Gray Master Bedrooms Ideas
Soothing gray is a good choice for the master bedroom, with a wide range of shades from which to choose.
A bedroom designed for the traveling guest, Wendy Danziger of Danziger Design overcame room challenges by commissioning a custom screen by Billet Collins to hide an off-center window and enhance the room's silvery gray and white color scheme. French memo boards cover the closet doors, while tourist info on inside shelves and a doggy bed for the traveling pet complete a cozy place to call home if only for a while. Photography by Robert Radifera/DC Design House
Gray is soothing and cool, a good choice to turn your master bedroom into a relaxing sanctuary. You have many shades to choose from, ranging from the palest gray-white to deep slate.
A glam triple pendant illuminates one corner of this transitional California bedroom, while a mirrored wall reflects a view of the Hollywood hills. The silky sheen of the button-tufted headboard adds chic sophistication to the space.
Meticulously crafted cabinets, thick slabs of marble, reflective glass and stainless-steel surfaces and create a workspace that functions well for serious cooks — or cocktails only. Smart storage like the floor-to-ceiling cabinets keeps it clutter-free.
A coral-printed pillow ties in with the coral upholstery on a soft, hooded reading chair in this transitional California dining room. Damask wallpaper, gilded mirrors and exotic accessories give this glam space its Hollywood Regency appeal.
This living room's subtle details pull the relaxed yet chic look of the space together. Keeping with the monochromatic color scheme, the curtains, artwork and floral arrangement add elegance to the room without overwhelming it.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created a new laundry room and mudroom for homeowners, complete with plenty of storage cabinets, shelving and coat hooks. Brick floors were installed for a durable yet attractive look.
This Colonial home was built it the early 1940s, so the rooms -- including this living room -- are small. By flooding the space with light and selecting small scale furniture with big details, the space achieves a grand yet uncluttered feel in limited quarters.
Gray and white patterned wallpaper pairs with a patchwork cowhide rug to create a dynamic backdrop for this Upper West Side dining room. A steel drum chandelier with a nickel finish counterbalances the more casual leather klismos chairs.
Tri-color custom draperies create a seamless flow with the gray walls of this transitional bedroom and frame a sweeping view of the Hollywood hills through French doors. A faux fur throw at the foot of the bed adds interest through texture, and a turquoise chair pops against the overall neutral palette.
StudioHue chose to apply a neutral background color--gray--to this little girl's nursery so that the room could be easily changed as she grows. The designers added highlight colors, shapes and fabrics to add interest, such as the white scalloped mobile over an oval crib, geometric shapes painted on the wall and a soft fur area rug atop the carpet.
Gray lends itself to contemporary furnishings, but it can also look beautiful in a room decorated in an eclectic style. For instance, mixing traditional pieces with lamps in brushed metals is a look you can carry into your master bath.
Pale gray is a good alternative to white, if you want a look that is more muted and soft. This shade will also work well as a backdrop to any accent colors you want to bring into your bedroom's decor. You can also layer pale gray with deeper shades of gray for a rich look. You can even go shabby chic with gray if you like.
For a look that is both cool and elegant, pair gray with white, creating a neutral palette that will allow you to choose—and easily change—accessories in your favorite accent colors.
For a variation of gray that has a little warmth to it, try taupe. For even greater warmth, taupe can be layered with rich browns.
For a touch of rich color, combine gray with navy or a deep red such as crimson or burgundy. For a look that is both classy and soothing, pair your favorite shade of gray with a soft lavender tint.
For the ultimate in contemporary sophistication, coat your walls in slate and splashes of white, red and black. If red and black are too intense for your tastes, try touches of orange and teal or turquoise. For an even softer look, try touches of moss green or pale pink or peach. Gray with touches of yellow in trim, pillows and other accessories can create a look that is soothing and sunny.
For a masculine look, go with gray walls and furnish with dark furniture pieces with clean, modern or contemporary lines.
If you're concerned about gray looking too drab on your walls, choose a soft blue-gray. This shade looks great with either contemporary or traditional furnishings, and it looks particularly elegant with silver accessories or even a crystal chandelier. You can choose a blue-gray in the shade or intensity that works for you. Blue-gray looks great paired with a warm color such as taupe or brown. A blend of two blue-gray shades, warmed with a dark wood floor and furniture, creates a look that is soothing without being too monochromatic.
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