Current kitchen décor predilections may be in favor of all-white and flooded with light, but for those looking to go against the grain, there's a popular kitchen color even more versatile than white. Gray kitchens make a distinctive statement in a variety of architectural styles and allow for a diverse mix of finishes—slate, metal, marble, painted wood, and high-gloss lacquer. For those who have tired of all-white kitchens and seek a fresh look that's less expected yet still timeless, a gray color scheme makes a distinctive statement. Here we've rounded up nine striking kitchens that show how gray works in a variety of styles and finishes. These gray kitchens are the epitome of understated elegance.