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What Colors Go With Gray Furniture

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.
Living room with gray couch, side table, rug, and indoor plantGray is an elegant color that’s flexible to use for your home’s furniture. It can showcase elegance you can only see in traditional-styled homes or an ultra-modern ambiance for a hip and trendy home.

So, whichever style you want to go for, you can achieve it with gray furniture. This particular color is popular for its neutral hue that easily matches different colors. You can set different moods using gray by pairing them with other colors.

Gray can add a fresh and relaxed vibe to an area but it can also induce added energy and liveliness in the room. But of course, you need the right gray color combinations to be able to produce the vibe you want. Here are some options to explore.

Gray Analogous Color Pairing

Living room with analogous pairing of gray furniture, sofa, coffee table, small ottoman, blue wall, floor lamp, and pendant lightAn 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 colors you can check out. 

Green 

Benjamin Moore Verdigris (685)Benjamin Moore Verdigris (685)

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

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

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

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

Blue

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

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

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

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

Glidden 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 gray furniture, brown and gold match well with this neutral color. Check out these paint colors. 

Brown

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

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

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

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

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

Gold

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

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

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

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

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

Gray Complementary Color Pairings

Living 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 gray, you can consider the following white paint colors. 

Top Benjamin Moore White Paints

Benjamin Moore Decorators White (CC-20)Decorators White (CC-20)

Benjamin Moore Super White (OC-152)Super White (OC-152)

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace (OC-65) Chantilly Lace (OC-65)

Oxford White (CC-30)

Benjamin Moore Atrium White (OC-145)Atrium White (OC-145)

Top Sherwin-Williams White Paints

Sherwin-Williams Alabaster (SW 7008) Alabaster (SW 7008)

Sherwin-Williams Pearly White (SW 7009)Pearly White (SW 7009)

Sherwin-Williams Pure White (SW 7005)Pure White (SW 7005)

Sherwin-Williams Eider White (SW 7014)Eider White (SW 7014)

Sherwin-Williams Dover White (SW 6385)Dover White (SW 6385)

Monochrome Color Schemes

Living room with monochrome theme, gray furniture, couch, chandelier, door, shelves, coffee table, and wood floorAnother color scheme and combination you can try out is monochromatic. The color gray in itself 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 grays 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

Benjamin Moore Silver Satin (OC-26)Silver Satin (OC-26)

Benjamin Moore Gray Owl (2137-60)Gray Owl (2137-60)

Benjamin Moore Gray Cloud (2126-60)Gray Cloud (2126-60)

Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray (CH-168)Chelsea Gray (CH-168)

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

Top Sherwin-Williams Gray Paints

Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray (SW 7015)Repose Gray (SW 7015)

Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray (SW 7029)Agreeable Gray (SW 7029)

Sherwin-Williams Mindful Gray (SW 7016)Mindful Gray (SW 7016)

Sherwin-Williams Light French Gray (SW 0055)Light French Gray (SW 0055)

Sherwin-Williams Dorian Gray (SW 7017)Dorian Gray (SW 7017)

Colors That Go With Dark Gray Furniture 

Living room with dark gray furniture, sofa, rug, windows, pendant lights, rug, curtains, and console tableDark gray or 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 on. If you have gray couch fabric types, you can match them with different colors that can balance the cool look of gray.

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 color combinations and shade blends. Here is a list of colors to serve as a guide for you when matching your dark gray furniture. 

Earthy Tones

Living room with earthy tones, gray couch, rug, freestanding shelves, indoor plants, and wood flooringNothing 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 the color gray. 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 where your dark gray furniture is installed in. Its bright and fresh look can soften the vibe in the room. Check out the following beige paint colors:

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

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

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

2. Taupe

Taupe is another earthy tone to match your gray furniture. 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:

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

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

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

3. Brown

Brown is a wonderful color to match the color gray. 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. 

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

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

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

Yellow/Gold

PPG 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 the color 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. 

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

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

Benjamin Moore Sunbeam (328)Benjamin Moore Sunbeam (328)

Glidden Dazzling Daffodil (GLY03)Glidden Dazzling Daffodil (GLY03)

Rose/Pink

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

Another color 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, it adds 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:

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

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

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

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

Silver/Metallic

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Colors That Go With Light Gray Furniture 

Bedroom with light gray furniture, bed, pendant lights, nightstands, green accent wall, freestanding shelves, and dresser tableAfter exploring the colors that can match cool and dark gray furniture, the next step is to learn about light and warm gray. This gray 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 simply 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 the color 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. Here are some colors that are worth considering and will pair excellently with your light gray furniture. 

Blue

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

If you want something calm and soothing, blue is the go-to color for that specific vibe. For light gray furniture, you can introduce blue elements in the room 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 gray 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 on painting your walls with this color, here are some paint color recommendations.

Behr 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. 

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

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

Farrow & Ball 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. 

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

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

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

Green

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

Besides the color blue, green is another shade you can pair with gray that will give it a burst of life. Since this is the color of nature, it’s not surprising that integrating the color into the room will add a feeling of freshness. 

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

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

Benjamin Moore 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 simply stands out so make sure you design and use it accordingly. Check out these green paint options you can try. 

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

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

PPG Paints 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 which is why it can also be used for a nautical-styled room. If you’re wondering what paint color to use, check out the following.  

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

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

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

Purple/Violet

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

Finally, the colors purple or violet will look exciting when paired together with the color 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 gray color of your furniture. They will surely blend well together. Combine the following paint colors with your gray furniture to achieve a trendy and sophisticated look for your room. 

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

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

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

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

Accent Wall Color For Gray Furniture 

Living room with gray couch, chalkboard accent wall, white brick wall, console table, yellow rug, and coffee tableNow, if you’re considering certain accent wall ideas in the room where your gray furniture is, you need a rich and bold color to let the wall stand out.

This is not a difficult goal to accomplish since gray 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. 

Black 

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

This powerful color always stands out wherever you place it in, 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. 

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

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

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

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

Red

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

This color is as dramatic as the color 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’re seeking for it.

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 finally start adding drama to your room and home. 

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

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

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

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

Orange

Farrow & Ball 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 gray.

Just 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. 

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

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

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

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

Bedroom Paint Colors With Gray Furniture  

Bedroom with gray furniture, bed, nightstands, chair, and beige wallTruth be told, choosing the appropriate bedroom paint color with gray furniture can be both easy and challenging. Since gray 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 gray 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.

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