When it comes to designing a bedroom, there's nothing like opting for a neutral shade, like gray, to create a serene atmosphere. From gray furniture to gray paint, here's how top designers chose to incorporate varying shades of this tried-and-true neutral into their bedroom design schemes.
An art-filled New York penthouse designed by Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson features a king bed and headboard from Promemoria that are also upholstered in Moore & Giles leather, along with walls covered in velvet from J. Robert Scott. A h area rug from Fort Street Studio and Herve van der Straeten bedside table lamps from Pucci International add character to the space.
For the master bedroom in a Chicago home, interior designer Elizabeth Krueger chose a subtle grey silk wallpaper and custom metal barn doors with brass screwhead accents. To finish the design, Krueger selected a light grey upholstered headboard and deep grey bedding.
Highlights of the master bedroom in a Miami penthouse include a custom standing lamp and headboard featuring an Aldeco pattern, as well as a grey coverlet in a Kirkby Design fabric. The armchair is 17th-century Spanish, the mirror is by R&Y Augousti, and the carpet is by Toulemonde Bochart. Deniot lined a wall in distressed stacked bricks and commissioned a hand-painted mural with a spiral motif, boasting touches of grey, in order to make the ceiling appear higher.
In lighting designer Lindsey Adelman's Park Slope master bedrooom, a mix of grey shades make for an inviting bedroom. The master bed is dressed in dark grey Matteo linens, the Burst chandelier and table lamps are by Adelman, and the sconce is by David Weeks. The linen curtains are by RH, Restoration Hardware, and the rug is by ABC Carpet & Home.
An Alex Papachristidis-designed Manhattan apartment features a master bedroom with walls sheathed in a grey Rubelli cotton velvet. The bed is upholstered in a Holly Hunt silk and dressed in Schweitzer linens. The stainless steel chair (right) is by Maria Pergay, and the Philippe Hiquily chair purchased at Sotheby’s has cushions in a Fortuny fabric. The curtains are of a Holland & Sherry silk satin, the carpet is by Beauvais, and the the sculpture is by Rebecca Warren. The painting to the left of the bed is by Richard Prince.
Bedding and walls in calming shades of grey add warmth to Homepolish designer Tali Roth's bedroom in a New York City loft.
Modern grey-and-white wallpaper by Cole & Son, and Parma Gray paint by Farrow & Ball's line the walls of this guest bedroom in Monaco. A modern lamp by Michael Anastassiades for Flos sits behind the nightstand. The bed is by Flexform and has a cover in an Osborne & Little check. The large drawing on top of the 1950s wall unit is by Joe Bradley.
In the master bedroom of this winter retreat in Palm Beach the walls are covered in a Venetian plaster, the settee by Gastone Rinaldi is upholstered in a Bergamo fabric, and the rug is by V’Soske.
In a Brooklyn townhouse, the master bedroom walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl. The light fixture is from West Elm and the sconces are by Serena & Lily. The bed, by Ballard Designs, is upholstered in a Lake August fabric and topped with a vintage Moroccan blanket and a pillow from Breuckelen Berber.
The master bedroom of designer Jean-Louis Deniot's Parisian apartment boasts walls coated in a custom slate-colored paint and the portraits are from the 16th century through the 1960s. The crystal lamps and bronze ceiling pendant are by Deniot, and the leather rug is by Serge Lesage.
In Andy Cohen's Greenwich Village apartment, the grey Ralph Lauren Home wallpaper matches the shades on the vintage Pierre Giraudon green-resin nightstand lamps from John Salibello. The bed is upholstered in a Maharam plaid by Paul Smith and dressed with Pratesi linens.
The master bedroom in this classic L.A. family home boasts a custom grey headboard that is upholstered in a de Le Cuona linen, a 1750 bergère is covered in a Claremont wool, and the Swedish 18th-century cabinet and 1930s bench are from Lief; white bedroom.are by Mansour, and the wall reliefs are by Robert Graham. The grey furnishings add color to the
In a Greenwich retreat's master bedroom the grey palette begins with the walls, which are painted in Pavilion Gray by Farrow & Ball. The headboard is by Roman Thomas, the bed linens are by Matouk, the console is by BDDW, and the armchair is from Galerie Blanchetti. The rug is by Mitchell Denburg.
In the grey-hued guest bedroom of a London townhouse, hotelier and designer Kit Kemp used a toile de Jouy for the walls, canopy, pillows and bedding. This design strategy adds texture to the room while maintaining a clean, monochromatic color scheme. The artwork is by Dick Bixby.
In an Upper East Side home designed by grey Stark rug that sets a cool tone for the rest of the space. The slipper chairs are covered in a fabric by , the sofa is upholstered in a velvet by and the 1950s cocktail table is Italian., the master bedroom is anchored by a
The grey-and-tan master bedroom in this East Hampton home, designed by , features a grey rug by . The custom bed is dressed in linens, the nightstands are from and the lamps are by .
Michael Bruno, the founder of New York's famed Tuxedo Park maintains a muted composure. The master bedroom's walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's Indian River. The room showcases a custom-made bed upholstered in a silk mohair by . The bedding is by , the 1940s bedside tables came from a Paris flea market and the gilt-wood mirror is 18th century. The rug is by ., may have a website filled with colorful goods—but his in
In the Hamptons, architect Paul Masi and designer Damon Liss, raised the elemental barn to a new level of sophistication with grey tones and subtly elegant design. The bedding in the master is by , the custom-made leather dresser is by , and the ceiling is of weathered cedar shingles.
When a couple found just the right Palm Beach penthouse for a getaway from their Manhattan home, they encouraged their longtime designers, , to go all-out mod. The grey master bedroom showcases stools by from , 1970s bedside tables by Karl Springer topped with lamps by and a silver 1960s Italian armchair.
In art and furniture dealer Ralph Pucci's Long Island beach house, a guest bedroom is characterized by whispers of grey and blue. The bed is dressed in bedding by , and a Bertoia chair is paired with a vintage Indonesian desk. The photograph is by .
In the Madrid home of designer Lorenzo Castillo, the grey guest bedroom is accented with a deep red daybed upholstered in a toile de Jouy. A pair of 18th-century engravings by Piranesi hangs above the daybed, and the bamboo side table is from the 1970s. The grey striped wallpaper is by , and the doors are painted in .
In a young couple's monochromatic Swedish home, once an abandoned farmhouse, the master bedroom blends white and brown-grey for a soothing, cool color scheme. The bed in the master bedroom is by , and the lamp and stool are vintage.
In a couple's 19th-century home on the isle of Capri, the rooms are swept with a dreamy palette of grey, blue and white. In this guest bedroom, an installation of silvery porcelain roses by Art et Floritude dot the wall, the grey marble tub is antique and the floor is paved with grey travertine tiles.
In this Parisian apartment designed by , traditional elegance has a fresh, feminine take in the grey master bedroom. This corner of the room features a grey custom sofa covered in a fabric by , an armchair by in a fabric, a cocktail table by Willy Daro and a 1950s lamp by Marianna von Allesch. The walls are covered in a fabric trimmed with ribbons by .
In San Francisco-based designer Manhattan pied-à-terre, the grey-brown bed in the master bedroom features linens by and a coverlet and pillows of indigo silk ikat. The vintage stool is by , and the headboard is upholstered in a muddy grey fabric.'s
In the grey and purple master bedroom of a family-friendly Upper East Side apartment, the custom-made bed is upholstered in a linen, and the bedding is by . The lacquered chests by Baker and cube tables by Joseph-André Motte are from the 1960s, and the grey carpet is by .
In this historic house in upstate New York, the downstairs grey-and-white guest room showcases a bed dressed in cool linens by , a chair found in India and a stool from . The lithograph is by .
In the grey-and-beige master bedroom of a TriBeCa apartment, the bed is by , the wall lamp is by and the vintage Poul Kjaerholm daybed retains its original leather. The side table is by and the console is a vintage piece by Paul McCobb. The circa-1970 Beni Ourain rug is from .