These Kitchen Cabinets Prove Gray is Still a Go-To Neutral

Gray is versatile, neutral, trendy, and very easy to style.

By Alexa Erickson | Updated Sep 10, 2021 07:01 PM

Gray All Day

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There’s something about gray. It’s just the right combination of moody, bold, and chic. It’s a neutral that’s not boring. If your kitchen cabinets could use an upgrade, go for something that’s transitional, clean, and bright. Gray is the go-to, and these examples prove it. 

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Dove Gray

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Dove gray is the perfect choice for a soft look that combines rustic with modern. Paired with the right hardware and wood floors, you can achieve the ideal amount of warmth, coolness, and endless chicness.

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Pearl Gray

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Can’t decide between white or gray? Go for a bit of both with this pearl gray hue. It’s the ideal kitchen cabinet color if you’re looking to steer clear of any warm undertones. Pair with dark hardware for a bold contrast.

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Silky Gray

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An industrial kitchen begs for sleek touches. A silky gray hue accented with chrome hardware is just what you need to achieve a fresh look that’s not too stark. When combined with open shelving and light wood floors, you’ll achieve an inviting space to cook in.


Weathered Gray

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Rustic style lends itself to a warmer atmosphere. Break things up with a lighter look by adding in reclaimed wood kitchen cabinets in weathered gray. The result is a rustic-meets-modern approach to the kitchen space.


Layers of Gray

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Who says you can’t paint a whole kitchen in different shades of gray? This look combines dark gray walls with light gray cabinets and even lighter gray wood floors for a layered look that comes off as both moody and bright.

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Rich Gray

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Dark colors can be intimidating to paint within a home. But you just have to do it right! A medium-dark gray looks sleek in a kitchen where everything else is bright white. Here, white walls, white subway tile backsplash, and light wood flooring serve as the ideal juxtaposition to the rich gray cabinets.

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Small Kitchen Gray

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Respect a small kitchen with a tidy work space and stylish accents. Playing with paint color is a great way to freshen things up. So long as you keep the countertops uncluttered, and choose light touches for flooring and walls, deep gray cabinets can look beautiful. 

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Pops of Color with Gray

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Often, a very mellow neutral color is chosen to accent bright pops of color in a space. But a more daring neutral like gray shouldn’t be overlooked. This fun-meets-chic kitchen is the perfect example. A bold yellow appliance pairs well with gray cabinets.

Nordic Gray

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This fresh space uses a gray with a warm undertone to break up the beautifully cool layers happening in the kitchen space. The gray extends from the cabinets to the floor for a waterfall look that makes the room feel larger. Meanwhile, another section of cabinets plays with white that works wonderfully with the sleek marble backsplash beneath it.


Graceful Gray

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Draw the eye up in a small kitchen by choosing two different neutral colors for lower and upper cabinets. Here, the lower cabinets use a beautiful “graceful gray,” while the upper cabinets use white for a gorgeous vertical contrast.


Mega Modern Gray

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Go for a sleek look with low profile cabinetry. This idea transforms the cabinets into a spacious wall with intriguing dimension. The dark gray walls, gray countertops and cupboards, and concrete floor lend to a mega modern style.

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