How do you style a greige bedroom?

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There’s something about a greige bedroom that just oozes relaxation. Maybe it’s the way the light bounces off the walls or how the colors blend together to create a warm and inviting space. Either way, we can all agree that greige bedrooms are downright dreamy.

If you want to create a haven in your home, look no further. We’ve gathered some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you get started. Keep reading to learn how to bring this serene style to life.

Beautiful bed with white blanket. There's a window with long white curtains next to it.

So, what exactly is greige?

Greige is a mix of gray and beige, two very popular colors in home design. This subtle shade can appear to be either gray or beige, depending on the light and other colors in the room. And while it might seem like a boring choice at first glance, greige can actually be quite versatile. The best part about greige is that it can be used in various ways to create different looks.

So, if you want to create a cozy and intimate space, greige is the perfect choice. The warm tones will help to create a feeling of warmth, while the gray will help to give the room a more subdued feel. 

If you’re looking for something a little more dramatic, you can use greige as an accent color. A pop of greige in an otherwise neutral room can really help to bring the space to life. You can use it on an accent wall or in small doses throughout the room.

No matter how you use it, greige is sure to give your bedroom the relaxing and inviting feeling you’re looking for. 

Bed, nightstand and frames hanging on the wall

How do you style a greige bedroom?

First things first, you’ll need to decide on your color palette. While greige is technically neutral, it can lean either warm or cool, depending on the undertones. For a cozy feel, opt for shades with golden or beige hues. If you want something a little more modern, go for a cooler greige with gray or blue undertones.

Greige looks great with palettes that include subtle variations of the tones that make it up, such as grayer or warmer beige tones. However, if we add texture to the mix, for example, by using textiles such as linen or velvet, we can create depth and richness to our settings.

When furnishing your bedroom, a greige wall color is the perfect backdrop for any type of furniture. Whether you have dark wood furnishings or light and airy pieces, they will all pop against a greige wall. A cozy armchair or a sleek dresser would be perfect for a greige bedroom.

Showcasing furniture in the bedroom

If you want to add a bit of contrast, consider painting the trim around your windows and doors in a white or cream color. This will help to frame the space and make it feel more cohesive. Another way to add interest to a greige bedroom is to introduce a pattern. 


When it comes to bedding, there are endless possibilities. But we recommend keeping it simple with white sheets and a comforter or quilt in a similar shade. This will create a clean and serene look that’s perfect for a bedroom.


Create a focal point. As for decor, opt for items that are both functional and stylish. This could be a piece of art or a window with a view. Focusing on one area will help to create a sense of cohesion in the space. We love the idea of adding a few greige-hued throw pillows or a wool area rug to complete the room.


Don’t forget the accessories. This could include adding greenery or incorporating stone or brick accents. Natural elements will help to soften the space and make it feel more inviting. A few well-placed greige throw pillows or a plush blanket at the foot of the bed can add just the right amount of cozy to your space.


Remember to consider lighting. A well-lit room always feels more inviting, so make sure to add a few lamps around the space. For a final touch, hang some sheer curtains to let in natural light.

Personal touches

Last but not least, add some personal touches to your room. Hang some art on the walls, or place a vase of fresh flowers on your nightstand. These little details will make your bedroom feel like your own personal oasis.

Overview of a Pinecrest bedroom after an interior design remodel.


To recap

Choose furniture in different shades of gray and beige. A mix of light and dark colors will add interest and depth to the space.

Add texture with area rugs, throw blankets, and pillows. This will make the room feel cozy and inviting.

Bring in natural elements with fresh flowers or potted plants.

Hang art on the walls or display it on a shelf. Choose pieces that complement the color scheme of the room.

Use lamps to create ambient lighting. Soft, diffused light is perfect for relaxing in a bedroom.

The images on this post are from a recent project we completed in Pinecrest, FL., and get inspired to create your own perfect space. The homeowners were looking to update their guest bedroom and wanted to use a light, neutral color palette. The clean, airy atmosphere of a greige hue attracted them right away.

We used greige on the walls as the starting point and added black and white accents throughout the room. We utilized light drapes to maximize natural light while maintaining privacy.

To make the space pop, we decided to add a few mirrors to reflect light and create the illusion of a larger space. Finally, we accessorized with fresh flowers and small marble ornaments to add a bit of luxury and glamour. The result is a beautiful and tranquil space that our clients can enjoy for years to come. 

Big classy mirror on the wall Classy windows on top of bed


What is greige? Is it the color of shadows or the light that filters through them? Is it the hue of sandstone or the way the sun turns it to gold?

Greige is many things. But most of all, it is the perfect middle ground. Not too light, not too dark. Not too warm, not too cool. It is the ideal balance of all colors, and that is why it has become so popular in recent years.

Whether you use it as a base color or an accent, greige will give your home a feeling of sophistication and calm. So if you’re looking for a way to create a space that feels both chic and inviting, consider using this versatile hue. 

Kathryn Interiors is a Miami’s Award-Winning, Full Service Interior Design Studio. 

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Hi, I'm Kathy!

I am an expert color consultant with over 30 years of experience in interior and fashion design. I help both residential and commercial clients create unique looks for their homes and businesses.
Clients often come to me seeking sharp attention to detail, reliable work, and an excellent sense of design--all of which I pride myself on delivering.

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