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Are you designing a gray office 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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Study designed by Paige Weber
StudyDesigned by Paige Weber
Summer Time Traditional Concept Board designed by Sarah Griffin
Summer Time Traditional Concept BoardDesigned by Sarah Griffin
LAYOUT designed by Denisse Zavala
LAYOUTDesigned by Denisse Zavala
Mitzi lighting 2 designed by Lindsey LaPrime
Mitzi lighting 2Designed by Lindsey LaPrime
Cass Office (a little less minimalist) designed by Kelsey Denczek-Kalczynski
Cass Office (a little less minimalist)Designed by Kelsey Denczek-Kalczynski
Office Mood Board designed by Lexie Perez
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Lexie Perez
Bold Vibrant Patterns Office designed by LC JONES
Bold Vibrant Patterns OfficeDesigned by LC JONES
Green Moodboard designed by Bridget Nelson
Green MoodboardDesigned by Bridget Nelson
MARKETING OFFICE MOOD BOARD designed by Amanda Lira-Karabatsos
MARKETING OFFICE MOOD BOARDDesigned by Amanda Lira-Karabatsos
Sarah’s HOME OFFICE designed by Denisse Zavala
Sarah’s HOME OFFICEDesigned by Denisse Zavala
2D Design.fullcolor designed by Vanessa Perez
2D Design.fullcolorDesigned by Vanessa Perez
Renee Office designed by Jennifer Malinas
Renee OfficeDesigned by Jennifer Malinas
MB Office - RH Version designed by Michael Burton
MB Office - RH VersionDesigned by Michael Burton
The office designed by Jalisa Pierce
The officeDesigned by Jalisa Pierce
Barbie's Dream Office designed by Barbara Williams
Barbie's Dream OfficeDesigned by Barbara Williams
Untitled designed by Maria Palantino
UntitledDesigned by Maria Palantino
Bold Wallpaper  designed by Olivia Romer
Bold Wallpaper Designed by Olivia Romer
Untitled (copy) designed by Charlotte Bridgeman
Untitled (copy)Designed by Charlotte Bridgeman
Untitled (Copy) (Copy) designed by Charlotte Bridgeman
Untitled (Copy) (Copy)Designed by Charlotte Bridgeman
Jeff's Office 225 designed by lacey felts
Jeff's Office 225Designed by lacey felts
Untitled designed by Tanya Duke
UntitledDesigned by Tanya Duke
Office designed by Alex Sand
OfficeDesigned by Alex Sand
Personal Mood Board designed by Laura Steblay
Personal Mood BoardDesigned by Laura Steblay
Dining Room Art Inspiration designed by Emily Perdue
Dining Room Art InspirationDesigned by Emily Perdue

Design tips for decorating a gray style office

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

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

The design of your workspace can be as crucial to your productivity as your morning cup of coffee. Whether you're carving out a corner in an open-concept living room or in the process of a remodel to create a dedicated office space, these are our tips to help you create a space that works (pun intended) for you:

  • Desk & Chair: The cornerstone of any office, your desk provides a designated workspace for your computer, monitor, books, and other essentials. It often serves as the focal point of an office or study, so place it where it best suits your workflow, ideally near natural light to boost mood and productivity.
  • Bookshelves or Storage: Every office needs storage. The material you choose for your storage can really help lean into the desired style of your workspace.
  • Seating: Extra seating options, like an accent armchair, or sofa can add a cozy touch and provide a spot for guests or a change of scenery for you. Position these to encourage conversation without disrupting your work zone.
  • Area Rug: An area rug adds warmth and can define a workspace within a larger room. Place it under your desk and chair to anchor the space, ensuring it's large enough to allow for easy chair movement.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the office 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 behind the desk to serve as a focal point.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. A desk lamp is common for those late work nights burning the midnight oil. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the office. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

Remember, the best office design is one that reflects your personal work style and needs. Experiment with different arrangements until you find the perfect balance of functionality and comfort. If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on Home Office Design.

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 office, 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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