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Gray continues to be one of our favorite colors, it seems. A timeless classic, the neutral hue has developed over time. Why? It is adaptive, stylish, and aesthetically beautiful.
There is a color to fit each interior design theme because there are numerous diverse shades of gray (much more than 50!). Large or small living rooms benefit from gray design. Regardless of your preference for traditional, contemporary, farmhouse, or futuristic design, there is a gray design idea for you. We'll provide tips on converting your living room with a sophisticated gray color scheme along with some of the greatest gray living room sets Great American Home Store has to offer.
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✔Versatile. Grey is the most versatile neutral. It matches all other colors and finishes, including wood, metal, and stone. Grey can be used as a stain, paint, or metallic.
✔Shade Range. There are tons of colors that fall under the umbrella of grey. The undertones of the shade of grey vary from red, blue, green, and purple. This variety is why grey is the most versatile neutral. It can pair with warm or cool tones seamlessly. Additionally, it is cozier than stark white but less dramatic than black.
✔Sophisticated. Grey is known as being a cosmopolitan color. It is commonly used in high-end fashion. Those trends trickle down into interior design.
✔Pairs well with natural and man-made materials
✔Pairs With Pastels. Most neutrals do not look good with pastels. They usually blend together and create a muddied effect. However, grey works excellently with pastel colors. Instead of blending in, grey helps pastels to pop. It contrasts nicely against pale yellows, pinks, and blues.
✔Best Foundation Color. Use grey as a base coat to ground a room design. It is a supportive color that improves contrast without making bright colors feel overwhelming. Additionally, grey softens the stark contrast. It is a welcoming middle color between white and black, making monotone designs cozier.
✔Grey Works with Metallics. Grey is an excellent color to use in a room with many metal finishes. Depending on the shade of grey you choose, it can tone down the brilliance of metallics or have the opposite ✔effect and boost their radiance. This quality makes grey an especially complementary color to stones that have mica, like quartz and granite.
✔Calming. Grey is a calming color that helps neutralize anxiety, stress, and chaos. That is why it is a preferred color in commercial designs and commonly found in spas. Entering a predominantly decorated room in grey soothes the mind and encourages peace and positivity.
Grey is considered to be a balancing color. It is an unemotional color, so it supports and boosts the effects of other tones that evoke strong emotions, like blue, red, and black. As a result, grey brings a sense of calm to a space. It is a stabilizing color that will tone down feelings of chaos, anxiety, and anger. Grey is a non-energizing color, meaning it will not evoke strong emotions or feelings. It is an excellent color to use in rooms where you want to achieve rest and peace. Grey is not a color that affects psychology on its own. It is a stable and solid base for other colors to be introduced. As a result, grey is the perfect foundation color for any design.
✅Easy to match. Grey works with all other neutrals, hard surfaces, and colors. Depending on the undertones of the shade of grey, it can blend with warm or cool color palettes.
✅Most popular neutral. Grey is the most popular neutral used in interior and commercial design. Therefore, it is easy to find furniture and home accents in grey. It has also been solidified as a classic color and will always stay in style.
✅Increase home value. Refreshing your home in a grey color palette will make it more appealing to potential buyers. Grey is a contemporary interior design choice that instantly makes your home look updated and new.
✅Easy to introduce in a room. Grey matches every color. Adding grey furniture and home accents to any room is very easy. If you need to replace a piece of furniture in your home, consider buying it in grey. It will blend in with elements you already have and look great for years to come.
Grey furniture can be diverse and fit with most interior design styles, so our design team put together so of our best grey living room pieces to fulfill your grey design ideas.
Behold Home Ella Spa 2-Piece Sectional
This grey sectional couch is perfect for any sized living room. The Behold Home Ella Spa sectional is a transitional style that would work with a variety of design aesthetics, including contemporary, farmhouse, minimalist, and glam. It can seat up to five people comfortably. The primary color of the couch is a calming grey. The seven throw pillows included in this grey sectional couch set are upholstered in muted prints with beige, cream, grey, and blue tones.
Behold Home Furniture made this grey sectional couch out of durable materials. The frame is made out of wood and supports up to 250 pounds per seat. The upholstery is 100 percent polyester, which is easy to clean and will stand up to an active family. Zipper enclosures easily remove the couch cushions. Overall, the Ella Spa 2-Piece Sectional is an excellent addition to your living room.
Elements Rosamel Coffee Table
This grey coffee table looks super high-end. The rounded top is made out of natural marble. The stone sits atop four wooden legs attached to a wooden circle base at the bottom. The wooden base of the table is finished in a grey stain that perfectly complements the variations of white on the marble top. Add the Elements Rosamel Coffee Table to your grey living room furniture set as a modern accent.
Aria Designs Claudia Mist Sofa, Chair, & Ottoman
Living room furniture sets are the simplest way to redo a living room. This collection by Aria Designs includes a 3-person sofa, an oversized chair, and an ottoman. The upholstery on this grey furniture set is very soft and complemented by the included accent pillows. The cushions in this couch are stuffed with plush foam that feels like you are sitting on a cloud.
The Claudia Mist grey living room furniture set is a low-profile seating choice for contemporary, farmhouse, and traditional homes. The legs of the furniture are done in a pewter finish that mimics the sleek lines of the tuxedo arms on the sofa and chair. This set comfortably seats five people. Completely redo your entire living room by purchasing this all-in-one furniture set!
Style Craft Anaheim Sideboard
This grey living room storage cabinet from Style Craft has a weathered grey wood that mimics reclaimed wood. The hardware is oversized. Rectangular silver handles give the sideboard an industrial vibe.
There are several storage options in the Anaheim Sideboard, including three pull-out drawers and two side doors. This grey cabinet can serve several purposes, including:
- TV stand or entertainment center
- Foyer credenza
- Dining room buffet cabinet
- Office storage cabinet
- Living room storage of toys, games, electronics, books, and more
As versatile of a color as grey is, there are some design styles that complement this color better than others. So, here are some design styles to consider when working with grey.
Top Styles That Use Grey
Grey is the most popular neutral color used in interior design because it matches all other neutrals and all other color tones. As a result, grey is commonly found in nearly all design styles. However, particular aesthetics emphasize the use of grey in living rooms. In particular, Scandinavian and minimalist designs use varying shades of grey in living room furniture, rugs, wall paint, and home accents. In these aesthetics, it is common to see a room decorated in varying tones of grey to create a muted and calm palette.
Grey is also commonly found in glam styles, blending well with metallics and lacquered finishes. It also works to soften black, which is a standard contrasting color used in glam interior design. Another design style that incorporates grey is the farmhouse look. Farmhouse style is defined by the use of natural elements that have a weathered or antiqued appearance. As a result, most colors used in farmhouse design are muted tones or pastels. Grey complements these colors well and is a popular choice for textiles, paint colors, and farmhouse-style homes.
Styles That Avoid Grey
There are two design styles that typically do not use grey. These are traditional and rustic designs. Grey is typically not used in traditional designs because those colors are usually deeper, such as mahogany, dark red, dark green, and gold. In addition, traditional designs have warm color palettes, and while shades of grey have warm undertones, grey typically leans towards more cool color palettes. As a result, grey usually does not complement traditional furniture or decor.
In addition, grey is rare in rustic designs because it is not as commonly found in nature. Instead, rustic designs focus on the use of natural materials only. So aside from stone such as slate, grey is not a color that is usually introduced in a rustic color palette. Instead, rustic designs tend to use shades of brown, beige, green, and other warm tones that grey does not complement. However, grey is a great way to bridge the gap between modern aesthetics and rustic styling if you want to introduce rustic elements into a contemporary design. For example, you can pair wood furniture with a plush grey rug in your living room to give a warm, cozy feeling that balances the lines between a full rustic and Scandinavian aesthetic.
Your décor will feel stylish and contemporary if you choose grey. The perfect canvas for individuals who enjoy changing the appearance of their living rooms is provided by this dramatic and versatile color, which goes well with a variety of styles and hues. Use these ideas to incorporate grey sofa living room sets into your relaxed, inviting decor. Once you've created a grey image in your mind, head over to Great American Home Store to get your hands on some grey furniture and give your room some "it" factor.
Boasting the largest selection of in-stock home furnishings in the Mid-South, the Great American Home Store is your one-stop shop to find all the furniture and décor items your home needs. Our buying team is constantly searching across the globe for the next hot style in home fashion products. We go to several markets a year comparison-shopping to ensure you'll be able to find everything from formal living to casual comfort at the lowest prices. Since our business is backed by the manufacturer, we can promise that we bring you all your furniture needs at prices that are far below our competitors'.
At the Great American Home Store, we also understand the importance of offering a vast selection for any-size budget. We offer many flexible financing options with approved credit so that you can find the perfect furnishings to reflect your unique style.
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