Design Inspiration: Decorate With Gray

Megan Hersch
October 18th, 2022

Grey has long been one of the most popular neutral colors when it comes to interior redecorating.

Because it can read as warm or cool it's one of the most versatile paint colors to be found. In a way, it's a timeless color. Or, non-color. 

and in color psychology...
Gray represents neutrality and balance.

(Image courtesy of Kate Marker Interiors)

roomLift | Bedroom With Gray Walls

"Stone, ash, lead, charcoal. Its shades are about fortitude, standing strong and weathering through. Like Stonehenge or the Great Wall of China, grey has endured."

- Manjima Bhattacharjya

With this in mind...I've gathered together a collection of gray interiors that show us how to channel this color and all its variations into our spaces.

roomLift | Grey Living Room, White Couch

Yabu Pushelberg, the authority on Modern Design, flips the color gradient here from light on the floor up to darker on the walls and ties it all together with Ombre pillows. Perfection!

An Avant Garde Sink from Tons of Tile and a great use of space in the niche above it.

Those Pink tiles are snazzy but the Flat Dark Grey wall really pulls it all together.

roomLift | Pink Vertical Tile, Gray Bathroom
roomLift | Gray Shower, Rose Gold Plumbing Fixture

Alexander and Co showcases the glory of Rose Gold Plumbing Fixtures standing out against the beautiful cement and Tile Shower Walls.

Here is another great use of tone on tone in grays from Joy Cavern.

The cozy rug, wooden stools and subtle color variations throughout make this Grey space Modern and very inviting.

roomLift | Gray Living Room
roomLift | Gray Living Room With Plants

Studio Oliver Gustav gets my vote for best use of this timeless color!

The Grays are warm and with so many plants and trees and deep-seated, clean-lined furniture, I could live, work and play in this room all day.

Kate Marker Interiors showcases a wonderfully soothing tone on tone Entry Vignette.

Taking away contrast automatically calms a space because your eye physically moves around less.

roomLift | Gray, Beachy Entry Way
roomLift | Gray Bathroom

Desiree Burns exhibits great restraint in this neutral color palette with a few pops of color for interest and contrast.

This bathroom is both practical and soothing!

I hope you feel inspired. And now it's your turn!

I can't wait to see how you use this color to bring a bit more balance to your space.

Stay Lifted!