They're classics for a reason - 12 of the best grey sofas you simply can't go wrong with as they'll work in any home

The 12 best grey sofas are a mix of shades and shapes but they all have a versatility to work in any space. Pair with neutral schemes or in colorful room - they 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 needs to be right for your living space. This is why grey 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 grey sofas from the best home decor stores.

1. Best chunky grey sofas

2. Best linear grey sofas

3. Best mid-century style gray sofas

4. Best simple gray sofas

Is grey a good color for a sofa?

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

'There’s been some hate against 'millennial grey' 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 whole. 

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

'A grey 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.