What Color Floors Go With Gray Walls? (25 Ideas)

Last Updated on May 18, 2023 by Kimberly Crawford

When a grey wall is put as a color to your walls, there is no other way but to get creative with the colors of your flooring to create a good match.

Grey is a neutral color and will never go wrong combined with any other color. However, there are colors that are best paired with grey that is why you have to think a million times when it comes to color combos with gray walls. 

Color combos are a make-or-break wall and flooring contrast wise. Thus, in this post, we shall look at some of the most standout floor colors that would work best with gray walls. 

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25 Color Floors Go With Gray Walls 

Finding colors is easy but combining them to get the right visual impact and tonal balance is a challenging responsibility. As has been said, the wall and floor contrast are vital in the overall look and feel of a living space.

For this reason, let us look at some of the most notable colors for flooring that would go well with gray walls. 

1. Light brown wood flooring

1 light brown floors with gray wall

Gray walls always work best with the light brown wood flooring. Choosing this combination is very neutral and natural and gives a flawless view of the room.

It can also look beautifully when this room is designed with woody, rustic materials that will give it a more refreshing and natural feeling. 

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2. White flooring

2 white floors with gray wall
Source: Cate St Hill

Combining any color with white is very much recommendable. Aside from the fact that they will look visually large, this look is very clean and bright.

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The presence of natural lighting also adds brightness in the room which creates a positive vibe. White is the next best color paired to gray that is why this combination is good for a room.

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3. Natural brown colored wood

3 natural wood floors with gray wall

The next color that is best combined with the gray walls is the light natural brown colored wood. This color does not only give a natural vibe but also makes the room fresh and bright.

Though the space is small, it gives a homey feeling but with style. It is fresh, calm and neat so overall, this is a perfect wall and flooring combo. 

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4. Dark Wood Flooring

4 dark wood floors with gray wall
Source: Keystone Development

Although the gray walls are contrasting with the dark wood flooring, it still looks its best. It looks cozy and so elegantly looking just by the colors and more so with the elements put together in this room.

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Choosing this color combination is best done in a small room like this. The strong minimalism in this one plus the traditional bright white accents make this a classic retro look. 

5. Caramel brown wood flooring

5 dark wood floors with gray wall

This caramel brown wood flooring contrasted against a gray wall brings out warmth and comfort like in this room.

Going for a bolder gray color is commendable as it gives a lot of contemporary vibe. There is no denying in the coziness of caramel brown wood flooring. The equally warm tone of this gray brown wall keeps it minimalist looking and easy to work around with. 

6. Black area rug

5 black area rug floors with gray wall
black area rug

To be fair, this one here is all about this black area rug, giving emphasis to this brownish flooring and gray walls. You can always make a dark color looking light when pairing it with gray like the colors combined in this room.

You can also add a little accent like other colors aside from the neutrals to add a little excitement in a room. This design is so simple but classy.

7. Beige flooring

6 beige floors with gray wall
Source: Design Créatif, Chaffey Building Group

The color beige can work with almost all colors just like the gray walls. It is known to be a cooler neutral color that is why when paired with this one, the entire room becomes airier, cooler and lighter too.

Though there is nothing really woody in this design, it exudes an organic and quite a retro vibe because of the mix and match of organic neutrals in this one. 

8. Light grey on a darker grey contrast

7 light gray floors with gray wall
Source: annettejaffeinteriors.com, Mike Van Tassell Architectural Photography

Mixing the same color with different shades like this dark and light grey is also one of the best combinations when it comes to flooring and wall contrasts.

Choosing this design is classic plus adding a woody color through the chandelier and a little woody in the wall making it modern and elegant. If looking for a good wall to floor combo, this one is surely a hit!

9. White marble tiles

8 white marble floors with gray wall
Source: CURATED, Sofia Joelsson Design

When you want an added aesthetic value to the grey walls, having a flooring of marble tiles is a great choice.

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Source: MIK Architecture

Aside from its looking very clean, fresh and classy, the white marbles are also making this room larger that is why it is a perfect use for a small room. When presented with so many options, choose this simplicity-is-beauty design scheme.

10. Brown ceramic tiles

9 brown ceramic floors with gray wall
Source: Board by Board Design, Halo Development, Inc

Browns are known to add extra charm in a grey wall combination. They both look flawless together and though contrasting, they are in harmony when it comes to giving beauty and class inside a room.

When going for this color combination idea, see to it that the lighting both from natural and alternative lighting provides enough light to make the look more dramatic. 

11. Gray stone tile

10 gray stone floors with gray wall
Source: greta-mae interiors

This is another gray on gray that you should truly consider not only for its affordability but also its overall look. This one gives an industrial and rustic vibe.

Having the same color with different shades can make it look very classy, clean and cozy. When still in doubt of the best color idea, this is the best for you. 

12. Cherry wood raw flooring

11 cherry wood floors with gray wall

Cherry wood is very raw looking and just a standout on its own. We all know how stunning wood flooring is against neutral walls like grey.

This is best for modern design rooms and modern furniture. When looking for the best combination that is both modern and stylish, go for this one. 

13. Gray walls and blue-gray flooring

12 blue gray floors with gray wall
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A monochromatic looking wall and flooring combo used in a room is also a common design scheme. Most find it cleaner and neater when they stick to just one-color scheme. 

12 blue gray floors with gray wall 1

In this picture, a white lining is used as a separator and serves as a highlight to the grey color. Monochromes are truly a gift when it comes to wall and floor combos. This one is a prime example of how lighter monochromes give depth to a room. 

14. Patterned dark wood

13 patterned dark floors with gray wall 1
Source: Lowery Design Group, Schmidt Custom Floors Inc

If you want it a little chic and stylish, infusing patterns to a plain dark wood and grey walls is very much recommendable.

Aside from it adding beauty to the space, it also serves as a separation from the dining area to other rooms. A patterned dark wood carpet is so good to look at especially when pairing it with the grey walls. 

15. White and black stripe flooring

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Source: Dosfamily
black white stripe rug

Painting your walls to a darker grey means giving it complimentary color for a flooring and in this case, a white and black stripe flooring that looks different and, in a way, strong.

This whole look is very modern, there is much going on but turns out so beautifully. 

16. Grey walls to a black and yellow flooring

15 yellow black stripe floors with gray wall 1

In a small room, creating an illusion like a horizontally patterned carpet flooring like this black and yellow makes it large and unending.

If you have small rooms, this idea is so much recommendable because it also adds depth, texture, and angles to a compact space.

Accentuating it with other bold colors or anchoring it to more yellow and pastels, give it a playful touch to a supposed mute grey walled living room. 

17. Elegant, white carpet flooring

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Choosing designs that are traditional exudes elegance and class. They do not go out of style and have so much to do with all the elements put together.

Combining this classic, embroidered, white carpet flooring to your grey walls is very much ideal that you would want to have it as a basis to your home designs.

18. Corn yellow and gray walls

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Source: © Condé Nast
yellow shag rug

Having grey walls opens a whole range of color combo opportunities. One of the most unorthodox color pops would be the use of corn yellow shade. The bold contrast in this one is surprising but truly works out.

When you are looking for a combination that is not so common, this one is a good choice. It brings light and it serves as the highlight in this room because of its truly bright look. 

19. Grey and organic, nude tones

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If you are fond of the boho, grounded and organic looking living room, this is truly an inspiring look to take after.

A grey wall to a natural looking Scandinavian settee, with a boho area rug, plains and prints on the furniture and throw pillows, and you already have a very organic look that is one for the books. When you want it all natural, this maybe is the best idea for you.

20. Muted blue to your grey walls

19 blue plaid organic floors with gray wall 1
Source: Nebraska Furniture Mart

While all the neutrals and the shades are good looking in a grey wall, it is also up and trendy to use patterned, muted blue as your flooring.

Aside from it being very cool looking, it also creates a homey vibe. The plaid style and the light colors incorporated in this look give it a bright and warm tone. This is a simple and neat idea to take inspiration from.  

21. Porcelain tile flooring

20 blue Porcelain tile floors with gray wall 1

When you want an infused modern and traditional design, using a porcelain flooring to your grey walls is a very nice idea.

The patterns in this porcelain tile are traditional for Victorian homes and vintage designs but the color scheme is very modern. Plus, when it comes to porcelain tiles, there is a whole range of colors and styles to choose from so you can always mix and match it with any shade of grey walls. 

22. Luxury tiles in a contrast of grey walls

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Source: Luxury Tiles

When you want to have an attractive and luxurious kind of home design, this is one of the best choices for you. The luxury tiles in Venetian blue very much gives a luxe and plush look for the living room.

Combining this bold color on a grey colored wall makes the flooring pop out, serving as the focal point of this room. 

23. Subtle blue and grey white walls

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Source: Fawn Galli Interiors

When you want a cool and refreshing vibe, the color blue combined in your greys are good together. Blue is known for being able to give a home a calming effect plus a clean and refreshing feeling.

Choosing these colors are so simple but the harmony between them is just plainly phenomenal and versatile. This one is good both for adults and kids’ rooms.  

24. Charcoal gray walls and greyish blue flooring

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Achieving a calm and cozy room is very hard given the so many things we wish to have inside our bedroom. While every furniture can say something about the vibe, the colors have so much more to say.

The entire look of this bedroom is very masculine. With that greyish blue flooring and charcoal gray walls, and accent decorations of minimalism, this is just an artisan arrangement for ages. 

25. Refined blue and gold accents on grey walls

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Who says you cannot put on bright colors in your flooring area? This design is proof that having it in a refined blue color flooring plus the compelling gold streaks in the wall surface, create a different effect to those gray walls.

The refined blue, though is much brighter than the elements present, creates a statement that makes the overall look different, flashy, but trendy and modern. 


Choosing the best pair for your grey walls requires a lot of planning because while it is versatile, the goal is to always make a standout look out of it. Plains and patterns prove to be equally compelling when compared to gray walls but the use of tiles and wood are still go-to flooring against gray walls.  

When it comes to mixing and matching, it is vital that you know which colors pop and become muted in the flooring when it comes to gray walls. But with all things considered, you got to see in this list that there is an endless option for the best flooring colors for gray walls.