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5 Ideas for a Contemporary Grey Kitchen

White kitchens are a classic mainstay in the world of kitchen design, but a chic new trend is subverting the ultra-clean look of floor-to-ceiling white and adding a natural, minimalist touch to kitchens all over the country. Grey kitchens are an up-and-coming contemporary design trend that is anything but drab. This versatile trend in kitchen design can add a beautiful update to any home, and since grey can be paired with either warm or cool tones, it’s sure to fit into your unique home design scheme. Here are 5 great ideas for a contemporary grey kitchen that are sure to inspire.


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Beachy Accents

A contemporary beach kitchen is easy to achieve and sure to make your home feel warm all year round. Try pairing subtle grey cabinetry<, paint, or countertops with warm neutrals like sand. Use clean lines in your design scheme (minimalist hardware and uncluttered floating shelves) for a simple, beachy kitchen.

Charcoal Chic

Using a darker grey like charcoal is a great way to make your kitchen feel more chic and elegant. Charcoal is a rich color to use for your cabinetry, walls, or backsplash, and is sure to make your kitchen feel that much more glamorous. With a classic charcoal and white color scheme, plus a chandelier or other sparkly hardware, your elegant kitchen will be dinner party-ready in no time.

Grey is Warm Paired with Woods

Grey can also be used to achieve a warm and welcoming kitchen great for any family home! Dark woods paired with a subtle grey are great for any kitchen and will make it really feel like the heart of your home. Mixing it up with a metallic countertop or backsplash can help make the most of the light in your kitchen and elevate your homey kitchen.

Cool Neutrals

Grey is a great way to bridge the gap between neutrals, and it can be easily used to tie together a cool, minimalist design scheme. Try using a grey with blue undertones to avoid an industrial feel and combine it with white cabinetry for a fresh and simple take on the modern kitchen.

Create a Focal Point

Contrast is key in design, and grey is a great base color to create some really interesting focal points. Try a bold accent wall set against grey to really open up your kitchen and add some of your unique personality to the space. A grey island also serves as its own bold accent in an otherwise white kitchen.

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