Gray is a colorless or achromatic color, such as black and white, and it reveals, among other things, that it is a color that matches all other colors.
The king of neutrals and easy to combine, gray offers us a multitude of different environments and shades, depending on which other color it combines with; and, despite the fact that, as I say, it suits everyone else, there are 17 colors that go better with it; and those 17 colors that best combine with gray in decoration, for painting walls, combining accessories, textilesetc., these are the ones we shall see further.
One of the best combinations that gray supports is white. If you are looking for a modern, up-to-date, serene and elegant space, white and gray are your colors. It should also be noted that this combination is somewhat cold, so it is appropriate to add warm textiles or perhaps another warm color in between.
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Another color that is very appreciative of gray is yellow, to be combined on the walls, as is the case with accessories and textiles, as we see. Gray combines so well with yellow in decoration because it takes away and softens the great energy that yellow has.
Tip: If you like yellow as one of the colors that combine with gray to decorate your home. Apply gray to larger areas, such as walls, leaving yellow to add color accent here and there, along with textiles and other decorative accessories.
- Gray and gold. (Copper, brass, gold, etc.)
Copper and metal finishes are in vogue, and gray, along with pale pink, are the two best colors to combine with these finishes.
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There are many blues and many shades of gray, but overall they are a good combination. On walls or accessories. Above we see the living room painted in a soft gray color that combines perfectly with the blue sofa, creating a very modern atmosphere.
It is also combined on the walls. A good blue color to pair with gray is Brugger’s natural Mediterranean blue which you can buy here.
Gray is a neutral color, which does not provide much sensation, therefore, combining it with a color like blue or another that we will see below, the space painted or decorated with gray comes to life and has a certain «sparkle».
See: 12 colors that combine best with blue
Turquoise is another perfect color to combine with gray. The same applies to walls or accessories, as we see in the picture above these lines.
Of all these colors that combine with gray, turquoise stands out the most in combination with neutral gray. Therefore, it should be added carefully, as we see above these lines, because gray will make the turquoise color shine.
A suitable turquoise color, although there are many, would be Brugger’s natural turquoise color which you can buy here.
Ever since Pantone declared pink quartz one of the colors of the year last year, we have seen many combinations with this color, but one of the most successful and favorite is undoubtedly gray and pink.
So don’t be afraid to combine gray with pink, as this is one of the best colors to combine with gray.
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It could be considered the same color, but obviously not. For this reason, fuchsia pink has been added to this list of colors to combine with gray.
More powerful than the standard pink, fuchsia adds that injection of strength and vitality that gray lacks.
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In fact, all purple tones go well with gray, but lilac, purple, lilac … well, light purple are the ones that combine best. Purple is a cool color and it is not advisable to add it in large doses along with gray as it can create slightly cold environments, so light tones work better.
Another nice color to combine with gray. Orange is a bold and vibrant color that needs a companion like gray, to slow it down and soften as much energy as yellow or red, as we see below. Here you can see the colors that combine best with orange.
In the same way as it happens with yellow and orange, red is an aggressive color and with great strength. So gray suits him like a glove. Here you can see the colors that are best decorated in red.
Almost all earth tones that have a yellowish tinge, such as ivory, egg, beige, along with dark brown, are colors that we can successfully combine with gray. These colors match gray so well because they add so much warmth to it, something gray lacks.
Green is another color that combines perfectly with gray on walls and decorations. Very similar to blue in what it expresses, relaxation and freshness, gray gives the shades it lacks, as a very suitable color to combine with it; and here you can see more colors that combine with green, in case you are interested in the combination of this color. And if you’re looking for a green like the one on these walls you see above, the medium Bruguer green you can buy here is the color you need.
In this room with gray painted walls we can appreciate how it works with black painting and other elements that decorate the space.
As you well know, black is an achromatic color, just like gray and white, so it is another of the best colors to combine with gray.
However, gray and black, although a very elegant combination for decorating, in excess and without other warmer shades on stage, can be too cold.
Therefore, if you choose this color palette to decorate your home, do not forget to add warm materials and textures that counteract the coolness of gray and black.
Of course, another color that combines with gray is purple. Although in gentle tones like lilac or lilac we have already seen, it is more convenient to combine with gray, purple, in fact, applied in small doses, can be one of the best colors to combine with gray.
Tip: If you like this color combination, apply gray to the walls, leaving the accessories and accessories for purple, thus adding space to the strong brush stroke, as we see in the gray and purple bedroom above these lines.
We have already seen how yellow was one of the best colors to combine with gray; and although mustard is a yellow tone, it is a trend of colors that deserves aside.
With more shades than standard yellow, mustard has a more elegant and modern presence, which together with the always elegant and modern gray allows us to achieve the most modern and impressive interiors.
If you like this color to be combined with gray, here you can see other colors that are combined with mustard.
More colors that match gray
In addition to these 15 colors that combine with gray, which we have just seen, there are other colors and materials with which to combine with complete success, and these are the ones we will see right now.
- Gray and other shades of gray.
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Naturally, as with all other colors, we can also combine gray with other shades of gray, creating a monochrome palette, always successful.
advice: Gray is a very muted color, and an ornament based on its gray color can be cool and decadent. Try adding another medium color like white or a touch of wood to add warmth to the space.
Wood. Although it is not a color, wood is another of the most commonly used materials in interiors, so it is appropriate to know if gray is combined.
If you have been careful, you will know that gray combines with all other colors, due to its inherent characteristics, and with wood, as we see in this room with gray walls and wooden furniture and floors, of course, it also combines very well. Whether it is light wood, medium or dark tones, like mahogany, gray always matches wood.
How to make gray
Before concluding, I would like to end the article by answering this question you ask us in many comments, such as “how to make gray” or “how to make gray with shades”. It’s actually very, very easy to make gray with shades, and below you can see how to make gray.
A black stain is applied to the white until the white turns gray. Depending on the amount of black shade we add, we will get a lighter gray or a darker gray. It all depends on the shade of gray we want.
As you can see, it is extremely easy to make gray. And if you also want gray to have a warm touch, or bluish or greenish, you can do that. I explain how to make gray in different shades:
Suppose you want a bluish gray:
Once we have made the gray color, as I explained earlier, and we have achieved the desired tone, to get that bluish hue, we have to add a blue hue. Nothing more. We will pour drops of blue on the gray and mix the color well until we achieve the shade of bluish gray we want.
Just like we made bluish gray, any shade of gray can be made. First make a base, standard gray, and then darken the shade of color according to which we want to bring gray.
See: How to make paints with paints or paints
Obviously there are other colors that combine with gray, and we can do that without fear and practically with certainty, because gray, as I say, combines with all colors; Also, you now know how to make gray as well, but if you have questions about any other color to combine with gray, or any other question related to this color, leave a comment that you already know I will be happy to answer.
Tell me what other colors you combine with gray do you like?
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