21 Gorgeous Living Rooms With Gray Walls

When choosing which color to paint your living room walls, gray is a wonderful choice. It comes in many shades, from light to dark, and provides a versatile palette for various styles and decor. We’ve collected photos of 21 living room featuring gray walls. Check these out for all the inspiration you need to design your perfect gray-walled living room!

Wooden table between gray armchairs in retro flat interior with fireplace under posters, 21 Gorgeous Living Rooms With Gray Walls

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1. Natural and Neutral

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Wooden table between gray armchairs in retro flat interior with fireplace under posters

Pairing gray walls with gray furniture is a natural choice. This living room incorporates elements of nature with the choice of wood accents and lots of plants. The brown and green touches brighten the dark gray space while still maintaining an overall neutral palette.

2. On the Light Side 

Trendy vintage armchair next to chic scandinavian sofa with pillows in classy living room interior with gray wall

This living room with light gray walls also features a neutral palette that’s anything but bland. The light wood and the choice of baskets as wall decor bring a homey touch to the room. And the patterns in the black and white pillows, ottoman, and chair offer the intricate details to tie it all together.

3. Brighten Up

Modern style living room with gray wall, diy regale, sofa and poufs

Including bright accents will liven up even the darkest living room. Bright yellows, blues, and reds provide the perfect balance to dark gray. And the texture in the dark gray wall adds even more interest to the room.

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4. Floral Accents

Living room interior with a sofa, pillow, blanket and flowers on wallpaper

Pinks and florals pair wonderfully with gray. Dress up a gray living room by filling one wall with floral wallpaper or a large piece of artwork in your favorite style. You can create a similar look without commitment with a removable wall decal.

Click here for this peel and stick peony wall decal on Amazon.

5. One Wall Only

Gray living room with couch, table, modern painting and balcony

You don’t have to paint all your walls the same. This living room maintains a bright, airy space by only painting one accent wall gray while leaving the others white. 

6. Brick Wall

Modern living room interior with black leather sofa set

Wall color isn’t just about paint. Here, light gray brick provides texture, interest, and personality to an otherwise basic space. If you don’t want to install actual brick, wallpaper with a 3D effect can achieve a similar result.

Click here for this faux brick wallpaper on Amazon.

7. All Gray

Modern living room interior with large gray corner sofa and armchair decorated with pillows and blankets

This room is all about the gray. But by choosing each item–the walls, floor, furniture, rug–in a slightly different shade, nothing blends together, and the pink pillows offer the right touch of color.

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8. Bright and Dark

A bright teal sofa with bright polka-dotted teal and magenta throw pillow. Two lamp standing lamp on the side and area rug with a black round throw pillow.

Dark gray walls provide the perfect backdrop to bright, bold furniture. This lovely turquoise couch wouldn’t make the same statement against lighter walls. Snazzy artwork draws the eye amidst a dark gray backdrop.

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9. Set the Right Tone

A living room with light grey walls, white sofa and coffee table, dark wood floors, in a modern style with a neutral color palette, a blue accent wall, soft lighting, a comfortable seating arrangement, stylish decor elements like an ottoman or throw pillows, creating a cozy atmosphere.

This room maintains a nice balance between light and dark by featuring medium gray walls, light beige couches, and a dark wood floor. Dark gray accent pillows and dark gray features in the artwork tie the look together.

10. Deliciously Elegant

Red velvet Chesterfield sofa with floral majestic patterned throw pillows

Red velvet isn’t just bold; it can provide a luscious accent piece to your room. If your furniture tastes trend toward formal and elegant, dark gray living room walls are the perfect color pairing with dark red furniture. Gray throw pillows and decor like the flower pot will coordinate the room.

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11. Brick Backdrop

Red velvet Chesterfield sofa with floral majestic patterned throw pillows

Painting this brick wall light gray provides the perfect backdrop for displaying artwork and furniture in warm shades of russets and browns. This room has smoothly blended textures from wall and flooring and details within the artwork and decor. Light gray brick allows the natural, warm colors to accentuate the room.

12. Sleek Shiplap

A square gray sofa with square throw pillows. Black shiplap walls and white paintings, white sheer curtains, and gray flooring

Shiplap is another wonderful way to feature dark gray in your living room. The light furniture and light gray flooring offer the right balance to brighten the dark walls. Dark gray accent pieces such as artwork and centerpiece tie the look together.

13. Cozy Up to Gray

Vertical gray siding wall and fireplace with candlestands on top. Brown leather sofa with brown throw pillows, coffee table, and a light gray area rug with black line patterns

Wood paneling in your living room won’t seem dated if you opt to paint it a trendy color like this steel gray. The raw wood ceiling offers a nice contrast in this warm and cozy living room. Tie in various gray shades with throw pillows and blankets, the light fixture, and the coffee table.

14. Stick to Gray

A grey sofa with grey throw pillows and black end tables with white lamps. Grey tile texture flooring and matching the black coffee table with in the middle of an area rug

If you want to update your living room walls but don’t want to paint, consider an option like the stick-on wall paneling featured in this all-gray living room. This mimics the flooring, while dark furniture and decor break up the monochromatic room to offer depth and a textured rug adds warmth.

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15. Totally Tiled

grey wood look tile, modern living room with white sofa and glass coffee table, wall is grey

If you like a seamless look, opt to carry the same gray tiles for your floor all the way up the walls. The contrast of the bright, white sectional provides a natural divide between floor and wall. Intricately designed pillows, in black and white, soften the overall look.

16. A Slice of Sunshine

A yellow sectional sofa with grey, white, and yellow throw pillows. Black carpeted flooring and black wall with white framed paintings

To truly brighten a dark gray space, choose sunny yellow for your furniture or accent pieces. The bold yellow and bright white pieces in this room call attention against the dark gray walls, so you won’t feel lost in a dark abyss. 

Click here for this yellow mid-century modern couch on Amazon.

17. Consider the Contrast

A dark grey wall of living room with dark flooring, A dark wooden coffee table and a white sofa bringing balance to the living room matched with black white line patterned throw pillows

Or, for a more traditional look, choose a white couch if your living room features dark gray on both your walls and floor. This living room takes that simple combination to another level by incorporating brown accents and colorful artwork.

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18. Simply Smart

Stylish modern living room design with a dark gray sofa, white shaggy rug and gold vase on the coffee table, black, white and gold decor, two framed wall art on the walls, soft gray walls, a tall fiddle leaf fig tree in the corner, boho chic style, beautiful lighting, professional photography

If you have a black sofa, opting for lighter gray walls is the smart choice. White curtains and a fuzzy white rug offer the perfect complements to finish the space.

Click here for this ivory and gray shag rug on Amazon.

19. A Perfect Showcase

A grey wall with a tall bookcase filled with books, pastel-colored containers and one potted plant

Light gray walls offer the perfect opportunity to choose furniture in pretty much any color you like. Blue and yellow furniture plus orange accents give this room a jovial personality. Matching the shelving unit to the wall color lets gray stay in the spotlight.  

20. Fun Formal

A grey walled living room with a beige flooring and matched with a grey area rug

Green and gold pair gorgeously with gray. Opting for bold-colored couches adds flair to this otherwise formal living room.

Click here for this green velvet sofa on Amazon.

21. Rustic Room

An inviting and rustic living room with weathered leather sofas, a distressed wooden coffee table, metal side tables, farmhouse pillows, vintage lanterns, a woodburning fireplace, window installation art, and warm ambient lighting

Whether your style trends toward rugged or refined, you can’t go wrong when you choose gray walls. Brown leather and lots of wood help this room maintain its rustic vibe. 

Summing Up

Gray walls are trendy and versatile, working with many tastes and styles. Dress up your living room by featuring dark gray walls, or provide a subtle backdrop to your furniture and decor by opting for a lighter shade of gray. Whatever gray you choose, if you opt for gray walls, you’re sure to create a living room you love and will love coming home to.

For more tips on decorating with gray, check out these other articles:

Which Throw Pillows Work Best With A Dark Gray Couch? [21 Ideas With Pictures]

What Carpet Goes With Gray Walls? [6 Top Choices]

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