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Grey kitchen designs: our top tips and what to consider | Hammonds

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Check out our latest blog for tips on how to nail grey kitchen designs and the main things to consider when creating your space

Are you dreaming of an Instagram-worthy kitchen? Do you lust after grey kitchen designs you spot online? Or have you fallen in love with your friend or family member’s grey kitchen? If you’re keen to make your dream a reality but not sure where to start, we’re here to help. Read our top tips below on how to design the ultimate grey kitchen.

The advantages of a grey kitchen

Grey has become one of the most popular colour choices among interior design lovers in recent years – and it’s easy to see why. This shade has the power to completely transform a kitchen, making it look fresh, clean and contemporary. Grey offers a softer look when compared with white and black, and can be used in both modern and classic kitchens. Whether you’d like to explore grey kitchen wall ideas, grey units or a grey splashback, this colour can be incorporated in a huge variety of ways.  

Shades of grey

The benefit of grey is it’s a hugely versatile colour, ranging from very light hues all the way to dark industrial-style shades. Often, the best colour palette for you will depend on the size of your space, and how much natural light there is in the room. If you have a small or dark kitchen, it’s often wise to stick to pale greys that will make the space feel light, bright and airy. If you have a large kitchen, you can dare to incorporate bolder, darker greys to give the space depth. You could also opt for an on-trend two-tone kitchen, which means there’s a contrast between the wall units and bottom units. Usually, this would involve having light grey painted kitchen cabinets along the wall and darker grey floor units.

Consider complementary colours

If you love grey interiors but want the space to feel vibrant and full of life, consider adding a splash of colour. Choose a complementary shade such as yellow or navy blue, or even jump on the pastel trend with a light pink or sage green. You can introduce pops of colour through subtle touches like lampshades, blinds and chairs, as well as display items such as clocks and vases. Adding an extra splash of colour isn’t essential – but may just bring that extra va-va-voom to the space.

Choose your units

As you start to explore the various kitchen units on offer, consider the overall look you’d like to achieve. If it’s a modern kitchen you’re after, gloss and/or handleless units will give you a sleek style. Or, if you’d like more of a classic design, grey painted kitchen cabinets with cup or bridge handles may be perfect. Often, light grey shaker kitchen units are a popular choice as they offer a timeless look and are practical and functional. Shaker units are simple in style and are easily dressed up or down to suit any home, which means they’re an ideal backdrop for modern appliances, storage and decoration.     

Pick suitable flooring

The most effective grey kitchen designs make sure the flooring suits the overall look and style of the room. There’s a huge variety of options to explore, so we recommend choosing your flooring once you know what look you’re going for with your new kitchen. For instance, if you’re getting wooden worktops, wood or laminate flooring in a similar shade will complement beautifully. Stone flooring in neutral shades also works well with grey kitchen designs. If you have a small space, avoid dark flooring as it can make the room feel smaller than it is.

Here at Hammonds, we want to make your dream kitchen a reality. That’s why we have plenty of grey kitchen designs to choose from, including modern and classic styles, and lots of innovative storage solutions. Our team of experts are here to help, so book a free design visit today and we can start your kitchen transformation.

You can also find further guides and inspiration on the Hammonds blog.


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