The color gray has taken a major upswing in popularity this year for walls, accents and even cabinets. Cool gray cabinets bring a sense of calm and order to a kitchen. They're neutral but not boring, and they complement a huge variety of design choices, from traditional to contemporary. Here are a few of our favorite ways to make complement gray cabinets this year.
1. Try Colorful Appliances
Stainless steel appliances still look great with gray cabinets (and pretty much everything else), but colored appliances are quickly catching on, as well. Although they've been popular in Europe for awhile, the color appliance craze is just starting to catch on here in North America, and gray cabinets really make these colorful appliances pop. So if you're in the market for new appliances as well as new cabinets, think outside the box and explore your rainbow of options.
2. Embrace White
Gray goes great with bright colors, but the combination of gray and white is an absolute classic. For an elegant, chic feel, pair gray cabinets with white marble countertops or a white tile backsplash for a clean, inviting space that you'll love to spend time in. White walls also set off gray cabinets beautifully, and the combination gives you a beautiful neutral canvas on which you can add your favorite accents, such as a brightly-colored stand mixer, sophisticated emerald curtains or practically anything else you can imagine.
A gray and white foundation will also allow you to completely change the look of your kitchen by just switching out a few accents. If you're the type who wants a space to feel different and new every few months, this might be your best bet.
3. Go Au Naturale
Often, gray takes center stage in ultra-contemporary spaces full of highly-polished, color-coated finishes. But it doesn't have to be that way. For a more traditional, warmer feel, mix gray cabinets with hardwood floors or tile that resembles hardwood. A light marble or granite countertop and exposed beam ceilings, coupled with copper or burnished brass accents, results in an updated version of a classic style that looks like a page right out of a magazine.
The personality of your gray cabinets has everything to do with you, your style and the rest of your home's decor. Explore ideas, but don't limit yourself to Pinterest or your favorite design magazines! Make your kitchen your own by giving it a twist of your own personality. Need a little expert advice? We're here to help! We'd love to talk to you about options to make your kitchen better than ever.