What Complementary Colors Can I Use To Decorate A Bedroom With A Bright White Ceiling And Wood Work? The Walls Are Painted A Light French Grey.


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Wow, it sounds like you've got the perfect background for any color you'd like! The great thing about natural wood and white/gray colors is that they don't really clash with anything. I'd personally avoid adding brown to the mix, but any of the following colors would look great:

  • Dark purple
  • Teal
  • Green
  • Navy
  • Cherry red
Just remember, if you're using bold colors like the ones suggested above, keep them as accents - you don't want to go too heavy on the color or the room will start feeling really oppressive, especially if the window's small.

How To Use Accent Colors
  • Curtains
  • Bedding
  • Lamps
  • Rugs
  • Artwork
  • Decorations
The great thing about having such a blank canvas - which is what it sounds like you have - is that you can easily change the accent colors if you get bored with them. All the things listed above are easily replaced and don't cost much - you could try red accents for a few months, then maybe switch to purple if you're in the mood!

Good luck - I'm sure it'll look fantastic!
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So far it sounds beautiful! What color is the woodwork, light, medium, dark?  Maple, mahogony, pine, etc?  Or did you mean the ceiling AND woodwork are white?  Are you going for a soft look or would you like it to pop?  Sounds like you've got the right background for almost anything you'd like. 

How about a light antique gold for accent?  Or perhaps teal?  Navy would be striking and so would olive green.  I don't think you want to go for a kelly or emerald, you could but it wouldn't be very effective.  I don't think I'd go for chocolate browns because - to me, and it's very subjective - I'm not fond of brown and gray together. 

If you want very soft, a pale aqua would probably be better than a truer blue, although baby blue would achieve a certain look.  If it were me, I think I'd go for an ivory and pale lavender (with the french gray: Beautiful) but that may be too feminine for your taste. 

You could use a variety of deep jewel tones too you know, maybe some maroons. 

Hope some of these suggestions will help.
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Bright red goes great with light gray. Also a little bit of bright yellow.
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I LOVE the teal color combo with grey and some touches of light green! You can also paint the wood work (if it's the door or window trim) with a crisp white color! Will be gorgeous!

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