10 Rooms That Prove Yellow and Gray Belong Together

Mixing one of the world's sunniest hues with an understated neutral is always a wine. Feeling a bit hesitant? These living rooms prove how yellow and gray complement one another seamlessly. From sofas and area rugs to wallpaper and side tables, this duo never disappoints.

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May 02, 2018

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Accent Chairs That Pop

If you’re not sold on the idea of working in some pops of color, let this living space be the confirmation that you need. A little splash of yellow goes a long way when paired with a neutral. Rather than committing to a totally bold approach, try something a bit more understated like the addition of a traditional chair silhouette that has been updated with a coat of vibrant paint.

Perfect Patterns

Rather than relying on separate yellow and gray decorative pieces, make your design job a bit easier by finding options that feature both stylish shades. From throw pillows and blankets to statement rugs, accessories decked out in yellow and gray abound. This eye-catching rug and soft sofa setup makes this room come to life in spring-friendly way. Take it one step further by bringing in some tulips in a matching color for that extra wow factor.

Eclectic Pairings

Take advantage of some of the styles that are commonly associated with that fab yellow palette. For starters, mid-century finds. The structure of some throwback accent chairs sporting era-approved yellow upholstery will take any neutral interior to the next level. With the gray couch and bold patterns strewn about, this eclectic space is certainly one to take notes from.

Bold Wall Art

Looking for an easy option that will help you embrace this colorful pairing? A bright piece of wall art hung for all to see. Grab some art in a yellow and gold-inspired hue so you can easily match this with existing brassy elements in your space. With its opulent look and high sheen appeal, a design-forward painting will take your gray colorscape to new heights.

Spanish Modern

While yellow can work with any style, you can’t forget about classic mediterranean or moroccan-inspired homes. Case in point? This modern Spanish interior that feels warm, cozy and cool all at the same time. With gray seating and window treatments paired with an oversized yellow rug, the setup feels flawless. Natural wood, pops of lush green plants and colorful additions help to really make this living room stand out.

Contemporary Combo

For those looking for a sleek aesthetic, there are simple ways to make this color combination come to life in undeniably chic ways. With muted hues and minimalist lines, this room isn't overwhelmed by the fun addition of yellow. From the chairs to the art, this must-have look is fresh and contemporary in this sophisticated — yet inviting — living space.

Muted Hues

Get a grounded look by relying on the floors to help you pull off this must-try color combo. Use a muted yellow shade as your base by introducing an area rug that will set the tone for the whole setup. With this as a main focal point, layer on dark gray elements and add extra yellow accents to tie this moody makeover together.

Easy Updates

Neutrals have their appeal, but can be emphasized by incorporating contrasting shades. Skip upholstered or expensive buys and experiment with a more understated route that still gets the job done. Whether you find something in a store or flip one of your old pieces, the legs and base of basic furniture can be transformed into something new and exciting with just a few strokes of the paint brush. Don’t believe us? Check out this modernized side table and armchair duo.

Yellow Throw Pillows

On the search for a more budget-friendly way to tackle this trend? We’ve got you covered. Throw pillows are a no-fail way to pull off a must-try look without breaking the bank. Simply swap out existing cases that are displayed on your sofa and bring in some spring-ready shades to add a stylish touch. Keep the palette cohesive by adding a vase or some frames that rock the same yellow to really complete this cool collection.

Modern Accents

Whether you’re looking to wake your space up for the warmer months or this is a pairing that you want to have year round, this lemony option is one you're sure to love. If solids aren’t your speed, opt for patterns that bring the bold punch you’ve been craving. With both matte and high gloss choices at play here, this room is anything but ordinary.

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