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Ideas for Making Your Gray Kitchen More Fun

It’s always very hard to beat white when choosing the color for your kitchen. But in contemporary kitchen design, white has a formidable rival. As you might already know, gray has become the new white. Today we’ll talk about gray kitchen design and other colors to blend with it.

Shades of gray


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The biggest advantage of gray is its versatility. Many different tones are in the spectrum of the gray palette. Warmer shades of gray are at one end of the scale, while blue-tinged grays can be found on the other side of the spectrum. You can balance out the two different shades of gray, but try to keep it low-key because more than two shades could create a jarring effect. For example, make your base cabinets darker gray while making your wall cabinets lighter. Or choose a darker gray countertop to contrast your light gray cabinets. This will help to make the island a focal point of your kitchen. The unwritten rule is that heavy colors will make your kitchen feel smaller. So, balance it out with lighter walls or flooring.

Soft or bold colors?

Softer shades of gray work impeccably in a smaller kitchen. On the other hand, bolder colors can really add distinction to a larger kitchen.


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Pastel colors are “a la mode” these days, and whether you go for orange, peach,  the perfect backdrop for all of them is gray.


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On the other end of the spectrum, one of the best color enhancers for gray is pink. Something is appealing about the blend of cool grays with the warmth of pink. It’s a powerful combination.


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Blue is another great choice, while forest green will give a taste of the outdoors to complete a natural look.

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Stainless steel


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Stainless steel is always a winning and very popular complement choice. Also, another alternative is partnering gray with brass detailing. All in all, this combination is for a win if you want to achieve an industrial look for your kitchen.

Adding warmth


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How to add some warmth to your gray kitchen design? The answer: wood. Wooden countertops or flooring can look incredible when paired with gray.


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Little pops of color always work well. Yellow walls or stools will inject just the right amount of warmth into your gray kitchen.

Back to white


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To stay on the safe side stick with a color scehem that can’t go wrong, you can always simply go for white walls. It’s effective , classic and timeless.


In the end, you have a rich choice of colors to choose from to blend with your gray kitchen design. There’s no style or mood for which gray isn’t a perfect foundation. Want to be bold and daring? Choose shades that will give a complete contrast to the base of gray. If you want to play on the safer side, then choose complementary shades to blend with your base gray. Overall, I can’t think of a specific color that doesn’t work in any way with gray. Remember that it all comes down to the mood you want to create.


The right design of the kitchen is always important so trying our free 3D design service is a great starting point. We offer white and gray Shaker-style kitchen cabinets that will go well with every kitchen design.




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