Although some may see the color gray as a gloomy shade, it's actually a dynamic hue with tints and tones liable to evoke any emotion. Ranging from dark charcoal tones to soft pewter shades, gray boasts the power to transform any space for the better when done correctly.
If you're ready to give the neutral hue the credit it truly deserves, you're going to need to know the best ways to accessorize it. Ahead, 10 curtain ideas to pair with gray walls that make any space—from your bedroom to your living room—feel anything but boring.
Black and Beautiful
If you're working with a soft smoky gray paint color, up the cool factor of your room with the addition of black accents. A chair and dresser are a good start, but a pair of black curtains tie the entire look together. An aged Turkish rug with subtle color keeps things from looking too dark or lackluster.
If you're looking to create an inviting, elegant space, neutrals are undoubtedly the way to go. We're in love with this pairing of a deep charcoal space with an abstract curtain that features cream and black.
Gray with Warm Accents
While we love this combination of light walls and dark curtains, gray shades with blue undertones can make a room feel cool and, for some, too stark. Adding in warm tones, like burnt oranges and yellows, and hardware like brass and cedar bring a balance to any room, making it feel more inviting and cozy. We also love how the combination in this living room boasts an old-world charm in a modern way.
A tonal look always feels expensive, and this room oozes luxury vibes. A set of charcoal velvet curtains feels elevated on its own, but a wall color to match steps things up even further. Adding in a secondary color that matches the same undertones makes for an impeccable pairing. This royal blue bed with varying tones feels incredibly luxe.
If you already have your curtains, the best way to get a perfect match to your paint is to grab a sample swatch of the color at your local paint shop.
Pink with a Pattern
Gray is as versatile of a neutral as white or tan, and just like any other neutral, gray is the perfect backdrop for a printed curtain. We love how this room uses light pewter as a canvas and the drapes as a complement to tie in shades of pink, white and turquoise. And the best part is you can select a statement print without feeling like it's too much, thanks to the subtle wall color.
White is great for spaces that need brightening up, but a white space loaded with natural light can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. A light shade of stone gray on the walls and curtains acts as a filter for bright light and makes a room feel elegant without looking too stark.
The best part about the color gray is you can mix and match tints and tones without them clashing. Try a medium tone on the walls, contrast it with a light tone on your curtains, and accessorize the rest of your room with every shade in between.
A light, warm gray on your walls would look incredible with a deep charcoal pair of curtains. But if you prefer not to sacrifice every ounce of natural light for the addition, consider a lightweight linen option for the best of both worlds.
Pretty In Pink
While gray may not be an obvious choice for a baby girls' room, the modern take is impossibly cool and still so sweet. The addition of powder pink curtains makes it feel feminine and appropriate for a little girl without looking too cutesy.
For some, color is the main design source, and some rooms rely on texture to dress up the space. This room boasts texture at every turn, even at the curtains. Dress up neutral gray walls with an equally neutral curtain that, upon second glance, is anything but boring.