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What Color Carpet Goes with Gray Walls?

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Gray walls can look nice in most homes. This will give a modern and clean look to the home and is easy to clean and maintain. When it is time for you to update your carpets to make the home look nice, you may be curious about which colors of carpet will look nice for the home and will match your gray walls.

The right color of carpet for gray walls will depend on whether you use a light or a dark gray on the walls.

For light gray walls, you should go with a darker carpet color like a darker fleck, a dark gray, or a blue option.

For darker gray walls, you will need to go with a lighter color carpet to open the room up. A cream, white, or light multi-toned carpet will work best for this.

Picking the right type of carpet is going to help the room look great, even when you have a gray wall. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best colors of carpet that goes the best with gray walls in your home.

Choosing a Carpet Color that Goes with Gray Walls

Many homeowners have been decided to go with gray walls. This is a classic look that can keep the whole home clean and looks nice and modern all the time. And if you are looking to sell the home, you will see that the gray can make the walls look clean and clear so it is easier to sell the home than before.

gray carpet with Light Gray Walls

If you already have gray walls, you need to find the right color carpeting that will work for this type of room. Or if you are looking to paint the gray walls, check out some ideas on Living Rooms with Gray Walls.

So the next step is to select the right carpet. But which color carpet is going to look nice inside of your home?

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Carpet and wall color combinations, especially when it comes to gray, can often depend on the shade of your walls. Despite what a lot of people think, there are a lot of options in the shades of gray and not just one type that you can choose.

Your walls could be light gray or dark gray and that will determine the type of carpet that will work for you.

What goes with Light Gray Walls

carpet with Light Gray Walls

We can take a look at the light gray walls first. These are the lighter tones that you are able to work with and will make a difference in the type of carpets that you will choose.

For these lighter colors, you will need to pick a carpet that is a little bit darker. Go with a dark or medium-colored carpet. This is going to help you make the room as cozy as possible.

light gray carpet with Light Gray Walls

There are a few different colors that you are able to pick from. For these lighter walls, you should go with a darker fleck, a dark gray, or a blue option. These can cause some of the contrast that you will make your home more comfortable and cozier for everyone.

What goes with Dark Gray Walls

carpet with dark grey Walls

It is then possible to work with walls that are a darker gray. Since the room is already a darker color, you do not want to go with a carpet that is as dark. This can make the room too dark and will not provide the amount of comfort or inviting air that you may want.

With the darker gray in the room, it is better to go with a lighter color for the carpet to brighten up the room.

You have a lot of options when it comes to the lighter colors for carpet choices. Some of the combinations that will look nice are white, cream, and light multi-toned. These can be comfortable and make the nice contrast that you need to your room.

bedroom carpet with dark grey

One of the best things about working with gray is that it is going to provide you with a lot of freedom. You will be able to pick and choose the carpet that you would like in the room.

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While the options above can be great options, you are able to go with something else. Neutral colors look nice with a gray wall, or go with something that is more bold to finish off the room.

Picking a Carpet That Looks Good with Gray Walls

While gray walls can look nice in your home, you need to make sure that you can pick a carpet color that will look nice as well. The good news is that gray is an easy color to mix and match with, giving you a lot of options when you need to lay down some new carpets that look nice.

When you are ready to add some new carpets to your home and you have gray walls, follow the suggestions above to make your decision easier.

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