Gray, Gold & White Living Room

Gray, Gold & White Furniture Color Schemes & Decorating Ideas

When decorating with only neutral colors, a room may start to look a little plain. Adding an elegant, metallic tone, like gold, to gray and white decor can energize your design. Golden hues add warmth to gray and white, keeping the room from seeming stark or cold.

Cindy Crawford Living Room SetCindy Crawford living room set with gray sectional and ottoman
Gray sectional with decorative pillows accented in patterns of white, gray and gold, paired with a similarly patterned chair and darker gray ottoman on a gray and gold rug, with a gold lamp on a wooden end table.

Without the golden yellow accents in the room above, the slate sectional against the gray walls could seem drab. Goldenrod pillows and a brass lamp heighten the appeal of the space and add a little shine and sleekness. When paired with wooden end tables, this choice completely transforms the feeling of the room.

Ashford Landing Living Room SetAshford Landing living room set with gray sectional and chair
Gray sectional and chair with matching accent pillows, paired with a gray patterned ottoman complemented by a gold centerpiece.

The contemporary space above features a mix of white and gray decor with subtle sunny accents to heighten the style without a commitment to bold hues. A marigold yellow vase and splashes of gold in the framed artwork create a pleasing sense of symmetry and cohesion without overwhelming a mostly neutral color scheme.

Bexley Square Living Room SetBexley Square living room set with dark gray sectional and ottoman
Dark gray sectional and matching ottoman, with white and gold accent pillows offset by gold patterened curtains.

The living room seating above has undertones of gray and brown, which are highlighted by other gray and silver elements in the room. Honey-gold curtains create a clean contrast with the charcoal sectional to define and expand the space. The yellow and white fur accent pillows soften the look and add a touch of creative flair.

Corbin Living Room SetCorbin living room set with gray reclining sofa and loveseat
Reclining sofa and loveseat upholstered in gray suede fabric, with white and gold accent pillows and matching rug.

Mixing a primary color with neutrals may seem risky, but the right combination can transform a room from traditional to trend-setting. The ash-gray living room suite and natural wood end tables pictured here are lovely on their own, but gold decor and bold prints, like the patterned pillows and rug make this design look effortlessly chic and fun. The glass bowl and metallic vase finish the look by adding nuanced variations in tone.

Sofia Vergara Living Room SetSofia Vergara living room set with dark gray leather sofa and loveseat
Tufted sofa and loveseat upholstered in dark gray leather, with a white accent pillow, gray and white patterned rug, and gold wall decor.

If you are going for a polished look, try pairing modern furniture with elegant metallic gold decor. The sable leather couch in this photo is a sophisticated seating option, and the cherry wood end tables keep the design from seeming too stark. Add delicate golden wall art and birdcage lamps, and the space transforms into a modern palace.

Skyline Drive Living Room SetSkyline Drive living room set with gray sectional, chair and ottoman
Gray sectional with matching chair and ottoman, offset by gray and white accent pillows and gold pieces of decor.

When working with multiple patterns and textures in gray and white decor, solid-colored accents serve to balance the visual and tactile aspects in the space. Without gold decor to draw the eye, the print, faux fur and plush accents in the design above would fade into its neutral palette.

Stafford Living Room SetStafford living room set with two-tone gray sectional
Two-tone sectional with light gray cushions on a dark gray base, paired with patterned throw pillows accented in shades of white, gray and gold, with gold decor also featured on the silver glass-top coffee and end tables.

The subtle hints of gold decor in the accent pillows add just the right amount of warmth to the cool, gray sectional pictured here. When paired with dandelion-hued lamp and wall art, this seating area becomes a pleasantly inviting yet sophisticated space for entertaining or relaxing.

Trevino Living Room SetTrevino living room set with gray leather sofa and loveseat, gold decor
Reclining sofa and matching loveseat upholstered in gray leather, paired with gold decor and a matching table set on a white rug.

Mixing in a variety of textures and colors can add extra appeal to your gold, white and gray decor. This slate leather couch offers a welcome contrast to the white shag rug. Thanks to the yellow pillow, abstract art, sky-blue accent wall, funky lamps and golden vase, this room becomes a melting pot of character.

Go for Gold

When trying to decide which accent to add to gray and white decor, gold is sophisticated choice. This versatile hue can add a touch of elegance, warm up a cool color scheme or make a space feel fresh and trendy.