Grey beds sold on Overstock.com bring a relaxed tone that is both warm and cool to your interior space. Complement a grey bed with other neutral colors as a transition between light and dark. Consider a grey bed in between a white carpet and navy linens. Discover how a grey bed can tone down bright colors found in your window treatments, linens, and bath towels. The amount of grey in a bed can determine how much it plays with the rest of the colors in your bedroom. A large amount of grey in your bed can appear to soak up a lot of natural light to make an appealing place to take a nap during the day. A smaller amount of grey stays in the background to serve as a way to accentuate your linens or pillowcases. Well-known brands sell plenty of grey beds on Overstock.com, including Furniture of America, Skyline Furniture, Baxton Studio, Signature Design by Ashley, Hillsdale, and Safavieh. Discover what Overstock.com has in the way of grey beds for your inner sanctuary so you can get a better night's sleep in a custom-made bedroom.
Design Features of Grey Beds
Shades of Grey Beds
Grey beds come in different shades depending on what effect you want to achieve. Lighter shades of grey blend better with brighter neutral colors such as beige and white. Light grey brightens an otherwise darker room, while dark grey has the opposite effect. If you have a white carpet and a navy wall, grey can play off of either lighter or darker hues depending on how dark the grey is on your bed. A light grey bed might do well with darker linens as a counterpoint, or you can experiment with light linens on a dark grey bed to brighten your sleeping space. Grey is a versatile color that adds coolness or warmth to a room depending on how the various colors in your bedroom come together with your bed as the centerpiece.
Tufting occurs when upholstered beds have buttons or stitches that gather fabric in certain places or patterns. Tufting on grey beds darkens the piece a bit because of the shadows created by the small craters that appear on headboards and footboards. These patterns can play with light for a mesmerizing effect when it comes to grey beds, which in turn adds an extra dimension to your bedroom's decor.
Nailheads do two things on grey beds. Dark-colored nailheads contrast light grey beds for extra depth to the piece. Darker nailheads can frame the outline of a light grey bed to accentuate the overall construction. Silvertone nailheads may brighten a dark grey headboard and footboard while also outlining the edges of the bed. Nailheads offer a traditional vibe and an industrial appeal, while the metallic tones fit naturally into a grey bed.
Wingbacks are narrow slats that follow the vertical rise of the headboard from top to bottom. Grey wingbacks form a unique silhouette against the sides that tends to play with light coming from lamps and windows. Wingbacks may subtly darken the edges of a light grey bed or play with long shadows in the morning or afternoon light.
Rustic grey beds bring out the beauty of wood as if the bed has aged. Rustic styles also highlight distressed colors, wood grain, and natural hues to showcase a bed that could serve as an heirloom piece passed from generation to generation. Rustic styles may have curved headboards and footboards with four posts in a traditional feel. Take a look at modern paneled beds that have vertical or horizontal slats of wood as decorative pieces. Rustic grey beds look as if they belong in a country setting or on a farm with their minimalist, toned-down hues that bespeak the color of stone or unfinished wood.
Farmhouse grey beds feature a vintage vibe that comes from large, natural wooden pieces incorporated into the headboard, footboard, and rails, giving the look of reclaimed wood from an old barn. The inviting grey color combines with wood for an oversized and open feel. The grey palette works with natural types of linens such as wool and cotton. Complement your bed with neutral-colored accent pieces that have a nicked or dinged look to keep up the authenticity of a well-used bedroom.
French country grey beds display a European flair with large headboards that mute bright shades on the wall behind the bed or brighten dark tones of a black or navy wall. Button tufting interrupts a grey slate design with some texture on large headboards, while simple metal bars create a Victorian style in grey wrought iron. Curved elements on headboards add elegant touches while lessening the impact of grey hues. Complement your grey bed with a silvertone chandelier on your ceiling to complete a French country look.
Grey hues typify the industrial style, and an industrial-style bed brings out grey iron pieces. Look for beds with squared-off metal posts and metal bedknobs. Rails, headboards, and footboards appear solid without a lot of decoration or adornments. Even grey beds made of wood are painted to look like metal as if they belong in a factory, mill, or car repair shop. Lamps with cages for shades and open, Edison-style light bulbs go perfectly with a grey industrial bed.
Grey Beds FAQs
What bedding should you buy with grey beds?
Pick out neutral tones for linens if you want an overall style with hues that complement each other. Grey beds can tone down brightly colored linens so the linens don't dominate the decor of the entire room. Choose linens with grey, black, and white elements to form a cohesive look across the entire bed.
What materials do grey beds come in?
Grey beds come in wood, metal, and upholstered fabric. Wood beds can have subdued headboards and footboards or taller ones. Metal grey beds have fewer materials because the metal is sturdier compared to wood. Upholstered fabric beds have elegant touches of tufting and nailheads for a soft feel.
What size of grey bed should you buy?
Grey beds come in all sizes, whether you need a full-size bed for a kid's room or a California king for your master bedroom. Larger sizes of beds make the grey hues stand out more, which means any plays of color become more pronounced. If you want a daybed or trundle bed done in grey, look for full- or twin-size models when economizing space is a consideration.