35 Gray Kitchen Cabinets You Can’t Say No To

Gray kitchens don't have to be somber

When most people think of the color gray, it’s often thought of as a somber, depressing color. But in truth, that isn’t actually the case. There are many interiors that use gray and turned out really stunning. It depends on how you use the color. You can also pair it with some bright colors too and for sure it will look good with it just like how yellow and gray go well together. Others use different tones of gray and get a lovely interior. Many kitchens use gray for the cabinets and it because of the huge number of people who prefer to use the color, it manifests that it doesn’t fail. We will show you some kitchens with gray cabinets today. These 35 beautiful kitchen cabinets demonstrate that even gray can shine.


Light gray cabinets add contrast to this modern kitchen with modular cabinet system. Looking great, right?Image Source: Peter A. Sellar


The island had a furniture feel with the legs added on it. The cabinets have the same colors as the island and looked nice in stainless handles.Image Source: Sandvold Blanda | Architecture & Interiors, LLC


A beautiful yet simple kitchen in grey is something every homeowner would love to have. Take a look at the front part of the island with lovely shelves.Image Source: Mesh Architecture + Fabrication

Charcoal can be versatile

Charcoal can be versatile

Image: Insidesign

Here in this kitchen, we see lots of charcoal tones- which not only give this room an appreciable modern look but work well with the cream and white hues spaced throughout this kitchen. Paired with a lighter color like red or cream, charcoal can help balance out bolder colors while helping to tie a kitchen together.

Yes, gray can be warm

Yes, gray can be warm

Image: T2THES Design + Build

Paired with distressed wood, these cabinets give this kitchen a very at-home feel, despite how dark these cabinets are. Gray can be considered cold or ‘sad’ but paired with good lighting and plenty of light furnishings, it can really help make a room feel comforting and anchored.


The blue chairs sure added zest to the kitchen with gray cabinets and a glossy U-shaped island.Image Source: Panageries


A modern kitchen in gray has two tones of the color to avoid monotony. Image Source: Peter A. Sellar


This one has an L-shaped island with a sink and has many hanging cabinets in gray color. Image Source: Collinson Interiors

A kitchen for the working family

A kitchen for the working family

Image: Melissa Miranda Interior Design

These cabinets, on the other hand, are sleek and modern. Here, these light metallic grays really give this kitchen a look of its own while emphasizing this kitchen’s inherent function. Paired well with a light wood flooring, this is a kitchen for the working family.

Gray doesn't have to be somber

Gray doesn’t have to be somber

Image: Avenue B | Development

Who says these grays have to be somber? Through light grays, this kitchen is well lit and cheerful, outfitted with a very classic, retro look.


The cabinet look nice as it retained a wooden appeal despite being gray in color. Image Source: T2THES DESIGN + BUILD


Having a cabinet under the island is a good idea. It has shelves on the corner of the hanging cabinets too.Image Source: Rebecca Melo


A traditional kitchen has cabinets all around it. For sure, the owner doesn’t lack space to keep all her groceries and other kitchen stuff. Image Source: Revision LLC

A kitchen with a modern outlook

A kitchen with a modern outlook

Image: Beauparlant Design

Helping to tie this kitchen together, these gray counters not only provide a nice contrast between the wall’s stark, white tones but help give this kitchen a focal point and modern outlook.

Gray and chrome can work for you

Gray and chrome can work for you

Image: Electrolux

Again, this is a very modern kitchen and it’s all thanks to the various shades of gray and chrome placed within. Wood paneled floors help offset the starkness of the grays, which is definitely something to consider if you’ve got your heart set on furnishings.


Another traditional kitchen with light gray cabinets but this one has lesser storage spaces. Image Source: The Works


A small kitchen looked nice with gray cabinets and it has a small dining table good for two too. Cute, right? Image Source: mango design co


Black and grey is the color of this kitchen. The matte cabinet finish looked perfect when paired with the tiled island and backsplash. Image Source: Architects Clayton & Little

A contemporary look for your kitchen

A contemporary look for your kitchen

Image: Ikea

These glossy grays throughout this kitchen not only provide this space with a very contemporary look but emphasize that gray is a very versatile color- working with almost any color scheme you might be considering for your kitchen walls or furnishings.

Contrast never kills

Contrast never kills

Image: In toto Kitchens

Another very modern kitchen, these counters and cabinets demonstrate you can almost never have too much gray. A white island helps balance out its gray cabinet doors while keeping this kitchen ‘future-forward’.


Hints of yellow from the chairs are stunning additions to the gray kitchen. Image Source: Architectural Design Consultants, Inc.


Who wouldn’t love a kitchen that looks this neat and sleek? Image Source: Risher Martin | Fine Homes

A light gray for the white fan

A light gray for the white fan

Image: Dalrymple | Sallis Architecture

For those of you who love white but are worried about grubby fingers or dirt stains ruining the cabinet fronts- why not try a light gray? Offering the same bright appeal as white cabinets, here these cabinets provide a gentle, clean design that’s versatile and helps make this kitchen shine.


A long narrow kitchen has grey cabinets that gave this area a humble yet beautiful appeal.Image Source: Joel Gross Architectural & Residential Photography


Lovely contemporary kitchen in grey adorned with simple decors and lightings. Image Source: Wolford Building and Remodeling

Little black dress, meet little charcoal kitchen

Little black dress, meet little charcoal kitchen

Image: Atmosphere Interior Design Inc.

On the other hand, maybe black’s more your speed but you’re worried about grease skids or making your kitchen look too much like a funeral home. Enter charcoal cabinets. Here we have all the dark contrast that black cabinets provide, all while giving this room an identity of its own.

Gray can be clash proof

Gray can be clash proof

Image: House to Home

Sleek gray charcoal cabinets help cement this room as a cool, urban kitchen. Gray is a versatile color- livening up any space without any drastic color clashes.

Make grays work for you

Make grays work for you

Image: James Thomas | Environments for Living

Cool, elephant grays not only give this kitchen a modern atmosphere but again, we see that gray- no matter whether it’s metallic or refurbished wood- can work with any type of design- whether with bright colors or a design that leans more towards cooler, darker shades.


Glossy grey cabinets are in this kitchen that faces a window for more natural light. Image Source: Joseph K Muscat Photographer

Gray can be a welcome addition to any kitchen

Gray can be a welcome addition to any kitchen

Image: Odenza Homes

A striking red stove contrasts nicely with sleek, gray cabinets. These warm tones help give this kitchen not only a fresh look but a well put together space to host guests and family.


The chairs bring in a beachy feel to the kitchen. The cabinets have details too that look traditional but not obsolete. Image Source: Luke Gibson Photography

A touch of gray for the urban space

A touch of gray for the urban space

Image: Webber + Studio

Gray works especially well in urban spaces, especially ones short on space. Giving this kitchen a sleek, utilitarian look, this space is perfect for the urban professional.


The red backsplash has a great impact to the appeal of this kitchen with gray cabinets and granite counter top. Image Source: Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc


You can see ample storage spaces here wherein some cabinet doors used glass that allows more light to the area. Image Source: Romanelli & Hughes Custom Home Builders

Gray doesn't need to be depressing

Gray doesn’t need to be depressing

Image: Du Bois Design

With wide open spaces and plenty of bright lighting, what might be a somber kitchen works very well here. Lighting underneath the counters provide a nice touch, while the gray here contrasts nicely with the white wall.

Gray doesn’t need to be depressing or hard to work with. In fact, gray can be a very versatile color and with the right touches, gray cabinets can be a beautiful addition to your home even to the kitchen. This color could be used both for small and large kitchen spaces. Its neautral color is also best paired with whatever color you want. You can also consult the interior designers when it comes to the color and style of the cabinets that work well for your kitchen.