Monday, 20 February 2012

Best of grey kitchens

The kitchen is probably the biggest investment you make on your whole house. Since we'll be starting renovation work on our house soon, I've been looking for photos of kitchen on the internet for inspiration.

I think white kitchens are over-hyped. Yes, it's beautiful and everything, but being a practical mother of a rambunctious toddler, I don't think having a white kitchen would be a good idea.

So my best bet for this compromise?

Grey kitchens. It won't show dirt as obvious as white kitchens, and they're beautiful too.

These are some of my favourites that I've gathered on Pinterest for my future kitchen. I also added some notes for me to remember. I hope you find them useful too!

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Aren't the wood panelled walls lovely? I love that the cabinets look like they're made out of aged wood panels too. The lamp on the island is gorgeous, but may not be a good idea in the kitchen. When I cook, I need all the counter space I can get!

Note: A lamp may look good on the island, but my not be too practical. :-)

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I love a kitchen with lots of sunlight like in the photo above. Unfortunately, our house lacks sunlight in the kitchen with only one window. I may have to forgo the idea of having upper cabinets so that my countertops get all the light they need. Which could be better for our budget!

Note: A kitchen with not a lot of sunlight would look good with less upper cabinets.

Velvet & Linen
I love this kitchen above. I think I've featured it in my previous post, but never mind. Chalky greys, aged wood and patina... lovely!

Note: Grey looks good with natural wood too.

Another view of the same kitchen. Dreamy. I love the details such as that basket of onions under that island. But I can imagine my son diligently emptying the basket of onions on to the floor if I had that in my kitchen.

Martha Stewart's studio kitchen
Do you watch The Martha Stewart Show? I do, and I've always admired her studio's kitchen. I tried looking for a good picture of it on the internet, and this is the best I could find. I love the open shelves, the white bowls on the island, the white marble countertops and the simple knobs on the drawers.

Note: Open shelves must be kept neat - show off your favourite plates and books on them. 

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That looks like stainless steel countertops, but I can't be sure. I love that the kitchen cabinets and tops have a modern feel to it, but the designer used concrete floors and a wooden table to ground the look. And I love those vintage breadboards on that shelf!  

Note: mix modern with vintage for a unique and warm look.

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This kitchen mixes up white door cabinets with greyish-green doors on the island. Gorgeous!

Note: A kitchen island would look great in a different colour that complements the colour of your kitchen cabinet doors. I love Ikea's freestanding islands for those smaller kitchens:


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Lovely white marble tops with grey cabinets again. Love those cabinet door handles.

Note: Cabinet door handles and knobs can be the highlight of a simple kitchen.

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Open shelving! They give such an airy feeling to a small kitchen. I would love to consider having these white shelves in that corner of my kitchen.

Note: Consider open shelves for small kitchens.

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I love this grey kitchen and all the wicker baskets! It makes it look nice and cosy.

Note: Add wicker baskets for texture in a kitchen that lacks texture.

I hope you've been inspired with my favourite photos of grey kitchens! Have a great day ahead!

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