Mood Board Monday #13: A Refreshing Kitchen Neutral

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Happy April Fool’s Day! Even though it is April 1st, it’s no joke that grays in the kitchen are a rising trend – it’s the second most popular shade to use in the kitchen, right behind the ever popular and old faithful, white. The NKBA 2013 trend report states:

“Used currently in 55% of kitchens and 56% of bathrooms, shades of gray are growing in appeal, creating chic, sophisticated spaces that many consumers desire.

Just like working with white, gray is a great pick because it allows for pops of color in a neutral space, and it gives your kitchen a sort of understated elegance and class. It’s a little more edgy than the traditional white kitchen, it’s a refreshing neutral. Depending on the look you want, you can mix different shades of gray like in the mood board below, or you can create gray accents – like a single wall, just the kitchen island, or a gray backsplash if you’re not entirely sure about going all gray.

In the image below, the main shade of the kitchen is most definitely gray, but there are call outs to white accents, and the usage of different patterns and textures, that make something about this kitchen just so fun.


Get the look with Whitehaus:

  • Noah’s Collection commercial, single bowl 16 gauge stainless steel sink WHNCMAP3021 with arched front apron in brushed stainless steel
  • Vintage III dual handle faucet WHKSDTLV3-8201 in brushed nickel with lever handles and solid brass side spray
  • Vintage III patented wall mount pot filler WHKPFLV3-9500 in brushed nickel with lever handle and double jointed retractable swing spout
  • 3 1/2″ basket strainer with lift stopper NRNW35C in stainless steel
  • Cabinetry pull handle WH50 made of solid brass with exposed screws in a satin nickel finish

The base image’s source was found through here and was designed by Katie Miller at San Antonio, TX based SilverLeaf Custom Homes.

Do you have a gray kitchen? If not, would you ever consider going gray? Tell us!

Did you miss any of our past mood boards? Catch up here!

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