Whether you're remodeling your current kitchen or designing a new kitchen, gray cabinets are a great choice, as they are versatile and match many different colors.
However, you may struggle to choose colors that go with your gray cabinets. It can be tricky to find just the right color.
We have created a list of 6 colors that perfectly complement your gray kitchen cabinets.
Here are some of our favorite colors that work well with gray cabinets:
Whatever mood you're searching for in your kitchen, one of the shades above will beautifully pair with your gray kitchen cabinets.
White is always a safe color, but don't be afraid to leave your comfort zone with the other colors.
Ultimately, you get to decide the mood and style of your kitchen. Keep reading for some design inspiration for your fabulous dream kitchen!
What Colors Look Best With Gray Kitchen Cabinets?
Gray cabinets are currently quite trendy in the world of design. They can turn a dull kitchen into something stylish and interesting. In general, gray is considered neutral, with many shades of gray to choose from.
Consider the shade of gray of your cabinets while choosing coordinating colors. Some grays can be warmer or cooler in color and can lean more blue or brown.
We recommend choosing a lighter shade or darker shade than your cabinets to create contrast in your kitchen. Let's take a closer look at the color we've recommended.
When choosing a color to match gray cabinets, white is a no-brainer. This color combination will create a light and airy look in any kitchen.
Crisp white walls in a gray kitchen will provide a clean, classic, and timeless look.
The gray cabinets in an otherwise all-white kitchen can add more interest and contrast. The white walls and stunning white backsplash in the above kitchen add brightness to the contrasting gray cabinets.
The nickel hardware ties the look together.
While this look is simple and minimal, you never have to worry about going out of style. You can add pops of color by adding colorful dishes or floral arrangements in your kitchen.
You can't go wrong with a gray and white kitchen.
Pairing these light gray cabinets with this dazzling blue tile backsplash certainly makes a statement in this kitchen.
The cool tones of the gray cabinets and the gray tile create a sense of harmony and cohesion in this kitchen. The white marble countertop ultimately ties this look together.
While you may not want to paint all of your walls blue, touches of blue in the kitchen can add color and variation to your gray cabinets.
Painting all the walls blue may be overpowering, so add blue on the backsplash or use a combination of gray and navy cabinets.
In the photo below, gray cabinets are used throughout the kitchen, but the island is done in rich navy color. The combination of light gray cabinets, blue island, and white walls is perfection.
The blue island stands out yet perfectly complements the gray cabinets without being overwhelming.
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It might seem redundant and boring to pair gray cabinets with gray walls and gray accents in a kitchen. If you want a monochromatic, modern, sleek kitchen, you can paint the cabinets and walls the same color.
If you want an all-gray kitchen, think about using different shades of gray to create distinction and separation in your kitchen. In the photo above, the owner stuck with the gray color palette but used several textures and shades of gray.
The darker gray cabinets are offset by, the lighter gray countertops. The tile backsplash ties the whole look together because of the many shades of the gray present.
The stainless steel appliances and sterling hardware top off this modern-looking kitchen.
The homeowner broke up the gray by adding white upper cabinets and red pendant lights for a fun splash of color. Don't be afraid to add colorful accents to your lighting or decor.
If you've never heard of the color greige, a good explanation is combining gray and beige together to make greige.
This popular neutral comes in many shades, some leaning more gray and some leaning more beige. Whatever color of greige you choose, it can be the perfect companion to your gray cabinets.
In the above photo, two shades of gray are used on the kitchen cabinets. A light gray is used on the perimeter cabinets, but a dark gray is used for the island cabinets.
The greige color is used in the tile backsplash. Light gray, gray, greige, and white are all combined to make this eye-catching tile backsplash.
You can also paint your walls a complementary greige to your cabinets. If your cabinets are dark gray, consider a light greige color to offset the cabinets or vice versa.
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Bringing green into your kitchen is like adding a touch of the outdoors to your indoor space. Green is often neutral and can pair with almost any color.
Green is a calming color and can add serenity and tranquility to your space.
The light green in the above kitchen brings a sense of nature into the kitchen and brings out the other colors.
Green also pairs well with wood, so green can tie the wood flooring and gray cabinets together if you have wood floors.
Add other wooden touches such as wooden utensils, open shelving, or butcher block countertops. All will work splendidly with your gray cabinets.
To enhance the color green in your kitchen, add more touches of green by adding greenery, foliage, or flowers as you can see from the above and below photo, both light and dark shades of green pair well with gray cabinets.
If you're looking to go bold and add sunshine and happiness to your kitchen, consider enhancing your gray cabinets with pops of yellow.
You can go all out like the kitchen in the above photo and paint your walls yellow. The yellow in this kitchen isn't too bold or overpowering.
Because of the white countertops, trim, and white shiplap ceiling, the yellow acts as more of an accent with the gray cabinets.
If you aren't sure you want to paint your walls yellow but somehow want to incorporate yellow into your kitchen with gray cabinets, look at the photo below.
Yellow accents are brought into the kitchen in the window treatments and accessories placed throughout. The flowers, fruit, and kitchen tools add the perfect pop of color to correspond with the gray cabinets.
What Other Factors Should I Consider When Choosing A Cabinet Color?
Before you decide on the perfect color to match your gray cabinets, you may want to consider the following:
First, think about how much light your kitchen receives. Consider sticking to lighter and brighter colors if your kitchen doesn't allow for much natural light.
Darker colors may make your space feel smaller and more confined than it is.
Next, consider what style and vibe you're going for. Different accent colors can change the feel and mood of your kitchen. Think about if you want a light and airy kitchen or a dark and moody feel.
Also, are you trying to achieve a modern look or a farmhouse style? The colors you choose can play a huge part in the look you want to achieve.
Finally, decide on what medium would work best in your kitchen. Paint might be the best option, but you can also add texture and wonder by adding wallpaper or tile in your space.
Additionally, your paint's finish can also make a difference in your overall style.
Choosing any of the above colors can give you confidence when finding a color to match your gray cabinets.
Whether you want to paint all the walls, add a tile backsplash, or add small accents or pops of color, any of these colors will do the trick.
Stick with white and gray if you want a classic look. Opt for bolder colors like yellow, blue, and green if you add flavor and impact to your kitchen.
Whatever color you choose with your gray cabinets, what matters most is that you love it, and it creates a place for loved ones and friends to gather.
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