The living room often serves as the first impression guests have of your home and is where you spend most of your time entertaining. For that reason, deciding on the color scheme and design of your living room is an especially important part of styling your home. No matter your style, there's one color scheme that exudes understated sophistication: gray. Gray living rooms are a wonderfully neutral—yet far from boring—way to center your home and provide a sense of calm. For those who favor minimal, pared-down approaches to design, this uncomplicated color scheme is a gorgeous way to bring attention to clean design and quality finishes. We've rounded up photos of gray living rooms that make a striking statement.
The neutral gray palette makes this living room's eye-catching artwork—and matching throw pillows—stand out.
The modern design of this space proves even more striking in shades of gray.
Minimalism at its most beautiful, this living room boasts clean, streamlined design in white, black, and gray.
For a cozier feel, grays with a touch of blue and accented by greens can bring more life into the space.
The subdued gray of the couch plays off the large concrete wall detailing and works with the pared-back palette.
The use of gray in this living room—for the couch, rug, side table, and back wall—allows the other pieces—a blue velvet throw pillow, a natural leather chair, or an oversize black fireplace—to act as accents.
This gray hue is warmed up when paired with purple via a rug, throw pillows, and florals.
Grays look great with natural wood and brass finishes.
Having gray center the living room can be as simple as choosing pieces in gray and metal tones and letting accents like wall art, vases, or other décor details pop out against the neutral base.