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Hot Color Combo: Yellow & Gray

One of my favorite color combinations of all time is gray and yellow. I don’t know why. Perhaps it’s that gray and yellow together are so clean and classic. They are bright but not overpowering, subtle but fun. Whatever it is, I just can’t seem to get enough of the gorgeous rooms that display this color duo.

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Of course, if you don’t believe me, I’ve provided you with tons of gorgeous photos below to get you inspired to decorate your own home.The geometric gray pattern on these chairs is the perfect subtle backdrop for those chic and simple yellow pillows. The yellow rug, gray walls, and really cool photography over the fireplace complete the look. (from BudgetWiseHome).

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Add black into the mix for a completely stunning, upscale look. This bright yellow couch pops off of the wall, which has a faux crown molding paint treatment. The incredible modern art helps to tie all the colors together. (from DecorPad).

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Those empty yellow frames are such a simple DIY project that would work in any home regardless of the accent color. The yellow accents are carried through to the accessories and a small stool for a perfect balance. (from EuroStyleLighting).

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This bright yellow kitchen is so bright and fun. It would definitely be such a happy space to walk into each morning. The chic, modern chrome drawer pulls are incredible as is the seamless gray color on the walls. (from Colin & Justin’s Home Heist show).

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This room features more muted yellow tones in addition to large oversized art. The gray couch, geometric chairs, and neutral rug help to define the living space. (from DecorPad).

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The long yellow and white vertical stripes on the wall help to draw your eye upward, making the room feel much bigger than it is. The gorgeous custom curtains and dramatic headboard are some of the best features of this room. Overall, it’s the ideal blend of traditional and more modern décor (from Decor Pad).

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Most of the rooms featured so far have had lighter grays on the wall and furniture, but this room shows how effective dark gray can be. The dark sofas and black wall paired with long gray drapes and gorgeous fabric make this room perfection (from DecorPad).

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This room has so many great features that it’s difficult to know where to start. First, the drapes are completely stunning with an unusual pattern on them. Then, the furniture is incredibly modern and unique. The gold accents throughout blend in perfectly with all the bright yellow accessories, and the gray furniture, rug, and wall ground the space. (from InspirationForHome).

We hope that all of these stunning yellow and gray rooms help you in your quest to make your home as beautiful as possible. Gray also looks great with turquoise, red, and white in addition the yellow and black rooms seen here. To choose the perfect shade of gray, bring home paint samples and try several of them on your wall. That will be the first step to making over a room with gray accents. Good luck!

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on May 5, 2012

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