How to combine a gray sofa: Wall colors and cushions

How to combine a gray sofa: Wall colors and cushions

Combine the colors of the walls and cushions with a gray sofa in the living room, or any other space in which it is available, it is really simple. Luckily, we are talking about the king of neutral colors, gray.

But, although it is simple and does not require great skills, there is nothing like seeing photos, ideas and tips of living rooms with gray sofas, to give us a more faithful idea of ​​how our gray sofa would look in the living room with different colors on the walls and cushions on it.

So, I have divided the article into two sections, so that you go directly to the one that interests you, clicking on it, or read it all, if that is what you want:

  • How to paint the walls with a gray sofa
  • How to combine cushions on a gray sofa

How to paint the walls with a gray sofa

White walls combined with gray sofa

My Full House Photography

In white. All colors serve to paint the walls with a gray sofa, since as I say it is a neutral tone that admits any other color, but white, above all.

And it is that white is not only safe to combine with gray, but it is also safe with the rest of the other colors of the room, such as furniture, floor, cushions, carpets and other decorative elements.

But do not worry, if white seems very bland, there are many more colors to paint the walls and combine with a gray sofa that we are going to see right now.

Note: The darker the gray, and the lighter the color of the wall, the more contrast there will be between the two shades and the more they will stand out.

Neutral tones on walls combined with gray sofa

Jotun Photography

Earth tones. Another color with which we can paint the walls of our living room to combine with the gray sofa is a very soft earth tone, since, in addition to combining with the sofa, they also accompany the rest of the decoration, such as this beautiful color called Soft Jotun Touch

By the way, although then we will see photos and ideas to combine cushions on a gray sofa, it would not hurt you to look at these photos that we are seeing, in addition to the colors of the walls, so that you can take ideas.

Let’s move to another color.

Honey color spicy on walls combined with gray sofa

Bruguer Photography

If the very soft earth tone seems to you still too loose, the medium earth tones, as we see above these lines, work very well also with a gray sofa, in addition to combining perfectly with other colors such as wood, material of which there is always a lot in a home. What we see in the image is the new Bruguer color for 2019, Spicy Honey.

Do you still find those earth-colored tones very soft? Ok, let’s raise the tone a little more, which is also good and combines very well with gray.

Earth tones, whether low, medium or high, are a good option to paint the walls of a living room with a gray sofa, since they add the warmth that gray or white lacks.

Let’s see more colors.

Beige and red walls combined with gray sofa

ShutterStock photo

Beige. Well, in addition to beige, we can also observe how it combines red with the charcoal gray of the sofa.

Naturally, red is a tone with which we must already be more careful and careful when combining it not with the sofa, but with the rest of the elements that make up the decoration of the living room.

Blue color on wall combined with gray sofa

Photography @Milou_nieuwenhuis

Blue halftones. Not only do the soft blue colors match the gray of the sofa, the high midtones also do it properly. In an elegant way, creating a more “adult” space.

Dark blue color on wall combined with gray sofa

Nest Twentyeight Photography

Dark blue. To finish with the blues, here we can see how a dark blue, very young and modern, blends perfectly with the bluish gray of the sofa.

Gray wall color combined with gray sofa

Photography @lavienrose

Gray. As you can imagine, the shades of gray on the walls or any other surface also combine perfectly with a gray sofa.

Therefore, as we are going to see right now, if you have a gray sofa, and you want to paint the walls, also in gray tones, you are safe. Whether soft, medium or high tones.

Black color on wall combined with gray sofa

Photography @huizedop

Black. Naturally, with black we also had to combine gray, and we can paint the walls of our living room in black to combine with the gray sofa whenever we want, or, rather, whenever the lighting, space and the rest of the elements allow us Add black on the walls.

advice: Both gray and black tones, although they combine very well with all gray sofas, together they create a cold space, since they all lack any nuance. Therefore it is advisable to add in these cases warm materials such as wood or some other color also warm, such as earth tones, for example.

Red color on wall combined with gray sofa

Red. Red is one of the colors that best combine with gray, and we could already see it in this article where we saw the colors that combine with gray.

As usual, although we can paint the walls red without fear to combine with the gray sofa, we must be more careful with the rest of the elements of the room, since red is a very expressive color and needs to be well combined.

See: The colors that best match the red

Terracotta color on walls with gray sofa

Vtwonen Photography

Rustic or Terracotta Red. The terracotta or rustic red color is a very beautiful red, warmer than other shades of red, and widely used indoors, and that also combines with the gray sofa, perfectly, as we can see in the rustic lounge above these lines.

Coral color on walls combined with gray sofa

Coral. The coral color, named color of the year 2019 by Pantone, is another color with which you can paint the walls if you have a gray sofa, without any fear, since they combine perfectly.

A green wall combined with a gray sofa

Green. Green is a fresh and attractive color that brightens up any space and gives it life. Something that goes very well when there is a gray sofa in the living room, since gray is usually a color, quite dull.

Although we have seen many colors with which to paint the walls to combine them with a gray sofa, as I said at the beginning, all colors combine with this color, although they have not appeared in the article.

Well, now that we have seen the colors of the walls, let’s turn to textiles, specifically, cushions.

How to combine cushions on a gray sofa

As the sofa is gray, the same could be said as with the colors of the wall, and in fact, I say it: any color or pattern of cushions will look good with the sofa.

To hit with the cushions, what you have to take into account, is not only the color of the sofa, which in this case being gray allows us to add any cushion, but with the rest of the decoration.

So, let’s look at some accurate examples, where the cushions on the gray sofa and the rest of the room have been combined, so you can see some of the many options you have.

A gray sofa that combines cushions in gray and yellow tones

KenayHome sofa and cushions and furniture

If you add some yellow tones, such as mustard, the combination will be winning. The color gray and yellow, in all their shades get along very well.

A gray sofa that combines cushions in neutral and blue tones

KenayHome sofa and cushions and furniture

If your decoration is in neutral tones, serene colors, like the room we see above, and you don’t want to create a great contrast with the cushions, then a combination of white and neutral tones and some color accents, but subtle, can work very well .

A gray sofa that combines white and gray cushions

KenayHome sofa and cushions and furniture

Simple and effective: add two white cushions on the gray sofa. It is a way to get it right with the choice of cushions. Naturally, you have to like it, not only for being successful you will apply it.

But not only the color of the cushions is important, much less, even on a gray sofa; we have to take into account other factors, such as size or how we place them, and for this, in the Due Home blog, they have an article that explains it very well.

A gray sofa that combines cushions in gray tones

KenayHome sofa and cushions and furniture

A combination of several cushions in blue-gray tones, or neutral tones is perfect for a gray sofa.

A gray sofa with white and gray cushions

KenayHome sofa and cushions and furniture

Printed cushions of light squares and gray tones that do not stand out but dress the sofa very well, perfect for Nordic style spaces.

But if you like cushions and want to “wrap up” with them, one way to be sure is to choose neutral tones or colors that already exist in the color palette of your living room, as in this case, black .;

A gray saloon with cushions in neutral tones

KenayHome sofa and cushions and furniture

If you want warmth, bet on soft earth tones. They are almost neutral, combine with everything else, and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Gray sofa with turquoise cushions

Now, if on the contrary, you want to create contrast, either just for the cushions or for some other element, then with the color of these you can create that contrast, and enhance that of the other accessories, creating a color palette to decorate the Very interesting lounge.

Luckily, there are endless combinations, as many as different cushions and ways to combine them on a gray sofa. I hope these ideas and advice have helped you, and, as I always say, if it is not and you have any doubts, leave a comment that I will be happy to answer.

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