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

But even if it’s simple and doesn’t require great skills, there’s nothing like seeing photos, ideas and tips of living rooms with gray sofas, to gain a more faithful insight into what our gray sofa would look like in the living room with different colors on the walls and pillows on it.

So, I have divided the article into two sections, so you can go directly to the one you are interested in, by clicking on it or reading everything, if you want to:

How to paint the walls with a gray couch

White walls combined with a gray sofa

Photo by My Full House

In white. All colors are used to paint the walls with a gray sofa, because like I said it’s a neutral tone that allows any color other than white, first and foremost.

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

But don’t worry, if white seems very pale to you, there are many other colors to paint the walls and combine with the gray sofa we’ll just see.

Note: The darker the gray and the lighter the color of the wall, the greater the contrast between the two tones and the more prominent they will be.

Neutral tones on the walls combined with a gray sofa

Jotun Photography

Earth tones. Another color with which we can paint the walls of our living room in accordance with the gray furniture is a very soft earthy tone, because in addition to being combined with the sofa, they also accompany the rest of the decorations, such as this beautiful color so-called. Soft touch of Jotun.

By the way, although we’ll see photos and ideas for combining pillows on a gray sofa later, it wouldn’t hurt if you already look at these photos we see, in addition to the colors of the walls, so you can get ideas.

Let’s move on to another color.

Spicy honey color on the walls combined with a gray sofa

Bruguer Photography

If a very soft earthy tone still seems too loose, medium earthy tones, as we see above these lines, also work well with a gray sofa, except that they combine perfectly with other colors, such as wood, whose material is always plentiful in the house. The one we see in the picture is Bruger’s new color for 2019, Spiced Honey.

Do you still find those earthy tones too soft? Okay, let’s raise a little more tone, which is also valid and goes great with gray.

Earth tones, whether low, medium or high, are a good choice for painting living room walls with a gray sofa as they add the missing warmth to gray or white.

Let’s look at more colors.

Beige and red color in the walls combined with gray furniture

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Without. Well, besides beige, we can also see how red combines with charcoal gray on the sofa.

Of course, red is a tone with which we must be more careful and cautious when combining it not with the couch, but with other elements that make up the decoration of the living room.

Blue color on the wall combined with a gray sofa

Photo by @Milou_nieuwenhuis

Blue midtones. Not only do the soft blues match the gray of the sofa, but the mid-high tones also fit. In an elegant way, creating space for “adults”.

Dark blue wall color combined with gray sofa

Twentyeight Nest Photography

Dark blue. For the end with blue, here we can see how dark blue, very young and modern, combines perfectly with the bluish gray color of the sofa.

Gray wall color combined with gray sofa

Photo by @lavienrose

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

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

Black wall color combined with gray sofa

Photo by @huizedop

Black. Of course, I had to combine gray with black, and we can paint the walls of our living room black to combine with a gray sofa whenever we want, or better, whenever lighting, space and other elements allow us, add black to the walls.

type: Both gray and black tones, although they combine perfectly with all gray sofas, together create a cool space because they all lack any shade. For this reason, it is advisable to add warm materials such as wood or some other warm color, such as earth tones, for example.

Red color on the wall combined with a gray sofa

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

As is normal, although we can fearlessly paint the walls red in combination with a gray sofa, we need to be more careful with the other elements in the living room, because red is a very expressive color and should be combined well.

See: Colors that combine best with red

Terracotta paint on the walls with a gray sofa

Vtwonen Photography

Rustic red or terracotta. Terracotta or rustic red is a very beautiful red, warmer than other shades of red and is widely used in interiors, and it also combines perfectly with the gray sofa, which we can see in the rustic living room above these lines.

Coral and gray

Coral. Coral color, which Pantone called the color of the year 2019, is another color you can use to paint the walls if you have a gray sofa, without any fear, because they combine perfectly.

Green wall combined with gray sofa

Green. Green is a fresh and attractive color that illuminates every space and enlivens it. Something that goes really well when there is a gray sofa in the living room, as gray is usually pretty off.

Although we have seen many colors with which you can paint the walls to combine them with a gray sofa, as I said at the beginning, all colors are combined with this color, even if they did not appear in the article.

Okay, now that we’ve seen the colors on the walls, let’s move on to textiles, especially pillows.

How to combine pillows on a gray sofa

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

In order for the pillows to be real, not only the color of the sofa must be taken into account, which in this case, being gray, allows us to add any pillow, but with the rest of the decoration.

So let’s see some good examples, where the pillows on the gray sofa and the rest of the living room are combined so you can see some of the many options you have.

A gray sofa that combines pillows in gray and yellow tones

Sofa and pillows and furniture from KenayHome

If you add some yellow tones, like mustard, the combination will win. Gray and yellow, in all their shades, go great together.

Gray sofa that combines pillows in neutral and blue tones

Sofa and pillows and furniture from KenayHome

If your decor is in neutral tones, calm colors, like the living room we see above, and you do not want to create a great contrast with pillows, then the combination of white and neutral tones and some color accents, but subtle, can work very well ..

Gray sofa that combines white and gray pillows

Sofa and pillows and furniture from KenayHome

Simple and effective: add two white pillows to the gray sofa. This is a sure way to correct this by choosing a pillow. Of course, you have to like it, not only will you be successful, but you will apply it.

But it’s not just the color of the pillow that matters, far from it, even if it’s on a gray sofa; We need to consider other factors, such as size or the way we place them, and for that they have an article on the Due Home blog that explains this very well.

A gray sofa that combines pillows in gray tones

Sofa and pillows and furniture from KenayHome

The combination of several pillows in blue-gray tones or neutral tones is perfect for a gray sofa.

Gray sofa with white and gray pillows

Sofa and pillows and furniture from KenayHome

Pillows with a bright checkered print and gray tones that do not stand out, but very well dress the couch, perfect for Nordic-style spaces.

But if you love pillows and want to “wrap up” in them, one way to be sure is to choose neutral tones or colors that already exist in your living room’s color palette, as in this case, black.

Gray living room with pillows in neutral tones

Sofa and pillows and furniture from KenayHome

If you want warmth, go for gentle earth tones. They are almost neutral, blend in with everything else and create a warm and cozy atmosphere.

Gray sofa with turquoise pillows

Now, if, on the other hand, you want to create a contrast, either just for pillows or for some other element, then with their color you can create that contrast and enhance the color of other accessories, creating a color palette to decorate the room.interesting salon.

See: 40 color combinations for coloring and decorating the living room

Fortunately, there is an endless combination, as many as there are different pillows and ways to combine them on a gray sofa. I hope these ideas and tips have helped you, and, as I always say, if not and if you have questions, leave a comment that I will be happy to answer.


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