Unusual design direction – children’s room in gray

The use of gray shades in the creation of modern interiors is gaining more and more popularity every year. This is a well-known fact. However, everything is not so simple when it comes to the interiors of children’s rooms..

Children's textiles

Russians are very wary of using this color in rooms where a significant part of the time of the smallest households passes. Why? Most likely, everyone should look for the answer to this question on their own. For some parents, gray tones in the room are associated with dreary life, boredom and mediocrity. Others believe that this color can reduce the level of psychological protection of the child, lead to depressive disorders. Is this really so and how true are the arguments of those who are against the design of children’s rooms in gray tones? Let’s try to figure it out.

Two beds in a stylish nursery Exquisite design of the children's room

Question number 1: «Benefit or harm?»

First of all, it is worth remembering that the children’s room is a special room for the baby. This space simultaneously contains a bedroom, an area for school activities, a play and sports corner, a place for storing toys, books and other utensils. The child spends a lot of time in the children’s room; the most exciting memories of his life are often associated with this space. Here he goes through all the stages of growing up and psychological development..

Nursery in gray-brown color

The choice of a color scheme when organizing personal space should be carried out taking into account many factors. First of all, this is the gender of the child, features of his character and temperament, interests and color preferences. Parents who have chosen gray tones for the interior of the children’s room, but still doubt their choice, should take into account several important points.

Children's room in orange colors

Five reasons to choose gray

1. Gray is very appropriate where you want to create an atmosphere of tranquility, security and stability. Ideal for decorating rooms where excitable and extremely active children live. The gray coloring of wallpaper and furniture will not irritate the child, distract him while relaxing. This color scheme will help the kid to concentrate on school activities..

Color accents in the interior

2. The predominance of gray shades in the interior of a children’s room is not only convenient, but also very practical. This color scheme is an excellent alternative to white or too light decor. As you know, in the room of the youngest tenants of an apartment, perfect order is rare. A gray interior will greatly simplify the process of cleaning the room..

Colorful nursery interior

3. Gray tones look advantageous with almost all colors. This is of great importance for a children’s space. Gray used as the main tone blends perfectly with small details in bright colors.

Delightful nursery interior

4. Due to the variety of shades, the gray interior will suit both boys and girls. For every child in such a room there will be something interesting, attractive, corresponding to his taste..

Gray-red interior

5. The interior design of a nursery can be not only classic, but also sustained in one of the modern styles, for example, high-tech. In addition, gray is amazingly suitable for creating retro interiors of rooms designed to accommodate young inhabitants of the house..

Stylish gray interior

Question number 2: «What color combinations should be used in a gray children’s room?»

Gray is considered the most neutral tone that exists in nature, in some way the border between white and black. Designers claim that gray is the most rewarding shade when decorating a living space. Most often, such varieties of this color are distinguished as smoky, steel, gray, silver, lead, mouse, ash, mother-of-pearl, pearl gray, slate, anthracite and a shade of wet asphalt..

Children's room with a bunk bed

The process of choosing shades of gray for the interior of a children’s room is not as simple as it might seem at first glance. When combining gray paints with other colors, you should be careful. Do not paint all the walls in dull colors. The best combination of colors in the interior of a children’s room is considered to be the neighborhood of white and gray. Just do not take too bright a shade of white paint. A pale lemon or dingy version of this color works best. Such components will help to fully complement and reveal the gray color palette..

Children's room with a ladder

The combination of grayish shades with black and brown colors can also be used in the arrangement of children’s rooms. Such interiors look very elegant and noble. However, do not overload the room with too dark colors..

Exquisite textiles in the nursery

The neighborhood of gray and yellowish shades will create a feeling of warmth and sunshine in the children’s room. This combination should be used when decorating children’s rooms located on the north side of the building..

Bright spots in the nursery

Shades of gray combined with pale pink are usually used when decorating rooms for young ladies. This design will not look boring and bleak. When creating the interior of a girl’s room, it is not recommended to give the walls a pure gray color. For painting surfaces, it is enough to choose a pale gray or off-white shade. The created interior will be extremely harmonious.

Gray-pink interior

Purple is considered a variety of pink. Delicate lilac shades together with gray tones will make the nursery very stylish, give the room originality and nobility..

Gray-lilac nursery

The basic color scheme can be complemented by soft shades of green. It should be borne in mind that too saturated shades of greenery will tire the baby..

Cozy interior of the nursery

Many parents are wary of the use of reds and oranges in children’s rooms. Their doubts are well founded, as too bright colors can irritate and anxiety children. However, light and soft reddish tones will not only be appropriate in the interior of a nursery – they will allow you to create a very comfortable color scheme for babies..

Red in the nursery

A blue-gray nursery will look airy, since the combination of these shades visually expands the space. It is recommended to complement such an interior in moderation with several other colors..

Gray-blue nursery

Question number 3: «What accessories are best suited for a child’s room in shades of gray?»

So that the interior of the kid’s room in gray does not look boring and joyless, you should choose suitable furniture, lighting fixtures, curtains, bedside rugs and other related accessories for it. Bright accents will make the room more expressive, «inject» a little joy and positive mood in the interior.

Bright accents in the room Gray color in the children's room

Spectacular sofa cushions in juicy shades, as well as decorative cushions in the form of rollers, will perfectly dilute the gray interior. For the same purposes, you can use bright pictures posted on the walls of the nursery, and the original wall clock..

Twin beds in the nursery Bright accessories in the nursery

The gray wallpaper is a perfect match for curtains and cream-colored furniture. Textiles in the children’s room can be a continuation of the main color palette. True, for this you should use gray in various shades. For example, bed covers and curtains can be lighter than wallpaper. In such cases, gray fabrics with a pattern are appropriate. Large mirrors look great in a gray interior.

Strict interior of the children's room Gray-yellow interior

When decorating a children’s room, gray paints can be used in a completely different way – in the form of light furniture and various accessories of the same tone. Gray wardrobes and sofas will look great in interiors that are brighter than originally planned. Dark gray furniture will help to muffle a riot of colors in a children’s home. Lamps and floor lamps should also correspond to the general design idea: they can be either contrasting or silver-gray – to match the color of the furniture.

Children's room in a gray style Bright objects in the nursery

When organizing lighting in rooms where gray prevails, it should be remembered that such an interior requires a sufficient amount of natural light. If artificial lighting prevails in the children’s room, then it should be very good. It is recommended to install many different light sources in such residential areas. It can be not only chandeliers, but also all kinds of lamps of different types..

Colorful bedspreads in the nursery Children's area in the apartment

Do not be afraid to experiment with gray – the effect of its combination with other shades can exceed your wildest expectations. In any case, you will not go wrong, since the gray color scheme, due to its neutrality, will allow you to make adjustments to the already created interior of the children’s room more than once, and will make it possible to improve the appearance of the room as needed.