Gray Rooms from a French Guest House

Gray Rooms from a French Guest House

Sarah Coffey
Apr 27, 2010

42 Rue Victor Hugo is a boutique guest house in Carcassonne, France—sort of a cross between a hotel and a rental apartment. We noticed it online for its cool, calm decor. Every room is decorated in gray tones, which feel really rich thanks to a balance of brown, blue, and purple accents.

A variety of materials also help to keep these rooms from feeling dreary. Lux, shaggy rugs, crocheted pillows, and woolly blankets add warmth in the form of texture, rather than color. If you're inspired by the look, and you'd like some gray paint recommendations to begin with, here are a few good ones:

Classic Gray Paint: Silver Fox by Benjamin Moore
Paint: Finding the Perfect Gray
The Best Gray Paint Colors

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Photo: 42 Rue Victor Hugo

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