7 Carpet Colors that Go Great with Grey Walls!
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Looking for a carpet that brings out the magic of your grey walls? Look no further than these 7 wonderful carpet colors!

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May 23, 2021


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Grey Walls - What Do they Stand For?

Do you have grey walls in your home? Or are you planning to repaint the walls of your home grey? Well, I bet you have a very sleek taste if you want grey as the color of your walls. Grey is a neutral color and can be mixed or used with other colors to tone them down.

The best carpet colors that will complement grey walls include white, cream, blue, brown, grey, green, and patterned or multi-toned grey.

From my experience, grey walls are a popular choice because you can style them with a variety of options. They are comforting to the eyes as they don’t overwhelm the space.

Choosing the right carpet color for your grey walls will have a huge impact on your room and your mind!

Cool or Warm: The Temperature of Your Grey Walls

Grey is a neutral color and doesn’t appear on the color wheel itself. Take black and add white into it, and you get grey. That sounds pretty simple, right? But there’s more going on with grey beneath the surface.

Every color on the wheel is either cool or warm, and it’s the same for grey. In the world of colors, if a specific hue is mixed with a cool color such as blue or purple, it will lean toward the cool side. On the other hand, if it is mixed with yellow or any other warm color, then a warm grey will come out as a result.

Light or Dark: The Brightness of Your Grey Walls

Although grey is a neutral color, that doesn’t mean it’s always dark! Grey can have its set of values, ranging from the lightest grey to the darkest grey. Are your walls light or dark? It’s easy to differentiate between a light and dark grey. If your grey walls lean toward white, they are light grey. If they lean towards black, they are dark grey.

Grey on the Color Wheel

You don’t need to refer to the color wheel for the list we have here for your grey walls.

But if you want to understand how colors work, you can have a look at the color wheel here to grasp the color concepts in detail!

Now let’s have a look at the carpet colors!

7 Carpet Colors that Go Great with Grey Walls

1. White

White is the ultimate choice for minimalists and modernists alike.

White is the color of innocence, purity, and spirituality. Having white in a room with grey walls not only creates the illusion of more space but it also looks more modern by echoing light. There are many white shades to choose from.

With white, it’s possible to bring about a spark and lighten up the room, which can otherwise be toned down because of the grey walls. Since both grey and white are naturally light-valued colors, they can give the room a clean and contemporary makeover!

A room with grey walls and a white carpet

On the Color Wheel

Remember that white is a neutral color! There are a range of warm and cool whites to lighten up the atmosphere of your room.

Style Guide

You don’t need to think much about the mood when styling white with grey.

Carpet Care Guide

Don't let your white carpet become a disaster!

Needless to say, a white carpet will require vacuum cleaning daily. No matter how much you protect it, dust, dirt and stain are inevitable!

2. Cream

A cream carpet will bring subtle life to your serious grey walls!

Also known as beige, a carpet is a great choice if you want to stick to the game of neutral colors. Cream has the same impact as grey, it’s simple and straightforward. But at the same time, it sets a natural environment due to its white-toned tan appearance.

The texture of a cream carpet

On the Color Wheel

Cream is a neutral color and doesn’t appear on the color wheel. Its natural tendencies are light, however you can make it slightly darker by adding shades of grey!

Style Guide

  Light Cool Grey Walls Dark Cool Grey Walls Light Warm Grey Walls Dark Warm Grey Walls
Light Cool Cream Carpet Low contrast, spacious, cool, comfy High contrast, moderate space, cool, timid Low contrast, spacious, balanced, intellect High contrast, moderate space, balanced, reliable
Dark Cool Cream Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, natural Low contrast, crowded, cool, elegant High contrast, moderate space, balanced, comfy Low contrast, crowded, balanced, gentle
Light Warm Cream Carpet Low contrast, spacious, balanced, reliable High contrast, moderate space, balanced, approachable Low contrast, spacious, warm, simple High-contrast, moderate space, warm, soothing
Dark Warm Cream Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, classy Low contrast, crowded, balanced, comfortable High-contrast, soothing, mature Low-contrast, crowded, warm, simple

Carpet Care Guide

Cream needs to be cleaned as much as white does!

Keep your cream carpet as clean as you can. Using a vacuum on a daily basis is the way to go with colors that are naturally light.

3. Blue

A blue carpet will add calmness to the grey walls!

Going for white-toned blues or dark blues can create high contrast with grey walls. Since there is a lot of difference in their values. middle-lane blues like navy and cobalt can enliven a room with grey walls. If you want a slightly beach-reminiscent or nautical vibe, a blue carpet is a must!

The texture of a blue carpet

On the Color Wheel

You’ll find three types of blues on the color wheel. Blue, blue-violet, and blue-green. Pick a color in which blue is present the most.

Style Guide

  Light Cool Grey Walls Dark Cool Grey Walls Light Warm Grey Walls Dark Warm Grey Walls
Light Cool Blue Carpet Low contrast, spacious, cool, dreamy High contrast, moderate space, cool, peaceful Low contrast, spacious, balanced, open High contrast, moderate space, balanced, sophisticated
Dark Cool Blue Carpet High contrast, moderate space, cool, emotional Low contrast, crowded, cool, confident High contrast, moderate space, balanced, Low contrast, crowded, balanced, masculine
Light Warm Blue Carpet Low contrast, spacious, balanced, stress-reliever High contrast, moderate space, balanced, spiritual Low contrast, spacious, warm, fresh and airy High-contrast, moderate space, warm, stable
Dark Warm Blue Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, sensitive Low contrast, crowded, balanced, mysterious High-contrast, warm, soothing, pure Low-contrast, crowded, warm, idealistic

Carpet Care Guide

Choose your shade of blue wisely!

Go for a darker shade of blue if you find it hard to commit to cleaning frequently.

4. Brown

Bring a bit of earth to your room with grey walls!

Have you noticed how soil can hide traces of dirt in it? Brown makes us feel safer and closer to our planet Earth. This color brings the richness and purity of the soil to any room it chooses. Grey and brown are the perfect combination to go for if you need a toned down and serious look. It also looks sophisticated and modern, while maintaining the aura of mother nature!

A room with grey walls and a brown carpet

If you’re deciding on a brown carpet, you wouldn’t want to miss this beautiful carpet that looks like wood!

On the Color Wheel

Since brown is neutral, it’s not there on the color wheel. But it has the power to tone down other colors and make them appear duller.

Style Guide

  Light Cool Grey Walls Dark Cool Grey Walls Light Warm Grey Walls Dark Warm Grey Walls
Light Cool Brown Carpet Dull, minimal, simple, spacious Dull, high-contrast, balanced space Dull, minimal, simple, spacious, balanced High-contrast, exciting, natural, balanced
Dark Cool Brown Carpet High-contrast, sharp, relaxing, illusion of less space Crowded, too dark, comforting Sharp, high-contrast, balanced, natural Low-contrast, all-dark, Balanced, crowded
Light Warm Brown Carpet Balanced, relaxing, slightly vibrant Sharp, high-contrast, balanced, elegant Cozy, simple, spacious, low-contrast High-contrast, comfortable, cozy, sunshine-like ambiance
Dark Warm Brown Carpet Sharp contrast, exciting, natural ambiance Low-contrast, dull, all-dark, simple Natural, high-contrast, soothing, vibrant Low-contrast, crowded, natural and elegant

Carpet Care Guide

Carpets with dark tones are always easier to maintain!

A dark brown carpet may have dust visible but it will require less frequent cleaning.

5. Grey

All-grey can never go wrong if it's elegance that you want!

Tones of grey can play along with those stunning grey walls! Whether you use a light or dark grey carpet, largely depends upon the light value of your grey walls.

A room with dark grey carpet and light grey walls

On the Color Wheel

Since it’s a neutral color, you won’t find grey on the color wheel. It is used to create lighter tones of other colors. If you want cool greys carpets for your room, have a look at the shades of the cool colors of the color wheel.

Style Guide

  Light Cool Grey Walls Dark Cool Grey Walls Light Warm Grey Walls Dark Warm Grey Walls
Light Cool Grey Carpet Low contrast, spacious, cool, airy High contrast, moderate space, cool, reliable Low contrast, spacious, balanced, intellect High contrast, moderate space, balanced, reliable
Dark Cool Grey Carpet High contrast, moderate space, cool, secure Low contrast, crowded, cool, elegant High contrast, moderate space, balanced, soothing Low contrast, crowded, balanced, gentle
Light Warm Grey Carpet Low contrast, spacious, balanced, sophisticated High contrast, moderate space, balanced, control Low contrast, spacious, warm, relaxing High-contrast, moderate space, warm, balance
Dark Warm Grey Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, classy Low contrast, crowded, balanced, comfortable High-contrast, warm, soothing, mature Low-contrast, crowded, warm, stable

Carpet Care Guide

Grey carpets can be both naughty and nice to clean!

Darker shades of grey will make a better choice if it suits the mood you want to set for your room. They can hide dust, dirt and stains better than their lighter counterparts.

6. Green

Together, green and grey create the most soothing effect ever!

Green portrays nature unlike any other color. It is soothing, refreshing and it can breathe life into any space. Green, in any tone or shade, also relaxes the eyes. Pairing green with grey is just like watching the rain fall on leaves.

A classroom with floor covered with green carpet

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On the Color Wheel

On the color wheel, you will find green on both the cool and warm side. So, there are greens with blue undertones (cool greens) and there are greens with yellow undertones (warm greens).

Style Guide

  Light Cool Grey Walls Dark Cool Grey Walls Light Warm Grey Walls Dark Warm Grey Walls
Light Cool Green Carpet Low contrast, spacious, cool, soothing High contrast, moderate space, cool, refreshing Low contrast, spacious, balanced, harmonious High contrast, moderate space, balanced, relaxing
Dark Cool Green Carpet High contrast, moderate space, cool, prosperous Low contrast, crowded, cool, peaceful High contrast, moderate space, balanced, balance Low contrast, crowded, balanced, easygoing
Light Warm Green Carpet Low contrast, spacious, balanced, serene High contrast, moderate space, balanced, relaxing Low contrast, spacious, warm, soothing High-contrast, moderate space, warm, soothing
Dark Warm Green Carpet High contrast, moderate space, balanced, reassuring Low contrast, crowded, balanced, fresh High-contrast, moderate space, warm, inspirational Low-contrast, crowded, warm, harmonious

Carpet Care Guide

Pick your shade of green wisely!

Lighter shades of green carpets will get dirty quickly as compared to lighter ones!

7. Multi-toned/Patterned Grey

Tones and shades of greys can make your room more elegant!

A black carpet can get a bit too harsh for the room, right? Go for a grey-patterned carpet when you want to make the room look less intense. You can never go wrong with dark grey if it’s patterned.

A dark grey carpet with patterns of a lighter color is a mesmerizing choice for dark grey walls in particular.

For instance, if your walls are cool grey, pick a carpet that is warm grey to balance the atmosphere of the room. You can get a single carpet that has shades of grey in it, or you can get multiple carpets of varying shades of grey!

A warm grey patterned carpet in a room with grey walls

On the Color Wheel

Since it’s a neutral color, you won’t find grey on the color wheel. It is used to create lighter tones of other colors. If you want cool greys carpets for your room, have a look at the shades of the cool colors of the color wheel.

Style Guide

Styling patterned grey carpets isn’t a problem. They will go well along with any grey wall! They will create a fluent monochromatic color scheme.

Carpet Care Guide

Patterned grey carpet care may be easier than you think.

Due to so many patterns on top, the carpet is able to hide dust, dirt and sometimes, even stains. It's best to vacuum such carpets in which detecting spots can be a problem!

Wrapping Up Your Carpet Choice for Grey Walls

Grey is a simple and elegant color. It is neutral which makes it perfect to consider when you want a sophisticated look. Therefore, with your grey walls, you can choose a carpet that combines monochromatic greys or patterned greys to take the elegance to a whole new level. Other neutral options include white, brown and cream. Blue and green look amazing with grey because they create a soothing effect together.

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By J. Bolívar

Carpet and Rug World Founder

I'm Jimena and I love Home Decor! When I got married I wanted my home to look as amazing as possible. I read and read and read about home decor. And although I found some very helpful information, I hardly found anything regarding Carpets and Rugs. I learned so much I wanted to share everything I know with the whole world!

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J. Bolívar

Carpet and Rug World Founder

I'm Jimena and I love Home Decor! When I got married I wanted my home to look as amazing as possible. I read and read and read about home decor. And although I found some very helpful information, I hardly found anything regarding Carpets and Rugs. I learned so much I wanted to share everything I know with the whole world!

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