10 Gray Living Rooms That Aren't A Total Snooze Fest

Honestly, gray is so hot right now.

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Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt for Emily Henderson Designs

Gray might sound like the most boring wall color on the planet, but hear us out. It can be insanely chic—seriously—and pretty cozy, too. Plus, if you're going wild with color and pattern, you need a neutral wall to ground everything. Once you see these gray living rooms, you'll be convinced to try it out yourself. Trust.

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Add Paneling

Even though it's subtle, the added texture you get from wood paneling helps break up an all-gray wall. A bold, colorful rug adds even more dimension.

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Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt for Emily Henderson Designs
Try A Warm Gray

A warmer shade of gray will generally feel cozier than a more stark, cool tone. Even though it might feel blah, if you're decorating with tons of pattern and color, you need a basic wall color.

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Mix In White

White + gray is the soft and soothing color combo your living room needs. Add a shag rug and we're done for.

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Give It A Modern Touch

Blend neutral gray walls with sleek, modern furniture and lighting. It'll look chic rather than dated.

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Mount A Gallery Wall

The easiest way to break up a neutral wall? That gallery wall you've always been wanting to try.

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Hang A Chandelier

A crystal chandelier can take gray from a little blah to totally glam. Keep the rest of the decor understated for a more relaxed feel.

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Combine It With Gold

Is there anything blah about gold? That'd be a hard no. This dark and saturated shade of gray has blue undertones, so it feels a little more impactful.

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FRANCESCO LAGNESE
Go Soft and Subtle

In order to make the large, open rooms of a northern California house more livable, the designer chose a white, monochromatic palette and mixed in lots of texture. It feels effortless, but still elegant.

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Joe Lucas study
Karyn R. Millet
Create A Cozy Study

Go all in on a dark shade. Sherwin-Williams's Slate Tile envelops this New Jersey study from floor to ceiling.

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Francois Dischinger 
Mix Charcoal and Camel

A wide-open New York loft feels like home thanks to comfy furniture and eclectic decor. Camel curtains help warm up the gray walls.

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