Definitive proof that this is one stylish neutral.
Gray is in the midst of a major revival.
A medium gray paint (similar to ) enhances the architectural details in this living room, while also complementing the color of the velvet sofa. Gleaming metallic accents and touches of ivory bring out the paint's silvery hue and the sofa's cool undertones.
When designer Emma Jane Pilkington renovated her family home in Greenwich, Connecticut, she turned to the architectural firm Ike Kligerman Barkley. The result is classical yet current, with light-filled interiors decked out with well-chosen pieces like this luxe Directoire daybed.
You don't always have to paint your walls to enjoy the stylish benefits of warm, cozy gray. Instead, work the color in with furniture, like this from ATGStores.com.
Though it houses a family with five children, this Upper East Side home designed by Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts exudes serious glamour. The master bedroom features sleek gray walls that have a glossy sheen, reflecting the luxurious furniture within.
From the sculptural side table to the gray-washed wood plank panels, this living room makes use of wood in unexpected ways. The lamp base mirrors the wall's horizontal motif, while the patterned rug contrasts the otherwise clean lines. The ivory gives it that perfectly lived-in effect.
Infused with a cocoa hue, the gray walls in the entryway of the Connecticut home of designer Philip Gorrivan create an inviting feel. Polished wood and glimpses of red bring out the warm undertones of this comforting shade.
This New York City home by Steven Gambrel is a master class in texture. The h silver Stark carpet, velvet sofa, shining glass accents, and dimensional gray wall covering all work together to produce a cozy and high-end aesthetic.
The abstract look of the walls, rug, and art adds movement to this space. The rustic coffee table brings a natural element that softens the room's modern silhouettes, like the clean-lined .
Though part of a historic home in Bedford, New York, this guest room by Virginia Tupker has a distinctly boho-European vibe. The rich slate walls make a sophisticated backdrop to curated antiques and fine textiles.
It may be on the smaller side, but the New York City apartment of Robert Rowe is pure drama — which is more than fitting, considering Rowe took inspiration from his favorite film, "Mildred Pierce," when designing his home. The coffee-tinged gray on the walls recalls the muted hues of the 1940s, and a combination of reds, blues, and yellows adds life to the room.
The Brighton, England home of antiques dealer Alex MacArthur is part-living space, part-showroom. It's filled with treasures that couldn't quite fit in her shop, like the circa-1820 French farmhouse table and 1960s Sputnik chandelier that defines the dining room. The eggshell-gray walls show off the rare pieces and give the space a sophisticated edge.
Timeless, traditional pieces take an on-trend turn when styled in monochromatic surroundings. The chairs and legs of the pick up the silvery elements within the wall coverings, while the console and mirror frame blend beautifully with this gorgeous green-gray.
Paler shades of gray add a sense of open airiness. In the bathroom of a Hamptons home designed by Celerie Kemble, the soft pewter shade cooly contrasts the exquisite custom copper tub.
A completely unexpected three-dimensional wall defines the dining room of designer Alessandro Dell'Acqua's Milan home. The cloud gray paint quietly brings attention to the feature wall without distracting from the fabulous vintage chairs and chandelier.
In the New Jersey home of Tommy Hilfiger executive Trent Wisehart, a deep, dark charcoal draws the eye up, helping to visually "lift" the ceiling. Wiseheart kept the walls much lighter, which brings the focus to his collection of global treasures.