Color Combinations: Natural Wood + Cool Grays

I recently shared the details of my newly completed Arboles Project Bathroom. In this bathroom, I used one of my favorite combinations-warm natural wood of the white oak shelf paired with crisp cool grays in the mosaic marble and painted door. The contrast of the two colors adds interest and depth to a space. I’ve gathered other wood + gray inspiration to show you more how this look can be used throughout the house and included a guide to some of my favorite gray paints and hardwood floors to help you get the look in your own home. Happy Monday!



becki owens arboles project bath

Arboles Project / Door Color Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers



PC: Tessa Neustadt

This window nook is a beautiful combination of neutrals. The white oak floors are beautiful with the gray painted woodwork. It is a soft look that creates high impact.



Tiffany Harris

These bathrooms create drama through bold geometric floor tiles in shades of gray but soften the look with natural wood consoles.

BECKIOWENS Gray and Wood Bathroom

JJ Locations


Establish Design

The gray of the dramatic veining in the marble countertops is mimicked in the unique free-standing tub. Both look pretty paired with this wide-planked oak.



Scott and Scott Architects

The beautiful raw wood makes a warm statement against the grays in the marble, concrete floors, and stainless-steel fridge.


Light Locations

Herringbone natural oak floors paired with painted gray cabinetry and subtle gray subway tile look beautiful in these kitchens.

BECKIOWENS Gray and wood kitchen

Paul Davis


Sharon Taftian and Boswell Construction


BECKI OWENS gray+wood+exterior

Coats Homes

In this beauty by Coats Homes, soft gray shutters are paired with a natural cedar shake roof.

natural wood and gray color combination

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