Many people think that the gray color in the interior will look dull and inexpressive. However, this is not the case. A modern gray interior can create a subtle, sophisticated and elegant atmosphere in your home.
There are a large number of shades that are included in the gray palette: the color of wet asphalt, steel, pearl, ash and many others. It is important to figure out how to use it so that it sparkles with colors and becomes a real decoration of the interior.
Photo: apartment design in gray tones
Neutral gray complements other colors beautifully. You can safely use it in combination with pastel, cold saturated colors and with any materials – both natural and ultra-modern artificial surfaces.
Photo: living room design in gray
The amazing ability of gray to harmonize with all other tones makes it possible to realize any design idea. At the same time, the room will remain peaceful, calm and comfortable. The gray color is distinguished by nobility. You can give the room showiness and style by painting the walls in this color. Bright curtains and pillows will help to diversify the interior.
Living room interior with open kitchen
Best of all, gray color is combined with brown, black and white. It is optimal to choose this color as a base for brighter and more dynamic shades, such as orange, red or cherry.
Apartment design in gray
The most impressive gray color will look in combination with modern style, minimalism and hi-tech. In this case, the absence of overload and excesses in the interior, which could spoil the overall picture, as well as the functional distribution of furniture, is appropriate.
Wooden table in the dining area
As for furniture, the gray color goes well with almost all types of wood. The appearance of wood will create a warm and natural accent in the room. Graceful and sophisticated light gray tones can also be complemented with glass, crystal, mother-of-pearl, mirror and silver.
Photo: room design in gray
In order for the kitchen design to look bright and interesting, it is necessary to choose the most suitable materials for cladding surfaces. To visually enlarge the room, it is worth using glossy surfaces. In a large room, matte surfaces will look good.
Decor in light and dark shades of gray
A tandem of gray and white colors will be an excellent option for those who do not dare to decorate the room too brightly, but at the same time want to somehow dilute the gray color already in it. A common phenomenon when decorating an apartment in a Scandinavian style is the use of minor black accents in the interior.
An interesting design solution – folding doors
A black metal folding door separates the living area from a small living area that can also act as a work area. Large windows in the door let plenty of natural light in from the room into the living area.
Minimalist interior with gray color
It is difficult to imagine minimalism in the interior of an apartment without the use of shades of gray. This style offers a wide range of possibilities for its application: in furniture, upholstery of sofas, chairs or decoration. The highlight of the decor can be wooden blinds, as in the photo above.
Features of the design of the bedroom in gray
It is not necessary to dilute the gray color interspersed with other colors. However, quite often monochromes look quite static. Many people are more comfortable in a more dynamic environment. Against the background of gray walls and gray furniture, a few bright spots of green or blue will look very fresh.
Monochrome bathroom design
Bathroom design in gray can be monochrome, but this will require the use of various shades and textures. For this, materials such as glass, stone, metal or tile can be used in decoration. The standard of elegance and style will be a bathroom in gray with the addition of black and white at the same time.
Plan of the first floor of the apartment
The photo shows the floor plan of the apartment with a modern design in gray. The apartment has two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. There is also a balcony.
gray living room design
The second apartment was designed in accordance with the wishes of a small family with two children. The design of the rooms was made in shades of gray. Open living rooms provide an opportunity for families to spend time together, and separate bedrooms provide the privacy necessary for a comfortable stay.
Light furniture gives the room a special comfort. The organically shaped coffee table also draws attention. Recessed lights and an original wall lamp provide good lighting in the living room.
Next to the living room is a modern kitchen with a dining area. The design in dark colors makes the kitchen especially attractive.
Quite practical when used in interior design are shades such as gray, white and beige. They look amazingly harmonious with each other. A more cheerful note can always be added with the help of accessories: curtains, pillows or carpets.
The gray color in the interior of the living room will be an excellent basis for creating a stylish design with straight, clean and well-defined lines. Do not forget that this color is able to perfectly relieve nervous tension.
The apartment also houses a home library that can enliven and decorate any interior. Despite the fact that the room is small, it perfectly accommodates a wooden table where you can safely read your favorite book.
In addition to books, wooden stamps are on the shelves, which are illuminated by spectacular, indirect lighting.
In the hallway, dark shades were chosen for decorating the walls, and lighter ones for the floor. It was possible to successfully transform the space due to wooden wall panels.
An original and interesting solution is the composition in the bathroom, where different shades of gray are mixed. Both warm and cold shades can be combined, both matte and shining, in different textures and materials.
Behind the living room is a working area, made in gray-blue. In addition to making any interior modern, gray also creates an atmosphere of calmness in it. At first glance, the combination of gray and blue colors in the room may seem rough, but at the same time, this combination makes the interior individual and original.