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Polished Passion: 19 Dashing Bedrooms in Red and Gray!

Is your gorgeous bedroom in gray starting to feel a touch too boring and bland with a change in the weather outside? While gray has been a ‘hip’ neutral that has ruled interiors for the past couple of years, a bedroom clad completely in gray can seem both sterile and a bit too dull. With experts suggesting the use of bright colors for a balanced bedroom that promotes a good night’s sleep, it is definitely time to give the gray bedroom an exciting new look. And what better color to bring in vibrant beauty, energy and passion than fiery red!

Fashionable footstools bring the cowhide trend to the bedroom Polished Passion: 19 Dashing Bedrooms in Red and Gray!
Fashionable footstools bring the cowhide trend to the bedroom [Design: In House Interior Design]

Red and gray bedrooms seem like a clever combination of the opposites; the yin and yang of the modern interior decorating universe that bring both serene balance and exciting playfulness. A bold splash of red not only creates an instant focal point, it will also aid you in beating those early morning blues. It is indeed time to paint it red… and gray.

A Classy Gray Backdrop

In case you already have a bedroom clad in gray, adding a bit of red to it becomes a pretty simple task. But for those starting out fresh, pick an elegant shade of gray that will serve you well across the changing seasons. While the temptation right now might be to opt for a darker shade like charcoal gray because of the snow-filled landscape outside, you might find it a touch unappealing in the summer months. Find the right balance by choosing a shade and a hue that you love regardless of the scenery outside! Gray can be used either to shape the accent headboard wall in the room or in a more extensive fashion for all the walls and the ceiling.

Dark gray accent wall and pops of black anchor the lovely room [Design: Epic Development]
Dark gray accent wall and pops of black anchor the lovely room [Design: Epic Development]
Exquisite use of red accents in the cheerful gray bedroom [Design: Savio & Rupa Interior Concepts]
Exquisite use of red accents in the cheerful gray bedroom [Design: Savio & Rupa Interior Concepts]
Headboard wall in gray becomes the instant focal point in the room [Design: j&o studio]
Headboard wall in gray becomes the instant focal point in the room [Design: j&o studio]
Red brings chic glamour to the posh bedroom [Design: Le Blanc Home Staging & Relooking]
Red brings chic glamour to the posh bedroom [Design: Le Blanc Home Staging & Relooking]
Eclectic bedroom with smart usage of space [From: Houzz / Becky Harris]
Eclectic bedroom with smart usage of space [From: Houzz / Becky Harris]
Classy contemporary bedroom has a cozy, refined appeal [Design: Causa Design Group]
Classy contemporary bedroom has a cozy, refined appeal [Design: Causa Design Group]

Interchangeable Red Accents

Committing to red in the bedroom need not be a choice that you’re stuck with despite changing color trends and seasons. Interchangeable accents allow you to bring in red without much effort or fuss. All you need are a few gorgeous throw pillows in bright red, or cozy bedding in elegant scarlet along with a plush rug or a cool vase on the bedside table in a matching hue. As a rule, the more neutral the backdrop, the more visual impact your red accents will make. Gray is perfect in this regard, as it lets your red accessories, bedding or furniture shine through beautifully. Since red is such a powerful color, this approach offers the ideal solution for those who want to use the color while keeping a ‘tranquil sanctuary’ look.

A dash of red is all your gray bedroom needs at times! [Design: Danziger Design]
A dash of red is all your gray bedroom needs at times! [Design: Danziger Design]
Asian inspired bedroom in gray and red [Design: Atmosphere 360 Studio]
Asian inspired bedroom in gray and red [Design: Atmosphere 360 Studio]
Atalnte bed in cool gray promises to transform the mood of your bedroom [Design: Imagine Living]
Atalnte bed in cool gray promises to transform the mood of your bedroom [Design: Imagine Living]
Interchangeable accents are the perfect way to bring some bold color to the bedroom [Design: Momoko Morton]
Interchangeable accents are the perfect way to bring some bold color to the bedroom [Design: Momoko Morton]
Rustic bedroom opens up towards the lovely view outside [From: Dwyer Design]
Rustic bedroom opens up towards the lovely view outside [From: Dwyer Design]
Simple yet elegant use of red accent pillows in the small bedroom [Design: Into interior design]
Simple yet elegant use of red accent pillows in the small bedroom [Design: Into interior design]

A Red That Fits Your Style!

Just like choosing the right gray for the bedroom, picking the perfect red is an essential component of this look. No matter how small the red accents might be, the shade you pick will make a big impact on the style of the room. Glossy, velvety reds work well in opulent bedrooms with a Hollywood Regency or chic glam style. With Valentine’s Day a month away, this will also add a touch of romance to the bedroom just in time! Calmer reds with a matte finish are apt for rustic, vintage or traditional bedrooms and look lovely when paired with natural wooden textures. Find a compromise between the shades you love and the style you desire for a bedroom that you’re comfortable with.

So, is your bedroom draped in red and gray?

Turn towards different shades of red and gray [Design: Inhabit Design]
Turn towards different shades of red and gray [Design: Inhabit Design]
Brick wall in white gives the bedroom textural contrast [Design: Stephane Chamard]
Brick wall in white gives the bedroom textural contrast [Design: Stephane Chamard]
Hotel Collection bedding in red adds drama to the gorgeous bedroom [From: Hotel Collection]
Hotel Collection bedding in red adds drama to the gorgeous bedroom [From: Hotel Collection]
Traditional bedroom with bunk beds inspired by the classic winter cabin look [Design: Locati Architects]
Traditional bedroom with bunk beds inspired by the classic winter cabin look [Design: Locati Architects]
Contemporary bedroom with a simple home workstation [Design: S. B. Long Interiors]
Contemporary bedroom with a simple home workstation [Design: S. B. Long Interiors]
Silken drapes add gray to the creative modern bedroom [Photography: Sam Noonan]
Silken drapes add gray to the creative modern bedroom [Photography: Sam Noonan]

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