It's no surprise that predominantly white kitchens enjoy enduring popularity. As Maykut says, "It's a timeless look that never goes out of style." Yet recent years have witnessed the emergence of another scene-setting neutral: gray. But while homeowners appreciate the simplicity and refinement of gray, its use hasn't extended much beyond living areas. 2017 may just be the year that gray finally "finds its way into the kitchen," Maykut predicts. Of course, gray spans a spectrum from subtle off-white to deep, rich charcoal. Though crisp and cool grays have dominated recently, Makyut anticipates "warm and natural" purple- or green-tinged shades to lead the way over the course of the coming year.