Often used in bedroom design, the soft appeal of grey can cool many interiors. Yet one secret power remains – its subtle transformation of kitchens. Often left in the cold for warmer wooden tones, its ability to make a kitchen look fresh and contemporary works wonders for a range of home styles. Whether blending into white, creating the industrial or making smooth moves in charcoal, its range and depth of hue rival many traditional kitchen colours. Paired with brighter yellows and tonal blue gradients, it offers a clean palette without the drama of white or black. Look at our top forty picks for yourself.
Concrete and wood battle it out in this industrial design. Spot and multi-level hanging lights frame one side, a cupboard-panel-as-art-piece the other. | Source: Snaidero.
Small spaces can benefit from grey the most. This light-grey design only slightly contrasts with wooden panelling, while a minimal bench offers class in slate. | Visualizer: Michael Temnikov.
Wall-to-floor tiling embraces grey and white, as bauble lights join the party. Under-cabinet lighting draws the eye from the dining area. | Visualizer: Armine Avetisyan.
Mimicking a game of tetris, this multi-shaped wonder with a large, slanted window keeps everyone guessing. | Visualizer: Cristian Gentile.
White and grey segment this wooden-floored space, a series of oblongs and squares. A teardrop mirror designates the bench. | BUY IT.
Grey cabinetry and marble provide texture and interest to this wide-paned design, complete with wine-glass drop chandeliers. | Designer: De Rosee Sa.
Teal and charcoal combine in an artistic kitchen fit for a chef. Wide block shelving offers storage space, a living panel nature. | Visualizer: Cristian Gentile.
Striking yet muted in mid-grey-panelling, a strip of LED-lighting sits pretty above contrasting white peonies. | Designer: DesignSpace London.
A touch of difference to a white wall and light flooring, this grey hue keeps it fresh while storing books. | Source: Biografen.