What Colors Go With Gray Furniture (101 Paint Options)

This image gallery shares what colors go with gray furniture, including options for analogous, monochrome & complementary pairings, and shades that go with light & dark gray.

different colors that go with gray furniture

Gray is an elegant color that’s flexible for your home’s furniture. It can showcase elegance only in traditional-styled homes or an ultra-modern ambiance for a hip and trendy home.  So, whichever style you want, you can achieve it with gray furniture. This particular color is popular for its neutral hue that easily matches different colors.

By pairing them with other colors, you can set different moods using this hue. It can add a fresh and relaxed vibe to an area but also induce added energy and liveliness in the room. But, of course, you need the right combinations to produce the vibe you want. Here are some options to explore.

What Color Walls Go with Gray Furniture

moodboard with different color schemes paired with gray toned furniture

Gray, because of its many shades and undertones, can be considered complex but can be combined with many colors because of this complexity.

Choosing the palette that will look good with your gray furniture can be overwhelming since many colors, shades, and tones are under them. But before you go through many colors and their respective shades, let’s start with the basic and common combinations.

White Walls – White is considered an option that never fails and can be considered timeless and classic. This is unsurprising, considering white matches well with all colors and is known as the true chameleon. Despite how light it may be, gray furniture will stand out when paired with clean white walls.

The white walls will add warmth and brightness to the room, which also looks cozy and comfortable. Crisp white walls look like a fantastic backdrop since they’re clean and act like a blank canvas.

Gray Walls – If you’re looking for an elegant mix, you won’t have to look so far. Going for monochrome will always appear sophisticated and high-end. So pair your gray furniture with gray walls, too, but choose a different shade that can add texture and contrast to the room. Mixing different tones of gray is enough to create an enveloping space.

Beige Walls – Beige is a popular neutral color that works like white since it can pair nicely with any other color on the wheel. If you feel white is too clean and clinical, beige tones are an excellent alternative, adding a softer and more welcoming touch to the space.

This is an excellent addition to the room, especially if you want to feel more warmth at home. And when matched with cool gray, the paired colors will look lovely together.

Room with gray loveseat and green panel walls

Green Walls – Green walls will also be perfect for gray furniture, especially with silver and grayish undertones.

When it’s paired with green, it delivers an elegant and royal feel to it and will allow each other, both the walls and the furniture to stand out. It might look dark and gloomy, but it will also be a great accent wall.

Blue Walls – Blue is an excellent choice if you’re looking for another cool option. And when it comes to interior design, the mix of these colors will feature a refreshing and cool look.

When you choose this color, though, you need to choose the right shade to match your home furniture. The good news is that there are shades of blue that go well and can turn your living room into an elegant and calming space.

What Paints Go Well with Gray Furnishings

Room with dark blue walls and sofa with blue and yellow accent pillows

When choosing a color for your walls, matching it with your gray furniture is necessary. These furniture pieces are becoming more popular in American homes, and the challenge homeowners have taken upon themselves is matching it with the right color scheme, decor, and style.

And with DIY being more in trend today, homeowners are more hands-on in taking care of their home’s interior decor. This goes the same way in choosing color paints for the walls.

More than just the different colors that can look good with this furniture, you need to check out the best paint colors to consider. With the options considered, here are some recommendations for paints and brands:

White – White is a fail-safe color, and if you choose to match this with your gray furniture, you can never go wrong. Here are some color paints that definitely won’t let you down.

  • Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee (OC-45)
  • Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace (OC-65)
  • Sherwin-Williams Snowbound (SW 7004)
  • Farrow & Ball All White (No.2005)
  • Benjamin Moore White Dove (OC-17)
  • Farrow & Ball Pointing (No.2003)
  • Sherwin-Williams Alabaster (SW 7008)
  • Paper and Paints Not Totally White
  • Dunn Edwards Cool December (DEW383)
  • Clare Snow Day

Gray – Going for a monochromatic color palette? If you don’t want to stray away from gray and prefer to play with the different shades and tones available, check out these wonderful paint colors to help you with it.

  • Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray (SW 7029)
  • Benjamin Moore Stormy Sky (1616)
  • Farrow & Ball Ammonite (No.274)
  • Benjamin Moore Classic Gray (OC-23)
  • Sherwin-Williams Alpaca (SW 7022)
  • Farrow & Ball Elephant’s Breath (No.229)
  • Benjamin Moore Pashmina (AF-100)
  • Portola Paints Fresh Concrete
  • Farrow & Ball Down Pipe (No.26)
  • Sherwin-Williams Anonymous (SW 7046)

Room with gray sofa white and greige paint color walls

Beige – Beige, similar to white, will be almost like a go-to color you can easily pair with. Adding a bit of warmth to the mix, check out these subtle paint colors you can explore.

  • Pittsburgh Paints Siesta Sands (PPG1066-1)
  • Sherwin-Williams Barcelona Beige (SW 7530)
  • Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin (No.2004)
  • Sherwin-Williams Balanced Beige (SW 7037)
  • The Spruce Best Home Macrame Beige
  • Benjamin Moore Georgetown Pink Beige (HC-56)
  • Magnolia Home Soft Linen
  • Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige (HC-45)
  • Benjamin Moore Muslin (OC-12)
  • Sherwin-Williams Croissant (SW 7716)

Blue – If you want a cool shade to add and match with your furniture pieces, there are many options you can take note of, including the following paint colors.

  • Benjamin Moore Water’s Edge (1635)
  • Pratt & Lambert Smoke Ring
  • Farrow & Ball Oval Room Blue (No.85)
  • Benjamin Moore Blue Veil (875)
  • Farrow & Ball Light Blue (No.22)
  • Dunn-Edwards Drenched Rain (DE5883)
  • Glidden Caribbean Sea (GLB02)
  • Sherwin-Williams Dynamite Blue (6958)
  • Valspar Celestial Blue (5003-9C)
  • Sherwin-Williams Sea Serpent (SW 7615)

Green – For a bit of a refreshing look, green can mimic the feel of nature in your home. Match your furniture with green walls using one of the following paint colors.

  • Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue (462)
  • Sherwin-Williams Jardin (Sw 6723)
  • Valspar Putting Green (6004-8B)
  • Farrow & Ball Studio Green (No.93)
  • Valspar Spring Meadow (6006-7C)
  • Behr Caribbean Current (P460-7)
  • Sherwin-Williams Greenfield (SW 6439)
  • Benjamin Moore Largo Teal (742)
  • PPG Paints Aragon Green (PPG1227-5)
  • Glidden Spring Cactus (GLG07)

Gray Analogous Color Pairing

Room with analogous pairing of gray furniture, sofa, coffee table, small ottoman and pendant light

An analogous color pairing means that the colors are located next to each other on the color wheel. Gray has a neutral hue that looks wonderful when paired with cool colors like green and blue in the cool analogous layout. Here are some paint shades you can check out. 


Verdigris (685)Benjamin Moore Verdigris (685)

Garden Room (450D-4)Behr Garden Room (450D-4)

Aloe (SW 6464)Sherwin-Williams Aloe (SW 6464)

Palm Springs Splash (DET536)Dunn-Edwards Palm Springs Splash (DET536)

Paints Aragon Green (PPG1227-5)PPG Paints Aragon Green (PPG1227-5)


Palatial Skies (800)Benjamin Moore Palatial Skies (800)

Regale Blue (Sw 6801)Sherwin-Williams Regale Blue (Sw 6801)

Serene Sky (540C-2)Behr Serene Sky (540C-2)

Sea Breath (5006-7A)Valspar Sea Breath (5006-7A)

Tropical Surf (30BG 72-069)Glidden Tropical Surf (30BG 72/069)

If you’re considering a warm analogous layout to add brightness to your vibrant furniture, brown and gold match well with this neutral color. Check out these paint colors


Home Elemental (JG-129)Magnolia Home Elemental (JG-129)

Charlton Brown (CW 265)Benjamin Moore Charlton Brown (CW 265)

Deep Brown (DE6077)Dunn-Edwards Deep Brown (DE6077)

Pelt (No.254)Farrow & Ball Pelt (No.254)

Brown Eyes (S-G-740)Behr Brown Eyes (S-G-740)


India Yellow (No.66)Farrow & Ball India Yellow (No.66)

Buttercup (2154-30)Benjamin Moore Buttercup (2154-30)

Mannered Gold (SW 6130)Sherwin-Williams Mannered Gold (SW 6130)

Chartreuse (2024-10)Benjamin Moore Chartreuse (2024-10)

Babouche (No.223)Farrow & Ball Babouche (No.223)

Gray Complementary Color Pairings

Room with gray complementary pairing of furniture, windows, shelves, and rugsComplementary colors are two colors that are located across each other on the color wheel. When paired, these colors allow each other to stand out and look bold. Since gray is a neutral color, but it’s usually associated with black, which is the complementary color of white. So for this shade, you can consider the following white paint types

Top Benjamin Moore White Paints

Decorators White (CC-20)Decorators White (CC-20)

Super White (OC-152)Super White (OC-152)

Chantilly Lace (OC-65)Chantilly Lace (OC-65)

Oxford White (CC-30)Oxford White (CC-30)

Atrium White (OC-145)Atrium White (OC-145)

Top Sherwin-Williams White Paints

Alabaster (SW 7008)Alabaster (SW 7008)

Pearly White (SW 7009)Pearly White (SW 7009)

Pure White (SW 7005)Pure White (SW 7005)

Eider White (SW 7014)Eider White (SW 7014)

Dover White (SW 6385)Dover White (SW 6385)

Monochrome Color Schemes

Room with monochrome theme in gray

Another scheme and combination you can try out is monochromatic. It is an elegant color you can play with, and you can get a multidimensional layered effect by using the same color in different tones.

Combining dark and light shades will be fun to play with once you’ve decided on a monochromatic look for your home. If you want some recommendations on which paint colors to use, here are some of the most popular options used by homeowners. 

Top Benjamin Moore Gray Paints

Silver Satin (OC-26)Silver Satin (OC-26)

Gray Owl (2137-60)Gray Owl (2137-60)

Cloud (2126-60)Gray Cloud (2126-60)

Chelsea Gray (CH-168)Chelsea Gray (CH-168)

Edgecomb Gray (HC-173)Edgecomb Gray (HC-173)

Top Sherwin-Williams Gray Paints

Repose Gray (SW 7015)Repose Gray (SW 7015)

Agreeable Gray (SW 7029)Agreeable Gray (SW 7029)

Mindful Gray (SW 7016)Mindful Gray (SW 7016)

Light French Gray (SW 0055)Light French Gray (SW 0055)

Dorian Gray (SW 7017)Dorian Gray (SW 7017)

Colors That Blend with Furniture with Darker Shades of Grey

Room with sofa, rug, windows, rug, curtains, and console table

Dark gray, also known as cool gray colors, usually has undertones of green and blue, adding a soothing vibe to a space where the color is used. If you have gray couch fabric types, you can match them with different colors that can balance the cool look of the hue.

The trick, though. is to add warmth to the room and choose colors that can integrate brightness into the room. It can be challenging, especially if it’s your first time dealing with combinations and shade blends. Here is a list of colors to serve as a guide for you when matching your furniture

Earthy Tones

Room with earthy tones, rug, freestanding shelves, indoor plants, and wood flooring

Nothing adds brightness more than earthy tones and this is the reason why it is a good option to be used alongside your dark gray furniture. The fresh and natural vibe of earthy tones can balance the cold look of this shade. And for color recommendations, you can always start with beige, taupe, and brown.

1. Beige

Beige has this light and creamy look that can brighten the room. Its bright and fresh look can soften the vibe in the room. Check out the following beige paint colors:

Shaker Beige (HC-45)Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige (HC-45)

Barcelona Beige (SW 7530)Sherwin-Williams Barcelona Beige (SW 7530)

Slipper Satin (No.2004)Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin (No.2004)

2. Taupe

Taupe is another earthy tone to match your furniture with. Since it has a gray undertone in the first place, it’s not surprising that this color can look nice with the furniture. Here are some paint colors you can look at:

Upper West Side (CSP-70)Benjamin Moore Upper West Side (CSP-70)

Edgecomb Gray (HC 173)Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray (HC-173)

Smokestack (N220-3)Behr Smokestack (N220-3)

3. Brown

Brown is a wonderful option to consider. Both neutral colors offer warmth and versatility to the room. Gray furniture can look wonderful when surrounded by brown finishes. For brown paints, here are some to look at. 

Buff (No.20)Farrow & Ball Buff (No.20)

Dove Tale (No.267)Farrow & Ball Dove Tale (No.267)

Dormer Brown (SW 7521)Sherwin-Williams Dormer Brown (SW 7521)


Citrus Punch (PPG1212-5)PPG Citrus Punch (PPG1212-5)

If you’re looking for a color that can brighten a room in an instant, nothing can beat yellow and gold. Pairing these colors with gray is an obvious way to soften this neutral shade.

You can go for bright and bold canary and lemon tones, or you can opt for a more elegant and deep hue like honey and marigold. To help you decide, here are some worth considering. 

Cheerful (SW 6903)Sherwin-Williams Cheerful (SW 6903)

Morning Sunlight (360A-2)Behr Morning Sunlight (360A-2)

Sunbeam (328)Benjamin Moore Sunbeam (328)

Dazzling Daffodil (GLY03)Glidden Dazzling Daffodil (GLY03)


Sulking Room Pink (No.295)Farrow & Ball Sulking Room Pink (No.295)

Another option you can use along with gray types of furniture styles is rose or pink. Compared to the cheery yellow, the addition of pink or rose somehow adds a romantic touch to the room.

Since these colors are usually associated with femininity, they add softness and grace to the vibe. You can choose the common baby pink, or the rare and elegant rose gold. Here are some of the top options to consider:

Lazy Afternoon (1378)Benjamin Moore Lazy Afternoon (1378)

Rose Colored (SW 6303)Sherwin-Williams Rose Colored (SW 6303)

Pink Starburst (2004-40)Benjamin Moore Pink Starburst (2004-40)

Angel Blush (210C-1)Behr Marquee Angel Blush (210C-1)


Metallic Silver (2132-60)Benjamin Moore Metallic Silver (2132-60)

Another option that will look fantastic is silver or something metallic that can add luster to the neutral color. Adding silver will give it the elegance and shine that the color lacks. Check out these top silver paints you can consider. 

Antique Silver (PPG1002-5)Glidden Antique Silver (PPG1002-5)

Tarnished Silver (DE6355)Dunn-Edwards Tarnished Silver (DE6355)

Silver Strand (SW 7057)Sherwin-Williams Silver Strand (SW 7057)

Heirloom Silver (PPU25-08)Behr Heirloom Silver (PPU25-08)

What Colors Go With a Charcoal Gray Sofa Tips

A charcoal gray sofa can sometimes be the focal point of the living room. Depending on how rich and deep the shade is, it can serve as a stunning accent where you can connect all other elements of the room to.

The great thing about a charcoal sofa is that pairing it with other colors is not difficult. You just need to add a touch of warmth through the colors to soften their richness somehow.

Here are some colors you may want to consider for your walls when you have a charcoal sofa.

Ivory – Yes, ivory is basically a shiny white, and it is bound to shine even brighter when paired with a charcoal gray sofa. This pair will create an elegantly classic look that has a touch of romance to it. This stunning combination of ivory walls and charcoal gray sofa can also be matched with a wooden coffee table and rustic patterned rug.

Light Brown – This color is bound to add warmth to your living room, especially if you have a charcoal gray sofa at the center of the space. This warm color on the walls will balance the cool color of the furniture. If you want to feel like you’re outdoors, the light brown color will add a woodsy ambiance to the space.

Light Blue – Adding light blue walls and matching them with the sofa will make the room look brighter and more spacious. And since it’s the color of the sky, it can naturally make you feel free and outdoors.

Dusty Pink – Pink adds a soft and romantic touch to this color. The sofa will stand out amidst the dusty pink walls, providing sophistication and elegance to the room.

Smoky Lavender – Similar to dusty pink, smoky lavender creates a romantic ambiance when it’s paired with gray. While it is normally associated with nobility, smoky lavender adds drama to the cold shade of the sofa.

Soft Green – If you’re a plant enthusiast and want to carry the hue of nature still while indoors, this color is the perfect fit when paired with charcoal gray sofa. Soft green creates a soothing and calming feel that will make you more comfortable while resting at home.

Colors That Blend with Furniture with Light Grey Shades

Bedroom with bed, nightstands, green accent wall and dresser table

After exploring the colors that can match cool and dark gray furniture, the next step is to learn about light and warm shades. This tone is lighter and sometimes has the undertones of other neutral colors (like taupe, tan, and brown) to create a new color, which can be quite confusing. 

If you have light gray furniture that needs to be spruced up, whether you’re planning on painting the walls or your cabinets, there are specific colors that will empower gray and make it look powerful.

You may need to experiment to find the right combination of colors for the ambiance you’re going for. Some colors are worth considering and will pair excellently with your light gray furniture


Cobalt NHS Blue (Blue 111)Lick Cobalt NHS Blue (Blue 111)

Blue is the go-to color for that specific vibe if you want something calm and soothing. For light gray furniture, you can introduce blue elements like a blue rug or accent pillows. The limit really depends on your imagination and creativity.

Blue and gray look good together, so you won’t have to worry too much about this pair, especially since the latter is a neutral shade that matches almost anything. However, you need to decide on what type of blue to pair your gray furniture with. 

Cobalt Blue: Considered a bright blue, this color is just the right amount of brightness and coolness that can push subtle gray to look more lively and bold. If you plan to paint your walls with this color, here are some recommendations for paint color.

Dark Cobalt Blue (PPU15-3)Behr Dark Cobalt Blue (PPU15-3)

Navy Blue: Another blue shade you can try is elegant navy blue. This dark shade of blue will look wonderful beside your light gray furniture. It will contrast perfectly with the light-colored furniture. Explore these navy blue paint options you can use. 

Navy Masterpiece (1652)Benjamin Moore Navy Masterpiece (1652)

Naval (SW 6244)Sherwin-Williams Naval (SW 6244)

Scotch Blue (W24)Farrow & Ball Scotch Blue (W24)

Turquoise: While this color will cause quite a debate on whether it’s green or blue, turquoise is an incredible color option if you want to transform your home into something beachy and coastal. Check out the following paint colors to help you with it. 

Turquoise (MQ4-21)Behr Caicos Turquoise (MQ4-21)

Calypso (SW 6950)Sherwin-Williams Calypso (SW 6950)

Florida Keys Blue (2050-40)Benjamin Moore Florida Keys Blue (2050-40)


Sassy Green (6009-10)Valspar Sassy Green (6009-10)

Besides the color blue, green is another shade you can consider because it gives a burst of life. Since this is the color of nature, it’s unsurprising that integrating the color into the room will add a feeling of freshness. 

Bright Green: Bright green is a mix of yellow and green colors. This is a good choice if you want the color popping in the room. It will be a good pair for charcoal or other light shades of gray. Here are some bright green paint colors you can skim through. 

Grape Leaves (400D-6)Behr Grape Leaves (400D-6)

Douglas Fir (2028-20)Benjamin Moore Douglas Fir (2028-20)

Hunter Green: Another attractive choice to match your light gray furniture is hunter green. This is somewhat the elegant green version of navy blue, considering its deep and solid color.

This particular color stands out, so design and use it accordingly. Check out these green paint options you can try. 

Bavarian Forest (2054-10)Benjamin Moore Bavarian Forest (2054-10)

Home Aspen Leaf (JG-71)Magnolia Home Aspen Leaf (JG-71)

Aragon Green (PPG1227-5)PPG Paints Aragon Green (PPG1227-5)

Teal: Teal is another green (or is it blue?) color that adds a contemporary vibe to a room when added together with light gray furniture. This color is often interchanged with turquoise, so it can also be used for a nautical-styled room. If you’re wondering what paint color to use, check out the following.  

Gypsy Teal (5010-8)Valspar Gypsy Teal (5010-8)

Behr Teal Zeal (500D-5)Behr Teal Zeal (500D-5)

Largo Teal (742)Benjamin Moore Largo Teal (742)


Regal Purple (56RB 09-302)Glidden Regal Purple (56RB 09/302)

Finally, the colors purple or violet will look exciting when paired together with gray. Purple is known as a color of royalty and wealth and its deep rich color can elevate the sophistication of this color pair.

Both violet and purple are dramatic colors that will add elegance to the neutral look of your furniture. They will surely blend well together. Combine the following paint colors with your furniture to achieve a trendy and sophisticated look for your room. 

Powdery Mist (650C-2)Behr Powdery Mist (650C-2)

Purple Davenport (1003-3A)Valspar Purple Davenport (1003-3A)

Forget Met Not (SW 6824)Sherwin-Williams Forget Met Not (SW 6824)

Brinjal (No.222)Farrow & Ball Brinjal (No.222)

What Color for Walls Go With Light Gray Couch Tips

Light gray is a color that usually has cooler undertones that, include purple, blue, and green. These undertones and the combination of black and white lead to light-toned shades. With a light gray couch, you can pair it with darker tones, whether they are cool or warm.

The chromaticities or colour temperatures resulting from the light spectrum determine the balance of visual perception, not least because the white walls and ceilings contain the main part of the interior. – Human Centric Interior Lighting: Technology, Perception, Non-Visual Effects, Tran Quoc Khanh, Peter Bodrogi, Trinh Quang Vinh

If you want a contemporary, modern, and minimalist style for your room where your light gray couch is, you can actually choose a darker shade for the walls.

This will not only offer a more elegant ambiance to the room but also a comfortable and relaxing space with the piece of furniture. Besides a dark shade, here are other colors you can consider and explore:

● Dark blue – To create a pretty contrast with your light gray couch, dark blue walls will create texture in the interior of the room. You can also add dark blue and light blue pillows to the couch to provide more accents. Dark blue is a serene and, at the same time, stunning color to choose from.

● Dark greens – Sage green and olive green are the only two dark shades of green you can pair with your light gray couch. It somehow poses the same earthy feel as brown, so matching it with dark green will make you feel like you’re surrounded by nature.

Accent Wall Color for Furniture in Grey

Room with chalkboard accent wall, white brick wall, console table and yellow rug

Now, if you’re considering certain accent wall ideas in your gray furniture room, you need a rich and bold color to make the wall stand out.

This is not a difficult goal to accomplish since it is a neutral color that can serve as a perfect canvas for the accent wall. Here are some colors you may want to use for the wall to pop. 


Tricorn Black (SW 6258)Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black (SW 6258)

This powerful color always stands out wherever you place it, which is why it will make a wonderful accent wall color for you. Black is a versatile color, but it’s a loud shade and can be difficult if you want it on the down low.

The only option is to let the color shine just how it should. If you’re looking for drama, these are the paint colors you can check out. 

Down Pipe (No.26)Farrow & Ball Down Pipe (No.26)

Black Jack (2133-20)Benjamin Moore Black Jack (2133-20)

Railings (No.31)Farrow & Ball Railings (No.31)

Deep River (1582)Benjamin Moore Deep River (1582)


Heritage Red (HC-181)Benjamin Moore Heritage Red (HC-181)

This color is as dramatic as black with its passionate shade and bold hue. Since gray has this subtle hue, using red paint for your accent wall is guaranteed to provide the attention you seek.

And while you can use the color for other accents like blankets and artwork, a red accent wall can do the trick. Choose among these red paint colors to add drama to your room and home. 

Salsa Diane (PPG1186-6)Glidden Salsa Diane (PPG1186-6)

Terre D’Egypte (No.247)Farrow & Ball Terre D’Egypte (No.247)

Show Stopper (SW 7588)Sherwin-Williams Show Stopper (SW 7588)

Exotic Red (2086-10)Benjamin Moore Exotic Red (2086-10)


Estate Eggshell Charlotte’s Locks (No.268)Farrow & Ball Estate Eggshell Charlotte’s Locks (No.268)

Orange is also a color that stands out while at the same time adding sophistication and warmth to the room. This color can easily stand out, similar to red, especially when paired with the minimalist shade.

Adding this color, in whatever form you’ve thought of, can add a lighter mood to the room. For your orange paint colors, here are some worth trying out. 

Baja Orange (IB62)Ralph Lauren Paint’s Baja Orange (IB62)

Corlsbud Canyon (076)Benjamin Moore Corlsbud Canyon (076)

Orangery (No.70)Farrow & Ball Orangery (No.70)

Obstinate Orange (SW 6884)Sherwin-Williams Obstinate Orange (SW 6884)

Bedroom Colors That Complement Gray

Bedroom with nightstands, chair, and beige wall

Truth be told, choosing the appropriate bedroom paint color with gray furniture can be both easy and challenging. Since it is a neutral color, all colors can easily look nice beside it. In the same line of thought, though, it can also be challenging since you have many options to skim through and choose from.

When choosing, though, here are simple tips you can follow as a guide to start with.

1. Choose the style and vibe you want the room to showcase and make you feel: Gray is quite easy to pair with, and you only need to choose the specific vibe and style you want your room to have. From there, all the other elements will be made in reference to this style

2. Choose a specific color you will add to the room: Whether you plan to paint the wall or introduce several elements in the room, make sure that you’re following the color palette that you’ve set your mind on. Following a color palette will somehow harmonize and unify the entire room. 

3. Don’t be afraid to get a little crazy with your colors and decor: You don’t have to stick with two colors since around 4 to 5 will work wonderfully but make sure that the colors complement each other (You won’t have a problem with your furniture since it’s a neutral color that can easily match other colors).

4. Choose an element that can serve as the focal point of the room: Whether it’s the gray furniture or an accent wall, you need to choose the central point of the room to have a better direction in the design.

What Color Accent Chair Goes With a Gray Sofa

Room with green accent chair and ottoman and accent mirror on a green wall

If you’re going for something bold and you drama even with your room’s backdrop, going for bright colors, whether warm or cold, is the best thing to do.

Some recommendations for bold colors that can look great as an accent chair when paired with a gray sofa are the following:

Orange – This color will totally stand out, bringing the sunset right inside your home while you are sitting on your sofa.

Yellow – If you don’t want the sunset, you can choose the sun directly instead and go for this color for your accent chair. Yellow is known as a happy and cheery hue that you just won’t be able to ignore once it’s in the room.

Emerald Green – Yes, you want something bold, but you want to do it elegantly and tastefully. This is where the emerald green comes into play. This color adds a certain punch that’s not available with other shades of green. It may be due to its sheen that this shade of green is popular.

Watery Blue – If you want a coastal look, choose watery blue accent chairs to pair it with. The combination of these two cool colors will make you feel relaxed and more comfortable.

How to Choose Colors To Use With Gray Furnishings

Room with light grey sectional sofa and beige painted walls

When it comes to interior decor, the color of the walls plays an important role in the ambiance produced in the room. And with the walls, the color also needs to match other elements in the room, from the pieces of furniture to decorative items you include in the room.

If you have gray furniture, there are many colors you can match the walls with. This is a fortunate pick since it has become a favorite neutral color among interior designers.

Depending on the shade used, it can look classic, sophisticated, luxurious, glamorous, trendy, and preppy. The color is pretty versatile, and you have many to choose from when it comes to the direction you want to follow.

With many colors and styles to explore, you won’t have time to go through them one at a time. To help you come up with a decision you won’t regret, here are simple steps to follow.

Step 1: Decide on the style and feel you want the room to have

Settle on a specific style you want to follow as a theme for your room, whether you have a modern room or a homey and comfortable rustic one.

Whether you’re designing your bedroom or the living room, it’s better to start with the style and them before going for the color palette. The good thing about the color gray is that it is versatile and can be used in different styles and themes.

Step 2: Explore everything you can about the color gray

It is a complex neutral color with many shades and undertones. It’s created when black and white are combined on top of the undertones that, give the color more distinction. There are many shades you can work on, and the one you have at home can either belong to one of these color groups.

● Light-tone – This refers to the shades that usually have cooler undertones (blue, green, and purple undertones) that include silver, platinum, and even pearl.

● Medium-tone – This color group refers to warmer shades with undertones of red, brown, and also darker green, purple, and blue like greige and elephant gray.

● Darker-tone – With darker brown undertones, these dark shades are known for their depth and richness, and some of these colors include charcoal and steel.

Step 3: Check out all the different colors that will look good

After checking what kind of gray your furniture has, the next step is to explore the different colors that will look good on your walls and match the said neutral color.

Room with gray couch, side table, rug, and indoor plant

Tips for Mix and Matching Color Walls with Gray Couch

A gray couch is versatile when it comes to interior decor. More than just recommending colors and paints, there are some tips you can follow when designing a room that has a gray couch. Here are some important tips you can take note of.

1. Make the most out of neutral colors – When it comes to interior decor, neutral colors play an important role in increasing its value, and yes, this can even result in an increase in the resale value of homes.

2. Try sticking with gray or white walls – If you want to play safe with color choice, these options are excellent ones to consider.

3. Make a statement with bold colors – Since gray is a cool neutral color, it’s easy to make a statement through accent walls and elements. You can either go for extremely warm or cool colors to go really bold in the mix.

4. Match the colors to the couch – Match every element you have in the room to the color palette you’ve chosen to follow. From the gray sofa, choose decorative items and elements following the color you chose to pair it with.

Room with grey furniture rug and beige color wall paint

Colors to Avoid Pairing with Gray Colored Furniture

More than just taking into account the colors that go well, some colors won’t be a good fit. Some of these colors are the following:

● Peach (Looks too retro and takes you back to the 80s)

● Vivid Purple & Fushcia (Looks childish)

● Certain Types of Red (Similar to peach, can look too retro)

● Dark Brown (Dull combination)

● Black (Too bold and only for those rooms that can carry it)

See more related content in our article about green accent wall on this page.

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