Decorating to Coordinate with Gray Carpet

What color of paint and furniture would look good with gray carpet?

By Whitney from Indianapolis, IN

November 20, 20090 found this helpful

Well gray is a neutral so just about anything would work but I found that when looking for things when I had my gray carpet, there were very few things that would work. Seems like most things are in the brown family. You could always go with black and accessorize in bright colors. Then it would all work together. With gray, you have to have something bright or it is a depressing room. At least that is my opinion.

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November 20, 20090 found this helpful

We're in our 40's and have grey carpet in our living room. We have painted the walls light grey (with a dark colored accent wall if you're brave enough) then changed the walls to a soft white. These both complimented the carpet well!

With both wall colors, we have rotated window covering colors between midnight blue (lighter blue & white sheers in summer), forest green, burgundy drapes (burgundy & white sheers) and white linen (summer) and heavier backed white drapes for winter

We always utilize various complimentary colored accents (pillows, throws, lamps, etc.) to keep the room from becoming too monochromatic.

Our furniture is a dark cherry so it goes well with all these colors. It is a little formal but we've received many compliments from all age groups.

We've seen black furniture, white walls and grey carpet used with bright colored accents and "throw" rugs - the effect is amazingly dramatic and seems has great appeal to anyone who prefers a modern look.

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November 20, 20090 found this helpful

Sharply contrasting colors work well with gray. If you put like colors with gray you'll have a room that subdues and may depress the person or people in it. Try a book about decorating feng shui. It will really enlighten a reader on understanding decorating and furniture placement in room and it's effects. Best of wishes. Rose

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