19 most interesting grey and teal living room ideas

19 Most Interesting Grey and Teal Living Room Ideas to Get Inspired by

Interiors / April 6, 2018

The color combination in grey and teal living room provides you a delightful look that will make the area perfect for gathering.

The grey color significantly gives contribution in making the place looks clean, cozy, and modern. On the other hand, teal creates calm and relaxing atmosphere.

Right now, there are so many ways you can apply in using the combination of the two compatible colors in your living room.

In this post, there are at least 19 most interesting ideas available. Those are:

You can find a further explanation about each of the idea in the list below.

1. Grey Living Room with Teal Wall-Size Drapes

grey living room with teal drapes

Burdorf Interiors

The first idea we are about to share here is the use of wall size teal drapes in a grey living room. There are some benefits you will get from this idea.

Wall size drapes aren't ordinary drapes. They give a dramatic look at the interior design.

The sheer drapes like the ones shown in the picture above also give beauty value to the interior. At the same time serve they role to provide coverage for the sake of privacy.

The teal tone of the drapes above goes well with the somewhat dark hue of the grey color. With this wall color, the curtains look more prominent.

If you want to add teal drapes in your grey living room, it would be great if you also place some other items that have quite similar teal shades.

In the example above, the other things include pillows, decorative vase, decorations above the fireplace, and a tone in the rug pattern.

2. Grey Living Room with a Solid Teal Rug

grey living room with teal area rug

Rad Design Inc

The next idea is the use of solid teal rug in a grey living room. This idea is also the one that will give you a grey and teal theme in the living area.

In home interior design, an area rug like this can play an essential role in building up the atmosphere in the room, mainly because of the color it has.

In this idea, the color of the rug is teal, and it builds up cool and calm feel in the living room.

A teal-colored rug like this is also a perfect choice to pick when you don't have enough teal hue in the living area. You can also choose the carpet when the flooring of the room is not teal or grey.

The transitional living room design above is the example. As you can see, grey is the dominant color in this room.

Besides, the source of teal color in the room only comes from a pair of decorative pillows placed on the grey couch.

Other than those, you can also see that the flooring is medium-tone hardwood flooring. With all these reasons, the choice of teal area rug for this living room is just the right thing to do.

3. Greige and Teal Living Room

greige and teal living room

Brett Mickan Interior Design

If you specifically want to create a living room with warm and inviting atmosphere with the combination of grey and teal color, then you should consider greige more than just an ordinary grey tone.

Greige is a type of grey color with a warm look because it comes with a beige undertone.

Just like when you use the ordinary grey, you can also use greige in any part of the living room. It can be ceiling, wall, furniture pieces, or even flooring.

If you want to have more portion of greige tone in the living area, you can apply the color on the wall as exemplified in the picture above.

In this example, the specific wall paint used is Benjamin Moore Sandy Hook Gray HC-108.

If you want to, you can also add some beige tone in the room. This tone is compatible with both greige and teal, so there is nothing to worry.

From the same living room design example above, there are at least three beige items available in the interior. Those are two leather couches and a patterned armchair. All these items have colors that are compatible with the greige wall and the fluffy teal area rug.

4. Dark Grey, Teal, and Dark Blue

dark grey, teal and dark blue living room

Gaile Guevara

If you wish your living room to have a cool atmosphere and a moderately dark look, then the combination of dark grey and dark teal is the one you should give a try. It would be much better if you also combine these colors with dark blue tone since this color will be beneficial in building up the look and the feel you want in the room.

The eclectic living room design above is the example.

This room has custom-made chairs with porpoise grey upholstery and dark teal pillows as the decoration. Both of the chairs and cushions look nice when paired with the spruce blue woven seagrass wallpaper for the accent wall.

The combination of these three dark tones doesn't only give a cool and dark look. It also brings a calm feeling to the interior.

If you are interested in this idea, but you don't want your living area to be completely dark, you don't have to use a dark tone to color all the walls in the room.

Instead, you can use it as an accent wall only and paint the rest of the walls in the room with a lighter tone.

5. Grey and Teal Living Room with Red Accents

grey and teal living room with red accents


One thing that people are worried about when using grey and teal color theme in their living room is that the room will look too cold because of the colors.

If you do think the same way, you shouldn't be worried because there is a good trick you can do.

In this situation, the only thing you need to do is adding some red accents in the room. Doing so will also make your interior gains a calm and lovely feel. Besides, it also makes the place has a passionate look too.

When adding some red accents in your grey and teal living area, there is one thing you need to remember. You shouldn't add too many red accents or else the color theme of the room will be lacking.

As an example, you can see the eclectic living room design above. The red accents in this room come from the wall painting, the table lamps, and the throw pillows.

These accents are not too much, and the teal sofa and the grey upholstered table still look prominent in the interior.

6. Silver Grey and Teal Living Room

silver grey and teal living room

Sheila Singer Design

With grey and teal combination you can also create a stylish look. However, for this idea, you need to use a specific type of grey to get the look. It is none other but silver tone.

Check out the contemporary teal and grey living room above. There are some different shades of grey used in this room. These shades come from the armless leather chairs, the wall, the area rug, and some decorations.

Other than these, there are also some items with silver tones available in the place. Those include the table lamps and the candle holders.

The number of silvery items in this room is not too much. However, it is still significant in enhancing the stylish value of the room.

A tip that you can follow when you are about to apply this idea is that you shouldn't always buy real silver items to place in your living room since this will cost too much money. It will be cheaper if you purchase items in silver color since the stylish look resulted will be the same.

7. Grey Living Room with Patterned Teal Carpet

grey living room with abstract teal carpet

Kelly Rogers Interiors

If in point number two solid rug is the recommended item to use in your living room, this time the suggested item is patterned teal carpet.

At a glance, there is no difference between the solid and patterned rugs since both of them give a significant addition of teal color in the room, which also means that they are helpful in building a cool and calm mood in the interior. Although so, there is, in fact, a difference exists here.

A patterned teal rug is better in the way it also has a beauty value. Depending on the pattern it has, the carpet can also give a specific detailed look to the place.

For examples, a floral design will present a spring season look, and a geometric pattern will create a modern touch.

The teal carpet in the transitional living room design above is another example. It has an abstract pattern that gives the room a boost of aesthetic look.

8. Grey Couch with Teal Pillows

grey sectional living room couch with teal pillows

Get Decorated

Another idea you should give a try also is suitable to do when you have a grey couch in your living room. The idea is nothing else but decorating your sofa with teal pillows.

This idea is not merely about decorating. Instead, it is also something functional. It is so because pillows can also enhance the comfort value of your seat.

Another excellence of this idea is that it is the one so simple to do.

You can even choose this idea as your last minute choice when you feel bored with your grey living room theme. By adding the pillows only, you can immediately get a teal and grey theme in your living area.

9. Grey Living Room with Teal Velvet Tufted Sofa

grey living room with teal tufted sofa

Imperfect Interiors

Making your grey and teal living area stunning is not a hard thing to do.

You need to add the right detail to the room, and everything will look different. The next feature you need to consider is a teal velvet tufted sofa like the one you can see in the picture above.

Just like the previous teal pillow idea, this one is also suitable to pick when you want to give an upgrade to your grey living room. The difference is that this one will cost you more money.

Besides, the tufted sofa also boosts the room's beauty much better than the pillows. Other than that the couch also offers such an elegant statement in your place.

Even the design of this sofa is quite specific with tufted details and curves it doesn't mean that you can only pair it with furniture pieces in the similar design. You can match this sofa with any type of furniture to create a pretty mixed style in the interior.

In the example above, the formal-looking tufted sofa has a grey sectional couch as the pairing.

10. Grey and Teal Living Room with Brown Accent

grey and teal living room with brown bear skin rug

Brown accents give a teal and grey living area a boost of comfort. The use of these accents is another idea you should take into consideration.

A comfortable living room is not only beneficial for you as the homeowner but also for whoever comes to visit you.

There are so many ways you can do to add brown accents in your living room interior. You can do this by adding pillows, throw blankets, decorations, and so on.

In the example above, the most significant brown accent in the room is the animal skin rug placed under the coffee table.

This rug doesn't only have brown color but also a fluffy design that makes the comfort value of the room even higher. The color of the carpet is also compatible with the grey wall tone which seems to have brown undertones in it.

11. Grey and Teal Living Room with Peacock Decorations

grey and teal living room with peacock painting

Feels Like Home 2 Me~ Home Staging in Toronto West

If you want to try to decorate your grey and teal living area in a somewhat different yet beautiful way, this idea is the one to try. It is the idea of including peacock-themed decorations in the living area.

Why should you choose peacock decorations for the living room? The primary reason is that peacock is a bird that naturally has teal color. That is why this kind of adornment is suitable for the color theme of your living area.

At this time, you can find quite a lot of peacock-themed items that are suitable for a living room. They can be upholstery, tablecloth, sculpture, paintings, etc. They can even have a more detailed and beautiful design of peacock feather that looks fashionable too.

In the picture above, the peacock decoration used in the living room is a painting showing the male version of the bird. Male peacock is more suitable for the decorative theme because it is well-known because of its marvelous tail.

12. Grey and Teal Living Room with Green Accents

grey and teal living room with green accents and green view

Central Meridian Photography

Adding some green accents in your teal and grey living room is another excellent idea to try. This idea will give the room both natural and refreshing looks.

You can bring the looks mentioned earlier by adding green decorative pillows on your grey couch. Besides, you can also bring a houseplant, which may give you a cleaner indoor air benefit.

All these examples are available in the picture of a contemporary living room above.

From the same picture, you can also see that there is a different way to give green touch in your living area. The method is by making the room facing a green view outside that you can see through glass windows or doors.

13. Minimalist Grey and Teal Living Room

grey and teal living room with minimalist design

Fotograf Calle Ström

Minimalist teal and grey living room can be a great idea to try too. This design is an excellent choice for you who always love the functional interior design more than the one that gives precedence to decorative value.

Most of the time, in minimalist living room design, including also the one with grey and teal color scheme, two most important items must exist.

Those are seats and coffee table, especially the ones with practical and straightforward style.

With those items, the room is already complete so not adding any other things would be fine. However, you can add some additional recommended pieces if you do not want the place to look too dull. They include one-tone area rug and simple decorations.

In the example above, the minimalist living room has two types of primary items as explained previously. Those are a teal sectional couch, light grey knitted-style ottoman, and a Scandinavian coffee table.

Other than those items, there is also a grey area rug used. Besides, there are three simple decorations used to avoid the room from looking too dull. They are decorative pillows, indoor potted plants, and simple painting.

14. Greige and Teal Living Room with Medium Tone Wooden Trim

greige and teal living room with medium wooden trim

Brickworks Building Products

This next idea is fascinating because it creates such a distinctively stunning look in the living area. It is the combination of greige and teal colors and medium tone wooden trim.

This idea will give you a warm and cozy look for the room. The causes are nothing else but the wooden trim and the choice of greige color instead of standard grey tone.

As you can see in the example above, the recommendation is for you to use the greige color on the wall of your living room.

There are at least two reasons why you should do this. First, the greige wall looks fantastic when paired with medium tone wooden trim. Second, the combo between this wall and trims creates a stronger warm and cozy feel in the interior.

15. Grey and Teal Living Room with Yellow Accents

grey and teal living room with rust and yellow pillows

The McMullin Design Group

Yellow tones are other details you can add to your grey and teal living area. It is like bringing the sunshine inside a place filled with cool colors.

It means, the yellow accents can add a bit of warmth to the living area. Besides, yellow is a color that can bring energy to your home interior too.

Just like the previous explanation about any other accents, you can add to the living room, the choices of yellow accents you can add in there are more or less the same.

The only thing you need to remember here is that the portions of yellow accents in the room shouldn't be more than the part of the grey and the teal tones since these are the primary hues of the room.

Another thing that you need to know is that this idea is not only applicable in a living room with a combination of the average grey tone and teal color. It also looks fantastic when used in a place with greige and teal combo as shown in the picture above.

16. Grey and Teal Living Room with Unfinished Wooden Furniture

grey and teal living room with unfinished wooden furniture pieces

David McCoy Homes

This next idea isn't merely about color compatibility. It has some other benefits that possibly make you get some interest in trying it. It is none other but adding unfinished wooden furniture pieces in your grey and teal living area.

If being asked about color compatibility, of course, there is nothing for you to worry. This type of furniture has a neutral tone that is not hard to match with both teal and grey.

Other than the compatibility benefit, the next significant advantage you can get from this type of wooden furniture is related to price. It cost you less money than when you choose finished furniture.

The last but not least benefit is that you can later add some finish to the furniture pieces if you want to. Of course, you can even turn the natural wooden color into grey or teal to match the living room theme even better.

17. Grey and Teal Living Room with Nailhead Trimmed Chair

nailhead trimmed chair in a grey and teal living room

Ark Hardwood Flooring, Inc.

The next idea you shouldn't miss is the idea of adding nailhead trimmed chair in your teal and grey living room.

Mainly, this is an idea suitable to use in traditional or transitional living room style. It is so because this furniture type exactly has a traditional style.

This seat type is now available in different designs and colors. For the model, there are different materials available including velvet and leather. There are also regular style and high back style.

As for the color, of course, there are a lot more choices exist. Since grey and teal are the primary colors we discuss from the very beginning, the tone for the chair shown in the picture above is an excellent example where you can get inspiration.

18. Grey Living Room with Dark Teal Wall

grey living room with a dark teal wall

Doris Lee Design Studio

Teal is a color you can use not only in furniture and decorations for the living room. You can also use it on a wall to create a stunning look in the grey and teal room.

Here, the recommended teal wall tone to pick is the dark one instead of the light one.

Dark teal provides a relaxing, elegant look for the interior. And it is quite surprising to know that this color is suitable not only for a spacious living area but also for a small one, just like the one you can see in the example above.

However, when using a dark teal wall for your living room, it would be better if you consider some details. First, the room must have adequate lighting. In the example above, large glass windows also help the place to gain more light at day.

Second, choose the grey tones you use in the room carefully. It is better if you can avoid dark grey tones since this can make the place looks darker than it is. Besides, if the grey tones are quite light, the color pops better with a dark teal background.

19. Grey and Teal Living Room with Modern and Midcentury Combo

grey and teal living room with the mixture of modern and midcentury styles

Detail 9 Architects Pty Ltd

In decorating your grey and teal living area, you can also mix two interior styles to get a stunning look. The recommended one is the combo of modern and midcentury design as you can see in the picture example.

Although both of the styles look entirely different from one another, they still look good together. The picture above is the proof.

Here the grey couch represents the modern style. On the other hand, the teal armchairs represent the midcentury style.

There are so many ways you can do to make your grey and teal living room looks interesting.

The 19 ideas explained to you above are surely not the only one. There are so many other ideas available other than the ones mentioned above.

The only thing you need to do is finding the ideas that will not only create a good look but also match your taste in interior designing.

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