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Grey is a kitchen classic, but also a colour that can be taken in a hundred different directions when decorating. Be inspired by these 8 real spaces when planning your renovation.  

Nash House Good Homes Grey Charcoal Kitchen 2

Image: Colin Poole 

Grey is undoubtedly one of the most popular colour choices for modern kitchens - and it works wonders in a variety of spaces; old houses and new builds alike. 

As well as being a 'safe' colour that can help your home's re-sale value, grey can also be used in a variety of ways to create a impactful kitchen scheme. 

We've chosen 8 inspiring real spaces that demonstrate just a little of the scope grey can bring to your kitchen project plans. 

Pick an industrial style 

Nash House Good Homes Grey Charcoal Kitchen

Image: Colin Poole 

In the home of interior designer Alex Nash of All And Nxthing, this modern style kitchen has a industrial feel thanks to the narrow frame of the cabinetry doors and side-handles. A reclaimed worktop and bar stools, along with the exposed white brick of the walls, completes the look. 

Keep it classic 

Grey Shaker Style Kitchen Good Homes 2018

Image: Good Homes 

You can't beat a classic, and this kitchen design's mix of metro tiles, a Shaker style cabinet, cup handles and mid-grey delivers a tried-and-tested combination for this open-plan space. 

Choose stylish charcoal 

Red Deer Harley Street Photography Billy Bolton Main

Image: Billy Bolton 

This luxury Harley Street apartment, created by Red Deer, showcases beautiful brass against a dark, charcoal cabinetry. Take inspiration on how to elevate a simple design to make it feel much more luxurious. 

Contrast and highlight 

Dec17 Menzies House9

Image: Malcolm Menzies 

In interiors photographer Malcolm Menzies' kitchen, the expanse of eye-level kitchen cabinetry blends into the dark grey panelled wall to help prevent the space feeling too top heavy. A white tiled inset acts to highlight stylish kitchen accessories in the glass-fronted cupboards. 

Add an accent island 

May 17 Allbright 13

Image: Good Homes 

If you're looking to add some impact to a neutral kitchen, try switching up the island colour to make a focal point. We love how the colour continues through into the utility room in this country cottage, tying the two spaces together. 

Go just off-white 

Mar18 Novello Kitchen 8

Image: Good Homes 

If you want to keep your kitchen feeling light and airy, you don't have to go to extremes with your shade of grey. This light, dove grey gives a subtle contrast to white walls and work surface, with a warming tone that stops the kitchen feeling too stark. 

Add a pop of colour 

Original Case Study 2

Image: Harvey Jones 

If you're looking to add some 'wow' to your kitchen, grey is a great base as it teams well with most colours. This Harvey Jones kitchen uses grey to highlight the finishes of wood, copper and a bold orange cabinet, which holds the fridge and freezer, as smaller contrasts within the space. 

Create a colour moment 

Devol New York Showeroom Grey Kitchen

Image: deVOL 

Just because grey is both classic and neutral, doesn't mean you have to create a kitchen that's the same. We love how bold this kitchen in deVOL's New York showroom is, using a classic colour combination to create a design-forward scheme. 


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