9 Breathtaking Gray Kitchens That Make a Case for the Neutral Color

Updated 02/26/19

The kitchen is oftentimes one of the most used rooms in a home. Whether you're a budding gourmand or you use the space to serve takeout from down the street, there's always a reason for people to gather in the kitchen. Although the kitchen certainly must accommodate your practical needs, it should also meet your design style as well.

If you're thinking of redecorating your kitchen or if you're starting from scratch in a new place, you may have come across quite a few rooms adorned in gray décor and coated in shades of gray paint in your research. That's because the gray kitchen is a minimalistic option that presents an alternative to the ever-popular all-white look.

While remaining neutral, a gray kitchen creates a look inspired by the Scandinavian style, which often includes cool color palettes of gray and white combinations. It may seem like a rather boring or even uninviting color scheme; however, as with Scandinavian design, it can still feel warm and comfortable with the right accessories. Think décor pieces made of natural materials and lively green botanicals to infuse the space with life.

If you're still not convinced that the look is right for you, take a look at these 10 gray kitchens. They're stylish, minimal, and far from boring.

a gray kitchen
Annaleena

The tall ceiling in this light grey kitchen makes the space feel expansive. With only simple décor details like a thin black single bulb light, clear vases, and a black dining table, the cool room feels chic and sophisticated in a highly minimalistic way. Even the light wood floors flow with the simple color palette, offering a stylish room in which to cook and entertain.

a gray kitchen
Fantastic Frank

Flanked by an exposed brick wall and one painted a deep blue shade, the gray and black cabinetry in this kitchen feel more inviting than a strictly gray space. The dark hardwood floors also add warmth to the room, as do the white wooden beams on the ceiling and the natural material of the black brick beam that stands behind the island.

a light gray kitchen
Elizabeth Roberts Interior Design

Light and airy, this bright white and soft gray kitchen looks crisp and clean. White accordion sconces frame the sink and nearly blend right into the white paint on the wall behind them while fresh flowers add a welcome pop of color. It feels lively and ready to be cooked in and although the colors in this space are decidedly neutral, the kitchen doesn't appear boring or bland by any means.

a dark gray kitchen
BHDM Design

This kitchen features a darker color scheme, pairing glossy gray cabinets with a herringbone subway tile backsplash in a stone black shade. However, white walls and light flooring work to lift the space. There are also gold details that tie space together from the minimal hardware of the cabinets to the spout of the sink.

a gray and white kitchen
Elizabeth Roberts Interior Design

White marble countertops with gray veining complement the dark gray pendant lights that hang above the skink. The gray and white theme continues throughout the space with cabinets in both hues and a traditional white subway tile backsplash behind the stove. Additionally, the stainless steel appliances fall into the sleek color scheme.

a gray country kitchen
Elizabeth Roberts Interior Design

This rustic kitchen feels warm and welcoming thanks to the large wooden table fit for serving big meals to family and friends. A soft shade of gray coats farmhouse dining chairs while a similar hue covers the upper and lower cabinetry. The two ends of the room are tied together by the natural material of the wooden countertop around the sink for a cohesive look.

a gray and white minimalist kitchen
Fantastic Frank

Another minimalist gray kitchen, this room features slate gray cabinets, white subway tile backsplash, and crisp white countertops. The only permanent accessories are the three glass pendant lights that hang above the sink. There's also a subtle green plant that sits in the corner to add a bit of life and the slightest bit of color to the rather bare kitchen.

a concrete and wood kitchen
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

In this non-traditional kitchen, the color gray comes from industrial concrete walls that encase the sink and countertop. It creates a bold look that's entirely unique. Wooden and leather elements create a warmer, more natural atmosphere that contrasts with the harsher concrete material. As a whole, the room feels contemporary and is full of small details that add to the overall effect of the space.

a gray and white kitchen
Elizabeth Roberts Interior Design

Lastly, this bright white and gray space uses gold and marble accents to create interest. Marble coats the countertops and a portion of the wall until the shelf creates a divide where crisp white paint begins. It also covers the range hood to keep the design consistent. Although the colors are cool, the traditional setup evokes the warmth of homemade meals.

Looking for more kitchen inspiration? Check out these 13 gorgeous contemporary kitchens that will stop you in your tracks.

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