22 Soothing Gray Bedrooms

The color gray lends a certain sophistication to a space, no matter the design style. It also infuses interiors with a sense of serenity, which is key when it comes to creating a relaxing bedroom.
22 Soothing Gray Bedrooms

For this family home in Sag Harbor, New York, Timothy Godbold emphasized Scandinavian style with clean-lined furnishings and a soft, neutral palette. Photo by Rikki Snyder

A blue headboard and nightstands pop against the predominantly gray palette in this prewar New York apartment bedroom by Shamir Shah, who played with patterns and texture in designing the space. Photo by Manolo Yllera

“Cool, restful and harmonious, subtle shades of gray provide the perfect canvas for this peaceful and sleep-inducing bedroom,” Janine Stone says of this London bedroom. Her firm designed the headboard, which features gray sycamore high-gloss veneer with bronze inset trim and is upholstered in Holly Hunt Italian suede. “A soft mohair throw, the plumpest pillows and 500 thread-count bed linen add layers of luxury and create a cocooning retreat from the world.” Photo by Alex James

A bedroom in this Pacific Palisades, California, home by Jeff Andrews features a brass console from Lawson-Fenning and an A. Rudin side chair. The 1950s chandelier in the adjoining bathroom is by Emil Stejnar. Photo by Grey Crawford

Godrich Interiors designed the bedroom of this London apartment to be minimal and beautiful, mixing contemporary finishes with mid-century furniture and a limited color palette. The room features a De La Espada bed and Bert Frank wall lights. Photo courtesy of Godrich Interiors

Waldo Studio designed this West London townhouse for a couple. According to the firm, the homeowners expressed their interest in iconic mid-century design, and in particular a love for the 1950s, such as pieces by Le Corbusier. Another strong direction was to use neutral tones that would align with the works. Photo by Tom Mannion

“This soft-spoken yet glinting bedroom mixes a luxurious neutral palette with touches of glamour by layering platinums and pewters in rich silks, velvets and woven leathers, according to Drake/Anderson, who designed this space for the 2016 Kips Bay showhouse. The firm covered the walls and moldings with fabric, a French upholstery technique known as gainage, in this bedroom. The black sculpture is by Saint Clair Cemin, from Paul Kasmin Gallery, and the ribbon table is by David Wiseman, from R & Company. Photo by Marco Ricca

A Serge Mouille light is affixed above the channel-tufted leather headboard in this Studio Hus–designed master bedroom in a West Village penthouse. Tatum Kendrick of Studio Hus created the bed, nightstand and dresser, the last of which was inspired by old English haberdasheries and made to fit the client’s ties, watches, belts and more. Photo by Peter Margonelli

A pair of Paul McCobb nightstands flank the bed in this downtown Manhattan loft by interior designer Shawn Henderson. The space also features a Milo Baughman club chair and ottoman and a floor lamp by Angelo Lelli. Photo by Steve Freihon

“The concept was to create a contrast between the classical moldings and a contemporary design of the headboard,” says Bismut & Bismut, who designed this Paris apartment. The room also features artwork by Irving Penn and Bram van Velde and a chair from a Brussels flea market. Photo by Francis Amiand

“A cool palette of grayish blues, neutrals and greens, reflecting the colors of the East River and nearby Carl Schurz Park were selected to create an oasis in frenetic New York City,” Amy Lau says of this Manhattan apartment. The custom teak-framed bed is by Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman and Henry van de Velde armchair is from Maison Gerard. Photo by Thomas Loof

“Mid-century detailing and naturalistic qualities” are the hallmarks of this Cedar Creek, Texas, home by Emily Summers. The interior features a pair of Eames armchairs and ottomans. Photo by Robert Yu

Suduca & Mérillou designed this bedroom in Toulouse, France, using a charcoal gray flannel screen by Bisson-Bruneel as a headboard. Flanking the bed are gilded lamps with coral in the manner of Willy Daro. The 1950s leather and brass table at the foot of the bed is by Jacques Adnet. The throw blanket is Hermès. Photo by Manolo Yllera

Curving silhouettes and soothing colors set an elegant, relaxing tone in this London apartment by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. Photo by James McDonald

Silvery textured wallpaper and black-and-white photography set a sophisticated tone in this London bedroom by Studio Ashby. Photo by Philip Durrant

“This master bedroom has a very soft quality to it. We used an ombré technique for the drapes in shades of grey and had a custom silk wall to wall rug made with a high/low texture,” Steffani Aarons of DHD Architecture & Interior Design says of this Manhattan townhouse. The wallpaper is by Phillip Jeffries and the carpet is by Doris Leslie Blau. Photo by Emily Andrews

“The goal of this room was to create a soft, serene sensibility,” says Drew McGukin, who designed this New York apartment, adding that he “achieved the look by focusing on tonal layers of neutral grays with hints of aqua tones.” Photo by Brett Beyer

“The carpet is the big luxury item for this room,” Dineen Architecture + Design says of this Upper West Side duplex. “It was custom made by Edward Fields in ivory wool for our client. It recalls a Chanel bag in what looks like quilting, but is really hand-sculpted.” The 1940s French sconces are from Bernd Goeckler and the side tables are by James Mont. Photo by Peter Rymwid

A charcoal gray accent wall sets a moody tone in this London bedroom by Helen Green Design. Pops of orange, including a Jonathan Adler throw blanket, brighten the space. Photo courtesy of Helen Green Design

At the Waldo Studio–designed Laslett Hotel in London, the soothing wall color and gallery wall elevate this bedroom, which also features a headboard made of leather and dark wood, including a built-in nightstand and lighting. Courtesy of the Laslett Hotel

Harte Brownlee & Associates designed this French Provençal-style home in Carmel Valley, California, where a bedroom features a dramatic dove-gray headboard with nailhead trim. Photo by Grey Crawford

This London bedroom by Fran Hickman has a historical quality to it, with its handprinted wallpaper by Marthe Armitage and oval walnut standing mirror. Photo by Annabel Elstone

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