I’ve always believed grey wood tones feel just right for this season. When it’s pickled, painted, stained or left to weather naturally, the timber evokes a sense of bare branches and pearly winter skies — a very different way from the comfy, snuggle-up decorating we often crave during the chilly months. Get ideas from eight different takes on this material below.

Chelsea Atelier Architect

Striated kitchen cabinets provide a sleek kitchen a sense of texture.

Searl Lamaster Howe Architects

The towering gray-wood wall, which follows the line of the cathedral ceiling, provides strong presence to this living room.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

Gray wood beams march in step with cupboard doors an organic touch at a really contemporary area.

Deep gray on a deck brings a weathered appearance. The light-wood-and-white furniture pops nicely against its darker background.

Planks are the last material I’d expect to see within this minimalist bedroom, but the profound grey makes them feel sophisticated and subtle.

DSA Architects

The Old West gets a modern spin: rough-hewn railings, a longhorn skull like a sculptural accent, and just enough color to keep it from feeling drab.

Searl Lamaster Howe Architects

A clever twist on an accent wall, gray-stained wood adds an attractive layer supporting this very simple headboard.


A feeling of softness pervades this space. The light grey floor planks, furniture and rug combine for the gentle feel of a misty day.

Have you worked with grey wood in your house? Post your pictures below!

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