20 Stylish Ways To Work With Gray Kitchen Cabinets

Picking a color for a room’s décor is not as easy as it might think. Before you choose the color palette you have to pick a style and then you have to think about functionality. Gray, however, is a very versatile color, able to adapt to a variety of styles and spaces. Gray kitchen cabinets, for example, look stylish in most situations and help give the room a balanced look.

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Create a cohesive décor by matching the appliances with the cabinets
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Very subtle shades of gray look good in country-style kitchens

Pair gray cabinets with warm colors and materials.

Gray can appear austere and cold compared to other colors and in a room such as the kitchen which is supposed to be warm and inviting, using this tone can be tricky. The key is to pair it with warm materials such as wood and with bold accent colors such as yellow, red or orange to squeeze out a bit of cheerfulness.

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Darker shades of gray tend to be more suitable for modern decors
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The backsplash complements the gray furniture beautifully
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The white and gray combo looks great in modern and minimalist designs
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Eclectic kitchen featuring a variety of subtle colors
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White adds brightness to the space and the gray gives it elegance

Keep the palette neutral to let the materials stand out

In the case of a kitchen decorated with rich materials such as marble and some types of wood, too much color can be distracting. A good strategy is to keep the color palette neutral and simple to allow the materials to stand out.

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Opt for darker shades of gray to create visual contrasts
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The transition from gray to white is really smooth with such a light shade
The dark grout on the tiled backsplash complements the cabinets
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In the case of a darker shade of gray, you can use this rocky beach tone on the walls
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Brighten up the gray accents with lighting and white accents
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A glossy finish can make the gray cabinets stand out more
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This shade of gray is so light it’s barely noticeable and it looks great on a white background

Use light shades for a bright and open look

If you want to make the kitchen look bright and spacious, a dark shade of grey used for the cabinets may not be your best option. Opt instead for lighter shades and paint the walls white. This way the décor will be bright and airy.

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Complement the gray kitchen cabinets with bold color accents such as green
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Yellow is also a cheerful tone that pairs really well with gray
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If it’s a dark gray, close to black, warm up the decor with wood accents
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Make the gray on the cabinets the main color for the kitchen
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Or use gray as an accent color meant to highlight only certain elements
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The color of the cabinets can match the marble countertops

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