Gray is mostly associated with something sophisticated, sleek and neutral. As for gray bedroom ideas, they should fulfill those basic vibes of gray. We can create a relaxing and neutral bedroom but on the other hand, a gray one will lead to a stressful and plain vibe around.
That is the reason why some may think choosing a paint color is so tricky. Thus, to make you easier fill your bedroom with ease and joy, here are a few tips to apply:
1. Warm VS Cool
Are you ever realized that gray is not a pure color? Gray is a mixture of black and white. This combination distinct cool and warm undertones (to get this point, you can do lining gray color cards under the natural light. And see what you get and relate to this previous sentence). Which undertone you choose (warm or cool) affects to your room’s ambiance. If you room is a north-facing space, you should choose a warmer shade, such as pink, yellow or beige. As in the north-facing space, gray appears cold. On the contrary, south-facing space fits to almost any shade; but the most recommended is a slight blue undertone. (PS. If you are living in different country, please do observe the sunnier and darker side of the room according to the sunlight).
2. Light VS Dark
Gray ranges from very place shade to dark charcoal. If you have a small room, do it with light grays as they bounce back the light? On the contrary, the darker shades of gray work best as a dramatic statement. Gray bedroom ideas you see on the internet may collide the darker grays with some bright pops of color. But this rule is not strict. You can still set your small bedroom in darker shade as long as you pain them up to ceiling so it looks bigger. Furthermore, the mixture between light and darker shade of gray is stunning either.
3. The Accents
You can get them fantastic when offset by stone, wood and metal; as those materials contrast to gray and it builds a beautiful accent. If you want to pair it with timber, copper, limestone, sandstone, or brass, you can put on the cooler gray. Yet, if you use concrete, white marble, or steel, work with a warmer shade of gray.
As mentioned before, above rules are flexible as long as you know how to handle it. One thing to test whether you choose the right color shade is by using a tester. Paint test squares on the wall and see what it looks like in different times (morning, afternoon, and evening).