Light grey is a great color option for your bedroom walls, especially if you want to achieve a soft look that is a bit darker than white walls, yet doesn’t have an effect on the natural light that can flow freely in a room.
Below, you can find a selection of my favorite light grey bedroom ideas in various shades and tones. The list includes a few warm grey bedroom ideas, which are not yet
If you are unsure about which grey to select for your bedroom, I explain more about how to select the right grey paint color at the bottom of this post.
Subtle grey walls combined with neutral tones in the fabrics
This subtle grey bedroom has a grey shade that is just enough to set the walls apart from the white ceiling, the white curtains, and the white furniture pieces in the room.
The soft grey wall color is paired up with a mixture of browns and beiges in the bedding and the look is finished off with a beautiful fabric pendant light for a natural touch.
The two beige table lamps on each side of the bed seem to blend in and stand out against the wall color at the same time, resulting in a subtle touch that is very elegant.
A minimalist grey bedroom with a black accent color
I think this is one of the most simple yet sophisticated grey bedroom ideas. The picture ledge adds visual interest to this modern bedroom with white bedding and black light fixtures. On the ledge, the combination of black and white art prints against the perfect backdrop of the grey walls is a beautiful focal point in the interior design of the space.
Mixing and matching frames on a ledge above a bed is a great way to create a home decor element that is easily interchangeable, as you can just swap out the frames and update them as you desire.
A grey bedroom with a white trim
This grey bedroom has white-soaped hardwood flooring and light wood furniture pieces, which gives it a subtle look and feel. The grey walls make the white trim and window frames stand out in a nice way, highlighting the historic features of the room.
The additional grey accents in the wall lamps with the brass inlay and the grey bedding add sophistication, while the brown tones in the throw pillows make the room warm and inviting.
The green fiddle fig tree in the corner of the room combined with the Monstera plants in the window sill add a fresh element to the space.
Subtle shades of grey and blue combined with natural tones
This is one of the most delicate soft grey bedroom ideas and I think it becomes even more interesting with the addition of the navy blue details in the textiles and accessories. The blue tones are balanced out by the beiges and warm wood tones and the chrome table lamps are the perfect finishing touch against the grey bedroom walls.
Blues and beiges are on opposite sides of the color spectrum, which is why they can have such an interesting effect on an interior with a modest color palette.
A more dramatic grey bedroom with dark grey walls
When you use dark greys in a light-flooded room, they tend to have a more subtle effect, just as a lighter tone would have in a low-light room. The dark grey walls provide this space with a sophisticated backdrop from which the white bedding, white sockets, and the combination of black and white art prints jump out
The green eucalyptus branch and the white alarm clock on the simple wooden stool are essential elements to finish off the look and they elevate the neutral color scheme of the space.
A soft grey bedroom combined with blush pink bedsheets
This particular grey bedroom idea looks extra subtle and delicate as the soft grey is paired up with a warmer palette. The soft backdrop of the walls enhances the appearance of the subtle pink bedsheets, adding a beautiful elegance to the room.
The soft peach tones of the bedding also come back in the feather lamp which adds another textural element to this delicate bedroom interior.
A soft grey bedroom combined with dark green bedding
Grey bedrooms can work well with lighter textiles, however, when you add a darker note like the dark green bedding in this case, the look becomes slightly more dramatic.
The grey tones of the wall come back in the grey area rug underneath the bed, which makes the white architectural elements and wardrobe stand out in this grey bedroom scheme, accentuating the ceiling height and shape of the room.
The majestic white fabric pendant light above the bed finishes the look off perfectly, while also accentuating the ceiling height in this space.
A grey bedroom scheme with vintage bedside tables
This grey bedroom idea combines shades of grey on both the walls as well as in the bedding with subtle black accents in the bedside lamps and in the art prints. This soft grey setting is finished off with warm wood tones on the vintage cabinets next to the bed that stand out against this beautiful setting.
Letting the wall color come back in the bed sheets is a great way to achieve a cohesive base look that can then be finished off with more elaborate design elements and colors.
A light pastel grey combined with warm tones in the textiles
This is one of my favorite grey bedroom ideas, as the green-tinted hues in the wall paint add a gorgeous freshness to this room with beautiful details.
The natural light coming through those amazing balcony windows is reflected beautifully on this greenish hue and the grey accents in the textiles and soft furnishings stand out against the white and beige bedding.
The red leaves on the window sill are the finishing touch to this beautiful palette and the white fabric pendant light fits the space wonderfully.
A minimalist grey bedroom in a studio apartment
While most of the grey bedroom ideas in this list are master bedrooms, in this case, the wall color is applied to a
The beige striped bedding and the chrome wall lamp tie this grey bedroom look together nicely and the area rug behind the bed breaks up the white flooring in a subtle way.
A cool grey bedroom combined with burgundy tones
Cool-toned greys tend to pair up nicely with warmer tones in the soft furnishings, which is the case with this beautiful medium-grey bedroom including white and burgundy tones in the textiles on the bed.
Dramatic shades of darker greys tend to make white moldings and window frames stand out in a more powerful way, which is especially interesting when you want to show off beautiful historic details in your building.
The brass wall lamps and the moon print add a subtle yet interesting touch above the bed and the contrasting black accent also comes back in the black bentwood chair next to the white window.
A minimalist grey bedroom with pale grey walls
I think this combination of the light grey wall color and the tone-on-tone wardrobe results in the most majestic grey bedroom ideas on the list. This master bedroom is decorated in a subtle and neutral color palette with black accents in the art piece and on the rattan drawer tables next to the bed.
The white floorboards are relatively high in this space, breaking up the large surface of the grey-painted walls.
Grey bedroom combined with bright colours
While most of the grey bedroom ideas in this list feature a neutral color palette, this space is finished off with differing tones of yellow and red for a subtle bright look that has a playful look and feel in the small space.
This is a great example of a small bedroom that benefits from the selection of a lighter shade, as a darker paint color would make the room appear even smaller.
A subtle industrial chic grey bedroom with a stark contrast
The soft grey tone on the wall in this bedroom interior is complemented by a mix of delicate textiles in white, beige, and red tones and a fluffy area rug at the foot of the bed. The black wall lamps, black-framed mirror, and black side table, however, add a lot of contrast to this setting, giving it a subtle industrial vibe.
The white fabric pendant lamp fits perfectly in the space and attracts the eye to the white molding underneath the ceiling.
A warm grey bedroom with a tone-on-tone wardrobe
This is one of my favorite warm grey bedroom ideas, as the warm grey serves as the perfect blank canvas for the carefully selected elements in this neutral room design that looks like it was done by an interior designer.
The shades of grey on both the wall and the wardrobe match, resulting in an integrated look. The wardrobe doesn’t continue all the way up to the ceiling, allowing the white molding to be more noticeable.
The wall-to-wall curtains add extra elegance to this beautiful space, and the black wall lamp adds clean accent lines above the bed.
Shades of grey and blue tones on the wing doors
A white and grey colour scheme is perfect when you want to achieve a fresh and cool look without a lot of colors. Neutral shades of grey are easy to pair up with any accent color if you do want to introduce them though.
In this particular grey bedroom idea, I love the modest palette of the bedroom itself, highlighting the white bedding, paired up with the blue in the beautiful wing doors. The blue in the doors also makes a slight blue undertone appear in the wall color, which shows the effect interior elements can have on how the paint color is perceived.
A semi-dark grey paint combined with a gallery wall
This must be the most dramatic grey bedroom idea on the list. The darker greys in the bedroom form the perfect backdrop for the picture frames on the wall which add personality to the space.
The sheer beige curtains warm up the light coming from the window and the black wall lamps add a lovely touch of contrast to the grey bedroom. The white antique fireplace in the corner is a true masterpiece that has become more apparent because of the selection of a darker grey paint color.
A subtle colour scheme on top of a light grey color
The natural light flowing through those beautiful historic windows bounces back beautifully on the soft grey wall color in this bedroom. Pair grey with a warm colour theme like the wood bed frame and the nude pink tones in the bedding of this bedroom to achieve an even softer appearance.
The black wall lamp and the black frame stand out in this warm palette and make the look more powerful.
A grey bedroom idea combined with dramatic shades in the accessories
This grey space doesn’t seem to get a lot of natural light, which is why the light grey color on the wall appears a lot darker. The black throw pillows, dark grey blanket, black bedside tables, and the back tones in the art prints add even more contrast to his dramatic look.
A deep grey with warm undertones for a restful space
This warm grey bedroom idea features a darker shade of grey with a warm undertone for a rich palette from which the white bedside tables and linen bed frame jump out.
Deeper greys, mid greys, or warmer greys typically provide your sleeping space with a richer base palette, especially when combined with warm greys, beiges, and red tones in the finishings.
The striped blanket on the bed finishes this look off perfectly and I love the way the grey stripes are the same as the color on the wall.
How to select a grey shade for bedroom interiors
To achieve the grey bedroom ideas in the list, it is crucial to select the right shade for your bedroom space rather than looking for the exact match seen in the pictures.
Cool greys with blue undertones tend to work well in south-facing rooms with warmer daylight, while a neutral shade or warmer undertone works better in north-facing rooms that get colder light.
Lighter shades tend to work best in smaller or low-lit rooms, while you can achieve a more dramatic effect with a darker color.
Try out a sample of the shade of grey in combination with your bedroom furniture and look at it multiple times a day so you can see the effect the different types of daylight can have on the paint color.
If you don’t want to commit to painting your entire room grey, you can always go for a feature wall or paint the part above a paneled wall grey for a more subtle effect.