Many of my clients want to use the color gray in their homes that are currently filled with beige tile flooring, beige carpet, and beige furniture that they want to keep.  Many are concerned that the beige and gray colors will not compliment each other, and they are right to be concerned.  The main reason why beige and gray do not often work well together is because beige is a warm color and gray is a cool color.  With proper planning, we can decorate each room in a way that makes the beige and gray look intentional.

 
 
 
The one trick to making the colors beige and gray play nicely together is to decorate with at least one large item that is both beige and gray.  In the bedroom photo above, the Euro pillows are both beige and gray that ties the two colors together and makes the colors look intentional.  In the living room photo above, the artwork has both beige and gray that allows the different color pillows on the sofa to work well together.  In the bathroom photo above, the wallpaper contains both beige and gray that tie the beige wall color and the gray vanity color together.
 
 
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Here are a few items you can use in your home that contain both beige and gray.
 
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This oriental style wool rug has 3 different shades of gray and 2 different shades of beige.  All of the different neutral colors will allow you to use both gray and beige in the same room.  This rug can be used in a living room, home office, or bedroom.
 
 
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This traditional style pillow also contains several shades of beige and some gray.  It would go nicely on a bed, sofa, or chair.
 
 

Safavieh DEC308A-1220-SET2 Linea Cream Granite Decorative Pillows - Set of 2

These pillows have a more modern design in a creme background with beige and gray accents.  They would also go nicely on a bed, sofa, or chair.
 
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For a decorative storage solution, this basket incorporates the beige and gray color scheme while keeping your home neat and tidy.  It can be used in a kitchen, bathroom, or closet.
 
 
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 This shower curtain has a lovely paisley pattern that incorporates several colors of gray and beige.
 
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This towel contains the colors beige and gray as well as some fun gold and pink.
 
If you would like for Fletcher Design Consultants to help you create a cohesive interior design using the colors beige and gray, please contact us.  We would love to help!
 
How to decorate with gray and beige in the same roomphoto courtesy of Brent Eckley flickr.com/photos/96831183@N08/31797988453/