They're Classics for a Reason — 12 of the Best Gray Sofas That Will Work in Any Home

These 12 gray sofas are a mix of shades and shapes but they're all versatile enough to work in any space. Pair with neutral schemes or colorful ones — they'll look good in both

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While comfort is key when shopping for a new sofa, the style and color you choose also need to be right for your living space. This is why gray sofas are so popular. The neutral hue works with so many colors and materials —and will outlast most trends.

There is plenty of choice on offer, too. From moody slate grays and warm heather tones to pale pebble and stone shades, it is not hard to find the best couch in this timeless neutral.

To narrow down the options, we've pulled together our favorite gray sofas from the best home decor brands.

1. Best chunky gray sofas

2. Best linear gray sofas

3. Best mid-century style gray sofas

4. Best simple gray sofas

Is gray a good color for a sofa?

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Gray works well with other colors, such as shades of blue, green, yellow, and pink, as well as other neutrals like black and white. A gray sofa will allow you to be flexible in the rest of your choices in a design scheme.

'There’s been some hate against 'millennial gray' interior spaces lately,' says Madison Adam, Interior Design Services Manager, Article. 'In my opinion, it’s not so much the color itself but how it contributes to the aesthetic of the space as a whole. 

'A gray sofa with gray accents and a gray rug creates a one-note room, almost like a movie in black and white. Gray is a neutral tone so consider it a blank canvas. 

'A gray sofa can juxtapose a brightly colored accent chair, like rust or grass green, or bold prints and patterns in a rug or home decor item. So feel free to use it to get playful and ramp up the energy in the room.'

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration. 

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