Every designer understands that color has the power to transform a space, and a bedroom is no exception. Out of every area in your home, it’s one room that should allow for rest and relaxation. And believe it or not, choosing the right color palette can help make this happen.

Scroll down for 15 examples of gorgeous bedrooms, featuring a range of classic gray and white palettes. These calming interiors serve as a nice reminder of the countless ways color can be used to your advantage. 1COZY RETREAT Max Zambelli

In the guest bedroom of Steven Gambrel’s New York apartment, white bedding and 1950s sconces by Ignazio Gardella create contrast against gray walls and an upholstered bed. The custom bed features a Zimmer + Rohde fabric and the houndstooth pillows are in a Holland & Sherry fabric. 2MODERN GRAY AND WHITE Genevieve Garuppo for Homepolish

Modern gray and white hues unite in a New York loft by Homepolish designer Tali Roth. Statement light fixtures in white shades add a fresh touch to the gray walls and bedding. ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW


In the master bedroom of a Miami penthouse by designer Jean-Louis Deniot, gray and white hues, along with a pop of deep blue, fill the space. Furnishings in the Art-Deco inspired South Beach penthouseinclude a headboard boasting an Aldeco pattern, a custom floor lamp, and a coverlet with a Kirkby Designfabric. To finish the space, the mirror is by R&Y Augousti, and the carpet is by Toulemonde Bochart. For added visual interest, the designer chose to create an accent wall with distressed stacked bricks and opted for a statement ceiling—a hand-painted mural with a spiral pattern. 4FARMHOUSE STYLE Kristoffer Johnsson

For a Swedish home with a farmhouse vibe, a young couple settled on a soothing palette of white and soft gray for their master bedroom. The bed is by Hästens, and the lamp and stool are both vintage. 5BEACH ESCAPE Richard Powers

The master bedroom of a Palm Beach home was transformed with a calming palette of white and grays. The walls are of a Venetian plaster, the settee is by Gastone Rinaldi and is upholstered in a Bergamo fabric, and the rug is by V’Soske. ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW


A Manhattan apartment designed by Alex Papachristidis is proof that a gray and white palette doesn’t have to be boring. The upholstered master bed is outfitted with a Holly Hunt silk and Schweitzer linens; the stainless steel chair (right) is by Maria Pergay, and the Philippe Hiquily chair purchased at Sotheby’s has cushions in a Fortuny fabric.

Additional accents include curtains made of a Holland & Sherry silk satin, carpet by Beauvais, and walls sheathed in a Rubelli cotton velvet. The designer also chose to place a Rebecca Warren sculpture between the room’s windows, and settled on a Richard Prince painting to the left of the bed. 7MAXIMALIST BEAUTY Douglas Friedman

Maximalism infuses every inch of this guest bedroom, designed by Mary McDonald. Owned by the founders of the beauty brand Too Faced, the California home features gray and white, along with pops of yellow. The charming space consists of a bed by McDonald for Chaddock, vintage tole palms, and nightstands by Julian Chi­chester. The ceiling and walls are sheathed in a classic striped paper by Schumacher. ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

8BRIGHT AND AIRY Tessa Neustadt

For an airy bedroom in a Cape Cod-style home, Homepolish designer Orlando Soriastuck with a crisp white palette with just a hint of gray by way of an upholstered bed design. A handmade alligator bench makes a statement. 9CITY LIVING Marco Ricca

Design duo Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson crafted a soothing master bedroom in a New York City penthouse with a skyline view. Light grays, white, and cream—plus layers of texture—add glam to the room.  ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

10RUSTIC HAVEN Tara Striano

The master bedroom of a 1910 rustic home on Long Island’s Watermill was revived with gray and white shades. Since the space serves as a weekend home for a young Manhattan family, designer James Huniford chose a subtle palette to showcase the room’s brightness. Furnishings include a custom bed design in Huniford’s Bennett fabric for Lee Jofa and vintage nightstands. 11PENTHOUSE WITH A VIEW Simon Upton

Gray and white–and striking pops of black—prove to be the perfect color palette for a Palm Beach penthouse with a view. Designed by Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts, the modern master bedroom includes stools by Azadeh Shladovsky from Jean de Merry, 1970s nightstands by Karl Springer, table lamps by Roberto Rida, and a silver 1960s Italian armchair. ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

12PLAYFUL EDGE Mike Schwartz Photography

Soft gray walls complement a white headboard and bedding in a Chicago guest bedroomdesigned by Studio Gild. The playful room features twin beds dressed in Moroccan handwoven pom-pom blankets. 13SCANDINAVIAN CHIC Line Klein

A laid-back Scandinavian home for The Design Chaser is a lesson in decorating with a gray and white palette. A mix of textured bedding around the subdued color palette enhance the relaxed aesthetic. ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW


With the belief that a bedroom is meant to be a calming retreat, Jenn Feldman anchored a design scheme with a tufted off-white bed and gray accents, including luxurious carpet.  15BROOKLYN STYLE Camille Breslin

Nev Schulman of Catfish shares his airy Brooklyn home with his wife and three children. The home’s third bedroom features an inviting gray and white palette with punches of color, including ombre artwork by Eric Cahan.  MONIQUE VALERIS Home Decor Editor, ELLEDecor.comMonique Valeris is the home decor editor for ELLEDecor.com, where she covers everything from house tours to product roundups, and her idea of a well-decorated interior involves endless layers of patterns, brass accents, and anything with a monogram.  

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