Modern Gray Kitchen Cabinets Beat Monotony With Style

Gray is not the most exciting color. In fact, it’s very bland, boring and monotonous, often being associated with the coldness and roughness of concrete or with the color of the cloudy sky on a rainy and depressing day. All of that is true but, despite everything, gray is also a very surprising color. Sure, sometimes it’s boring and not at all attractive but sometimes it stands out in exciting ways. Interior designers know that all too well.

The same things that make gray seem cold and bland also allow it to be a very calming color, one that can help you achieve the relaxing ambiance and modern decor you always wanted. This brings us to another defining characteristic of gray as a color: its versatility. Because it’s a neutral characterized by emotional absence and a lack of energy overall, gray is an excellent background color and a suitable option for every space and style. In the kitchen, it can actually look very chic.

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Combine gray with other neutrals to maintain a sense of simplicity and linearity
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Darker tones of gray look more mysterious and intriguing
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Complement your gray kitchen cabinets with a wooden table or island

Gray kitchen cabinets are a suitable option for modern, contemporary, traditional and even rustic homes. They can look futuristic, simple or full of charm, depending on the design direction you choose. You could say that gray is the color of compromise given how it’s the combination between black and white, two totally contrasting tones. However, that’s just one of the directions you can take.

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You can also combine gray and white for a fresh and simple look
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Other colors pair well with gray. This includes all shades of yellow
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Gray is a very versatile color. It can look futuristic but it can also look rustic or vintage
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Some tones of gray have a warm look while others are cool

Because of its quiet and detached nature, gray can help you create a pleasant and relaxing ambiance in the kitchen, the bedroom and every other room of the house. The kitchen is an interesting case because this is usually where you need a lot of storage and where the decor becomes complex and less minimalist because of all the appliances, utensils and all the things on display.

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Consider placing gray kitchen cabinets against a matching gray wall for cohesion
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The choice of materials matters just as much as the color, if not even more
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Mix and match different shades of gray to create a diverse decor that’s also monochromatic
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You can also mix and match different finishes and textures to make the decor less monotonous
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Use gray in the kitchen if you want to create a modern-industrial interior design
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Consider a very faint shade of gray, almost white if you want the kitchen to look open and spacious
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Although gray is usually a cold color, sometimes it can actually make a space look warm and inviting

You can use your gray kitchen cabinets as a neutral canvas which you can then complement with all sorts of colorful and contrasting features. Don’t think of gray as a conservative color but rather as the color that can help you highlight the things that matter the most without looking totally impersonal and austere. In a way, gray is a less conventional alternative to white.

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The gray kitchen cabinets can match the island for a smooth transition between spaces in an open plan
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I like it how the wood accents are nicely spread across the room, complementing all the gray
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In a modern setting, gray can be the main color in order to create a futuristic decor
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To make a gray decor seem less monotonous, play with unusual forms, angles and finishes
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Even though everything in this kitchen is gray, the decor has an interesting dynamic
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A nice idea is to have kitchen cabinets with gray tops and sides but with white door fronts
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Use gray as your second main color in the kitchen and highlight it with small hints of yellow, green or blue
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Diversity and beauty can take many different forms and the colors are just a part of the picture
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We particularly enjoy decors that allow simple colors and materials to stand out through contrasts
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The light, natural wood element is a welcomed addition to a neutral and minimalist kitchen
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Although not very common, the combination of gray and earthy colors is quite chic
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The gray and yellow combo is one of the most common and most refreshing and beautiful ones
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Of course, you can always count on the timeless black and white to look outstanding

In certain environments, gray can have a strong industrial or gothic allure. It can also look cool and futuristic and it can even make a decor look more sophisticated and mysterious. It’s also a strong and resilient color and this makes it a perfect match for the kitchen. Also, keep in mind that there are a lot of shades of gray to choose from.