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The universality of gray cannot be overstated. For every space, a completely neutral background is the ideal solution. The achromatic spectrum does not compete with other colors since it is merely a shadow, a bridge between light and darkness. Thus, the colors of furniture, décor, and fabrics will remain similarly rich but will be perceived more softly because of the lack of contrast.
It’s no surprise why gray wallpaper today is a fashionable design move that can be seen in modern interiors. Nowadays, both traditional and removable wallpaper is as versatile and easy to use as the color gray.
Gray color psychology
Gray is the hue of a cloudy sky, stones, dry ground, and morning fog in nature. All of them are static occurrences that do not disguise any threat. The gray subconscious influences are relaxing, like lowering twilight and foretelling the arrival of night. However, it might oppress and bore without vivid impregnations, thus the achromatic room should still be enhanced with colorful elements.
The gray palette has a wide range of hues, from practically white to barely powdered black. It is also the hue of numerous metals, including iron, nickel, cobalt, zinc, mercury, and silver. Gray's shadow quality allows you to create optical illusions of volume on flat surfaces. Artists that can create realistic 3D drawings with just a pencil are familiar with this method.
You may visually enlarge the space, enhance the height of the room, deepen it, or split it into functional zones by selecting an appropriate pattern and texture of gray wallpaper. This type of décor will last as long as possible without creating discomfort, and its good compatibility with the rest of the spectrum will allow you to switch out furniture and fabrics as much as you wish without having to re-glue the walls.
Decorating with the color gray – what to consider
One of the most important factors to consider when decorating with gray is its tone, especially when it comes to wall colors, since this may have a significant influence on the look and mood of the area.
The lighter the tone, the more light that is reflected. And vice versa – the more light it absorbs, the darker the tone. Accordingly, white makes a room look bigger, but black draws the eye in. This guideline holds for all hues.
A light gray wallpaper, such as Golden Palm wallpaper, will make a room appear larger, whereas a dark gray wallpaper will make a space appear smaller. However, in some cases, a dark hue may appear very effective in a tiny area, too.
How to decorate your room with gray wallpaper
Choose a vertical pattern to create an illusion of height
Vertical patterns can be used to create an eye-catching but discreet background. It will provide the illusion of height, therefore it's an excellent choice if you have low ceilings. You can try out our Ink Bamboo wallpaper and see for yourself!
Set a scene
If you want your gray wallpaper to be classic while still making a statement, thematic design wallpaper is a winner. Likewise, when you don't want or are unable to put images on the wall, a thematic wallpaper will be enough: there will always be something to look at. It's also a good choice if your walls aren't perfect – this kind of wallpaper hides any lumps, bumps, or minor gaps. Take a look at our Blooming Garden and Crowned Cranes gray wallpapers to get an idea!
Introduce plenty of texture
The texture is essential when designing with colors gray and white. Using a range of materials (or giving the impression that you do) helps to create interest and diversity in a room without the use of bright colors. The pattern on Royal Victorian gray wallpaper produces the appearance of a 3D effect, thus it's a perfect example of how to imitate utilizing a lot of texture.
Use mid-gray as a base of color
If you use too many cold gray tones, a room may appear too unwelcoming. On the contrary, soft and warm mid-greys are ideal for a living room color scheme because they give a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere while also acting as a neutral foundation for showcasing colorful, patterned cushions, drapes, and textiles in contrasting accent colors.
Gray has international appeal, providing a timeless and elegant backdrop against which to establish character; yet, we are seeing a trend toward warmer stone-toned grays, which provide a sense of comfort. Dolphin, Serpentine, and Gray Moss are increasingly popular hues for generating a sense of comfort in living spaces while upholding gray's sophistication and elegance. This Old-school Damask gray wallpaper is an excellent illustration of how to blend warmer grays with cooler patterns.
Embrace dark grays for a cocooning feel
Large rooms can handle the drama of dark smoky gray design, such as this Digital Baroque gray wallpaper. For a modern effect, consider applying the hue on all surfaces, including skirting and door frames. This color-drenched approach with dark tones is also a wonderfully comfortable living room design since it creates an intimate, cocooning sense.
Bring life to gray with patterned wallpaper
Gray can come out as cold and clinical. To add texture and interest, choose a gorgeous, ditsy gray wallpaper. Whether you want to add personality to your design concept or produce a wow factor, wallpaper is a great method to introduce the pleasure of color and pattern into what is generally a stark white environment. Consider beautiful and lively Rose in Pastel and Purity gray wallpaper designs.
Which colors go with gray?
Most colors compliment gray, although others, such as primary colors, appear harsher against gray's steely tones. Pastel hues are also a bad match for gray: the pastels will appear muddier, and the gray will appear out of place. However, earthy and natural tones that provide warmth to your design are the best colors to pair with gray.
From warm to cool and classic to modern or wacky, we have the perfect gray wallpaper for you. Browse our gray wallpaper selection, and find what suits your needs best! And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our customer support team will gladly answer you questions and help you choose the best gray wallpaper for you. Happy decorating!