In today’s design industry, professionals follow a list of informal rules called elements and principles before they start out designing a space.
These elements need to be well balanced for a successful design scheme. One such important element is color that needs to be taken highly into consideration before executing any design.
Colors, along with other elements evoke moods and give meaning to the design. Color schemes keep changing according to trends and styles, but certain colors have sustained throughout all styles, and nothing is more popular than grey.
Grey interiors are timeless and elegant. It is such a versatile color and the base of many schemes.
Although it is a cool neutral, spaces with grey touch are warm and relaxing. Grey couches are trending and are often incorporated in many spaces.
Interiors with grey couch look so classy and inviting, when they are matched with the right accessories, especially rugs.
Rugs and couches are both different elements that need to go hand in hand for a perfect balance.
Rugs have aesthetic and functional values. They provide a softness and comfort to the flooring.
Before selecting a rug color for your grey couch, you need to check if you want a subtle composition or a contrasting look.
In this article we’ll examine and discuss several different rug colors that go well with grey couch, so let’s see them below:
Black or White rug
A black or white fluffy rug beneath a muted grey couch is bold and beautiful. It can be highly functional in spaces with heavy movements, as it hides dirt and helps with noise reduction.
Plush white rugs can create a subtle contrast with grey couches, making the space rich and stylish.
The best is the monochromatic, patterned black and white rugs that add statement and give a modern touch.
For grey, white and black are neutrals, there is no chance of a mismatch. To balance the colors, you can team it up with monochrome throw pillows and accessories.
A beautiful white shag rug, with a grey sectional, looks so luxurious and inviting. The room has a perfect balance of the neutrals with black built ins. Furthermore, the style is enhanced with grey and white throw pillows and gold accents.
The light patterned monochrome carpet with the grey sectional makes the space look crisp and ties up the whole scheme together.
Notice how the variety of elements in this picture complement and bring the best out of each other.
Beige is a great pick to go with grey. It is such a warm neutral and pairing it up with another neutral, produces a harmonious scheme. Grey couches look wonderful with soft beige rugs.
The softness and shade of the rug balances the cold feel of grey color. It can make a room look spacious and serene.
Beige has undertones of brown and tan, therefore you can combine it with brown accessories and furniture.
Ivory and cream
Ivory and cream rugs have a muted tone and give a luxurious feel to the space where they are used. Most of the rugs have a merge of both shades; but as separate colors, both look stunning with dark grey settee backs.
A cream or ivory shag rug with a velvety grey couch can add a touch of opulence to the room.
Blue and grey look stunning when combined in a space. Both have cool undertones that work in harmony.
A light grey settee back with a navy or royal blue carpet will enhance the grandeur of the space, whereas a dark grey couch with a muted blue carpet can give a modern outlook.
The living room in the above example looks so multifaceted with rusticity and eclectic vibes.
Although the space has many different elements with different styles; the soft blue patterned rug that goes parallel with the L shaped sofa, looks so well balanced and unites the whole space. The colors work harmoniously without being predominant.
A simple and clean look can be obtained with a grey rug beneath a grey couch. Although it is just a single color, variations in hues can introduce a fine contrast without making it look monotonous and dull.
A cool grey and a warm grey can be paired together, typically with one hue outweighing the other.
Patterns and textures enhance the colors, therefore a grey on grey would look stunning with a beautifully patterned rug and accessories to complement it.
A light grey couch with a dark grey rug or vice versa, with a variety of textures in the form of shag, woven, plush pile rugs, and patterns with geometry or traditional designs would look stylish and welcoming.
A transitional look is introduced here with this grey couch teamed with an intricately patterned, oriental rug.
Although there is not much variation in the tones, the patterns help lift the carpet up. Grey looks like a perfect base color here with white textured pillows, making the whole space look fresh and airy.
Although we discussed most of the neutral and cool shades that best complement grey, remember that it is not the limit.
Grey is such an adaptable color that you can creatively experiment with it. A grey settee with a pop of red carpet looks bold and stunning.
Even though there are two variations of grey in this living room, the emphasis is on the red patterned carpet, that adds character to the space.
Yellow and grey work well together in a room and is one of the trending combinations today. Yellow is such a cheerful color that it lifts the grey, and brightens up the whole room.
Yellow and Grey Rug
The zig zag patterned grey and yellow rug makes this open contemporary living room so summery and lively.
Nothing seems contradictory in the space, the yellow seems to tie up everything together adding tropical vibes to the room.
Coastal or nature related colors such as green and teals would also look wonderful and soothing, with grey couch, if you want to introduce an outdoor feel inside a room. Or a splash of colors with a multi colored rug can look eclectic.
Boho Style Rug
A Boho style colorful rug in this living room creates the perfect focus, infusing energetic vibes and a dramatic touch, making the room look more personalized and laid back.
Even though we have emphasized more on colors in this article, remember that patterns and textures play a vital role when it comes to selecting floor rugs, especially for living room.
Rugs introduce patterns and textures, and different patterns can set different moods. An abstract pattern with muted hues can be subtle, where as an oriental rug can look traditional, and bold geometric rugs can introduce visual movement in the space.
This is very important when choosing two toned or multicolored patterned rugs to match grey couches.
Selecting a rug for your living room can be easy, with plenty of colors and patterns. As long as you know your requirements and the kind of atmosphere and mood you wish to create within the space.
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