45 Colors That Go With Gray (Color Palettes)

Modern gray bedroom interior with bed, chair, dresser, and moon painting

When it comes to design, gray is a timeless choice. Whether you’re going for ultra-modern monochrome or a warm, earth-tone-inspired interior, this versatile shade can help you create almost any type of palette. For inspiration, check out some of our suggested combinations.

Here’s a list of colors that go with gray, including color palette examples.

1. Black and Gray

Black and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #000000, #DBD3D8, #EFF1F3

Though black and gray is a classic combination, it’s also a popular choice for modern interiors. If you like monochromatic interiors but prefer something a little more dramatic and moody, this combo works perfectly.

In a living room, you might consider including a soft gray sofa and gray walls. Add in some black accent pillows and a black rug. Paler grays can prevent this look from becoming overly dark, but this look still will be most effective in a room with plenty of natural light. If you still find it a bit dark, try adding a few white accent pillows and/or a white accent wall to lighten things up a little.

2. Medium Green and Gray

Medium Green and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #3CB371, #5F6062, #EAE1DF

Though gray works nicely with other neutrals, it’s also an excellent springboard for brighter, more saturated shades. If you want to try a different take, try pairing a shade of medium gray with a bold, deep green that’s darker than kelly green but not quite as cool as emerald. 

This is another look perfect for a living room, as it provides a great balance of energy. Opt for a gray couch and gray (or off-white) walls and sprinkle in some green accents. Green lampshades, accent pillows and throws, and even a green rug can look nice. To add in a little touch of opulence, add some gold as well. Gold lamps and photo frames are often just enough.

3. Blush Pink and Gray

Blush Pink and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #F1ABB9, #738290, #F4F1BB

Gray also pairs nicely with softer colors for a gentle and inviting look. Try pairing it with softer blush pinks. If you’d prefer to keep the whole palette a little cooler, dustier shades are great.

Thanks to its calming mood, this is a palette that works especially well in bedrooms. Try a soft gray bedspread with a few pale pink accents. Depending on the mood you’re going for, choose either pale gray or pale pink walls. For those seeking a bolder contrast, a pink bedspread (or chair or couch) also looks nice with gray walls and/or rugs.

4. Taupe and Gray

Taupe and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #483C32, #A7A2A9, #F4F7F5

Various shades of gray tend to look nice paired with other neutrals. If you prefer a cooler palette that still has some variation, taupe and gray make a great pairing. Taupe is a softer gray-brown with almost purplish undertones. It’s also recently become a popular color for wooden flooring and other types of wooden furniture, so this combination is an easy one to harness.

In a kitchen, try a mostly-gray palette with taupe flooring and/or a taupe kitchen island. If you want more taupe, this complex neutral is a great shade for cabinets. If you want a more layered look, try incorporating multiple shades of gray.

5. Tangerine and Gray

Tangerine and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #F28500, #818AA3, #463730

Most interior designers will advise you to be careful with orange, and especially with bright shades like tangerine. But this color has become more popular in recent years. It looks great alongside cool, dark shades of gray like charcoal.

A little orange goes a long way here, so try incorporating just a couple pops of orange in a largely-gray interior. To add some brightness while making a statement, try placing a charcoal couch or bedspread in front of a vivid orange accent wall.

6. Cerulean and Gray

Cerulean and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #2A52BE, #CFCFCD, #645244

Cerulean is a rich and powerful shade of blue. So it follows that it works well in small doses. Though it will pair nicely with almost any shade of gray, it does best against very soft, warmer shades. You might consider adding a few cerulean accents (like vases, bowls, wall prints, etc.) in a room with a high proportion of gray. Alternatively, you can incorporate a single piece of cerulean accent furniture like a coffee table.

This type of palette pairs well with cool, crisp white. And if you especially like cerulean, you can include blue walls with cool white trim and a cool white ceiling. Or if you prefer, add both white and cerulean accents to a room that is otherwise primarily gray.

7. Soft Cocoa and Gray

Soft Cocoa and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #987B71, #DBD5D5, #FCE6E6

Some people regard brown as a dull color. But cocoa brown offers a gentle warmth that’s anything but! It’s a great alternative to beige when you want something a little more dynamic. If you like neutral palettes with a little pizazz, it’s a great choice.

You can incorporate this interesting color in a number of ways. It makes an unusual and eye-catching wall color. In a kitchen, it’s a great color for cabinets, especially when paired with gray marble countertops. And of course, it’s also commonly used for leather or fabric furniture in a room with gray walls.

8. Pewter and Gray

Pewter and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #ADB4BF, #454A52, #F5F5F5

Metallics look great with gray, and pewter especially so. Its softer, brushed finish makes it a suitable choice for monochromatic interiors. And since pewter is a relatively common finish, it’s easy to find.

Try adding pewter-framed black and white photos or prints on gray walls in a room with gray furniture. If you need to lighten the palette a bit, add shades of cool white. Frames aren’t the only way to add pewter, of course. You can try lamps, clocks, vases or bowls, and even sculptures.

9. Lemon Yellow and Gray

Lemon Yellow and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FEF250, #A5ABAF, #54494B

You often see gray used in color palettes with all cool colors. But warm shades like lemon yellow add just enough electric energy when used carefully! If you’re combining yellow and gray, try adding pops of yellow in a mostly-gray space. 

The exact shade of gray is up to you. For a lower-contrast look, opt for pale to medium shades of warmer gray. For something bolder and higher contrast, combine lemon yellow with charcoal or other dark gray shades. If you’re not quite sure about the combination, start with just a couple of yellow accents. From there, you may find you want to add a few more.

10. Cool White and Gray

Cool White and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #F4FDFF, #8E9394, #85BCC7

Rooms that are mostly or entirely cool white can look a little sterile. But when you add cool white into a palette with various shades of gray, it becomes part of a dynamic, layered palette.

For a quieter room, try starting with pale gray walls and white trim. You can also add pale, warm neutral furniture. Alternatively, you can take a mostly-white room and touches of warm gray. Of course, you aren’t limited to warmer grays. To create a cooler palette, add cool grays of various saturations. This strategy will create an interesting layered look.

11. Maroon and Gray

Maroon and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #800000, #93A3B1, #373F51

Maroon is easily confused with burgundy. But while maroon has brown undertones, burgundy’s undertones are more purplish. So if you’re hoping to combine gray with a reddish shade that is somewhat close to neutral, maroon is a safe bet.

Like other bold colors, maroon is well-suited to bold design choices. Try placing a charcoal couch or chair in front of a maroon accent wall. This combination really shines in a room with lots of white! Some designers also recommend trying maroon furniture on gray rugs. Generally speaking, maroon carpets or larger maroon rugs will make a room overly dark.

12. Sage Green and Gray

Sage Green and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #9CAF88, #BAABBD, #564E58

Gray tends to look nice with earth tones. And currently, sage green is probably the most common earth tone in the world of interior design. It also looks nice alongside various shades of gray, especially paler hues.

For a different take on this beautiful combination, take a bathroom and paint the walls sage green. Add in gray towels and rugs and a gray marble sink. The result is a calming ambiance that’s a bit different from your typical bathroom color schemes.

13. Parchment and Gray

Parchment and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #F1E9D2, #7A7D7D, #442B48

Are you seeking a somewhat unusual neutral to go with gray? Try parchment. It’s a shade of off-white with yellowish undertones that is similar to the color of aged parchment paper.

You can incorporate this color with (almost) actual parchment paper. It’s a fairly common color for lampshades, and it’s a great way to warm up a room that is primarily cool gray. However, parchment also makes a warm and welcoming wall color that’s less plain than beige. Try parchment-colored walls in a room with charcoal gray furniture. Add crisp white trim and white accent pillows for a balanced palette.

14. Turquoise and Gray

Turquoise and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #30D5C8, #D8D5DB, #595F72

If you want a vibrant companion for gray, turquoise is an ideal choice. This bright greenish blue looks a lot like the stone it’s named after. For example, you can use it in a room with pale wood floors, soft gray furniture, and rich turquoise accent pillows. This look also goes well with pale gray walls.

Turquoise is also a color that looks nice when incorporated into patterns with white. Try patterned curtains or even a patterned accent wall. To balance out the energy of a space, incorporate these accents in a room where gray is the dominant shade. You often see turquoise combined with softer grays, but it also creates a pretty and interesting contrast with darker shades.

15. Espresso Brown and Gray

Espresso Brown and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #363031, #C2BCBD, #DEA2AC

For those who like the look of black and gray but want a warmer palette, espresso brown is an ideal choice. Create a dignified living room with espresso brown leather furniture, charcoal gray accent pillows, and pale gray walls. This look goes well with white, so you might consider a white rug and white wall trim, too.

If you’d rather start with just a touch of espresso brown, try a bedroom with a dark brown bed frame and dark brown wooden furniture. Add a medium gray bedspread and gray walls (or a gray rug) for a calming yet grounded color scheme.

16. Cool Beige and Gray

Cool Beige and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #D8BCAB, #A1968F, #634430

Beige is a common and versatile shade in the world of interior design. And if your goal is to create a balanced color scheme that’s mostly neutral, it goes well with quieter shades of gray. Either shade works beautifully for furniture or wall colors, so there are several ways to incorporate both.

This combination is perfect for creating Scandinavian-inspired palettes. Try combining multiple shades of warm beige, gray, and white. To make a room feel cozy and inviting, stick to warm whites and beiges as well. If your setup includes wooden furniture, choose lighter stains to complete the look.

17. Cardinal Red and Gray

Cardinal Red and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #C41E3A, #DAD6D6, #38618C

Cardinal red is an ultra-bright shade. It’s not for everyone, but especially when used in moderation, it can really set an interior apart! Red is a hot, high-energy shade, and it’s ideal for high-energy spaces like living rooms.

One of the simplest ways to start designing with cardinal red (as well as test out the color combination to see if it suits your taste) is to add in a few red accessories to a mostly-gray room. If you find that you want to add even more, you might want to add a red accent wall, too. Be cautious when combining these colors, as too much bright red can quickly overwhelm a room.

18. Gold and Gray

Gold and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #D4AF37, #848482, #2A2B2E

If you’re hoping to add just a little opulence to a space, try incorporating touches of gold in a gray room. One of the best ways to do this is to add a few gold-framed wall hangings on a gray wall. If you’re going for a bold contrast, try adding a gold wall sculpture to a dark charcoal accent wall. Gold lamps and gold hardware on furniture are some subtle ways to incorporate it, too.

If you’d rather add gold fabric, try shimmering gold accent pillows on gray couches. Gold curtains also offer another way to incorporate this remarkable color. Alternatively, if you’re partial to patterns, try a gold and white patterned accent wall or kitchen backsplash in a room that’s already mostly gray.

19. Ash Blue and Gray

Ash Blue and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #A7C2CC, #646F73, #4B8CA3

Ash blue is a soft, lovely color that’s not quite blue and not quite gray. And when combined with gentle shades of gray, it’s a good way to create an almost-monochromatic palette. Since it’s soothing and relaxing, this combination excels as a color scheme for a bedroom.

One easy way to do this is to combine a gray bedspread with ash blue walls (or vice versa). You can also add gray curtains and a gray rug to tie the look together. This palette also looks nice with white, and if you want a grounding influence, dark charcoal or even black will work.

20. Wood Tones and Gray

Wood Tones and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #6F432A, #CFCBCA, #5B9279

Wood tones will go nicely with almost any color. But since shades of gray and wood tones are neutrals, they look especially nice when combined in the same palette. As mentioned earlier, you can combine pale wood tones with gray and other soft neutrals to create a Scandinavian interior. But that’s one of many ways to use this combination.

If you’re partial to darker-stained woods, take a dining room and paint the walls light gray. Then add a medium- or dark-stained wooden table and chairs. To coordinate the look, add a table runner that matches the walls. This look offers a nice mix of rustic and contemporary that you don’t often see.

21. Slate Blue and Gray

Slate Blue and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #5B7C99, #DDD5D0, #48392A

Slate blue is a dark and intense shade that’s pretty similar to gray. It’s perfect for creating dramatic palettes that your guests won’t soon forget. If you’re ready to go ultra-bold, slate blue is a fitting shade for an accent wall (or part of a wall) in a mostly-pale room with soft gray furniture and rugs.

However, you don’t need to make that big of a statement to harness this unusual combination. Start by placing a slate blue chair, couch, etc. in front of a light gray wall. Light gray accent pillows and/or throws can also unify the color scheme.

22. Rose Gold and Gray

Rose Gold and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #F4CBC6, #65655E, #000000

If you like trendy metallics, you’ve almost certainly heard of (and maybe even used) rose gold. This shade goes well with pale to medium grays, though it will work with just about any shade.

You might consider combining a rose gold hanging lamp with gray furniture. You can also include a few rose gold accents sprinkled throughout the room. That said, if you prefer rose gold fabric, you can also incorporate that in the form of curtains, accent pillows, rugs, and more.

23. Medium Pink and Gray

Medium Pink and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #F36196, #CCCCCC, #424C55

If you like the contrast of pink and black but want something a little softer, the combination of pink and gray might be just what you need. Soft pink and gray is a somewhat popular choice, but if you’re creating a more saturated palette, go for a medium pink shade.

If you like pink furniture, try a pink couch or chair as a statement piece. You can place it in front of a medium or dark gray wall for a high-contrast look. If you already have gray furniture, you also can incorporate a medium pink accent wall. For a palette with a little more complexity, you can intersperse both pink and gray accents throughout a room that’s mostly white.

24. Powder Blue and Gray

Powder Blue and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #B0E0E6, #B8B6B6, #806B6B

In rooms with large amounts of powder blue, you often see lots of cool, crisp white. However, shades of pale gray also pair nicely with this delicate blue. This pairing works well with dark brown furniture, particularly if you’re hoping to create noticeable contrast. 

For example, you might consider painting a family room with powder blue walls, adding a pale gray rug, and incorporating a mix of blue and gray accent pillows. Deep brown leather furniture will help ground the look while also offering a pleasing contrast with the blue/gray combination.

25. Golden Yellow and Gray

Golden Yellow and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FCCB06, #4D5359, #E8E9F3

We’ve already covered the dynamic combination of gray and lemon yellow. But if you’d like something a bit different, this autumn-inspired shade looks great. It will look nice with almost any gray shade, but golden yellow really pops when used next to charcoal.

You might consider adding a golden yellow accent wall to a living room. Place a charcoal gray couch in front of it and add golden yellow accent pillows. You can also add other hints of golden yellow with wall hangings or other accents as well.

26. Olive Green and Gray

Olive Green and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #556B2F, #D7D9D7, #635255

Gray looks good with earth tones, and few colors are as earthy as olive green. If you’re someone who likes unusually-colored furniture, you may also be able to find olive green couches. If you can, try placing them against dark gray walls for a highly memorable living room.

Olive green also is a beautiful color for walls, though you can opt for just an accent wall if you’re concerned about the room becoming overly dark. Olive green walls look great with pale gray furniture, too.

27. Ivory and Gray

Ivory and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FFFFF0, #9C9C95, #BDBD9B

You probably already know that gray goes well with various shades of white. And if you want a warm and inviting interior, ivory is a fantastic choice. You might try designing a den or living space with white walls and ivory couches. Add some heather gray pillows and a rug patterned with gray and ivory. This look goes especially well with wood floors.

This color combination is great for creating minimalist looks. To simply add a little visual interest, try adding a few green plants. If you like metallic accents, pewter and silver are both great choices.

28. Navy Blue and Gray

Navy Blue and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #000080, #8D98A7, #F6F1D1

Navy blue lends a sophisticated air to any room, and it’s quite eye-catching next to various shades of gray. It’s also more unique than the combination of navy and white. But if you would prefer something more unusual, try a kitchen with navy cabinets, gray walls, and gray marble countertops.

This color combination works well for a bedroom palette. Try including navy walls with white trim and a navy blue bedspread. Add a warm gray rug with white patterning and a few white and gray accent pillows. You most often see navy paired with pale gray. But if you’d prefer a darker, moodier aesthetic, combine navy, charcoal gray, and white.

29. Lime Green and Gray

Lime Green and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #32CD32, #4D5057, #D3D0CB

Lime green is a color that really pops against gray. So if the room you’re designing needs a truly striking combination, try designing a room around these two colors. Lime green is a high-energy color that can become overwhelming, so it’s a good idea to try just a little at a time.

One interesting way to use this combination is to add a little lime green to a largely gray room. Take a room with gray walls and couches. Add a lime green ottoman and accent pillows. For a bright burst of color, add in a lime green accent wall!

30. Caramel and Gray

Caramel and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #AF6F09, #BFC0C0, #373F47

Caramel is a warm, light brown with yellowish or orangish undertones. And as a warm neutral, it looks good with various shades of either warm gray or cool gray. For a pretty, vintage-inspired living room, include caramel leather couches and chairs. Add a few pale gray accent pillows. This combination looks nice with ivory or pale gray walls.

Caramel also makes a welcoming wall color. It’s a nice choice for rooms with gray furniture or bedspreads. Alternatively, many types of wood flooring have caramel finishes. You can include this color combination by simply pairing gray walls and/or furniture with caramel-colored wood flooring.

31. Leaf Green and Gray

Leaf Green and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #306433, #A2ABB5, #554348

We’ve already established that gray pairs well with several shades of green. It also looks especially beautiful alongside actual plants! It’s easy enough to use this combination. You can try placing large potted plants in front of gray walls or beside gray furniture. If you want the plants to be the focus of the room, opt for an almost-monochromatic palette of light grays and shades of white.

You also might consider incorporating leaf prints on bedspreads or walls. For example, in a room with a leaf-printed bedspread, medium-gray walls offer a great canvas for the botanical print to shine. And if leaf-printed bedspreads aren’t quite your style, leaf wallpaper prints will easily make a room especially memorable.

32. Burnt Orange and Gray

Burnt Orange and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #BF5700, #A4A9AD, #51513D

Orange is a color that can add considerable energy to a room. But if you find bright shades of orange to be too bright, burnt orange is a great option. This muted, earthy hue goes especially well with shades of cooler gray.

To create an autumn-inspired living room, place medium-gray or dark-gray couches and chairs in a room with a burnt orange accent wall. Adding a few burnt orange accent pillows and throws will help tie the look together. You can also find plenty of modern art prints with gray and orange color schemes. If you just want a hint of burnt orange, you can hang a couple of these prints in a room with gray as the primary shade.

33. Silver and Gray

Silver and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #C0C0C0, #666464, #C7A7A7

Combining silver and gray is a smart choice if you like monochromatic palettes but want just enough metallic sparkle. This is a combination that’s especially easy to accomplish in a kitchen. Gray cabinets, gray marble countertops, and silver appliances help create a sleek, minimalist look.

You don’t have to rely on actual metal to create this look, either. In a white-walled room, add pale gray furniture. This combination might seem plain, but just a touch of silver changes that. Choose black accent pillows embroidered with sparkling silver, or opt for all-silver accent pillows.

34. Electric Purple and Gray

Electric Purple and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #BF00FF, #CAC4CE, #565254

This combination might sound like an odd one. And while it’s true that electric purple isn’t for everyone, it makes an intriguing and memorable palette when combined with gray. Just like other bright colors, electric purple does best with gray when it’s incorporated in very small doses. An easy and inexpensive way to try it is to simply add a vase of electric purple flowers in a room that is otherwise soft gray and white.

If you find that this combination works well in a room, you might want to think about adding more purple. In a bedroom, an electric purple bedspread can stand out against gray walls. The shade of gray is up to you; dark charcoal shades create a striking contrast, while paler grays have a quieter effect.

35. Clay Red and Gray

Clay Red and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #C2452D, #B0B5B3, #2E2F2F

Clay red is an interesting color: it’s not quite brick red and not quite burnt orange. But if you’re after an earthy aesthetic, it’s a great color to pick. Clay red makes a surprisingly beautiful wall color, especially in a room with pale, warm gray furniture. This look goes well with white wall trim and a few white or ivory accents.

If you don’t want to repaint your walls, clay red furniture also makes a statement against gray walls. Try adding a gray and white patterned rug and a couple of gray accent pillows.

36. Seafoam Green and Gray

Seafoam Green and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #9FE2BF, #A4969B, #564946

Seafoam green is a delicate, summery color. It has the ability to both brighten a room and create a tranquil mood. It makes an especially lovely wall color. Go for very pale shades for a near-neutral effect or choose saturated shades for a higher-energy space.

One great way to utilize this combination is to combine pale seafoam green walls with pale gray furniture and rugs. This combination can be easily grounded with dark brown wooden flooring. Alternatively, you can ground the look with a dark brown coffee table, bookshelf, or similar accent.

37. Soft Yellow and Gray

Soft Yellow and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FDFD96, #A5B5BF, #FFAC81

Gray and yellow make a dynamic and high-contrast combination. But if bright and saturated yellows are too loud for your space, soft or pastel shades are also fitting companions for gray. They look best with similarly pale grays.

Even though yellow is a warm color, this particular combination has a soothing effect. As a result, it’s an excellent color choice for a bedroom. Try placing a soft yellow and white bedding set in a space with very pale gray walls. You can really lean into this softer look with white furniture and accents. Try adding a white bedside table, dresser, and bed frame.

38. Ultramarine and Gray

Ultramarine and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #120A8F, #788AA3, #F5FBEF

True to the name, ultramarine is an incredibly bright and intense shade of blue. Thanks to its power, it should be used carefully! It excels as a color for accent walls. One way to incorporate it is to add an ultramarine wall to a room that is primarily gray. It’s a good idea to add a couple of small touches of ultramarine throughout the room. Even a lamp, a vase, or a wall hanging will often add enough blue.

If you don’t want to go so far as to add an accent wall, you can add a piece of ultramarine blue furniture. It doesn’t have to be something big. Even adding a small blue table at the end of a gray hallway can really transform a space!

39. Coral and Gray

Coral and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FF7F50, #D8DDDE, #6F6866

If you need an intense warm color to pair with gray, coral is a great option. It is an excellent accent color, and it looks especially nice with shades of bluish gray. You can start small with an accent pillow or two. 

Coral does very well in patterns with white. You might consider a patterned accent wall, kitchen backsplash, or bedspread in a mostly-gray room. If you’d like to add another color to the mix, both teal and turquoise are great choices.

40. Mustard Yellow and Gray

Mustard Yellow and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FFDB58, #8C8A93, #55DDE0

Mustard yellow might have vintage appeal, but it still remains popular today. It’s especially striking when used as a color for couches and chairs. This type of furniture looks great in front of cool gray walls. Depending on the mood you want to create, you can opt for pale bluish gray, dark charcoal, or anywhere in between.

This combination also works nicely in a more complex palette. In a room with gray walls and a pale gray area rug, place a navy blue couch with mustard yellow accent pillows.

41. Emerald Green and Gray

Emerald Green and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #50C878, #6D696A, #FCFAF9

Emerald green is a distinguished shade that can help you create sophisticated interiors. And in recent years, it’s become a somewhat popular color for furniture. If you have (or can find) an emerald green couch, try placing it in a room with a charcoal gray and white patterned rug. 

If you’re after a darker aesthetic, include dark gray walls, too. This setup looks especially nice with a gold wall hanging or a few gold accents scattered throughout. If you want to lighten up the look while adding some sparkle, you might consider adding a couple of shimmering gold accent pillows.

42. Bronze and Gray

Bronze and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #C5832B, #CFCCD6, #846B8A

If you like gold’s sophisticated gleam but would prefer something more muted, bronze just might be the answer. And just like with other metallics, it’s especially easy to incorporate it using actual metals. Try bronze hanging lamps, picture frames, etc. in a mostly-gray room.

You can also sometimes find bronze and other metallic shades in wallpaper. You might consider including a pale gray and bronze patterned accent wall. Just make sure the room also has a few bronze accents. This palette does well in a space with various shades of white and cool gray.

43. Peach and Gray

Peach and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FFCDA2, #424B54, #9CF6F6

Peach is a lovely, springlike shade that really pops against gray. It will look nice with almost any hue of gray. To keep a light, open aesthetic, try pairing it with pale, cooler grays. You can accomplish this by including a bed with a peach-colored quilt in a gray-walled room.

If you would prefer a room with a more varied palette, you can also combine peach with coral, turquoise, or similar shades. Try including accent pillows in these colors on gray living room couches and chairs. This type of palette also does well with a good bit of cool, crisp white.

44. Warm Beige and Gray

Warm Beige and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #F5F5DC, #696D7D, #6F9283

We saw earlier that gray pairs well with shades of cool beige. But if you’re creating a soft, cozy room, you might find that gray and warm beige work perfectly. Try including soft, warm gray in a few different shades. This neutral combination lends itself to layering, so don’t be afraid to include different shades of each.

Cream, ivory, and other warm variations of white also look great with this pairing. And just like with other gray/beige combinations, this one does nicely with very pale wood finishes. While the overall look isn’t quite monochromatic, it’s a unified color scheme that will make you feel right at home.

45. Pastel Orange and Gray

Pastel Orange and Gray Color Palette

Hex Codes: #FFD6A5, #7A918D, #00100B

If you like tangerine and burnt orange but want something quieter, this sherbet-like shade is a great alternative. Try it as an accent color in a room rich with hues of medium gray.

One interesting way to incorporate pastel orange is to add a white and orange striped rug to a room where the furniture is mostly gray. It adds a little burst of color, but not so much that it becomes overwhelming or overly energetic. And if you’re interested in including patterns, you can try including a pastel orange and gray bedspread in front of a gray wall.

Designing With Gray

Though you often see gray in mostly-neutral palettes or used with a few pops of primary colors, it’s hard to go wrong with this choice of shade. With a little imagination, you can use it to create the perfect interior for any taste!