Today we change that perception by bringing in the understated beauty of gray along with a splash of yellow goodness. While some kitchens are draped in just these two hues, others use them in a restrained and clever fashion to enhance their ambiance. Cutting across style barriers, these 11 kitchens might just inspire you to give your kitchen a smart little color revamp.
With the world around us becoming more and more urbane with each passing day, the heart often longs for simpler times and some country-style goodness. Crafted with ingenious style and exclusive modularity by Marchi, Doria is a kitchen that effortlessly blends timeless rustic beauty with the inimitable allure of Mediterranean design. The many intricate details of Doria bring together a distinct artisanal touch, a captivating modular country-style approach, and of course accents, hues and finishes that evoke images of a lazy summer evening in an exotic Mediterranean retreat.
Despite its country style and rustic aesthetics, Doria does not cut back on comfort and modern functionality. Instead features such as the refrigerator and cooking hood are elegantly concealed by painted cabinets to ensure that they do not disturb the wonderful narrative. Stone sinks, earthenware pots and other subtle touches such as the rod for hanging utensils ensure that your kitchen becomes a portal that takes you back in time to a colorful countryside somewhere in the Mediterranean.
While some kitchens tend to revel in a flood of yellow and others look great when gray takes over the lead role, there are times when you need a perfect balance between both hues to create your dream kitchen. Yellow plays a major role in kitchens with styles ranging from rustic and farmhouse to Mediterranean and Craftsman. Gray on the other hand brings the urbane appeal of contemporary and transitional styles and even looks perfectly at home in industrial settings. It is often the style you choose that will determine which of the two colors plays the protagonist in your kitchen.
Now here is a kitchen that tells you that the yellow and gray kitchen is not just for spring, summer or fall. It is a style that works all year long when done right, and we absolutely adore how the all-gray backdrop (including the wallpapered ceiling) lets those yellow pendants shine through. Another advantage of taking this approach is that you can essentially switch out those pendants (and the flowers) and add a completely different hue by bringing bright red, blue or even copper lighting fixtures. Adding a hint of gray and yellow to your existing kitchen can also be done without actually giving it a complete makeover. Instead of wrapping up the entire kitchen in these two hues alone, opt for a more reserved approach like the one here. The subway tiles in gray and yellow add color to this contemporary kitchen while leaving the Midcentury style of the space undisturbed.
Yellow is one of those hues that seems to capture the joyful bliss of summer to perfection, and this is especially true if you add a light, mellow shade or even a cool pastel yellow backdrop to the kitchen. The farmhouse-style kitchen below combines this bright yellow magic with a dark gray backsplash and countertops to craft a captivating and relaxing kitchen. The flood of natural light helps add to the cheery ambiance. Here is another kitchen that takes the traditional notion of gray as the principal color in the room and yellow as the one used in moderation and flips it on its head. When it comes to the kitchen, there is absolutely no reason to hold back on yellow; even in case of cool, contemporary kitchens. Gray here brings definition to the white cabinets and makes a big impact even though it is used in a very limited fashion.