Gray, Green & Taupe Living Room

Gray, Green & Taupe Furniture Color Schemes & Decorating Ideas

Gray, green, and taupe living rooms combine some of the most versatile colors in a designer's arsenal. Because taupe is a shade between gray and beige, it's a natural choice to go with cool-hued gray and earthy green decor. Mix these soothing hues to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your living room.

Lilith Pond Living Room SetLilith Pond living room set with light gray sofa and loveseat
Light gray sofa and loveseat with green floral accent pillows, paired with a gray patterned rug.

When decorating a living room with gray, green and taupe, use plants, organic shapes and nature-inspired prints to create a natural look. In the inspiration photo above, floral accent pillows and green decor give a subdued space vibrancy and life.

Cindy Crawford Living Room SetCindy Crawford living room set with dark gray sofa, loveseat and chair
Dark gray sofa, loveseat and chair with taupe patterned accent pillows and matching rug.

Taupe and gray decor can also be dark and moody. This room features charcoal gray couches plus a taupe rug and accent pillows for a serene mix of neutral hues. Jewel-tone green, blue and red accents keep these darker tones looking chic instead of somber.

Bonita Springs Living Room SetBonita Springs living room set with dark gray sofa and loveseat
Dark gray sofa and loveseat complemented by throw pillows with green and taupe accents.

Many rented spaces come with taupe walls, as this color complements a variety of decor choices. This example interior shows how easy it can be to work with taupe decor. Sleek gray couches showcase a mix of gray and green shades in the patterned pillows and succulent centerpiece. Additional grays and taupes are introduced through the rug and the neutral walls provide a soft backdrop to pull the look together, completing this modern yet inviting design.

Cindy Crawford Living Room SetCindy Crawford living room set with light green sofa, loveseat and chair
Light green sofa, loveseat and chair with green and taupe floral accent pillows, paired with a gray and taupe striped rug.

Since taupe, gray and green reflect the natural world, this color scheme is a popular choice in coastal designs. Mirroring the beautiful seascape outside, the room in the photo above pairs soft sea green seating with an area rug featuring stripes of sandy taupe, sky blue and driftwood gray. The room stays crisp and breezy with white walls, shutters and tables.

Cypress Gardens Living Room SetCypress Gardens living room set with dark gray sofa and loveseat
Dark gray sofa and loveseat with taupe and green patterned accent pillows and matching coffee table on light gray rug.

For less experienced decorators, the easiest way to decorate a living room with taupe, green and gray is to make one color dominant. The example design above uses mostly gray decor with touches of green and taupe in its pillows, art and accent chair. This design scheme keeps things simple, yet adds enough color to please the eye.

The Natural Choice

Earthy gray, taupe and green form a pleasing pallet that looks great with a variety of natural textures and materials. Real wood, stone, metal and plants in your space will harmonize effortlessly with this color palette.

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