Greys, greige and grays seem to be everywhere nowadays. Grey kitchens seem to be the rage as well. How to do a great grey kitchen that would look enticing and not dull? Cool grey or warm grey? Would that work in any style of kitchen? The answers to these questions are this post’s tackle.
Rustic Kitchens lend themselves so beautifully to grey tones. These can be achieved in the wood of the cabinet, the concrete of the countertops, or the plaster of the walls enhanced by all the nuances and shades of greys. The key is to provide some contrast or accent amongst the sea of grey cabinets. It’s a feat to pull it off with just greys.
Modern Rustic Kitchens– This trend is responsible for the latest grey craze. An entire post should be dedicated to modern rustic kitchens- so wabi sabi- the contrast between simple lines and roughened wood textured results in such an alluring play of materials for a kitchen. What I would do to get one of these projects. I am particularly drawn to the simplicity offered by flush cabinet doors with only textures for demarcation- to design kitchens by just textures and moods. What fun!
Modern Kitchens- Flush cabinets, open shelves, slick appliances, cool light fixtures. What’s not to like?
Traditional Kitchens– White kitchens are still the more popular choice but a touch of grey here and there has begun to infiltrate the all white cabinetry.
Industrial Kitchens– Here is another trend where grey is right at home. Grey in the stainless steel finish, dark grey metal finish, weathered grey wood and grey floors.
Material Use – Grey in wood cabinets is the most obvious solution to achieve a grey kitchen. Some of these woods receive a lime wash. Some others get tannic acid and ferrous sulfate wash. Some got a dose of bleach or lye water.
Grey painted cabinet will do when showing wood grain is not important.
Grey in concrete work and countertops.
Grey in backsplash and or walls
Grey in flooring.
Kitchen designs that come together well don’t follow any specific set of rules. They dwell in the clever use of materials, colors and details. Spatial qualities also come into play.
And then there is the kitchen I designed for a very dear client. Any takers for the next grey kitchen in the Bay Area?