Every designer understands that color has the power to transform a space, and a bedroom is no exception. Out of every area in your home, it's one room that should allow for rest and relaxation. And believe it or not, choosing the right color palette can help make this happen.
Scroll down for 15 examples of gorgeous bedrooms, featuring a range of classic gray and white palettes. These calming interiors serve as a nice reminder of the countless ways color can be used to your advantage.
In the guest bedroom of Steven Gambrel's New York apartment, white bedding and 1950s sconces by Ignazio Gardella create contrast against gray walls and an upholstered bed. The custom bed features a fabric and the houndstooth pillows are in a fabric.
Modern gray and white hues unite in a New York loft by Homepolish designer Tali Roth. Statement light fixtures in white shades add a fresh touch to the gray walls and bedding.
In the master bedroom of a Miami penthouse by designer Jean-Louis Deniot, gray and white hues, along with a pop of deep blue, fill the space. Furnishings in the Art-Deco inspired South Beach penthouse include a headboard boasting an pattern, a custom floor lamp, and a coverlet with a fabric. To finish the space, the mirror is by , and the carpet is by . For added visual interest, the designer chose to create an accent wall with distressed stacked bricks and opted for a statement ceiling—a hand-painted mural with a spiral pattern.
For a Swedish home with a farmhouse vibe, a young couple settled on a soothing palette of white and soft gray for their master bedroom. The bed is by Hästens, and the lamp and stool are both vintage.
The master bedroom of a Palm Beach home was transformed with a calming palette of white and grays. The walls are of a Venetian plaster, the settee is by Gastone Rinaldi and is upholstered in a Bergamo fabric, and the rug is by V’Soske.
A Manhattan apartment designed by Alex Papachristidis is proof that a gray and white palette doesn't have to be boring. The upholstered master bed is outfitted with a silk and linens; the stainless steel chair (right) is by Maria Pergay, and the Philippe Hiquily chair purchased at Sotheby’s has cushions in a fabric.
Additional accents include curtains made of a silk satin, carpet by , and walls sheathed in a Rubelli cotton velvet. The designer also chose to place a Rebecca Warren sculpture between the room's windows, and settled on a Richard Prince painting to the left of the bed.
Maximalism infuses every inch of this guest bedroom, designed by Mary McDonald. Owned by the founders of the beauty brand Too Faced, the California home features gray and white, along with pops of yellow. The charming space consists of a bed by McDonald for Chaddock, vintage tole palms, and nightstands by Julian Chichester. The ceiling and walls are sheathed in a classic striped paper by Schumacher.
For an airy bedroom in a Cape Cod-style home, designer stuck with a crisp white palette with just a hint of gray by way of an upholstered bed design. A handmade alligator bench makes a statement.
Design duo Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson crafted a soothing master bedroom in a New York City penthouse with a skyline view. Light grays, white, and cream— layers of texture—add glam to the room.
The master bedroom of a 1910 rustic home on Long Island’s Watermill was revived with gray and white shades. Since the space serves as a weekend home for a young Manhattan family, designer chose a subtle palette to showcase the room's brightness. Furnishings include a custom bed design in Huniford's Bennett fabric for and vintage nightstands.
Gray and white–and striking pops of black—prove to be the perfect color palette for a Palm Beach penthouse with a view. Designed by Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts, the modern master bedroom includes stools by Azadeh Shladovsky from Jean de Merry, 1970s nightstands by Karl Springer, table lamps by Roberto Rida, and a silver 1960s Italian armchair.
Soft gray walls complement a white headboard and bedding in a Chicago guest bedroom designed by . The playful room features twin beds dressed in Moroccan handwoven pom-pom blankets.
A laid-back Scandinavian home for is a lesson in decorating with a gray and white palette. A mix of textured bedding around the subdued color palette enhance the relaxed aesthetic.
With the belief that a bedroom is meant to be a calming retreat, anchored a design scheme with a tufted off-white bed and gray accents, including luxurious carpet.
Nev Schulman of Catfish shares his airy Brooklyn home with his wife and three children. The home's third bedroom features an inviting gray and white palette with punches of color, including ombre artwork by .