15 New Ways to Decorate With Gray

See how soft gray — a trendy neutral — works well with any design style. Discover our favorite ways to use this utilitarian color.

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August 24, 2015
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Modern Lounge Space

This sleek and modern shade of gray on the fireplace and built-in shelving contrasts beautifully with the white backdrop and slate floor-to-ceiling draperies.

Vintage Wallpaper

If mixed with the right colors, whisper gray can add vintage style to any room. Here, a forest wallpaper design includes soft gray mixed with darker shades of gray and chartreuse. Knit poufs mirror the colors in the wallpaper for a cohesive look. Photo courtesy of Ferm Living Shop

Graphic Gallery Wall

A soft gray and yellow wallpaper design allows the intricate details of this gallery wall to shine.

Inviting Deck

Made from eco-friendly composite material, the deck of HGTV's Green Home 2011 has a soft gray hue that brings a clean, sleek look to the outside of the home.

Bright Kitchen

You can have your dream white kitchen and add some color at the same time. White cabinets, countertops and backsplash take center stage in this kitchen featured in HGTV Magazine, but the striped floor treatment in cobalt blue, yellow, gray and aqua adds just the right amount of color this kitchen needs.

Lacquered Kitchen Cabinets

Lacquered gray cabinets and graphic wallpaper add modern touches to this sleek, stylish kitchen and dining room combo.

The Fifth Wall

The walls in this master bedroom are neutral while the ceiling is a soft shade of gray to keep things light without being too boring. The gray ceiling complements the variety of shades of blue, creating a relaxing master bedroom retreat. See more photos of this home featured in HGTV Magazine.

Gray + White

An all-white kitchen is ideal but not always practical. Designer Doug Wiand resurfaced the cabinets and painted them a soft gray color. The color brings all the beauty and elegance that comes with an all-white kitchen without the cons.

Gray + Plum + Orange + Aqua

The gray walls, chairs and rug bring a soothing touch to this otherwise playful living room.

Peaceful Home Office

Creating a relaxing home office can help with your productivity level. A soft color palette of muted coral, white and gray brings serenity to a typically cluttered area of the home.

Unexpected Color Palette

An unexpected color palette of coral, indigo, pink and soft gray makes a perfect color combo for a gender neutral baby shower.

Flirty Yet Sophisticated

A deep blue-gray wall complements the soft gray sofa in this fun, flirty living room. The tufted velvet chair and framed wallpaper brighten up the space.

Gray + Charcoal + Cherry Red

Pairing gray with deeper shades of gray adds dimension to a room. Mix in bolder colors like cherry red and you've got a room that's classic and fun.

Striped Hardwood Flooring

The sitting area in designer Sarah Richardson's summer house mixes different patterns and textures for a true cottage look. The dual gray-striped wood flooring adds a lighthearted touch to the big room.

Gray + Aqua + Acid Green

Gray isn't just a great color for fall — it also works for spring. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn added bright aqua and acid green pillows to a gray outdoor sofa. The pillows can easily be changed to a richer color palette come fall.

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