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Coffee and console colors for a grey room

azb's picture


We are designing a new family room and have painted the walls a dark grey. The room has a cathedral ceiling and a large full window on one end so it let's in a lot of light. We purchased a new sectional in a suit grey color and navy blue leather chairs. I'm stumped on what to do with the coffee and console tables. Particularly since our floors are a very dark hardwood I'm worried about going too dark throughout this room.

We have a young son so don't want any glass tables or sharp edges.

Should we go with white? Cream?

Any ideas you can send out would be much appreciated.

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azb's picture

Very cool - so what do you guys think of this piece against that color palette????

azb's picture

Thanks dustbunnydiva. We have also moved away from the white table as we found that with everything else being darker toned we worried the white table would be too stark and float out there.So we've moved on to something a little different....... we need a coffee table and a console (that will sit against a wall). For the console we were still considering something not too dark but more along the lines of the following. Do you think that would go? If so, what should we do with the coffee table? We don't want to go matchy-matchy??Console - distressedConsole - distressed

gmcauley's picture

Hello azb,

This would be a great question for our Ask A Designer section. You can contact Cameron MacNeil via

Good luck with the family room!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at

azb's picture

Thank you so much for your quick replies.Would you ladies go with option 1 which is a white coffee table or do you prefer table 2 which is a lighter distressed wood table. Your opinions are valuable to me. Thanks againOption 1Option 1Option 1Option 2Option 2Option 2

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