Timeless but fresh, a grey and white kitchen can be the perfect starting point for your own, individual look. Below you can enjoy some inspiring pictures of grey and white kitchens while getting some information about the important elements that support a grey and white kitchen.
Pictures of Grey and White Kitchens: Eight Supporting Elements
1. White or grey cabinetry. By putting white and grey color to your kitchen you can create a wonderful classic kitchen. Classic kitchens are timeless yet fresh. This is a style that almost everyone feels comfortable in, even some the modernists among us. White and grey kitchens define this style.
2. To reach a perfect look of white and grey kitchen, you should pay attention to have simple architectural details. You may see legs on islands, feet or furniture-style toe kicks, crown molding and even a paneled hood, but these details are often restrained in a classic kitchen rather than being over the top and ornate.
3. Honed black countertops. Classic kitchens often go the timeless route with greys or whites, whether it’s honed absolute black granite, soapstone, or cast quartz material.
4. White marble countertops. Cararra marble and Calacatta marble are the two that really stand out in classic kitchens. In fact, marble countertops are often the focal point of a classic kitchen. Even though many homeowners know there are maintenance issues with marble, they can’t resist its beauty.
5. White and grey subway tile. It really doesn’t matter what size, though the classic is 3×6. It can be glossy, crackle, beveled or square edged, handmade or machine made, or even in white marble. If you’re looking for a twist on the classic, try a 2×6 or 2×8 or 2×4 — the proportions can really change the look of your kitchen, as can the grout color.
6. Simple door styles, not too modern, not too ornate. Another aspect that defines this look is the cabinet door style, often either a simple shaker door or a shaker door with a bead molding. You don’t see a lot of raised panel doors (of the sort often found in traditional kitchens) or flat-panel doors typically seen in modern kitchens.
7. Neutral palettes: Classic kitchens don’t have to be all white. This kitchen mixes stained and painted cabinetry, and even though the “white” cabinets have a glaze, the simple door style (shaker with a bead molding) keeps it from going too traditional. The subway tile here has a bit more color than the classic white that’s so popular, but it’s still a classic. White and grey kitchen is about as timeless and classic as it gets. This kitchen with the shaker doors goes a bit more contemporary with the Grey Island and dark subway tile with white grout, but its bones are still grounded in the classics.
8. Flexibility: White and grey kitchens are chameleons: You can take the same kitchen and completely change its look by mixing in modern bar stools or lighting, or industrial bar stools and lighting, or traditional, you get the idea. Your classic white and grey kitchen can become eclectic by adding modern tile and mixing it with a vintage-style table and chairs and industrial-style pendant lights. Classic can go more traditional when mixing it with an ornate hood, traditional chandelier and turned island legs.
Sometimes it’s the architecture alone that influences a grey and white kitchen in one direction or another. Here, classic goes country-modern with exposed beams and voluminous space. As you can see from the pictures of grey and white kitchens, they are limited only by your imagination, or the imagination of thousands of designers.