White Kitchen with Gray Island (15 Design Ideas)

“Timeless” are those that have been proven classic kitchen designs that never go out of style. To create a timeless design, keep it as simple as possible – avoiding overly trendy items just because, and try to select simple and functional items and styles. Regarding colors, it would be best to choose neutral palettes – white and gray are fool-proof classics that can easily stand the test of time. A white cabinet kitchen with gray island can provide just the right contrast and visual interest.

Transitional kitchen with white cabinets, gray island, thassos subway tile backsplash, nickel pendant lights and marble countertops

The kitchen pictured above combines classic all-white cabinets with a warm gray island at the center. The large island functions as a small dining area, as well as additional storage space and a worktop. [toc]

Beautiful kitchen with gray cabinet breakfast bar island and white cabinets

This beautiful gray and white kitchen design features an interesting combination of classic and modern aesthetics. Using traditional style paneled cabinets, this kitchen gives it a more modern appeal by forgoing the door handles/knobs for a cleaner, pull-less look. Since the kitchen is on an open plan layout, the gray island is used to divide the space from the rest of the house.

Transitional Kitchen

Kitchen with white cabinets, dark gray island marble countertops and glass subway tile

This transitional white kitchen design is a great example of combining classic and modern aesthetics. Traditional style cabinets with gold pulls were combined with a modern modular island in gunmetal gray. Topped with a thick slab of marble and adding unique accessories such as the gold faucet and the geometric drop lights, this design definitely looks “instagrammable”.

Contemporary kitchen with white cabinets gray island and white marble countertops sliding barn door

Due to the very limited space available, this small floor plan uses transparent bar stools to go with its gray kitchen island – a unique yet effective approach. A sliding barn door and rough sewn overhead wood beam provide a rustic touch to this otherwise contemporary design. White subway tile backsplash, cabinets, and quartz countertops help brighten the design.

White kitchen cabinets with gray island and wood floors

The ceiling height is taken advantage of to maximize storage space for this l-shaped layout. A medium-sized island with gray base cabinets was used to divide the space from the rest of the house and add additional dining space.

Traditional Kitchen

Traditional kitchen with off white cabinets and gray island and columns

Despite the really detailed door panels on the cabinets and the very traditional aesthetic, the combination of white and gray helps give this traditional-style kitchen a more contemporary appeal that would remain stylish in the years to come.

L-shaped Kitchen

L shaped kitchen with white shaker cabinets, gray island and glass mosaic backsplash

The advantage of white and gray is that they’re very adaptable colors. Whether you add a warm-toned or cool-toned accent color, no matter how subtle, white and gray would never compete against it and instead complement it.

This is why using gray and white is an excellent color palette for kitchen designs. This example shows an l-shaped kitchen in a traditional style with white and gray accents. The breakfast bar beadboard kitchen island provides a large meal prep and workspace as well as a place for eat-in dining.

White shaker kitchen cabinets with gray island with white trim

For those into a more modern look, you can try combining your white modular cabinets with gray or dark gray quartz or solid surface counter top for a more minimalist aesthetic.

Gray Kitchen Island With Seating

Gray painted island with quartz surface in stylish kitchen with seating for five

Not all spaces/layouts can afford to accommodate an island, but those can enjoy its many advantages and uses. Most people, however, like to use their island as a small dining area for quick meals or snacks because of its quick accessibility. This is why we often see counter stools placed by the island.

Below are some examples of kitchen islands with seating space:

Large l shaped kitchen with white cabinets, ray island with columns and white and gray quartz countertops

This light gray kitchen island with columns is the focal point of this space. To maximize the amount of legroom, the countertop has a large overhang from the base cabinets and is supported by wooden leg posts. The white shaker-style cabinets look stylish combined with white and gray quartz countertops and light hardwood flooring.

Kitchen with white European cabinets with gray painted island and calacatta classic marble counters

This contemporary kitchen design combines white European style cabinets with light gray painted island and gorgeous Calacatta Classic marble counters with a waterfall design. The walls are painted in the same gray color as the island. The distressed hardwood floors add a luxurious feel to the open concept design, while the kitchen’s center features wood look porcelain tile flooring.

Gray kitchen cabinets with white countertops and white wall paint

This l-shaped kitchen with gray cabinets and white countertops and walls looks appealing with its dark wood floors and bleached wood ceiling planks. This corner space managed to place a small island to add to the food preparation area, as well as functionality as additional dining space.

White and Gray Kitchen Island

A combination of white and gray for an island design is a harmonious choice that works with practically any style. Using a gray-painted base cabinet and white marble or quartz countertop is a popular choice to this day.

White kitchen cabinets with two tone white and gray island and gray wall paint

This island is attached to a fixed/built-in low wall in which the electricity and the plumbing run. The low drywall is painted gray, while the modular cabinets are in white to match the rest of the kitchen cabinets. The white carcass and doors perfectly stand out against the gray-painted walls and the gray backsplash tiles.

Modern white cabinet kitchen with gray waterfall countertop

This modern modular island uses a glossy white-laminated base paired with a solid gray surface on top and sides. A stacked stone accent wall with a dark border provides a focal point for this open concept kitchen.

Beautiful white cabinet kitchen with large gray island with marble countertop

A massive island like this boasts a lot of storage space and work surface. The massive white marble also gives it a very soft contemporary aesthetic that has been proven to be a timeless classic material of choice. See more kitchens with white marble countertops here.

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