9 Best Gray Paint Colors for Your Bedroom

Our Favorite Shades of Gray

Dutch Boy Ship's Anchor
Dutch Boy Ship's Anchor.

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Gray is a safe color for nearly any room in the house, but it's particularly versatile in the bedroom. No matter your home decor style, there's a gray shade that will work for you. A color often misunderstood, gray is rarely depressing or one-note. Instead, it lends a tranquil, often soft and moody feel to a bedroom.

If your room receives little natural light, you can fool the eye into seeing the space as airier and lighter with a soft, shimmering gray. If you crave a sophisticated, elegant style, look to the darker, cool tones. No matter the mood you want to set in your bedroom, gray can play well with other colors and create a deep, personality-filled space.

To help you find the right color for your room, here are a few shades of gray that look great in the bedroom.

  • 01 of 09

    Best Dark Gray: Dutch Boy Ship's Anchor

    Dutch Boy Ship's Anchor paint swatch

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    If you're worried that a dark color will make your room feel smaller, think again. A rich hue like Dutch Boy's Ship's Anchor will actually make your bedroom walls seem to extend and disappear in a way that will open up your space. This shade adds endless depth to your space, whether it's cozy or spacious, and is a stunning accent wall if you can't commit to the whole room.

  • 02 of 09

    Best Light Gray: The Spruce Best Home Gravity Gray SPR-30

    The Spruce Paint color swatch in Gravity Gray

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    A light gray is a great choice if you crave minimalist, monochromatic styles but want a color a bit punchier than white. The Spruce Best Home Gravity Gray is a light, cool gray with blue undertones that lends a silvery touch to your walls. This shade pairs beautifully with other cool tones such as blue or crisp whites and is a great color for any size bedroom.

  • 03 of 09

    Best Greige: Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray No.242

    Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray paint swatch

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    Light enough to be considered a neutral, Farrow & Ball's Pavillion Gray is more of a greige than a true gray. This cool gray is a medium shade that works amazingly in contemporary or modern bedroom spaces. When painted on the wall, hints of its blue undertone shine through, allowing it to pair well with other cool hues and similar colors.

  • 04 of 09

    Best White Gray: Benjamin Moore Graytint 1611

    Benjamin Moore Graytint paint swatch

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    Torn between gray and white? Consider Graytint your solution. This gray is light enough to be considered a dark white and is a brilliant color for bedrooms that lack natural light. It's misty, moody, and tranquil, creating a hotel-like in any bedroom once up on the walls. Pair with a white linen duvet for a space you'll never want to leave.

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  • 05 of 09

    Best Green-Gray: Magnolia Chime Gray

    Magnolia Chime Gray paint swatch

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    Magnolia's Chime Gray is a rustic, farmhouse-friendly gray that's nearly white with subtle green undertones. The green tint gives this gray a depth that feels homey and lived in. It also helps create a vintage vibe in any bedroom. Pair it with bright whites or other muted colors for a stunning effect.

  • 06 of 09

    Best Blue-Gray: Benjamin Moore Wolf Gray 2127-40

    Benjamin Moore Wolf Gray paint swatch

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    If moody and calming is what you're after, check out Benjamin Moore's Wolf Gray. This dark shade has strong blue undertones and has a casual sophistication about it. It works well in all types of bedrooms. Pair it with muted dark tones like mustard or burnt orange or lighter cool shades of white or gray.

  • 07 of 09

    Best Warm Gray: Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray SW 7015

    Sherwin Williams Repose Gray SW7015

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    We typically think of gray as a cool color, but it doesn't have to be. Repose Gray is a warm light gray with a slight yellow undertone that feels lived in and cozy. Try this shade with deep warm colors or different tints of the same shade.

  • 08 of 09

    Best Cool Gray: Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray 2124-40

    Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray paint swatch

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    Designers love Thundercloud Gray and for good reason. This cool, lighter gray is universally beautiful and a great choice if you want a fail-safe paint color for your bedroom. Match this hue with cool, crisp whites for a stunning combination that feels both elegant and modern.

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  • 09 of 09

    Best Purple-Gray: Sherwin-Williams Sensitive Tint SW 6267

    Sherwin-Williams Sensitive Tint

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    Sherwin-Williams' Sensitive Tint is an unexpected color that lends loads of personality to your bedroom. This cool, muted gray is similar to a light lilac and is a great way to add a dash of color while maintaining a modern vibe. Pair this hue with deeper cool purples for a regal bedroom vibe.