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.
Sleek metal cabinets, marble countertops, and a stone floor create an eclectic mix of finishes in this modern gray kitchen. Natural wood walls and brown leather barstools warm the space.
Floor to ceiling black cabinets are softened by a gray stone floor, light gray walls, and a wooden ceiling. A light gray marble backsplash helps to break up the darkness.
A light gray subway tile backsplash is a fresh departure from white, especially when balanced by a coordinating gray counter and black décor accents.
The light shade of gray used in this minimal kitchen showcases its clean, streamlined Scandinavian design. A wall of white cabinets provides for some subtle color-blocking, and the choice of black dishware and dining table make for a beautiful study in monochrome décor.
Dark gray in a high-gloss lacquer finish paired with brass nobs makes these cabinets super luxe. The light gray floor helps to balance the contrast between the dark cabinetry and the white wall.
This open kitchen makes a statement with concrete floors and a wall of metal cabinets and backsplash. The stark contrast of gold from the hanging chandelier adds an artful accent.
Light gray is a lovely way to bring more attention to traditional cabinet molding. Combine with gold hardware for a beautiful finish.