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Karndean Colour Series: Gray

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Just like black, gray can be paired with almost any color of the rainbow. Its neutral, modern, minimalistic tones can go with just about anything.

If you’re thinking about gray floor tiles or wood planks, take a look at three colors that we think work well in a gray interior scheme. 

Rose Pink and Gray

Unlike the harshness of red, rose pink is light, sweet and stylish. From its use in beauty packaging to its popularity in metallic form as a base iPhone colour, it continues to appeal to a widespread audience in many different ways.

Karndean grey and pink combination

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When pairing rose pink with a paler grey floor, the combination is gentle and elegantly chic. Evoking a throwback to 80s fashion, the pastel combination is playful without going over the top, and because both colors are light, the rose gold can be used more sparingly throughout. 

If you’re opting for a darker gray floor, use rose pink as your accent color and think about adding white to tie it altogether whilst keeping it fresh. 

Green and Gray

The symbolism of gray and green is quite dissimilar. Gray is cool, conservative and modern, whereas green embodies freshness, growth and life.  Although quite different, the two colors are able to subtly balance each other out. 

Karndean grey and green combination

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When infusing green into your grey color scheme, you can create visual appeal by blending various shades. From leafy indoor plants and pistachio toned pillows to moss colored rugs, the variation in green reflects natural color variation in nature.  

Similar to other color pairings, be sure to think about the proportions when using green with your gray floor. 

Blue and Gray

There are so many shades of blue that can be used for interior styling, each offering its own look when teamed with gray flooring. Aqua blue, for instance, is refreshing and soothing, royal blue-gray is moody and elegant, while baby blue is playful and airy. 

Karndean grey and blue combination

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Blue is versatile and can be used both as an accent or statement. When picking the right shade of blue for your gray floor and overall interior, think about the type of ambience you want to create. 

If you’re after something more subtle, use blue as an accent color. If you’re looking to create a statement space, make blue more defined throughout your space. 

Do you have a gray floor? Tell us about your unique color combinations on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that work with gray flooring. 


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