7 Bedding Colors That Go With Gray Walls

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7 Bedding Colors That Go With Gray Walls
Tom Greenspan
December 21, 2022

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For some, the color gray could be described as non-descript, innocuous, impartial, or middle of the road. For others, the hue of gray enables the amalgamation of colors in your bedroom that may otherwise have not been considered for your bedroom.

In this article, we intend to give you a thorough overview of what colors you could use with gray in your bedroom. You may be pleasantly surprised at some of the visual outcomes you will experience.

Let's take a closer look at gray, where you can learn what the color means from a psychological point of view and more such as:

Are you ready? : let's go.

What do physiologists say about the color Gray?

It is often said that gray is a lifeless color, personality, emotion, or character. But, when they are united in the same composition, many shades of grays, of high contrast to each other, acquire much life, personality, emotion, and character. That is why a black-and-white photograph can convey the full spectrum of human emotions.

There are also many negative connotations associated with the color gray, it is said to be dull and reflects an impartial personality.

The truth is it is an excellent color for your bedroom walls and will allow you to express yourself with color from accessories to your bedding.

  • Live of ease.
  • Sensual mauve.
  • Gray on gray.
  • Lilac days.

What accent colors go with gray walls?

A wide array of accent tones for you to match with gray walls can give your bedroom classic undertones to a vibrant contemporary bedroom.

Here are a few tips to help you along the way:

  • Go bright and bold. Use flaming yellow bed sheets, pillows, and duvets to set the bedroom ablaze with color.
  • Marron will bring your bedroom into the realms of sensuality when paired with dove gray walls. The marron will bring depth and character to the bedroom.
  • If you like your bedroom to be warm and inviting, consider the cozy caramel tones for your bed linen.
  • The richness of ivory will complement and elevate the neutral non-committal tones of gray and is the perfect choice for your bedroom.
  • Black and white patterns, duvet, and white pillows and sheets are among the classics for gray walls in the bedroom.
  • Gray is the perfect backdrop for a brilliant, passionate red in your bedroom. The contrast is unbelievably simple and extremely effective.

1. As we live a life of ease

Top marks if you understand the title. There are few colors available for walls that are known to man that would allow such a bright vibrant yellow to be introduced into your bedroom that creates a wonderful image, and absolute vibrancy while being harmonious with its backdrop.

If you find it frustrating why people don't get the depth and hue of gray as a decorative color it's understandable, Gray has amazing tones that have the ability to make other colors stand out while gray still takes center stage.

The amazing bed linen is sumptuous and inviting with a life force of its own and yet at the same time the classic white and gray stand majestically alongside the bright flaming yellow tones.

How to create this look?

The combination of gray (Hex# 0808080) is awesome with bright colors such as the bright flaming yellow of the bedding. Gray and white are complimentary colors that work well together with the clean classic lines.

Be bold and experiment with colors such as this bright yellow to create an awesome look with gray.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish,this bedroom is a 0.

Gray, once the domain of battleships sailing the oceans, but not, is a modern-day bedroom wall color and it has a terrific vibe. Pairing bright colors with gray is almost always going to work, so go for it.

There is not much complexity in selecting bedding so all scores will be stated as Zero.

2. Sensual mauve

There are many shades of gray as we know from the 50 shades of gray erotic romance novels by British author E. L. James. However, when you first see a bedroom wall painted in a dark shade of gray your mind will race for other reasons than erotic fantasies. What are the potentials of this shade of gray?

Well fortunately this shade of gray has enormous potential as a bedroom color and is perfectly paired with the richness of mauve and the subtle shades in the color range. Mauve is not a color that is frequently used in bedrooms.

A hue long associated with royalty, mauve still conveys feelings of wealth and abundance. But it’s also a spiritual color and can represent magic, mystery, and imagination. Think of amethyst crystals and misty purple mountains.

How to create this look?

Mauves and purples ( Hex #BB85AB ) are incredible colors and make for such alluring bedding that holds the mysteries of the night while still being warm and gentle. A grounded color that can be mixed with other shades.

Introduce other colors for accessories like deep purples and black for the bedside tables.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish,this bedroom is a 0.

To create a beautiful bedroom with a dark gray you could also introduce some pink tones into the mix to brighten the bedroom slightly. The mauve/ purple artwork on the gray wall breaks the wall perfect for the balance of decor.

3. Gray and Gray

If you have a light gray bedroom wall and you would like to keep the room simple in terms of a color palette then why not go with whiter bed sheets and pillows and a darker gray duvet? it's a fantastic look that has all the tones of a contemporary bedroom which is perfect for a bedroom with smaller dimensions.

It goes without saying that it would be remiss of you not to add the token gesture of color when using gray so opt for a muted orange or salmon color cushion, just enough, nothing over the top that could disturb the utopian balance of the bedroom.

Add some cushion designs that are gray shades with pinstripes or bolder lines in white or black to complete the look.

How to create this look?

Gray ( Hex #7393B3) is perfect for a smaller bedroom occupied by a young male, no garish color schemes, just clean and orderly lines with this fashionable color scheme.

Use contrasting shades of gray to add depth to the bedding.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish,this bedroom is a 0.

Mixing grays is the perfect way to create a room that is modern and special for a young male in the home. Keep bright colors to a minimum, as grays alone work well.

4. Its time for passion

There are some colors you would just love to have in your bedroom but with your existing color palette, you can't make the colors fit and still feel harmonious.

If you feel gray is a dour color for the walls then worry no more because it allows you to introduce the passion of red into your bedroom while the gray takes a backseat and absorbs the vibrancy of the bright red saturation.

If you want to move away from browns in the bedroom and make your bedroom spring to life then paint your bedroom walls gray (at least an accent wall) and enjoy vibrant colors such as the brightest reds available.

How to create this look?

Red (Hex #FF000) is quite a hard color to introduce into a bedroom but gray walls allow you to use this vibrant passionate color. However be careful, red is said to increase blood pressure and can be overwhelming as a visual stimulant.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 0.

If you don't have an issue with blood pressure, red is a wonderful color in a bedroom with accents such as bed throw.

5. Emerald green

Possibly a controversial choice for some people but emerald green and gray tones go hand in hand with the color palette. Gray allows emerald green to show its beauty and opulence as a color that injects serenity and relaxation into a bedroom.

Emerald green is the best to know for being tranquil, when you enter the bedroom your thoughts will quieten, and your shoulders drop as the tension drains from your body.

The main positive psychological properties green communicates are peace, balance, and harmony. It can rejuvenate and restore, giving the feeling of being connected to nature and feeling safe and secure. Symbolically, emerald green communicates luxury and elegance as in the jewel

How to create this look?

You can use emerald green (Hex #50C878) as an accessory or go all in and use emerald green pillows and an emerald green duvet cover over ash gray sheets, Emerald green works best with light gray tones.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish,this bedroom is a 0.

If you wish to create a bedroom that is relaxing then there are a few other color options that achieve this sensation as emerald green. Scale the emerald green accordingly, it's a rich color that could be overwhelming.

6. Lilac days

If you wish to create a contemporary bedroom that is calming and has an awesome sense of balance and harmony then look no further than this bedroom.

The reveals in the gray partition wall are masterful as they reveal more lilac

Interestingly despite the expanse of beautiful lilac the center of the bedroom is the ash gray accent with the contrasting darker gray bed frame. The bedding is glorious with the white fold-over bed sheet 

White, lilac and gray are staples of the color palette and should be seen more frequently.

How to create this look

You will need to be committed to lilac ( Hex #C8A2C8 ) as this bedroom is dominated by the color, but it does make perfect bed partners for ash gray, and if the expanse of lilac walls is not your thing you will certainly know that lilac matches gray perfectly.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish,this bedroom is a 0.

The soft tones of ash gray and lilac are perfectly matched, there is nothing offensive about the color palette, and would be welcome in most bedrooms.

7. Pretty in pink

It may seem an odd choice, and if pink and gray are not bedfellows but the truth is these muted tones are perfect in the bedroom. If you like the variety of adding dark gray to the decor of a bedroom, then you will need to elevate the color palette significantly to bring balance to the bedroom decor.

Pink as a favorite color, is said to represent a loving, kind, and sensitive individual, often with a strong nurturing and sensual side. Your romantic view of life is said to bring you to have idealistic standards. with a sweet, charming side that often makes you a delicate and lovable individual.

True or not pink and gray together work well softening your bedroom.

How to create this look?

Adding a pink (Hex FFC0CB) is a perfect color for any bedroom but works well in balancing a darker gray bedroom. It's a case of adding a pink bedspread to an already gray bedroom to elevate the feeling of warmth and femininity.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 0.

Pink is a great selection for any shade of gray and will always bring warmth and balance to the bedroom.

Gray walls and bedding colors

You may wish to go for the bright and the bold, and you can achieve some awesome vibrant exciting visuals taking this route, or you can keep things on the quiet side and be subdued by adding a sensual element to the bedroom such as mauve and purple.

There is always a happy balance to achieve, and gray walls are accepting of most colors, so be brave and bold when choosing your bedding.