Decorating With Gray

Updated: Sep 15

Here are some design tips that you’ll want to consider when you are thinking about decorating with gray.



Huge design changes have been happening over the past few years and designing homes with gray tones has been a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

DO consider tones

There are so many shades of gray and not all of them are created equal. There are warm and cool tones, and it’s best when decorating with gray, to choose one or the other and stick with it.

If you’re painting a wall with a cool gray, it’s best to paint the trim with a cool grayish white. Any warm whites will make the baseboards look dirty or dingy!


DON'T overload your room with gray


Gray doesn’t often play nicely together and can quickly overwhelm a room. When decorating with such a striking color, stick to one or two large pieces (or walls) and then surround the rest of the room in whites, blacks, and natural earth tones. Accent colors also pair beautifully in a room designed like this, so don’t be afraid to add a pop of color!

DO introduce a lot of light sources

If your room is painted gray, you’ll want to add lots of lighting if your room isn’t naturally well lit. Adding table lamps, floor lamps, or sconces will create a more appealing and welcoming room. Since gray is already a darker color, so you’ll want to eliminate shadows cast by having only one overhead fixture.


DON'T use glossy gray paint on your walls

Using glossy paint here can make your walls look like industrial metal. Unless the super modern industrial look is what you’re going for, Steer Clear!


Unlike gray, flat white paint should be avoided as well because it can show smudges and fingerprints. Gray actually hides flaws very well!


If you are looking for beautiful furniture in Phoenix or Bluffdale, come visit us today and we can help you put together an elegant gray layout for any room in your home.