The colour you choose for your kitchen can have a huge impact on the overall look. A grey kitchen is an excellent choice if you are looking to create a room that is timeless, smart and elegant. Grey can be dull if not done right, so we have compiled these top tips show you how to avoid a lifeless look and create a stunning space for your home.
Mix with Wood
Selecting a wooden worktop for a grey kitchen is a stylish way to add a warm, homely feel to the space. In the kitchen shown here, the walnut worktop livens up this area, providing a beautiful contrast to the lighter tones of the cabinets which are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Mizzle. The green tones in the grey used on the cabinets gives them a fresh look whilst the warm tones of the worktop prevent the space from looking cold.
Different Shades of Grey
For those opting for a completely grey room, choosing a couple of different grey tones to include will create definition and add layers to your kitchen. Using a variety of grey shades will ensure some elements of your kitchen stand out – like the island pictured here. Although the kitchen is exclusively grey – even the wooden flooring has ashy undertones – a darker grey has been used for every aspect of the kitchen to ensure no detail is lost.
For smaller spaces, using shelves in place of wall cabinets can ensure the grey colour does not overwhelm the space. Whilst they may not work for everyone, shelves are fantastic for displaying decorative items or keeping often-used items within close reach. Read our blog on open shelving to see if this something you could do in your cooking zone.
Colourful or Metallic Accessories
Perhaps the best way to stop a grey kitchen feeling monotone is to brighten it up with vibrant and colourful accessories. A set of yellow barstools adds a summery feeling to this room. A true neutral, grey provides an excellent foundation for any colour – so, if you get bored of yellow it can quickly and easily be changed for a different accent shade.
Because of their ageless and sophisticated style, it is no wonder that grey kitchens are so enduringly popular. Do you have a grey kitchen? We would love to see pictures of it! You can share below, or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.