While some people may think that gray wall is boring and outdated, we actually think the opposite. With proper design and arrangement, any room with gray walls can become a beautiful, cozy spaces. The gray walls also can be a great neutral backdrop that can easily blended with any other colorful shades.
To prove it, we created an experiment by trying different color variations for a living room with gray walls. This will also give us some ideas about the best furniture color that works best with gray walls.
For this experiment, we used a contemporary-modern style living room that used simple yet beautiful medium toned gray wallpaper. And then, we will change some furniture items such as the couch, wall art, and some small objects using different color variations.
After try a lot of different color settings, here are some of the best combinations :
Best Furniture Color for Gray Walls
Cream Furniture with Gray Walls
This is one of our favorite. The beautiful combinations of cool gray walls with warm cream tone creating a perfectly balanced space. Since both are neutral earthy colors, pairing them also will bring a natural and fresh ambience. The cream comfy couch looks gorgeous with gray backdrop, while the artistic wall art blend flawlessly with the walls behind.
Navy Blue with Gray Walls
To create an elegant and stylish space, we highly recommend this gorgeous tone, navy blue. Using navy blue furniture with gray wall will create a bold and rich living space but still feel comfy and relaxing. To warm it up a bit, we add a cream area rug with blue pattern to keep it look seamless with our couch and accent chair.
White Furniture with Gray Walls
If you want a simple, easy and risk-free alternative, that you should go with white. Well, this no-brainer choice actually can create a fascinating results. As you can see in the image above, all of those white elements blend perfectly with the gray walls to create a smooth, calm and crisp space while at the same time looks quite elegant and luxurious. What we really love from this settings is the black and white wall art that blend nicely with the gray wallpaper to bring some artistic touch to the entire space.
Light Gray Furniture with Gray Walls
Monochromatic design become quite popular in recent years, this style often used to create a beautiful aesthetic and instagram worthy space. You can apply this style to your room with gray walls by incorporating some light gray furniture and decor items. This approach will create a stunning flawless looks and make all of the items feels integrated with the walls. However, this monochromatic style often lead to a boring looks, thus, it’s important to add some accent colors to the space to live it up a bit.
Dark Gray Furniture with Gray Walls
This approach will resulting a similar results with the previous ones, but in a more bold and elegant touch. But it’s highly recommend to add some neutral and lighter shade throughout the space to help lighten out the space. A white or cream area rug can be a great options. Or you can also put some bright throw pillow above the couch. Another important thing if you want to use this combination is to make sure that your space had plenty of natural lighting.
Light Blue Furniture with Gray Walls
While most of the previous colors in this list tend to create a simple, elegant or monochromatic space, this time we try to create a more fun, vibrant and cheerful living area by using light blue furniture. This color works quite well with the gray wall to transform a boring room into a more fresh and lively spaces.
Yellow Furniture with Gray Walls
This will show you how versatile gray is. As you can see, although we used a deep, medium tone of gray, it can also still work wonder with yellow furniture to create a sunny, summer style decor. The cool gray tone also will help neutralize the vibrant yellow so it doesn’t look overwhelm, but still spread a fun and vibrant vibe to the entire space.