Gray is a very popular color for home decor: it is more neutral, suits most decorating styles, and has many hues. Many homeowners prefer white or gray walls, and this is a good choice for creating a neutral canvas to fill in, but let’s be honest: such colors are very understated and can add a bit of dullness to your space. Unless you fill the space with something extra bold and eye-catching, or play with textures, you risk getting a very basic space. How do I avoid this? Make your walls interesting! We’ve already shared some non-boring white walls, and now it’s time to check out the gray ones.
moldings / panels
Moldings and panels of various types are sure to add interest to your walls. Gray walls with moldings add a sophisticated touch to any room, from the dining room to the bedroom. There are countless different ideas when it comes to panels – from bold decorative panels to those with acoustic features. You can opt for a single statement wall with panels or moldings, or simply cover all the walls with your choice of gray panels for soundproofing.
Wood is timeless and ideal for adding a natural touch to any room. It always works! Incorporate tonal gray wood into your room decor with a cool statement wall or even all gray wood clad walls. If you have a woodland or chalet interior, try a gray weathered wood wall or walls. If it’s a beach or beach house, choose light gray wood plank walls, which can be rough and washed out as much as possible.
Brick walls and ceilings are extremely popular and suit many styles, from industrial to minimalist. Opt for a gray wall or walls with different looks – sleek modern brick for a contemporary space, rough gray brick for an industrial or vintage space. Such an idea is great for adding texture to the room.
plaster / concrete
Plaster is very popular on walls these days and adding subtle texture to your walls is a great idea. Concrete is a modern and industrial solution that almost always works, and gray concrete is almost a classic. Try what you like and get inspired!