Photography by SARA DEANE

Choosing a color for any room in your home is a commitment. A big one. Sometimes we hit a decorating crossroads: bored by white versus terrified by color. Looking for a happy medium? Meet gray. A hue that’s as appropriate for a living room as it is a baby’s nursery. Take a look.    

Want more ideas for decorating with color? Get ideas for decorating with blue, decorating with white, and decorating with pink. 

Photography by DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN

Gray has a glamorous edge. A rich shade in the living room is the perfect backdrop for gold details. 

Photography by MAX KIM-BEE photography by tessa neustadt

When soft shades of gray pair with whites and light woods, the bedroom evolves into an instant soothing resting spot. 

Photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

Gray is a power player. It can take a back seat to bolder hues in the living room like yellow and black.

Photography by Brittany Ambridge Photography by Jennifer Hughes

Its the versatility of gray that makes it a natural choice. This living space shows how it can work with pinks, blues, and seas of white. 

Photography by PAUL COSTELLO PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL WILTBANK

A modern color takes a comfortable approach. There’s something warm, natural, and homey about a shade of gray in a sitting area.