30 Gray and White Kitchen Ideas

This gallery offers gorgeous gray and white kitchen ideas in a variety of design styles. Gray and white are both neutral colors and, as such, can complement each other well. While gray is often used in contemporary and modern designs, it can also be used in traditional kitchens with beautiful results.

Contemporary kitchen with gray cabinets, white countertops, metallic backsplash and exposed wood beams

Gray is between black and white and is often associated with modern & sophisticated interior designs. From a mood standpoint, gray can have a depressing effect if overused. However, those who want a more delicate feel can opt for softer gray tones. Meanwhile, those who desire to evoke a sense of glamour often use a mix of gray tones.

White, on the other hand, is best represented by feelings of calmness, and purity and represents feelings of cleanliness in an interior design. On the negative side, it can be perceived as being associated with feelings of negativity and coldness. On the bright side, since this color reflects light, it can be used to make your space look brighter and larger.

The contemporary kitchen in the picture above is adorned with sleek gray cabinets and clean, solid-surface white countertops. To add to the modern feel, a metallic backsplash was used on the far end of the kitchen. To offset the cold yet stylish ambiance, subtle hints of warmth and life were put into the space in the form of tabletop plants and exposed wood beams.

Traditional kitchen with two tone gray cabinetry, and white island

Here, we have a more traditional take on the monochromatic motif. The gray paneled cabinets add life to the room with their variation of shape and size, while the white center island makes use of its butcher block countertop to match the warm beige of the wooden floorboards. A stylish white subway tile backsplash was also used to complete the vintage look of the room.

Gray and off white kitchen dark wood flooring

This beautiful contemporary design offers a large open-plan layout with an island big enough to seat three eat-in diners. The l-shaped kitchen design makes an effective work triangle when paired with an island.

The light gray cabinetry contrasts well with the white island, marble countertops, and subway tile. In addition, painting the vaulted ceiling white, allows one to use darker wood floors without making the overall space look too dark.

Beautiful kitchen with medium gray cabinet breakfast bar island and white shaker cabinets

This beautiful space is equipped with a stylish, minimalist breakfast bar and island. The clean white countertop is a good contrast to the main countertop’s gray with matching base and overhead cabinets. The choice of rustic wooden floorboards, textured backsplashes and sphere pendant lights adds to the charm of the room.

Beautiful contemporary kitchen with dark blue cabinets and calacatta lasa marble, and large gold pendant

This contemporary design gives the space a more unique look and feel by adding rustic finishes and elements into the space. Paneled cabinets were painted in a unique Turkish blue shade, giving it a slightly grayish undertone, which helps it match with the other finishes better.

The counters and backsplash uses soapstone with a gorgeous black grain pattern, while the flooring features weathered walnut planks. The gold custom range hood cover adds a scene-stealing element into the space, which also gives a nice pop of shine and color to the more muted general color palette of the space.

Kitchen with darker gray island and white marble counters

This kitchen has an island optimized to have as many storage spaces as it can, with a mixture of drawers, cabinets, and view cabinets. It also stores the oven and doubles as a breakfast bar. The white cabinets of the main space goes well with the barnyard sink and marble countertops.

Traditional kitchen with white lower cabinets and gray upper cabinets with blackened hickory floors

This traditional design has white lower cabinets and gray overhead cabinets. The handles and knobs of the cabinets are a dark brass material that really gives the place subtle personality. The speckled granite countertops go well with the extra small tile backsplash and the blackened hickory floors of the space.

Transitional kitchen with open plan design and red stools

Transitional kitchens such as this one serve as a literal transition between two separate spaces, a midway area that doubles as a food-preparation space. In this example, they used gray cabinets and marble countertops patterned with an island of the same color. Bold splashes of color can be seen on the seating furniture’s red upholstery.

Transitional kitchen with wall tile and gray-blue cabinets

The sloped ceiling really lends a subtle sense of intimacy to the proportions of this transitional kitchen. The use of a triangular clerestory window coupled with wide open regular windows really lends some much-appreciated light into the room. The dark cabinets serve as nice contrasts to the lightness of the space that can also be seen in the counter and subway tile backsplash.

Contemporary style kitchen with arctic white quartz counters

This contemporary design is adorned with Arctic White quartz countertops that go well with the clean, modern cabinets. The contrasting dark tile backsplash matches the walls of the space. Lastly, we see dark oak wood floorboards used in the space to essentially ground the whole design.

Contemporary slopped ceiling kitchen with white oak floors

The exposed wood plank ceiling matches the white oak floor of this space. The gray cabinets and white granite countertop, not to mention the white painted walls and the subway tile backsplashes, are a perfect combination and really make this space look sleek and stylish.

kitchen with matching gray flat panel cabinets, backsplash tiles and walls

The flat panel cabinets are used on gray backsplash tiles and a white granite counter to create a color combination that is easy on the eyes. Wide plank wooden floorboards were used to give the room some warmth. The stylish light center island is partnered with three Tolix bar stools and stylish pendant lights.

kitchen with peninsula, and gray mosaic backsplash

This contemporary design uses its small floor area in a way that utilizes as much storage and counter space as it can. The use of a kitchen peninsula layout adds more counter space to the room. The use of white cabinets and gray mosaic tiles as backsplash also keeps the room feeling clean and neat so as to minimize the feeling of being too cramped.

Contemporary design kitchen with recess panel cabinets

This contemporary kitchen has white cabinets juxtaposed to gray granite countertops. The tile backsplash also serves as a good contrast to the brightness of the space. This can also be seen on the island in the center of the room. Elsewhere, we have long wooden plank floorboards that give the space some color and warmth.

kitchen with shiny glass backsplash, pendants and quartz tops

This contemporary design uses more subdued and dark colors to create an intimate type of kitchen space. It has white cabinets and gray countertops. The island counter is equipped with a sink and has space to serve as a possible breakfast bar. The tile backsplash is also unique and serves as an accent wall for the room.

kitchen with porcelain flooring and dark-gray cabinetry

This contemporary kitchen has a white island and a dark brown polished solid surface countertop. On the wall, we have contrasting dark gray cabinets and black subway tile backsplashes to really make the wall pop. On the ground, a gray porcelain tile flooring was used.

Gray and white kitchen ideas can be trendy but using dark grays may be too dark for the average kitchen. This layout does a great job of contrasting the dark cabinets with a bright island and benefits from plenty of natural light.

Dark tone kitchen cupboards and gray painted walls

Long kitchens are blessed with more than ample space for storage in the forms of base cabinets, drawers, and overhead cabinets. The dark material used for the cabinets contrasts well with the gray-painted walls and the textured strip tile backsplash. The quartz countertop is also a good design choice, both for the main counter as well as the island.

Kitchen with arabescus white marble counters with gray streaks

Gray and white kitchen ideas that use a mixture of the two neutral colors can have great results. As seen in the image above, excellent use of materials can make a kitchen. In this example, we have Arabescus marble countertops and backsplashes, with beautiful white, gray and black streaks strewn all across the surface.  

The polished stainless steel knobs and handles on the flat panel cabinets and drawers are good additions to the space as well.

Kitchen with globe pendant lights and fluted island cabinet

This corner kitchen uses its two converging walls to their fullest potential by employing several storage spaces and cabinets in a stylish and subdued dark gray hue. The quarter-round island employs a marble countertop that goes well with its white base. The globe pendant lights are adds a nice touch of artful design to the space.

Kitchen with raised gray lower cabinets and white upper cabinets with quartz center counter

This long double-loaded kitchen has tons of counter space further helped by the additional counter space of the center island, beautifully covered by quartz countertops. The lower base cabinets and drawers are a light color while the overhead storage units are of a white hue – a contrast that works well with the black tiles backsplash.

Luxury kitchen with calacatta carrara marble

This luxury design employs beautiful Calacatta Carrara marble countertops on light gray base cabinetry units as well as matching overhead storage cabinets. The backsplash made out of rectangular tiles goes well with the clean aesthetic of the space. Glass bowl hanging pendant lights add some flare to the room.

Modern kitchen with andino white granite

This modern kitchen employs a more welcoming curvilinear form seen most prominently in its corner cabinets and counter. The utilized countertops are a stylish shade of gray Andino granite and the white high gloss cabinets are also a nice clean touch. The backsplash used is a marbled tile pattern.

Small kitchen with peninsula and white main cabinets

Quaint kitchens such as this one have to make use of the space as much as they can to let the limited floor area not be a hindrance to their layout. The design cleverly employs a peninsula-style kitchen layout and uses gray and white cabinets to really open up the space.

kitchen with l-shaped layout and raised counter island with high backed stools

Traditional kitchens such as this one can also be modernly stylish. The cabinets and subway tile backsplash go together very well and are of different shades of gray to create visual contrast. The breakfast bar kitchen island with bar stools is also a clever incorporation to really keep the space flexible.

Gray-and-white kitchen with large island and vaulted ceiling

Vaulted ceilings really keep a place feeling cozy and intimate but still have all the benefits of a high ceiling. In this kitchen, we have large pendant lights focused on the central kitchen island. The materials used on the kitchen are gray and white base cabinets and black and white solid surface countertops. The wooden flooring adds a nice touch of warmth to the room.

Luxury clean kitchen design with chrome lighting fixtures over marble

Chrome metallic colors can be seen on the different kitchen appliances, the cabinetry handles, as well as the lighting fixtures. This goes extremely well with the white, gray, and black color motif. This luxury kitchen also has a gray island with white cabinets and countertop that contrasts with the white base cabinets and black countertop of the main kitchen space.

Modern gray style kitchen with skylights

This modern kitchen uses clerestory windows – and a lot of them – to make sure that the space is as well lit as can be. It even opens up the wall separating the kitchen to the adjacent room so as to keep it feeling even more open. Using white and black block colors also keeps the room neat and stylish.

Modern dark hued kitchen with solid surface countertops

This modern kitchen employs clean lines, cuts, and forms to achieve a minimalist look few kitchens can pull off. The materials used are equally as clean – with dark gray cabinets, white solid surface countertops, as well as polished porcelain floor tiles. The hanging globe pendant light serves as a stylish accent piece for the space.

Open concept kitchen with suspended counter and grey cabinets

Variations in ceiling treatment make this open concept kitchen layout unique. Pendant lights, pin lights, and even track lighting were used to enhance the space. Variations in the flooring patterns also give this design some personality. Gray cabinets, white countertops, and an open layout really give this room a stylish ambiance.

kitchen with range hood over island and light grey cupboards

The metal white of the cabinets and the dark gray glossy countertops as well as the matching backsplash really make this modern kitchen stylishly contemporary. The color motif coupled with the stainless steel and chrome finishes of the kitchen appliances create a sleek visual ambiance.

Peel and stick gray backsplash mosaic tiles

Creating stylish looks need not be too much of a burden to execute. In this example, the backsplash used is a convenient peel-and-stick variation that looks just as good as the traditional tile backsplashes used in kitchens. Additionally, the clean paneled drawers and cabinets as well as the beautiful marble countertop, make this a well-designed kitchen.

Traditional plan kitchen with shaker style cabinets and light hued island

Since the kitchen is mainly white, with gray walls, they opted to make the kitchen island in the same shade used on the walls to tie up the whole look and to create a focal point.

Off white corner kitchen with angled island and wall painted in gray

Gray and white kitchen ideas that want to keep things bright can choose from white kitchen cabinets paired with gray walls. The off white cabinets of the kitchen bounce of the warm white undershelf lights of the kitchen and bring out a soft glow in the space. The gray walls, wood island, and glass mosaic tiles used as a blacksplash make for a well-designed and homey kitchen space.

To visualize your own designs, including trying our different cabinet colors and finishes, there is an assortment of kitchen design software to help. This way, you can see different shades of gray in your room’s design before committing to the hard work of painting.

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  1. Would you be able to tell me what paint color was used in the 23rd kitchen option shown with the dark warm gray cabinets and gray subway tile? Also what size and type of subway tile was used and the color of the counter tops? My girlfriend and I loved this example would would really like to imitate the color scheme for our kitchen remodel!

    1. The gray wall paint looks like Flagstone Dulux DLX1001-4 or Stone Mason Gray 4008-1C from Lowes, and the kitchen island color looks like Gibraltar gray DLX1002-6 or Noir 4009-2 from Valspar. As far as the size of the backsplash, I really can’t tell from this distance. Hope this helps.

  2. In your first picture here, the contemporary kitchen, can you tell me more about the tile that looks like a textured wave of different shades of gray/white? I love it. You said metallic, but cannot find anything like it.

    1. I can not find any more information about that type of tile on file. It does look more like a glazed ceramic wave tile. However, after a search I was unable to find an exact match for it.

  3. Can you tell me what material the black counter top is made from in picture 24? Also could you please make a list of which materials are the less expensive to the most expensive one? Live marble, quartz, and the other options? Thank you in advance.

    1. The countertop in image 24 is a little distant to know with 100% certainty, however I would guess it’s a black Corian countertop to match the white Corian used on the island. It could also be a quartz or soapstone material. As far as countertop prices go generally speaking depending on the quality marble will be more expensive than quartz and granite in that order. That’s a great suggestion for an article topic.

  4. In picture 21 what kind of brick or tile is that what is the color or how can I go about finding this ?

  5. awesome kitchens..I cannot find those gray and white backsplash with the waves..Can someone please tell me where to find them..Thank you..

  6. May someone please recommend me a wall color to go with a grey/white Quartz countertop and Lighter Gray cabinets? (Please exclude White and Gray)

  7. I have white cabinets with grey backsplash with light grey walls. Can someone give me advice on what color dining table and chairs they would use? And wood floor color ?

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