Colour schemes

What colour goes with grey carpet?

Are you wondering what colour goes with grey carpet? Whether you already have a grey carpet or you’re thinking about having a grey carpet fitted, I’ve got the perfect colour combinations to help you complement your grey colour scheme.

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Grey carpet is an excellent choice for any interior space.

Stylish, versatile and timeless, it’s easy to see why grey is the ‘go-to’ shade for interior designs.

From subtle silver tones to deeper hues of charcoal, thanks to its multitude of shades, grey has the ability to blend in just about anywhere, complementing countless colour schemes and completing a beautiful living space.  

As grey is such a diverse shade, there are many colours that go with this classic colour!

In this article, I'll share some of the most popular design trends that are being paired with grey carpet.

Grey carpet colour schemes

Here are my top picks of the top 5 colours that go with a grey carpet.

1. Grey 

Believe it or not, grey works wonderfully with other shades of grey. By layering up your greys and using different shades in one room, you can create more depth and a cosy, elegant atmosphere.

Use a different hue on your walls than your floor and break up the grey with wall art and mirrors.

If a grey wall feels a little plain, try some grey textured wallpaper or a contemporary panelled wall to add interest.

A grey sofa goes with just about any colour scheme but will look particularly effective in an all grey living room, solidifying your style statement.

If the room feels a little flat, weave some metallic elements through your décor, such as a silver framed mirror or shimmering cushions.

We love the striped grey wallpaper in @hannahs_homex’s stylish lounge.


2. Cream, beige or white

If you want something light and airy, shades of cream, beige or white look simply stunning against grey.

Giving a room a clean and minimalist look, these neutral tones lift a grey room, immediately updating any space with a fresh, fuss-free aesthetic.

Pair your grey carpet with white or cream walls, some lighter wooden furniture and add some simple lighting to keep the look elegant and understated. It’s a colour combo we can’t get enough of.

@maddy_athome has kept the colour scheme simple, pairing grey with white walls and bedding.

3. Blue 

Blue and grey were simply made for each other. Both amazingly adaptable, with a myriad of shades, the two colours share a space seamlessly.

However, there is a bit of a trick to using them here that will guarantee you get the colour pairing spot on.

Select shades with the same undertone; so if you’ve got a light grey carpet, you may want to paint one or all of your walls light blue.

If you’ve got dark grey carpet, then you could have dark blue curtains, throws and light shades. Pair light with light, and dark with dark.

Cooler colours tend to give a fresher feel, whereas darker tones will give space a modern moody vibe.

We love the dark blue feature wall from

4. Pink

Whether you’re opting for a pretty pastels or something a little warmer, pink and blush are the perfect playful hues to give any grey room a lighter touch.

Fun and feminine, pink paired with grey gives a welcoming and soft glow that looks great in nurseries and living rooms alike.

If you like blush, but don’t feel brave enough to splash it on your walls, a blush rug, throw and accessories is all you need to embrace the rosy shade.

We love the pink walls and the light grey carpet in this child’s room @home_with_thehinds


5. Yellow

Brighten up a grey living space with a splash of yellow.

Grey and yellow, especially mustard yellow, are extremely effective and offer a beautiful balance, with the effervescence of the bright shade popping through the safe and grown-up grey. 

You don’t need to paint your walls to enjoy this colourful contrast. If you want to add some vibrancy, incorporate the sunny shade into the room with a bold focal point, like a yellow sofa, or soft furnishings, like cushions and rugs, and some bright accessories.

If you add an injection of crisp white, the colours are all brought together perfectly, without looking too overpowering.

Black works particular well with yellow and grey too (we’re thinking black picture frames, side tables and patterned cushions). 

We love the pop of yellow with this grey carpet! @happycornishmama


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Sofas that go with grey carpet 

You can’t beat a light or dark grey sofa against the backdrop of light or dark grey carpet. The contrast between the two shades is a spectacular pairing, and one that features on many an Instagram feed these days.

Understated, chic and contemporary, grey works in any space and can be paired with just about any other shade.

Try adding a cheerful pink sofa to add a feminine charm to a grey carpeted room or a sprightly yellow sofa to give your living room a glow.

Green is a popular choice with grey and is known for helping to create a grounding a calming atmosphere.

A dreamy blue sofa will add a modern touch or go for a classic white or cream sofa for something timeless and elegant that will never go out of style.

?Here's some real-life room inspiration to get you thinking:

By now, you’ll have no doubt realised that grey carpet works wonderfully with so many other shades.

If you want to complement your grey carpet with something more subtle, then grey with grey, a splash of white and silver could be just for you. And if you love a bit of colour, there are shades of yellow, blue and pink to pick from.

Check out our favourite selection of colourful sofas that will compliment a grey carpet.

Explore, experiment and enjoy making more of your grey carpet, which is much easier to do than you may have initially thought…

If you want some more ideas on incorporating grey into your interior design, read our articles, Grey dining room ideas and Grey sofa living room ideas.

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Victoria Foster

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Stylist & Visual Merchandiser

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31th January 2023

Victoria is a stylist and merchandiser based at our in-house photo studio. Having been part of the ScS family since 2012, Victoria styles stunning home sets with the latest trends to showcase newly launched ScS products. With over 25 years of experience in styling and merchandising, she loves to keep an eye on the latest trends in the interior landscape. Victoria's favourite interior scheme is the Boho trend and loves to layer a mixture of different textures in her home. Her styling top tip is to always create a focal point in a room. Whether it’s a feature wall, a piece of artwork, or a bright patterned rug, having a focal point can help to drive the decisions on the rest of the rooms layout.