Gun Metal Grey could be the perfect colour for your kitchen.
Today’s colour palette has become a little more refined, which is why shades of grey are perfect for your kitchen as it’s a forever-trending colour.
When it comes to kitchens, you’ll want to consider every surface, from cabinets to countertops, walls and everything in between. For subtle contrast, incorporate two different shades of grey to create a sophisticated look in your kitchen. The Gun Metal Grey Tap is stylish in its own right and works well in a variety of kitchen styles.
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Whether used as a primary colour or stand-out accent, grey is the perfect colour for kitchen designs, thanks to its versatility and variety of shades.
From deep hues to pared-back neutrals, it comes as no surprise that it’s the colour of choice when it comes to the heart of the home.
Though we’re not the first to admit that grey kitchens are some of our favourites out there, we’ve shared some inventive grey kitchen ideas to offer you a source of inspiration for your home’s busiest hub.
If you want to learn how to take the colour scheme a step further, we’ve got you covered in this guide on how to choose the perfect grey hue for your kitchen. From kitchen cabinets to flooring, we’re going to show you how to experiment with the colour grey and transform the heart of your home into your dream kitchen.
There are plenty of ways to inject personality into your kitchen with the colour grey while adding your own personal touch.
If you’re stuck between two shades of grey, why not introduce both into your kitchen?
Use a lighter colour on the walls to help create an airy, bright space and use darker hues on units to add depth. The concept works well with simple kitchen styles such as grey slab designs, creating a minimalistic, chic look that has a premium feel.
If you have a large kitchen with an island unit, implementing the darker grey shade on the island cabinetry will create a focal point in the room.
Alternatively, use colour blocking to add a more modern spin to your kitchen. You could achieve this by dividing the colours between wall units and base units or by colour blocking a specific area, which will make a simple two-tone kitchen feel more dynamic.
While two-tone grey kitchen designs are popular with homeowners who want to make a statement, the theme can be introduced as accents too.
Suppose you want a more subtle approach to your kitchen design. Introduce a darker or lighter grey into your kitchen as decor, such as:
The natural pattern of wood grain cabinets works well in any kitchen, but it is the epitome of timeless in grey.
Woodgrain grey cabinets also complement high-end materials such as marble, and the contrasting patterns will create an interesting look with a premium feel. Neutral grey tones also coordinate well with natural materials such as wood and metal fixings to create a bespoke kitchen design.
Combine the modern farmhouse set up with shaker-style cabinets in on-trend grey, and your kitchen will stay in style for years to come.
Do you have a small kitchen or lack natural light? You could create a brighter space by introducing glossy grey cupboards into your kitchen, which will help reflect light at various angles and banish shadows.
High gloss kitchen cabinets are more suited to contemporary kitchens but offer homeowners several advantages, such as:
If you want to incorporate darker grey gloss cabinets into your kitchen, consider mixing them with lighter cabinets or featuring them against neutral, brighter coloured walls and tiles.
If you have an open plan kitchen or kitchen diner, you could make a bold choice and utilise dark greys in the space.
Darker greys will serve as a dramatic backdrop when paired with mood lighting, making it an excellent colour for hosting dinner parties and intimate gatherings with friends or families. Use greenery or wood to break up the grey, bringing a cosy and fresh feel to the space.
You’ll find dark greys in a lot of modern kitchen designs as it exudes sophistication. Darker kitchens tend to feel like they disappear into the background when not used for cooking or other activities while remaining functional and capable of being put to hard work.
So, we’ve established various ways to incorporate grey in your kitchen, but what about decor and appliances?
Grey has fast become a popular colour choice for interior spaces, particularly the kitchen and for a good reason.
With more people spending time at home due to the increase in flexible working, homeowners want their kitchens to double as entertainment spaces and not just a place to cook or eat. As a result, kitchens across the UK are undergoing bespoke transformations, and if you want to create a modern, neutral space, grey is ideal.
If you don’t want to introduce the colour to your entire kitchen, why not add a grey kitchen sink or tap? These are perfect for modern kitchens and complement white, wood and marble worktops.
Are you prioritising functionality over everything else? Consider installing an Instant Boiling Water Tap, which is both convenient and efficient.
Fahren UK offers bespoke 4-in-1 Gun Metal Grey Boiling Water Taps in the Celsius Collection and the K&W Collection. Boiling water taps in these collections can dispense boiling, filtered and hot and cold mains water at the push of a button.
The K&W Collection also features a beautifully crafted etched diamond design on the spout and finger grip for added luxury.
If you want to feminise the space, add copper accents to your kitchen by way of:
Copper accessories will provide an elegant contrast against grey while remaining on-trend!
Opt for a grey backsplash if you want to incorporate a touch of grey into your kitchen and boost your property value.
Grey backsplashes look great in light and dark kitchens as it is a well-balanced colour. Since white and grey neutralise as palettes, grey backsplashes look lovely against white cabinets and allow the area to radiate sunlight.
You can even pair grey backsplashes with bold and bright colours, despite the colour being associated with sophistication and conservatism. If you want to create a masculine aura, grey backsplashes pair exceptionally well with metal appliances to give an industrial feel.
From pale silver-grey to dark charcoal and all the shades between, brighten up your cooking space or add a statement with grey kitchen lighting.
Alternatively, introduce metallic lighting in your kitchen, which will complement the grey colour scheme and add interest to the room.
Illuminate kitchen islands with low-hanging pendant lights or create mood lighting in relaxing zones with built-in wall and ceiling lights. If you want to make a statement, embrace alternative lighting designs such as chandeliers or Sputnik-styled lights.
When it comes to grey, metallic finishes should be your go-to option for kitchen hardware. Grey pairs beautifully with chrome, copper, bronze and gold, producing a clean and modern aesthetic.
If you want to keep things simple, pair grey cabinets and flooring with white, creating an eye-catching contrast. If you’re going to be bold, we’ve seen a few kitchens utilise matte black, which is all the rage at the moment.
At Fahren UK, we offer a range of stylish grey kitchen taps guaranteed to complement any kitchen. Please take a look at our full range of instant boiling water taps online or give us a call on 020 3988 2278.