5 Timeless Tips For Designing A Gray Kitchen

While white kitchens are always on point, today’s kitchen color trends also lean towards serene neutral shades of almond and cream, and bold custom colors like dark blue. And then there is grey. This popular hue checks all the boxes. Soothing and subtle, gray is undoubtedly neutral while offering a soft hint of warmth and color. Grey is also extremely versatile and works equally well in both classic and contemporary homes. It adds depth to a minimalist, monochromatic color scheme yet pairs perfectly with every color of the rainbow. Of all the kitchen color trends, it’s easy to see why grey is such a popular choice. If you agree, check out these timeless tips for designing a grey kitchen.

7-7-20 RTA2-Two Tone Cabinetry 00-7Tip 1: Two Tone Cabinetry

Like grey, two tone cabinetry is one of the most popular kitchen color trends today. Give a quick flip through any home magazine or turn on your favorite HGTV show in the TV room, and you will likely see grey shaker cabinetry paired with a dark blue kitchen island, or a section of grey cabinets highlighting a gourmet, stainless steel range in an otherwise white kitchen. This two tone aesthetic is absolutely timeless and is a subtle way to jazz up your kitchen design. If you prefer the trendy, monochromatic look, pair matching kitchen cabinet finishes and styles, such as soft, Dove Grey Shaker cabinetry with a rich, Graphite Grey Shaker kitchen island.

Tip 2: Hardware And Appliances

The hardware and appliances you choose offer another opportunity to add a timeless touch of grey in the kitchen. From cabinet knobs and pulls in nickel, pewter, gun metal or chrome, to refrigerators, dishwashers and ranges in stainless steel or deep slate, the options are virtually endless. Grey can also be found in stainless steel kitchen hoods, stainless steel or astragranite kitchen sinks, and smaller appliances like stand mixers, toasters and blenders. Not only functional, these necessities are a wonderful way to complement a timeless gray kitchen design.

Tip 3: Countertops

Whether you choose acrylic solid surface, granite, quartz, or quartzite, many kitchen countertop materials come in gorgeous shades of grey. Quartzite mimics the fine grey veining in marble, but does not etch like marble. The subtle, two tone variation of creamy white and grey offers a unique look. As a natural stone, granite is also one of a kind. Ever popular, granite comes in a wide wide variety of unique shades, including several grey options that run the gamut from light to dark. For a more consistent look, opt for durable engineered quartz, or try acrylic. This 100% man-made material offers the option of an integrated sink for a seamless look.

RTA3-Terrafirma Pro Slate Grey 12_ x 24_ x 4.5mm Luxury Vinyl Plank Tip 4: Flooring

Tile flooring comes in a wide selection of grey shades, from grey wood look luxury vinyl and ceramic, to Carrara marble and porcelain.These materials are a lovely choice for use throughout the home, especially wet areas like the kitchen, and are ideal for a cohesive open floor plan. Unlike wood, luxury vinyl and tile are water-resistant, durable and easy to clean. They are also stylish and pair beautifully with most kitchen cabinet finishes.

Tip 5: Walls And Decor

When designing a timeless grey kitchen, the paint color you select for your walls helps to set the stage for your cabinetry and decor. For the top ten expert-recommended grey paint colors (and how to pick the best shade) from Better Homes and Gardens, click here. Once your kitchen design is complete, you can start to decorate your space. These personal touches are the icing on the cake, whether it’s grey glass pendant lights, grey backsplash tile, grey metal bar stools for your kitchen island, window treatments, table linens or dishes. Since grey works well with many other shades, you can have fun incorporating other popular kitchen color trends in your timeless grey kitchen design.


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