Our desire to paint everything grey shows no signs of abating and just this week I have received comments from people who are taking this wonderfully versatile shade into their kitchens. One reader said she had painted her wall units pale grey and her island in a darker shade, which sounds gorgeous. This isn’t hers but if it’s anything like this then I’m off to the paint shop at once.
I must confess I have been looking at my white kitchen with a speculative eye recently and wondering about painting it grey. The great thing about a kitchen is that you’re not just limited to painting the walls as you are in most other rooms. Here you can do the walls, or the cupboards, or some of the cupboards and some of the walls. And let’s not even get started on the number of shades (yes, yes there are many more than 50 for those of you sniggering at the back).
In the above image, the owners have painted the table grey and the lower part of the wall. Love that metallic cupboard too. A survey by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) found that grey is one of the strongest colour trends for kitchens and bathrooms for 2013.
The company found that 55 per cent of kitchens in their survey are currently using some form of grey, a dramatic escalation since 2010 when it was just nine per cent. So, if you’re still not sure, perhaps some of these designs, all of which use grey in different ways will inspire you.
This kitchen has soften the grey with a wooden worktop and incorporated a highly fashionable gloss finish as well. Or you can stick to classic white scheme and add a touch of drama with some really dark shelves, which will show off your kitchenware beautifully.
Here, the owners have used grey oak doors for their cabinets which creates a softer, less industrial but very contemporary look.
Finally, this kitchen mixes soft shades of grey with ultra modern cabinets.
So there you have it. Do you fancy one shade of grey in your kitchen?
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