrated perfectly with the feature wall.
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Black and White 1 Drawer Nightstand by Tvilum
With beautiful two tone white and black finish, this nightstand table can be a great stylish addition for any contemporary, modern or scandinavian style bedroom.
Firework Style Crystal Ceiling Chandeliers LED Lighting by GDNS
This stylish decorative lighting can lift up the entire room decor just by itself. The “branches” will produce a sparkling fireworks style lighting that not only works to brighten up your room, but also adding a beautiful and gorgeous lighting effects.
A Lonely Tree Decorative Canvas Wall Art by SIGNFORD
This simple painting can bring a relaxing and calming feeling to your spaces. We use 3 similar pieces of this art with different colors scheme to make it a bit more vibrant and colorful.
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Dark Gray and Wood Accent Wall
In this last dark gray accent wall for bedroom design, we use a combination of dark gray with wood elements to help balance the overall wall design. In addition, wood material is also useful to give a natural impression on the walls and help make the bedroom looks soft and fresh.
While using some wood material, we still want a modern looks feature wall, that”s why we use several vertical lines on the wall to help us achieve this goals.
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Compact Black Nightstand Table with 3 Drawer by Winsome
With only 15.75 inch wide, this nightstand table will easily fit into any narrow space inside any bedroom. However, with 3 different drawers, this item still bring a lot of storage spaces that can really help you to make your bedroom decluttered.
Black Vintage Industrial Pendant Light by DECKEY
To match this bedroom’s gray accent wall, we choose this black industrial style pendant light that blend perfectly with the gray wall. it’s warm light produce a blend of modern and classical atmosphere into the spaces.
Dark Gray Living Room Accent Wall
Generally, the dark gray accent wall in the living room is similar with the bedroom ones. Some little difference is that in the living room, you can be more flexible to place the wall area that will become the accent wall, even though, mostly will choose the wall behind the sofa. You can also use the wall where you mount the tv as an accent wall.
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Luxury Minimalist Living Room with Dark Gray Accent Wall
This design shows again that a dark gray accent wall can make a room look elegant and luxurious. In fact, as you can see in the image above, this accent wall is very simple without using a lot of effects or decoration items. Here, we just use 3 simple wall art, but the results looks quite interesting.
One thing that helps in this design is the large column on the wall that we painted with white to provides a bit of contrast and vertical effects to make this accent wall becomes more luxurious.
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Set of 3 Minimalist Black and Gray Feather Print Wall Art by Westbrook Design Studio
If you are looking for some artwork painting that will blend perfectly with gray accent wall, than this one could be the best choice for you. It’s simple, minimalist yet stylish design will make any gray wall looks much more attractive and artistic.
Elegant White Hall Table with Drawer and Shelf by Convenience Concepts
This beautiful table combine classical style with modern design that looks beautiful to occupy any empty space in your living room. It’s drawer and open shelves also bring additional storage options to help keep your room organized.
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Dark Gray Living Room Accent Wall with Shelves
For those of you who want a dark gray accent wall and need a lot of additional storage in your living room, then this concept maybe perfect for you. We created an accent wall that is combined with several wide shelves that not only makes your living room more beautiful, but also give more extra storage space which can be very useful especially if your living room is already full or items and furniture.
Furthermore, these shelves also bring a horizontal line effect that not only makes the accent wall more artistic, but also can help make the room look wider.
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Classic Vertical Dark Gray Accent Wall for TV Mounted
This design proves how dark gray can easily blend into any interior design styles, including in this classic style living room.
This accent wall is used as a storage area for mounting the tv and is placed in the middle of the living room. This accent wall area is intentionally made vertically to make it look flawless with overall interior design style of this living room. Although the size of the accent wall is not too big, this wall is quite impressive and could be the main focal point in this living room.
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Honey Gold 120 Watt Xenon Wall Sconce by George Kovacs
When creating a dark gray accent wall in glamorous style, we need some decorative items that will help us achieve those goals, and this item is one of them. With beautiful gold base, this wall lamp not only works to add some extra lighting to the entire room, but also works as a great decorative stylish item to elevate the wall’s appearance.
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Simple Modern Mid-Century Style Dark Gray Accent Wall
The mid-century modern style design has regained popularity in recent years. And dark gray can also be easily used in this style that has been known for decades ago. As you can see, this dark gray accent wall provides a blend of an elegant yet glamorous look that is typical of a mid-century modern design style.
Again, we still prioritize simplicity on our accent wall designs, therefore we don’t add many accessories or wall hangings to this accent wall. Just a sunburst-style mirror with gold finishing that works very well to give a touch of modern mid-century style that we need.
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Gold Sunburst Wall Mirror by Stonebriar
For this gray living room accent wall, we need one decorative mirror that will stand out as a focal point and bring glamorous effects to the wall, and this mirror can do those job perfectly. With 24 inch size that is perfect for a medium to large size wall, this gold finished mirror can bring also bring some beautiful modern-mid century vibe into the spaces.
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Simple Minimalist Dark Gray Accent Wall
The last design that we created is a minimalist style accent wall with horizontal dark gray that works to mounting the TV. Even though it is simple, the results look very good while still giving the luxury impression to the whole living room.
If you want to replicate this design, then one thing to consider is choosing the right color composition, and white is the perfect color to for this job. If you want to choose another color, then try to choose a bright color so it will help make the dark gray remains the main star in your accent wall design.