Grey Sofa Colour Scheme Ideas

We have all heard the bad and the good about the color grey haven’t we. You hear about how grey may not be such a good color to add into your home. Well, I am about to throw all those claims under a bus and prove to you why grey schemes are actually the best out there. Grey is an extremely versatile color and anyone who tells you otherwise please do yourself a favor and ignore them. 

It comes in many different shades depending in which one is stronger be it the back end or the white end. Since you are here reading this I take it you are looking for a grey sofa color scheme that you can add to your home. Well lucky for you I am going to show and tell you some of the 5 best grey schemes that you could adopt. However, if they are not to your liking there are always other better options out there. 

Now I have noticed with great concern that most people are not happy with their sofas because of their colors and at times how they blend in. But again you can’t really blame anyone because the choice was all yours. If you, however, are trying to avoid the great disappointment that comes with choosing the wrong color then I think we will get none quite well. 

I want to talk about some of the grey color scheme ideas that you can add to your home.  Most people go for colors without much consideration of what they mean and how they affect the mind. There are so many psychological books that talk about this but i’m not a psychologist and i am definitely not about to start a thesis on color effects to the mind. Anyways moving on to the main priority here.

Are you looking for a grey color combination for your sofas that will absolutely make you fall in love with the end result, well that’s why i am here. So without wasting much time lets see what we have in the world. See decorating is a key piece of furniture, you can buy the most expensive piece out there but just with the wrong color people will probably think you got it off the side of the road.

So if you’re here then maybe interior decorating isn’t your thing then. However that doesn’t mean you are in a hopeless situation there are so many possible and very common ways to combine colors on your sofa and make it colorful yet very aesthetic and please.

Color Combinations 

Grey and Chalky White

This has also become one of the most common color combinations out there. You’ll find it mostly in bright rooms but it works well still in dark rooms or rooms that have a dim outlook. Reason being that white and grey almost look similar but like we said grey is achromatic so it can’t exactly take aside.

Anyways you will find that grey and white in their somewhat similar ways create a neutral living room and will put in the, a very classy outlook that will not only make the room feel peaceful but will also create a very satisfactory feeling in the room. Adding brown to this duo may also create an aesthetic feel to the living room, but it’s best to not try it if you don’t know much about the interior styling and all.

This combination requires a room that has a dark floor. As you should know for the style of a room to actually look satisfactory the floor plays a great role in the type of sofa you choose. You will find that if you get a dak sofa when you have a dark floor the sofa will become almost invisible and may destroy the look of the living room giving it an empty feel.

So in other words, If you choose to have this combination in your home then make sure that your walls and floors are not as bright as the dogs that you are adding into it because that mistake will create an invisible look and will destroy the whole look of your home.

Dark Blue and Grey

These two have such a mixture of emotion in them. Blue being a deep tone of memory and grey being achromatic what you will have with these two in your home is a sea of style. Both colors add deep tones and depth to any interior. They create a strong and bold look. It may be quite moody and that moody statement is exactly what will add the style to your home. 

You will find that grey is known as achromatic because of the combination that it is of two opposing shades. It is not a definite set and will work to bring out any style and any look depending on how you match it and what you match it with. Grey has no stand in this, the stage belongs to the dark blue as it will be the most visible on the sofa you choose. Dark Blue, unlike its lighter shades, represents a darker set of emotion. May not be the happiest thought you could have had but some could turn out to be the best.

Grey in this combination is a lighter and weaker partner. It’s just there to set a different look but it doesn’t have much of an effect on what the dark blue may detail. You will find that most places that have this color combination for their sofas are usually dim areas, places that don’t bring in too much light.

Not dark but not bright exactly which is exactly what this combination will entail about the room and the interior they will be put in. Normally this combination works well with spots of red in the room, or a dark and bright brown to add vivacity and all.

Grey and Green

This here is a seasonal combination that will bring a natural feel to any home it’s set in. Getting a grey sofa and adding simple green throw pillows or a throw rug could make a huge difference to the room. Green is a natural color that works with the presence of something sweet and in line with nature.

This combination will be well suited for spring and summer houses and if you want to make it even more natural you could add a mustard wall room to give it the full definition it needs. If not mustard then maybe chalky grey walls that will complement and supplement the grey shade that will be on your sofa. You can even get playful with this combination and set out to add other bright colors just so you can give it a little bit of push and life.

Combining grey and green is like working with the sky and its clouds. Grey creates a foundation for anything as it is an achromatic color that holds no side. It will lighten and calm the vibrancy that comes with the dark green choice and may as well create a new style in your living room. You could even switch the two roles and instead add grey pillows onto a grey couch the style will still have the same effect and the light that will be luminated in the room with bounce right off giving the whole a natural shade that will calm the soul.

Sky Blue and Grey

Blue being a light tone of happy and simple memories and grey being the achromatic what you will have with these two in your home is a sea of style. These two have such a mixture of emotion in them.  Both colors add light tones and depth to any interior. They create a strong but light look. You will find that as grey is known as the achromatic because of the combination that it is of two opposing shades. 

It is not a definite set and will work to bring out any style and any look depending on how you match it and what you match it with. Grey has no stand in this, the stage belongs to the dark blue as it will be the most visible on the sofa you choose. Dark Blue unlike its lighter shades represents a darker set of emotion. May not be the happiest thought you could have had but some could turn out to be the best.

Grey in this combination is an equal partner. Set there to set a different look but it doesn’t have much of an effect on what the blue may detail. You will find that most places that have this color combination for their sofas are usually bright areas, places that bring in light and comfort and have a light setting all around them.

Not dark but not bright exactly which is exactly what this combination will entail about the room and the interior they will be put in. Normally this combination works well with spots of red in the room, or a dark and bright brown to add vivacity and all.

Grey and Yellow

At first, this may sound odd for a sofa combination duo but trust me this has recently become one of the top trending stylish duos in different continents. Fact that grey cannot be termed under a light or dark color because it is a mixture of both makes this set up very much applicable in any room. However in this case we may as well refer to both terms as lights shades and see what they can do for you. 

Adding white on the walls could create a perfect blend of a heavenly room, or pink making the room appear even softer. However with white in the picture, grey becomes the lesser in this case. White is a vibrant color which people sometimes claim isn’t even a color but just some light shed on a dark space. Setting up white in your home represents a clean and pure set up that will give our home and innocent look and appeal to anyone who enters it

So combining grey and yellow will give your living room a loud yet subtle brightness that will overcome any dark patch in the room making it almost impossible to notice. Yellow is a bright color that is associated with happiness and good thought meaning that if in this case you put a yellow sofa in a room you usually sit when you are going through tough thoughts or stressing times, chances are you might leave that room with more than one solution as these two blending together will ease your mind.

Grey and Brown

These two on a sofa settle down very well with each other as its almost one color in different shades. You’ll find that brown and grey  will bring out and give your room a lovely feel. For the simple fact that brown is an earthly color, it represents home and warmth and will definitely bring that same earthly feeling to your home without much of a problem.

The best thing about brown and grey is that when combined they have a look that will have your home looking sumptuous as much as it will look stylish. See brown Just has this look that makes it seem so sophisticated and if you mix it with the right color such as tan, you have the ultimate combination that will have you drooling at the look in your own home so what more your guests.

Grey looks like a lighter shade of black or a darker shade of white and the reason why we would probably want this mixed with brown is because it lightens up the feel in the room. Imagine having one shade of brown only, It will look too grounded and that is not a look to go for for most modern interiors. Grey mixes it up a little bit and will have your home looking brighter instead of the dull approach that comes with brown. 

Final Thoughts

So as we all know gray is an intermediate color between black or white. It’s known as a neutral or achromatic color meaning it’s basically a color without color, a combination of 2 color parallels. It may not be at the top of the list for go-to sofa colors but recently we see that the color is starting to take on a leading role in the interior sectors.

It’s timeless and versatile and will literally blend on with anything else. Getting yourself a gray couch may as well be one of the best ideas you could have for your home, office or room.

In any case whatever color combination or color scheme you choose for your home you should know that it will have not only an impact on the lighting in that room but as well as how you will feel in that room. You find that certain colors become somehow an emblem for the way and feelings that they resurrect in humans and you will find that at times using only one color alone may not be enough for you and under such cases, it would be best to go for a color combination of colors that will complement each other and will balance each other out without one being the overseer of the other. 

Now you see that most people go for colors without much consideration of what they mean and how they affect the mind. There are so many psychological books that talk about this but I’m not a psychologist and I am definitely not about to start a thesis on color effects to the mind. So if you’re here then maybe interior decorating isn’t your thing then. However that doesn’t mean you are in a hopeless situation there are so many possible and very common ways to combine colors on your sofa and make it colorful as well as aesthetic and pleasing.

So as i leave i just want to say that if you are not sure with which color combination to go with. You could research and find one that actually suits your home and suits your taste. It’s really all up to you and what you want. There are many pastel choices you could go with, Some even prefer the vibrancy of deep bright colors like red. 

Or if you are really lost and unsure of which way to go you could always hire professional stylists to handle it all for you and you could go over all the combinations you have in mind with them and see where that takes you. So I’m done here, I just gave you some of the ideal and common grey schemes that people are adopting into their homes. It was doing this with you. I could have never imagined how great such an experience could ever be. I hope you find one that will make your home look fabulous. Enjoy and good luck with your shopping.¬†And, if you are on a tight budget, check out our Sofa Under 100 post.

Elissa Smith
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