There is one big reason the color gray is perfect for bedrooms—not to mention every room in your home. It is an incredibly expressive neutral hue. Pale shades of gray create a serene vibe, while darker versions can make any sleeping space feel like a luxurious cocoon. When it comes to different decorating tastes, it is equally flexible. A whisper gray can beautifully work in both minimal or traditional bedrooms—ditto for charcoal or cloud gray. Are you intrigued? If you have crossed gray off your decorating list because it felt too gloomy or dull, the following 10 bedroom ideas will change your opinion.
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Traditional Bedroom With Soft Grays and Warmer Tones
Architect and interior designer Anastasio Gliatis says gray is a misunderstood color, and we couldn't agree more. When many people assume it is a monotonous hue, it is actually a pretty powerful neural that can be paired with almost anything to achieve a timeless or trendy mood. Here she paired cool gray colors with warm beige fabrics, dark wood tones, and gold accents to create a traditional bedroom that feels airy, clean, and modern. Note how the striking combination creates a sense of intimacy and sophistication.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Bright and Dreamy Basement Bedroom
This basement bedroom by the interior design team at Studio Mcgee shows how a room-brightening shade of bluish-gray on the walls can make a sleeping space feel visually larger. Accents in natural linen and wood tones enhance the room's restful vibe. Graphic pillows and a throw add both color and pattern without disrupting the soothing mood.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Eclectic Bedroom With Mid-Century Accents
While eclectic style is often associated with bright intensity, this chic and mostly-gray bedroom by the bloggers behind Chris Loves Julia accomplishes the task by combining moody blues and woodsy neutrals with mid-century accents. Finishing off the look are the striking accents in black, most notably the chandelier and metal headboard.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Gender-Neutral Whisper Gray Bedroom
All shades of gray are wonderfully gender-neutral, which only enhances the appeal of the color. Here Black Lacquer Design combines whisper gray walls with darker-toned furnishings to create a striking contrast. Gold accents give the contemporary bedroom a nice helping of luxurious character without feeling stuffy or dowdy. Cleverly unifying the space is a repeating triangular pattern, as seen on the dressy, pillows, and curtains.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Dark Bedroom Walls for a Long Night of Rest
Dark, gray bedroom walls, as shown in this example courtesy of WeWork, will instantly make a small sleeping space feel like a cozy little nest perfect for resting. The natural wood built-in and white bedding add striking contrast, which heightens the sense of coziness. Does the noise outside your bedroom door keep you up at night? Consider felt soundproof wall panels, as shown.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Retro Bedroom With Modern Appeal
Wall trim gets bumped up a stylish notch when painted a cool shade of dove gray, as shown in the charming retro bedroom by interior designer Chad McPhail. Note how the wall color harmonizes with the wood tone furniture while throwing focus on the cottage styled bed frame and bedding.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Transitional Gray Bedroom That Feels Cloud-Like
Gray can be glamour-less as well as light and airy. In this lovely sleeping space, the team at Martha O’Hara Interiors set a dreamy tone for white bedding with soothing gray walls. The pretty ceiling light fixture mirror brings the wow.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Gray Incorporated Through Furniture and Decorative Accessories
Charcoal furniture brings much-needed contrast in this bright bedroom by Paige Elise Interior Design. The steely gray Juju hat, made of gorgeous feathers, punctuates the white walls while adding irresistibly touchable texture.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Dramatic and Relaxing Dark Gray Walls
Terra Cotta Design and Build proves that moody gray walls can feel wonderfully comforting in a bedroom. A luxurious velvet headboard enhances the cozy vibe. Brightening up the room is the red nightstand that punches up the room with a pop of bold color.
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A Spin on Traditional Decor
This transitional bedroom by Boutique Homes mashes up classic and modern elements to reinvent the idea of the traditional cottage bedroom. The gray buffalo plaid wallpaper is a rustic touch that is 100% trendy. The black carved headboard looks like it was plucked from an old-world chateau. The ultra-modern white table lamp is what brings the room back to the 21st century.