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 is combined with; and, in spite of the fact that, as I have said, it agrees with all the others, there are 17 colors with which it agrees better; and those 17 colors that best combine with gray in decoration, for painting walls, combining accessories, textilesetc., we shall see next.
One of the best combinations that gray supports is white. If you are looking for a modern, up-to-date, quiet and elegant space, white and gray are your colors. It should also be noted that this combination is somewhat cold, so it is advisable to add warm textiles or maybe some other warm color between them.
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Another color that is very appreciative of gray is yellow, to be combined on the walls, as in 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 combines with gray to decorate your home. Apply gray to larger areas, such as walls, leaving yellow to add color accents here and there, with textiles and other decorative accessories.
- Gray and gold. (Copper, brass, gold, etc.)
Copper and metallic 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.
The walls also combine, of course. A good blue color that matches gray is Brugger’s natural Mediterranean blue, which you can buy here.
Gray is a neutral color that does not give much sensation, therefore, combining it with a color like blue or others that we will see below, makes the space painted or decorated with gray come to life and get a certain “shimmer”.
See: 12 colors that combine best with blue
Turquoise is another perfect color to combine with gray. It applies equally to walls or accessories, as we see in the picture above these lines.
Of all these colors that combine with gray, turquoise is perhaps most prominent 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, which you can buy here.
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 without a doubt 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 that reason, pink fuchsia was added to this list of colors in combination 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, violet … well, light purple tones combine best. Purple is a cool color and it is not recommended to add it in large doses along with gray as it can create a slightly cold environment, 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, like yellow or red, as we see below. Here you can see the colors that combine best with orange.
In the same way that happens with yellow and orange, red is an aggressive color with great strength. So gray suits him like a glove. Here you can see the colors that best combine with red in the decoration.
Almost all earth tones that have a yellowish tinge, such as ivory, egg, beige, except for dark brown, are colors that we can successfully combine with gray. These colors go so well with gray because they give it so much warmth, something that gray lacks.
Green is another color that combines perfectly with gray on the walls and decoration. Very similar to blue in what it expresses, relaxation and freshness, it gives gray the shades it lacks, as it is 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 combining 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 see how it works with black paintings and other elements that decorate the space.
As you well know, black is an achromatic color, just like gray and white, so it is one of the best colors to combine with gray.
However, gray and black, although it is a very elegant combination for decorating, in excess and without other warmer shades in the scene, can be too cold.
Therefore, if you choose this color palette to decorate your home, do not forget to add materials and warm textures that reduce the coldness of gray and black.
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Of course, another color that combines with gray is purple. Although in gentle tones, such as purple or lilac, which we have already seen, it is more convenient to combine them with gray, purple, actually 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 accessories and accessories for purple, and thus add a strong stroke of color to the space, as we see in the gray and purple bedroom above these lines.
We have already seen that yellow is one of the best colors to combine with gray; And although mustard is a yellow tone, it is a color trend that deserves a separate part.
With more shades than the standard yellow color, mustard has a more elegant and contemporary presence, which together with the always elegant and modern gray color allows us to achieve the most modern and striking 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 that we have just seen, there are other colors and materials with which to combine with complete success, and these are the ones we will just see.
- Gray and other shades of gray.
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Of course, as with all other colors, we can combine gray with other shades of gray, creating a monochrome palette, always successful.
advice: Gray is a very muted color, and decoration based on gray can be cold and decadent. Try adding another medium color, such as white or wood, to add warmth to the space.
Wood. Although not in color, wood is another of the most commonly used materials in interiors, so it is convenient 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 perfectly. Whether it is light wood, medium or dark tones, like mahogany, gray always goes well with wood.
How to make a color gray
Before I finish, I would like to end the article by answering this question that 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 it gray.
A black stain is applied to the white paint until the white turns gray. Depending on the amount of black we add, we will get a lighter gray or dark 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 want gray to have a warm touch, bluish or greenish, you can do that. I explain how to make gray in different shades:
Suppose you want a bluish gray:
When we have made the gray color, as I have already explained, and achieved the desired tone, to give it that bluish hue, we must 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 blue we want.
Just like we made a bluish gray, any shade of gray can be made. First the base is made, standard gray, and then the shade of color according to which we want to bring gray is darkened.
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 said, combines with all colors; Also, you now know how to make gray, but if you have questions about another 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 to combine with gray do you like?
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