Gray and White Kitchen Ideas We Love

Gray and White Kitchen with Pot Filler and Small Island
Photo: Alison Gootee, Styling: Jennifer Berno Decleene

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a gray and white kitchen is a sterile, industrial space, think again. Take a look at these kitchens and you'll see you can push this palette any direction— from playful and modern to cozy and classic to every design style in between. Whether you choose to coat your cabinets in a striking gray or simply add a metallic pop here and there, there are plenty of ways to achieve this dreamy scheme. Go coastal with a breezy green-gray or dial in classic cottage style with painted gray floors. Soften it up with sweet pastel accents or dial up the drama with mixed metals for a look that's clean and chic. Whatever your style, if you're looking for a kitchen color palette that's truly timeless, take a cue from these Southern spaces that prove gray and white are a classic combo guaranteed to outlast passing trends.

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Stately Gray

White and Gray Kitchen with Gray Cabinets and White Barstools
Laurey W. Glenn

Interior designer Lindsey Meadows spruced up this kitchen by coating the cabinets in a soft gray which pairs perfectly with the darkly grouted subway tile.

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Make a Statement With Fixtures

White and Greige Kitchen with Black Pendants and Floral Roman Shades
Erica George Dines

In this monochromatic space by designer Suzanne Kasler, two gray pendants pop against the all-white backdrop.

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Don't Forget the Floor

White Kitchen with Painted Wood Floor
Laurey W. Glenn

A gray lattice pattern on the floor of this kitchen adds panache and echoes the hint of gray found in the backsplash.

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The Perfect Pair

Gray and White Cottage Kitchen
Laurey W. Glenn

In this Alabama kitchen, Benjamin Moore's Winter White (2140-70) and Gray Owl (2137-60) come together to make a classic space that will never go out of style.

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Make it Modern

Modern White Kitchen with Gray Details
Laurey W. Glenn

Gray walls perfectly frame up this cook space where white surfaces, steel accents, and a hearty dose of wood come together in contemporary harmony.

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Bring in Blue

Blue and Gray Kitchen with Cooktop Island

For a burst of color, you can't go wrong with blue. In this kitchen, blue appliances provide unexpected contrast to classic greige cabinets.

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Gray on Gray

Colonial Cottage Kitchen Gray Paint Copper Details
Laurey W. Glenn

This kitchen charms with a tonal gray-on-gray palette using Revere Pewter (HC-172) by Benjamin Moore on the cabinets and walls and Chelsea Gray (HC-168) by Benjamin Moore on the island.

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Mixed Metals

Rustic Kitchen with Copper Details and Salvaged Wood
Laurey W. Glenn

Architect Wayne Good outfitted his dream fish camp-style kitchen with ageless elements, from white board-and-batten walls to a custom copper hood and backsplash to the stainless steel countertops, sink, and shelving.

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A Match Made in Heaven

Gray and White Kitchen, Glass Pendants, Art on Vent Hood
Marta-Xochilt Perez; Styling: Page Mullins

Interior designer Betsey Mosby coated this kitchen's cabinetry in an earthy gray (Benjamin Moore Galveston Gray, AC-27) and added contrast with sleek white marble countertops and a slab backsplash.

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Soften With Pretty Pastels

Gray Green Kitchen with Large Island
Molly Culver

Interior designer Shannon Eddings picked a cheery gray-green (Benjamin Moore's Silver Sage, 506) to pair with the marble-wrapped hood and backsplash, while white walls all around frame up the creative space.

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Old Meets New

Gray and White Kitchen with Pot Filler and Small Island
Alison Gootee, Styling: Jennifer Berno Decleene

A tiny, antique island adds just the right amount of patina (and workspace!) to this clean and bright kitchen.

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Give Green-Gray a Go

Gray-Green and White Kitchen with Rattan Barstools
Hector Manuel Sanchez, Styling: Buffy Hargett

This Watercolor, Florida, kitchen feels soothing and serene thanks to soft white walls (Sherwin-Williams' Creamy, SW 7012) paired with cabinets painted a breezy green-gray (Sherwin-Williams' Austere Gray, SW 6184).

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Farmhouse Neutrals

Gray and White Kitchen
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Elly Poston Cooper

White bead-board walls and hardwood floors painted a deep green gray (Benjamin Moore's Randolph Gray in an exterior Arborcoat finish for durability) bring out this 1940s kitchen's farmhouse character.

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