What Color Rug Goes with Gray Walls? (10 Best Color Ideas)

Check out our favorite area rug colors that will match beautifully with any dark gray wall. Written by : Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : April 15th, 2021

Gray walls, especially those with a lighter tone, are very neutral and easy to combine with any other colors, whether it’s a similar gray tone, another neutral shade, or even with bright ones.

However, too much choice can overwhelm any homeowners and make the selection processes as difficult as using any tricky colors for the walls.

In today’s post, we will share our findings based on our test on what color rug will go best with the gray walls, and here they are :

10 Best Rug Color for Gray Wall

1. White Rug

Gray wall with white area rug
White area rug by nuLoom

Obviously, a white area rug is one of the best choices for almost all wall colors. As a super natural, white can blend easily with other shades to create a beautiful, crisp look to make any space feel lighter and brighter.

A white rug can also help make your floor look clean and neat. However, this particular rug is one of the most difficult when it comes to maintenance, so, avoid using it in a high-traffic area inside your home.


2. Gray Rug

Dark gray wall with gray area rug
Gray rug by Ottomanson Store

This combination can be quite risky, but if you find the perfect setup, you can create a beautiful harmonious space. Using gray area rug inside any room with a gray wall can help make the flooring blend with the walls, and this can be very useful if you are using any floor that is not really matched the gray walls.

We love to use this setting to create simple, minimalist yet elegant spaces.


3. Light Gray Rug

Gray living room wall with light gray rug
Light gray rug by Unique Loom

If you are afraid of using a similar tone between the wall and the rug but still want to create a flawless look, then you can go with any rug with a lighter gray tone. This kind of rug is great to avoid monotony, but at the same time still blends nicely with the wall and keeps the gray element spread consistently throughout the room.


4. Navy Rug

Navy rug with gray accent wall
Navy rug by Ottomanson Store

Let’s get out from the safe neutral choice and go to the more bold and colorful ones. Navy is one of the best options especially for any dark gray walls, as it can bring similar elegance to the wall.

A navy rug can also stand out when placed around gray elements, thus if you need any rug to become a centerpiece for a specific area inside the room, then there are no better options than this.


5. Beige and Gray Rug

Grey wall with beige and grey rug
Beige and gray rug by nuLoom

Most gray shades had a cool tone, thus, combining it with something that had a warm tone is a great way to create a perfectly balanced setting. And if you are looking for any warm shade that can blend flawlessly with gray, there are no better choices than beige.

To make it even better, you can choose any beige rug that comes with a gray accent such as the ones that we used in the picture above. This wonderful beige rug only had a small gray stripe pattern, but this is more than enough to make it integrated perfectly with the gray wall behind it.


6. Gray and Gold Rug

Gray and gold rug in living room with gray wall
Gray and gold rug by Safavieh

Gray and gold are perfect combinations to produce an elegant and glamorous decor, and that’s why we love to add some gold accent into any room that using gray as its main palette. It may be a non-typical approach, but you can use a rug to bring those beautiful gold accents into your spaces by using any rug with a gold accent such as the one that we used in the image above.

Surely, the accent won’t be as strong as any real metal or brass elements, but it will still bring a slight luxury and glam feel to enrichen the entire space.


7. Black, Gray, and White Rug

Black and white rug with dark gray accent wall
Black, gray, and white boxed rug by Rugshop Store

This rug looks amazing, especially when used in a room with gray walls. The 3 different neutral blends perfectly in a modern geometric pattern to create a simple, monochromatic, and artistic look.


8. Gray, White, and Beige Rug

Gray and beige rug in gray living room
Gray and beige rug by Luxe Weavers

Another great rug color that will blend flawlessly with any gray walls is the gray, white, and beige rug. There are many different choices available for these kinds of rugs, and one of our favorites is this rug by Luke Weavers.

This beautiful rug comes with an abstract pattern that looks amazing and artistic and can add a lot of personality to your space compared with any other rug with a typical or mainstream pattern.


9. Gray and Yellow Rug

Yellow rug with gray walls
Gray and yellow rug by Well Woven

There are no better choices to create a fun and vibrant space rather than yellow. However, we avoid using a plain yellow rug inside a room with dominant gray as they won’t look really good. But if you still want to add the beauty of the yellow, don’t worry, you can use any rug with yellow and gray pattern combinations such as this rug by Well Woven.

This particular rug had a perfect amount of gray to make it still incorporate seamlessly with other gray elements inside the room, while its yellow pattern pops beautifully to bring some fun and vibrant vibe.


10. Gray and Blue Rug

Blue rug with dark gray wall
Gray and blue rug by Rugshop Store

As we already said before, a blue rug and gray wall can work really well especially for any darker tone of blue such as navy or dark blue rug.

However, if you are afraid of using a plain blue rug or you want a lighter tone of blue, you can use any rug that comes with a blue and gray pattern such as the one that we used here.

Category : Gray Decor Ideas, Rug