It may seem that gray is a drab color to decorate with but it can really be quite striking when done right. I chose this color to highlight next because it is one of my favorite colors to accessorize with. It can also be a great neutral wall color as well. In fact, you will want to check out these fantastic neutral paint colors that will enhance a rustic decor. Think about nature or a stone in particular when you are choosing to paint gray rooms. You can almost never go wrong when you try to replicate nature!
Just check out the sampling of stones in the picture. It seems as though most all of the gray stone that I find has a touch of warmth to the color – some little specks of tan. If you look at many paint chips, you will find that some of the grays have a nice warm undertone. It helps to bring in an inspiration piece, such as a stone or a decorative accent to match up to your paint to pull the right color.
Here are some fun and inspiring ideas that I found for decorating with gray.
Inspirational Rustic Gray Rooms
Gray Brick Wall
SOURCE: Busy Being Fabulous
A dining area looks especially cozy and classy with a brick wall done in gray. It makes a nice setting for some rustic lighting and other accents.
Warm Gray With Rustic Accents
Check out how nice all these shabby chic accents look against the warm gray wall! The natural colors of the twigs, baskets, and deer heads all bring our the warm undertones of this gray color.
Light And Bright In A Kitchen
SOURCE: Desire To Inspire
I love gray walls in a kitchen, especially if you have a lot of stainless steel and other metal accents. A brighter gray color in the kitchen will liven it up.
Gray For A Neutral Nursery
SOURCE: Unique Baby Gear Ideas
Typically, when you think of decorating a nursery, pastel colors are probably what come to mind. However, I think this gray and white nursery with the tree motif is so precious. Plus, it is perfect for either a boy or girl!
Warm And Rustic Taupe Gray
SOURCE: Martha Stewart
This taupe gray bedroom is super soothing and beachy feeling especially with the complimenting wide plank wood floor.
Painted Wood Walls
Wood walls painted gray are the perfect rustic look! Putting weathered barn wood on the wall is a great way to get a natural gray on the wall as well. We actually did this on one of the walls in our game room and love the look.
What do you think of decorating with gray? Would you use it in your house? For more inspiration, check out my post on wall painting in shades of gray.