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
Price: from $2,190
This whopper of a dark grey sofa is available from W91" up to an enormous W176" 7-seater size. It's offered with armchairs, ottomans and modular options in the same style, so it's a flexible piece that can grow with you and your family.
Clean lined and chunky, this low slung soft grey sofa offers casual style and comfort in one package. Its boxy shape and bijou dimensions (83.5"l x 38.6"w x 32.3"h) would suit an urban abode.
Price: from $8,835.75
Wide arms and deep feather-blend cushions ensure maximum comfort and style with this modern sofa. It's one of the best couches for a small space as it's so compact, though is also offered as a sectional and there's a coordinating ottoman too.
2. Best linear grey sofas
Pale grey upholstery is offset with a bronze finish on the base of this boxy sofa, while traditional tufting and stylish studs add character. At 95"W x 35"D x 26.5"H it seats three people comfortably.
Price: from $4,995
Balanced on slender legs, this linear sofa has a light and airy silhouette that would flatter most modern homes. The upholstery is offered in a range of colors and grey tones from pale pebble and fog through to dark asphalt.
3. Best mid-century style gray sofas
There's more than a hint of Mad Men style to this 60s inspired Sven sofa. The tufted seat, neat bolsters and flecked grey upholstery are elegant details that help to elevate this retro piece.
Emulate laid-back 70s vibes with this large, luxe, low slung Nathan Anthony sofa. Deep tufted channelling and ash gold finishing bring an extra flourish to the perry cloud velvet fabric upholstery, which is 90% cotton.
4. Best simple gray sofas
Coal grey performance fabric and aluminium construction makes this sofa a family friendly favorite. It's able to withstand spills, wear and high traffic while remaining comfortable and good looking.
Price: from $1,598
Available in 70", 81" or 91" widths, with a plush low profile seat, pale pebble upholstery and a minimal profile, the Bowen sofa is a great all-rounder that will stay stylish for decades.
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.'
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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
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