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25 Exquisite Gray Couch Ideas for your Modern Living Room

If there is one color the world simply cannot seem to get enough of, then it is undoubtedly gray! The last decade has seen gray not only lead the pack of neutral colors, but it also has surged so far ahead of the rest, that the trend is now an era defining feature. For those who wondered if bringing gray into their homes would be a folly, this will come as a great relief. And those who have still not experimented with the many shades of gray (no pun intended), it is high time, you started dipping your feet a little deeper into this gray pond! While painting the walls gray is one way to go, a gorgeous gray sofa makes even a bigger style statement.

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Charming Chicago living space makes the gray sofa work! [From: Crate&Barrel]

For long, it has been white and beige couches that have dominated the living room landscape. But the last few years have seen homeowners move away from more of the same and towards gray sofas. The gray sofa can be far more versatile than the traditional white or cream couch. It can act as a statement piece in a room that is white or can blend into the backdrop and disappear entirely! A lot depends on the shade of gray you choose and the style of the living room itself. With that in mind, this is a look at the 25 best gray sofa ideas; ample inspiration for everyone looking to buy a new couch this Holiday Season –

Coupled with Color

We start off with living rooms where homeowners chose to do much more than paint a picture just with the neutrals. Bright and beautiful colors have been added to the living room spectrum and this has been done while keeping the gray sofa constant and at the heart of it all. A large gray sofa in darker tones can beautifully anchor the living space while the white or light gray backdrop would allow you to introduce vivacious accent additions. This can come in the form of fiery red pillows, yellow club chairs, a second smaller couch in blue or even lamp shades in green and pops of orange! Pretty much every color works well with the versatile gray couch.

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Go down the neutral path with the lovely gray sofa [From: Alex Findlater]
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It is red that finds space next to gray and white in this living room [From: Meriwether Design Group]
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Light-filled New York living room with gray couch and coffee table that is unique [From: Karen Houghton Interiors]
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Living room combines gray and yellow seating options beautifully [From: Bankston May Associates]
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Lovely beach style living room with gray sofas and colorful accent pillows [From: Jan Hiltz Interiors]
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White living room with gray sectional and dashing blue club chairs [From: RICCO STYLE Interior Design / Daniel Blue Architectural Photography]
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Yellow recliner coupled with light gray sofa and white brick wall backdrop in the living space [From: Hansen Interiors]
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Dark gray meets yellow, green and orange in this living space [From: Ann Lowengart Interiors]

An Understated Statement Piece!

The luxurious and stylish Italian sofa in gray is a timeless addition to the living space that will add class and quality to the atmosphere without ever overwhelming it. Your guests might not even notice that the sofa is the piece that elevates the seemingly ordinary living room into a sophisticated setting. That is the magic of the perfect gray sofa! Yet, this is exactly what you get with sofas from the likes of Jesse and Porada – world class design that feels right at home in any contemporary and modern living room. Pick the shade of gray you like and start shopping right away!

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Contemporary gray sofa Jesse combines adaptability with sophistication
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Exquisite contemporary sofa in gray from Porada
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Gray sofa stands back as the stunning view outside takes over here
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Gray sofas fit in with any style and theme you have going in the living room
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Modular gray sofa that opens up into a bed when needed
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Plush Italian sectional in gray offers ample luxury!
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Brain sofa from Jesse with Sartorial stitching
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Clean backdrop allows even the gray sofas to stand out visually [From: kimberly peck architect]

Defining Style, Space and Finishes

Once you have decided on the fact that you want a gray sofa for the living room and also picked the tentative shade you prefer, it is time to think about the functional aspects. A large sectional will perfectly utilize the forgotten corner of the small living room or can create a room-within-a-room by delineating space in an open plan setting. The fold-out gray couch is perfect for those who want to occasionally use the living space as guest room while a couch with velvet finish oozes opulence with ease. More than the color, it is the style and finish of the gray sofa that allows it to blend in with the style of your own living room.

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Gorgeous dark gray sectional anchors the modern eclectic family room beautifully [From: Kasten Builders]
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Gray couch can go almost unnoticed when needed [From: Born & Bred Studio]
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Gray sofas in velvet finish are a rarity indeed! [From: 4Bi Paris]
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Large gray sectional defines this living area elegantly
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Sofas in lighter tones of gray are ideal for eclectic living rooms [From: Route Design : Ashley Winn]
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Use gray to link the kitchen with the living area
All-gray living room with black piping for the sofa that achors the setting in a smart fashion
All-gray living room with black piping for the sofa that anchors the setting in a smart fashion [From: Boscolo Interior Design / Christina Bull Photography]
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Decor in gray instantly draws your attention here [From: Schanstra Design Group]
Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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