Gray – The Perfect Neutral

Light Gray cabinets, subzero fridge, stainless appliances, marble-look backsplashIs gray the new white? Many people want a kitchen design that endures the test of time and automatically think they have to go with white. This is not always the case and introducing gray in all of its forms is quite possibly the perfect kitchen neutral. It helps soften the starkness of all white.

“Something about grey works just perfectly for kitchens, it teeters between a relaxing neutrality and an exciting warmth, providing the best of both worlds,” said Normandy Designer Brooke Voris. “Of course, depending on what shade of grey you choose, your kitchen could be closer to one end or the other.”

Whether your style is traditional, ultra-modern, or somewhere in between, grey and white pair together to complete any look. It can be used on large surfaces like walls, floors, or cabinets to warm up a starkly modern kitchen design. If several different shades of gray are used in a more traditional kitchen, it can create a sophisticated and urban edge.

Gray Cabinets, Induction Cooktop, gray tile

Gray is also a natural occurring color, so embracing it makes selecting natural tiles for backsplashes and flooring a much simpler task. Many different types of hardware finishes and lighting can be paired with gray to complete any look with perfection. It also won’t show unsightly stains or marks as easily as white, which is especially important in high-traffic kitchens.

“I have also been introducing “greige” in to kitchen designs for customers not quite sure about gray,” said Brooke. It brings the best of beige and gray to life and is truly a useful and versatile neutral color.”

If you are thinking about updating your kitchen using a neutral palette like gray and white, or contemplating more extensive changes to your home, you can set up a time with Brooke to talk about the possibilities. You can also learn more about additions, kitchens or other remodeling projects at an upcoming workshop. Check out the photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook and Instagram for even more home tips and inspiration.

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