Soft grays show up in the limestone floor, perimeter cabinets, and steely appliances. Darker grays, appearing in the marble, island, and backsplash, make standout partners for the lighter grays and bright white dishware. Grays work especially well in kitchens equipped with stainless steel appliances and Carrara marble countertops.
Greige backsplash tiles, the outer islands wood top, and distressed floor boards boost the temperature without disrupting the rooms serene style. White and grays create a fine foundation for building kitchens that appear larger than their dimensions. The tile backsplash in this U shape kitchen handily combines both hues, noteworthy dark gray grout lines highlight the white tiles.
Choosing this popular neutral for your kitchen means you can display gray in big ways without taking away from other elements in the room. Glossy gray subway tiles running from counter to ceiling turn this kitchens perimeter into a series of feature walls that highlight black light fixtures and display shelves.
Add iron scrollwork brackets or intricately carved wood ones to open shelves for a look that is timeless. Kitchens typically do not have a lot of wall space, thanks to cabinetry, backsplashes, windows, and doorways. Use limited wall space as a chance to display a color you might not otherwise choose for a large wall or whole room.