Gray Garage Ideas

Gray garage ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a gray garage and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Entry HAll designed by Jillian Fiebelkorn
Entry HAllDesigned by Jillian Fiebelkorn
home exterior designed by Brooklyn Short
home exteriorDesigned by Brooklyn Short
left wall designed by Lilly Skjoldahl
left wallDesigned by Lilly Skjoldahl
Untitled designed by Corey Gilliland
UntitledDesigned by Corey Gilliland
Exterior Update v2 designed by Daniela Araya
Exterior Update v2Designed by Daniela Araya
Untitled designed by Juliet Clifton
UntitledDesigned by Juliet Clifton
Front of house designed by Kaitlyn Vicens
Front of houseDesigned by Kaitlyn Vicens
Mood Board designed by Joelly Machuca
Mood BoardDesigned by Joelly Machuca
Garage Mood Board designed by Joelly Machuca
Garage Mood BoardDesigned by Joelly Machuca
Garage Mood Board designed by Joelly Machuca
Garage Mood BoardDesigned by Joelly Machuca
backyard designed by sallie tyler
backyardDesigned by sallie tyler
Garage Mood Board designed by Hannah Schwartz
Garage Mood BoardDesigned by Hannah Schwartz
Outdoor Mood Board designed by Cass Wright-Braden
Outdoor Mood BoardDesigned by Cass Wright-Braden
Garage designed by alexa kellam
GarageDesigned by alexa kellam
Garage Full Elevations designed by Christina Whiteside
Garage Full ElevationsDesigned by Christina Whiteside
Exterior Selections Option 1 Mood Board (copy) designed by Camerata Homes
Exterior Selections Option 1 Mood Board (copy)Designed by Camerata Homes
Exterior Selections Option 2 Mood Board designed by Camerata Homes
Exterior Selections Option 2 Mood BoardDesigned by Camerata Homes
Exterior- Contrasting Neutrals designed by Joy Montgomery - Sandy Schargel Interiors
Exterior- Contrasting NeutralsDesigned by Joy Montgomery - Sandy Schargel Interiors
Leather & lace designed by Jasmine Bodenbender
Leather & laceDesigned by Jasmine Bodenbender
Untitled designed by Kelly Nielsen
UntitledDesigned by Kelly Nielsen
Exterior Inspo & Selections (copy) designed by Abby Baker
Exterior Inspo & Selections (copy)Designed by Abby Baker
Exterior Inspo & Selections designed by Abby Baker
Exterior Inspo & SelectionsDesigned by Abby Baker
Untitled (copy 2) designed by Sierra Belonga
Untitled (copy 2)Designed by Sierra Belonga
Garage designed by Hannah Petterson
GarageDesigned by Hannah Petterson

Design tips for decorating a gray style garage

Here’s how to achieve the gray aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a gray garage?

As any DIYer with a garage knows, the garage is more than just a place to park your car; it's a versatile space that holds the potential to be organized to accommodate your personal interests.

With the right layout, your garage can become an efficient and enjoyable space that meets all your practical needs while also letting you pursue hobbies or even start a side hustle. Whether you're in the process of a garage remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Car Parking: The primary function of most garages is to house vehicles. Determine the best positioning for your car that allows ample room for doors to open and for easy access to the house or workspace.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the garage and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Storage Solutions: Garages often serve as a storage hub for various items, from gardening tools and sports equipment to all those seasonal decorations you’re hoarding (we’re not here to judge). Consider incorporating a mix of storage solutions like tool chests, cabinets, pegboards, and wall-mounted racks. This will help keep your tools organized and within reach, while cabinets can hide away less frequently used items or those that need to be kept out of sight (and out of reach from kiddos or furry friends), such as cleaning supplies, automotive fluids, extra paint cans, or other hazardous materials.
  • Workbench: For the DIY enthusiasts, a sturdy workbench is essential. It provides a robust surface for various projects, from woodworking to automotive repairs. Position your workbench in a well-lit area, preferably near a power source, and consider the workflow around the bench to ensure you have enough space for your projects.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.

By considering these key components and employing a thoughtful layout, your garage can transform into a multi-functional space that supports your lifestyle. Whether you're pulling in your car after a long day or embarking on a new DIY project, your garage will be ready to meet your needs​​. If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Room.

How do you decorate with gray?

From ethereal silvers to deep, commanding charcoals, gray serves as a wonderful neutral foundation in interior design. Celebrated for its sophisticated nature, gray can give your space an air of traditional elegance or contemporary flair. Gray's versatility makes it suitable for nearly any room. In communal spaces like living rooms or kitchens, lighter grays can contribute to a lively and inviting atmosphere. In spaces designed for rest or concentration, such as bedrooms or home offices, darker grays can evoke a sense of tranquility and focus.

Layering various tones of gray in your garage, from light to dark, can create a sophisticated and cohesive look. To prevent a gray scheme from feeling flat, introduce a variety of accent colors, textures or patterns. For a timeless look, combine gray with crisp whites or deep blacks. For a pop of vibrancy, consider accenting gray tones with bold colors like mustard, teal, or coral. Combining gray with natural elements like wood, stone, or greenery can soften its coolness and add warmth to the space. Metallic finishes such as silver, gold, or copper beautifully complement gray, adding a touch of luxury and refinement. Metallic light fixtures, picture frames, or decorative items can introduce a glam feel to your space.

The perception of gray paint can significantly change under different lighting conditions. Natural light can enhance its softness, making it feel more airy and open. Though gray paint can often read white in larger rooms, so don’t be afraid to go darker if you want the color to shine.

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