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Gray Dining Rooms
Whether you love rustic, modern, or mid-century, the dining room is one of your best opportunities for showcasing your sense of style in your home. But it's such a furniture-centered space that often it's easy to overlook the potential of other ways to distinguish it.
Even something as simple as a coat of paint can take your dining room in an entirely new direction—giving a sense of color and sophistication that usually isn't possible with furniture alone. And creating an impact doesn't require a bold or overpowering color. In fact, one of the best colors for a dining room is gray. From it's lightest tones to it's moodiest shades, gray is a color that never fails to add drama to everything else you do in a space. Here are some of our favorite dining rooms in this mysterious neutral shade.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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Lighter tones of gray are a natural and neutral backdrop for all of your show-stopping moments. Make an eye-catching chandelier the star of the room, complemented by slick and modern dining chairs.Continue to 4 of 16 below.
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For rooms with classic architectural elements, gray is especially good for highlighting those details. Even without an abundance of furniture, the character of the room is defined by the color of the walls and floor and the built-in design of the room.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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When using gray in a space, look for useful contrasts with brighter tones. The mix of colors in this room tempers the vibrancy of the yellow while energizing the relatively subdued tones of the rest of the space.Continue to 6 of 16 below.
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Whenever you are using one color as the main influence in your space, it's always good to find interesting ways to break up the blocks of color. In this stunning room from Elle Decor, a whimsical leaf-pattern wallpaper in gray maintains the color story while adding a fresh pop of pattern. If you can't match the colors as exactly as you'd like, use stencils and paint to get the look you're after.Continue to 8 of 16 below.
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A gray rug over hardwood floors is a clever way to create continuity with gray walls while keeping some of the warmer wood tones. The combination keeps this elegant room from Sebastian Erras Photography from feeling too cold while creating the perfect setting for the fireplace mirror to really shine.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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Every shade of brown (especially the bookshelf) in this room from High Home Fashion just jumps off of the gray backdrop. If your dining room includes a lot of wood tones, then a darker gray is an excellent choice for taking what might look like an ordinary table or chair and turning it into the eye-catching center of attention.Continue to 12 of 16 below.
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Whenever you can mix gray with other colors in a single piece, such as art or a rug, it's a good thing. It can either bring the colors you have in the room together or set the stage for adding new colors to the mix. In this luxurious room by Boca Do Lobo, the gray rug ties in the blue chairs with the gray walls and even the silver overhead lighting.Continue to 14 of 16 below.
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Have Pops of ColorContinue to 15 of 16 below.
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