No more kitchen meltdowns.
Kitchen trends go in and out of style but a few trends become design staples. Dark wood cabinets paired with granite are still considered a stylish choice after decades of popularity. White kitchens began as a trend and are still at the top of home decorating wishlists after several years. Gray kitchens began trending and have now become another classic kitchen color choice.
Not quite as stark as a white kitchen or as bold as a black one, these gray kitchens softly lend a sophisticated air to the home. A classic grey kitchen is timeless and may even increase your home’s value if you pick the right one. But it can get dull, so if you’re going to go with the neutral, make sure you’re doing it right. We’ve got some gorg grey kitchen ideas to help get you on the right track.
Look at our top picks for yourself.
ACCENT AN ALL-WHITE KITCHEN
This color combo is for everyone who really wants an all-white kitchen but just can’t with how basic it feels. This still feels light and airy, but it’s got a little something-something extra to give the room depth.
WARM AND WELCOMING FOR CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN
Contemporary kitchens can seem a little cold with shiny surfaces and metal appliances. A balanced and welcoming contemporary kitchen should have a mix of cool and warm colors and materials.
SUBTLE GRAY FOR BEACH-INSPIRED KITCHEN
If you love beach-inspired decorating you don’t have to take the theme too literally. Clean lines and warm organic neutrals like sand and gray, can help you effortlessly create a beach-inspired space.
CONTRAST WITH BACKSPLASH
If your kitchen is open, airy, and full of natural light, add contrast with a bold color for the backsplashes. That way, a deep gray or even black won’t feel too dark.
GLAMOROUS DARK GRAY
The key to a glamorous space is simplicity and sparkle. You’ll want to keep a classic color scheme with a predominant color like gray and accents of white or brown.
PAIR WITH SUBWAY TILES
Grey is soothing, it’s neutral, but not stark. Spoiler: It also looks amazing with subway tile. This kitchen for one is a good example.
GREIGE IS PERFECT
Greige is an even better choice than gray or beige because it has the best of both colors, bringing the cool neutrals of gray and the warmth of beige.
MIX AND MATCH
Mixing and matching your cabinetry in deep charcoal gray and white creates a multi-layered style that can make your small kitchen look larger. The secret is to use contrasting neutrals.
GRAY FOR CONTERTOPS OR FLOORING
Gray can play a part in your uncluttered kitchen color palette as the color of countertops or flooring. Matte finishes like concrete reduce glare and absorb light giving you a more kitchen space.
EXTEND YOUR CABINET
Ceiling-height cabinets without any visible wall space create a streamlined feel, but they can also be overpowering. Choose a soft, calming color so it doesn’t overwhelm your room.
Whether blending into white, creating the industrial or making smooth moves in charcoal, its range and depth of hue rival many traditional kitchen colors. Paired with brighter yellows and tonal blue gradients, it offers a clean palette without the drama of white or black.