Maybe your room needs a makeover, or you just need to freshen up your doors with some paint. Either way, you may be wondering what your color options are if you have gray flooring. Well, you've come to the right place. We've done the work for you, and fortunately, we've found some great color pairings for you to consider.
Whether it's carpet, tile, laminate, or cement, the following door colors will go well with gray flooring:
- Other shades of gray/black
- Shades of blue
- Other accent colors
So now you have a few colors to consider, but keep reading as we elaborate on this further with some photo examples. It's always easier to visualize how a color might look in your own home when you've seen some examples, right? So definitely check out some of the ones below! We'll also answer some other questions you might have about pairing doors and floors together.
Doors For Gray Floors
If you look up the definition of gray, you will find phrases like 'unremarkable,' 'without interest or color,' or 'dull.' However, having gray floors does not mean your room has to be drab and dreary. A touch of fresh paint or a new color for your door can liven up a room. Fortunately, there are quite a few colors that will pair well with your gray floors.
White is probably the most common paint color for doors. If you purchase a door that is already painted, there's a good chance it will be white. A white door will go with almost any color of flooring, including gray! White is a good color if you want to play it safe, but it can also work well if you're trying to create a modern, farmhouse, or contemporary design aesthetic.
Shades of Gray/Black
If you want a more monochromatic feel, any shade of gray or black can work with gray floors. These colors also work well for a minimalistic or modern aesthetic as well. To avoid too much contrast, try choosing a paint color that is only one or two shades different from the floor. Or, if you enjoy the contrast, choose light paint if your floors are dark and vice versa.
For the more adventurous types, you may want to try something other than a shade of gray, black, or white and add a bright pop of color to your space. Yellow is a great color to pair with gray. It is fun, cheerful, and brightens a room. Whether you pair it with other yellow accents or let the door shine by itself, it'll certainly grab people's attention.
Red is a fiery, passionate color and can be paired well with gray to create a modern, retro, or sophisticated design. Make a dramatic statement by keeping the room primarily gray and neutral tones and adding a red door. The door doesn't have to be firetruck red either. If you want to introduce red subtly, choose a dark red and pair it with a few red accessories.
There are so many shades of blues and blue-greens that you can choose a bold and bright shade like the teal above or opt for a more subtle shade like navy. Since blue and gray are both cool colors, most blues will pair well with grays very naturally. However, for best results, cool grays will pair best with cool blues, and warm grays will pair best with warm blues.
Other Accent Colors
Just like the example above with the yellow door, you can paint your door any color that matches the other accent colors in your room. If you've paired your gray floor with purple accents, you can also choose to paint the door purple or any other color that might be present in your design.
Do oak doors go with gray flooring?
Since oak and gray are both neutral colors, oak doors will pair well with gray floors. Oak doors will go with most gray flooring but will look even better if the gray flooring has shades of brown as well. Think tiles or hardwood that have a mixture of colors blended together. In the image example above, the flooring has primarily darker shades of gray and brown.
What color door goes with gray tiles in the bathroom?
Any of the colors we mentioned above will work well with a gray floor no matter the room in the house. The bathroom is no different. However, the easiest color to choose is white. Since your tub, shower, sink, and toilet are more than likely white; it's often easiest to just choose a white door as well. It'll create a crisp, clean feel. However, if white is too plain for you, you can match the door to your bathroom accessories instead.
Do doors and floors have to match?
Doors and floors do not have to match. Getting your doors and floors to match can be pretty difficult, especially if you are trying to match them perfectly. Adding other decor items with colors the same as your floor or door will tie the entire look together, even if the floor and door aren't the same.
What do gray floors go with?
Gray floors go with cool colors such as blues, whites, other shades of gray or black. It can also be paired with natural colors such as green, yellow, or natural wood. More vibrant colors that pair well with gray include red and orange.
No matter your style, gray floors can work with almost any aesthetic. Whether you enjoy a more minimalist feel or you enjoy the whimsical look of a boho room, gray floors can be used to achieve the look and feel you desire. If you're not convinced, check out some examples below!
A minimalist design involves a clutter-free, minimally decorated, monochromatic room. Gray floors work well with this and create a clean-looking space. A light gray can keep the room feeling light and airy. Add a plant or two to add some natural color to the space.
If you enjoy an urban or industrial look, gray floors work great in these settings. They pair well with exposed bricks and exposed ceilings. You don't have to worry too much about your furniture not matching your floor in this style because most industrial-style furniture pieces will look right at home on the gray base.
Gray is one of the top colors that probably comes to mind when thinking of a modern look. Grays, blacks, reds, and white can all pair well to create a crisp modern design. If the modern living room above is too monochromatic for you, you could always add an accent color.
Boho or Bohemian style combines different textures, patterns, and colors for a whimsical but cozy look. Usually made up of an eclectic decor and furniture collection, gray floors provide a neutral base for the more interesting furniture items you might have collected.
What doesn't go with gray floors?
Throughout this article, we have discussed and shown you many examples of what can go with gray floors. Whether it's door colors or furniture styles, there are lots of options. However, we haven't touched on what might not go with gray floors. It may be easier to say what doesn't go with gray floors rather than what does.
Throughout our examples above, you may have noticed that most of the designs are from a more modern era. Any current design trends will do well with gray floors. However, the style that might not pair well with gray floors is a more traditional style that might include large, bulky, wooden furniture.
The heaviness of dark, wooden furniture will clash with the more cool, contemporary feel of gray floors. If you do try to pair items like this together, opt for gray flooring that might also have similar shades or undertones included in its design.
If you have your heart set on a particular color for your door, you can likely make it work with your gray floors. At the end of the day, interior design for ourselves is a personal choice. If you enjoy the color combination, that's all that matters. If you are concerned about the color of your door not matching your gray floors, try to tie the look together by adding other decor items of the same color. Happy Decorating!
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