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Warm Gray Tones

Warm Gray Tones

Check out decor in warm gray tones, including gray bedding sets, curtains, and area rugs. Shades of charcoal, smoke gray, and more will lend a sophisticated yet understated touch to your surroundings. Embrace your love for this trendy neutral with sheets, slipcovers, and table linens.

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When you've grown tired of clinical white, boring beige, or uninspiring taupe, you can count on warm gray to keep your surroundings looking intimate yet subtle. Warmer tones tend to advance toward the eye, while cooler shades seem to recede, leaving with them a sometimes chilly feeling in the air. But with warm gray bedding sets, window treatments, or even rugs, you can banish this cold atmosphere without sacrificing your love for all things neutral.

Start by scaling back the stark effect of bare windows; warm gray patterned curtains with brilliant ikat designs bring a transitional twist to your bedroom. Accentuate this marvelous pair of panels with a jet black floor vase bearing tall, snaking branches. A nearby bench in a deeper shade of gray adds dimension and depth, ensuring your space doesn't look monotonous or flat.

Otherwise, you can contrast the deep allure of gray with the daintiness of sheer fabric. Gray bedroom curtains with medallion designs let the sunlight in, warming the atmosphere even further. Play on this monochrome look with white-matted pictures in sleek black frames. A charcoal chair draped in a vanilla throw blanket adds yet another layer of inviting warmth.

If the area above your staircase is looking less than exciting, you could always add interest with warm gray wall decor. Find canvas wall art featuring the tawny gaze of a gray snow leopard; mimic his spotted pelt with a faux fur area rug just beneath your coffee table. Or, strike a contemporary tone with metal wall art in gray and silver; metal prisms form an eye-catching grid that would look quite striking over a sleek sofa.

The key to decorating with warmer tones of gray is to work in other colors of a similar temperature. For example, golden beige walls go hand-in-hand with gray living room decor. Find slipcovers for your sofa and armchair in a lovely deep gray, and add a wallop of color with a violet toss pillow or two. Turn to a dark gray rug striated with platinum and charcoal if you want to keep things on the neutral side. Otherwise, a gray patterned rug has the advantage of introducing colors into your palette that you may then take to your curtains or even a small vase; look for deep wine reds, espresso browns, or crystalline pinks.

Finally, for a cozy look in the bedroom, try for bedding in this luxurious hue. A black headboard paired with a white duvet adds instant contrast, while gray sheets provide an easy transition from light to dark. Plus, shop gray bedspreads and comforters in colors from charcoal to smoke gray, and come away with a magnificent style that matches just about anything.