Decorating Yellow & Grey Kitchens: Ideas & Inspiration

Serene, contemporary and definitely different, yellow and grey kitchens are one of the most homey, yet fashion-forward trends in home design. This color palette can take on a warm and vintage feel but it can also take on a sleek and crisp look as well.Yellow cabinets and grey walls, pale yellow floors and dark grey counter tops (maybe even granite) … there’s a variety of ways you can tackle this idea. Let us inspire you!

Brighter pops of canary yellow or a mute sandy tone, whatever shade you choose to go with will look great with a pretty heather grey or deep charcoal. Just keep in mind that a lighter grey works well with vintage themes and charcoal fits the bill for sleeker spaces. Stainless steel appliances top off the modern, more masculine design and the white-washed wood cabinets can help to emphasis the shabby chic flavor.

Mix those stainless steel appliances with some white smaller items like dishes, toasters and even the kitchen aid. This will make the grey pop and the yellow stand out amongst the crisp neutral tone. And backsplashes are another way to make your color choice known. Use a tin backsplash behind the oven or the sink for a nice bout of grey them outline the cabinets in a clean, sunshiney yellow.

If you’re too scared to commit to a yellow wall or charcoal cabinets, keep the space neutral and add these colors to the accessories. Yellow tablecloths, dark grey curtains for the breakfast nook and dishes that contain both of these funky colors. You can create an entire space with these combination without ever buying a gallon of paint. To make sure you don’t go to southern-flair stay with solids. Solids keep things neat and slick. But, if you want to emphasize some country influence, try using some patterns that have these two colors involved. Country can also be eclectic, so don’t be afraid to mix and match!

Even if you decide to go with a more modern feel with your new yellow and grey kitchen, these two colors still seem more relaxed and inviting than the usual “high-class” black and white creations. You can’t go wrong with a kitchen that screams, “Come in, take a seat and stay a while.” You’ll love making dinner every night and your guests will love staying to have a drink after dessert has been served.


Published by in Kitchen, on December 6th, 2012


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