A timeless design
A grey kitchen is timeless, can adapt to any furnishing style and still be designed in a variety of ways. Due to their neutrality, grey kitchens always look modern and can be combined with different wall colors, countertops and floors. This results in exclusive designs with a unique character thanks to color accents and materials.
If you want to have a modern grey kitchen, the first important decision you will have to make is selecting the right shade of grey – because in the end, the color you choose will determine which impression the room makes and what other materials and colors should be added to the design.
When creating your ideal cooking space, you might also like to consider a modern grey and white kitchen look. The combination of these two neutrals provide a harmonious backdrop that’s not only pleasing to the eye, but also allows for an additional accent color.
Furthermore, grey and white work well with various materials – like wood, metal or stone – used for its various kitchen components, whether storage interiors, countertops and lighting. Various grey and white kitchen ideas and considerations will help you achieve your desired aesthetic:
To cheer up a space, you can choose kitchen materials and colors that have natural, warm hues. This includes woods with yellow or red undertones for your kitchen countertops or cabinets, such as cherry, mahogany or hickory. Certain stone types, like quartz or marble, also deliver the desired cheerful effect.
A crisp white offers a clean contrast to both light and dark greys, which creates an elegant appearance and is well suited for a minimalist design. Alternatively, an off-white fits cool greys to provide a softer look, the combination of which meshes well with other warm colors.
The shade of grey will specify which color to choose. For example, light greys combine well with pastel shades such as pink and green. On the other hand, brighter colors, like gold, pink or dark blue, are a good accent for darker greys.
The grey tone usually determines which kitchen style you prefer. Because certain designs are common for different grey nuances.
Once the decision for a particular grey tone has been made, the next is: What is the right countertop for the kitchen. In addition to your personal preferences, style questions also play a role. For example, how do you set warm accents in an elegant country kitchen or achieve a standardized industrial or reduced look?
If you want to design your kitchen with warm materials, a wooden countertop is a good way to go. For example, choose a light tone of oak, pine, or maple to contrast with dark grey tones – or opt for walnut or cherry wood to add even more depth to the kitchen. Based on the chosen countertop, the dining table or with a combined kitchen/living room, the living room table can be adapted. This creates a unified room concept. It is important for modern grey kitchens with wooden countertops that the material has been properly treated beforehand. That way it can easily be cleaned with special wood cleaners just like ceramic surfaces.
If you select a marble countertop for your kitchen, you can either choose a stone that homogenously adapts to grey or go with a contrast. A white or black marble countertop is particularly suitable if you want to create a clear and expressive image.
A stainless steel countertop not only fits perfectly with a modern grey kitchen, but it also creates a unique atmosphere. If you go for this look, you can choose decorative elements, flooring and wall color in warm or copper tones.
The big advantage of grey is that it goes with any color. If you choose a colorful ceramic countertop, you can easily create a retro design and if necessary, match the floor and wall color to it. When choosing a color, feel free to use our consulting service. Our experts will give you detailed advice on the effect of individual color concepts.
Whether tone-on-tone, with wood for a cozy atmosphere or with colors that each have their own character – grey kitchens are versatile. You also have countless options when it comes to selecting the wall color.
The flooring you choose mainly depends on your own taste, but also on the shade of grey you have chosen, the countertop and wall color. Often a wooden floor offers more warmth to a grey kitchen. In addition, a wooden floor can connect the kitchen with another room – e.g. if it is an open kitchen. If you pick a wooden floor, you should be well aware in advance that it must be maintained on a regular basis. Smooth, flat floorings such as natural stone or tiles are easier to maintain and go just as well with a grey design.
If you choose a flooring made of stone or tiles, make sure that the floor matches the other elements in the kitchen. If you have decided to go with a grey retro kitchen, colorful tiles matched with the wall color or countertop, could be interesting. If you pick a marble countertop, a floor made of natural stone is also an option. Cast concrete floors are also a timeless choice. They are seamless, extremely durable and with their light grey color, go well with a kitchen where other color accents have been set.
No matter how it is used, natural material creates a warm contrast to a neutral kitchen. Whether it’s the flooring, shelves, or the kitchen countertop – wooden elements give your kitchen a cozy, homely ambience. There are no limits in terms of versatility because the color palette of grey tones and wood decors is extensive.
If you opt for a grey kitchen and want to begin with actual planning, start with these questions:
Get ideas and suggestions in our home stories or take a look at our grey-marble kitchen SieMatic SLX. It has won prizes like the German Design Award and Reddot Design Award and impresses with its sleek, timeless design and backlit recessed grips.
Do you need any more support in planning your modern grey kitchen or would you like to find out more about our offers? Then contact one of our dealers or use our kitchen concierge service from the comfort of your own home. We can implement your kitchen ideas directly into a design or discuss what your kitchen could look like, and which materials, colors and lighting concepts work best.