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How to use grey in your kitchen

Grey is continuing its run as a popular colour for kitchens.

However, many still consider it an unconventional choice and worry that it could be seen as a bit boring or expressionless. But, as demonstrated by the increasing number of gorgeous grey kitchens we are producing, that certainly isn’t the case.

Is grey a fad?

At Great British Kitchens & Interiors, we believe that grey has never been a “fad”. Over the past 30 years we have regularly produced stunning grey kitchens. Grey has been used in and around the home pretty much forever. Grey exists abundantly in nature and prominently in our surroundings so it simply cannot be considered as just a fad.

Is grey dull?

We all need a little bit of colour in our lives. Colour sets the mood and the tone of the home. Some colours are animated and energetic while others are much more calming and relaxing.

People sometimes think grey is characterless compared to its more vibrant counterparts. The trick is to pair it with a warm material, such as wood or alternate tones and textures. Go for a painted ash door and see how the light catches the woodgrain to add charm and subtle character to your kitchen.

Lighting plays an important role in the kitchen, here highlighting the different tones of grey and the stunning Carrara worktops. It accentuates the vibrancy and character of the beautiful oak breakfast bar.

Matching grey with other colours

Grey will work with any other colour you might want to bring into your kitchen. It also blends beautifully with polished chrome and other metals.

In this kitchen, the coldness of the grey is complimented by the warm texture of the shiny chrome handles and Quooker tap. The steel trim of the Miele ovens softly blends in with its surroundings, whilst complimenting the grey tones and adding a subtle yet elegant frame to the deep black of the ovens’ glass fascia.

Introduce accent colours

You can instantly add accent colour and modify the tone of your room by changing your accessories. Swap out vases and fruit bowls for those of a different colour or pattern from time to time. This inexpensive facelift can dramatically alter the mood of your room.

Perhaps the easiest and most versatile means of adding a touch of colour to your kitchen is simply the addition of bright, colourful flowers.

Whether an ornate arrangement or a simple bunch, flowers can instantly transform your space. And, what’s more, you can change your flower colours as often as you desire.

Whereas grey is cool and understated, a vibrant colour like red or yellow is hot and eye-catching. A touch of warmth and colour is essential in any kitchen.

Grey for traditional kitchens

Grey isn’t just for contemporary kitchens, of course.

The soft grey colour of these kitchen cabinets is simple and elegant, and the colour harmonises extremely well with white quartz worktops. The darker wood floor adds contrast and character whilst simultaneously softening up the space.

If you aren’t into bold colours but don’t want an all-white kitchen either, consider a light, warm grey for your walls or cabinetry. Wood floors will add warmth and charm. The kitchen remains classy, clean, bright and airy while the rich wood floor adds the perfect dose of warmth and character.

Grey kitchen inspiration

Here are just a few of the grey kitchens we’ve designed and installed over the years:

Take the next step towards your dream grey kitchen

We design, craft and install beautiful bespoke kitchens in a multitude of colours…including grey!

If you’d like to find out more, visit our extensive showroom for a chat with one of our design experts.

Jack Hone

Chief kitchen designer (and chef in a previous life), who loves creating perfect spaces for people to make memories in.