Are those too-white surfaces in your kitchen making you feel lost in the clouds? Using gray in your kitchen is anything but boring. One of the stars of the neutral color scheme, gray is a shade that leads the way for cool and moody tones.

Gray shades will pair with just about anything, making it the perfect shade to add to any kitchen that needs a touch of a soothing, grounding color. The color gray in your home will pair easily with a variety of shades, tones, and textures, adding contrast that is never overwhelming or cloying. Pair with metallic hardware in either a polished or antique finish to illuminate any undertones, or pair with bright colors for an unexpected contrast. With all the shades of gray available for your kitchen, gray can work for any space.

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Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Gray Shades
Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Gray Shades

#7022 Umbra Gray

A dark and mysterious smokey tone like Umbra Gray is the perfect shade for those who want the moodiness of black with just a touch of cloudiness. Charcoal gray tones sets an easy design canvas in your kitchen, pairing well with both colorful and neutral tones. Pair charcoal gray with sea-foam green, orange, navy blue, or sky blue for a pop of color and contrast that is both timeless and unique.

Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Gray Shades
Retro Slim Fridge in Custom Color #7022 Umbra Gray

Classic Refrigerator in Custom Color #7022 with Brushed Brass Trim
Classic Refrigerator in Custom Color #7022 with Brushed Brass Trim

#7011 Iron Gray

For a touch of the moody blues, a blue-gray leaning shade like Iron Gray is a colorful compromise that will satisfy even the most neutral of palettes. Blue-gray shades looks particularly elegant when painted on kitchen cabinets and paired with metallic accents in tones like nickel or gold. Pair with a complex floor tile in either light or dark colors or pair with a classic hardwood floor. This moody shade of gray creates a cooling haven that can feel like a cozy, stormy morning spent inside.

Retro Slim Fridge in Custom Color #7011 Iron Gray
Retro Slim Fridge in Custom Color #7011 Iron Gray

Classic 48″ Stove in Custom Color #7011 Iron Gray with Chrome Trim
Classic 48″ Stove in Custom Color #7011 Iron Gray with Chrome Trim

#7044 Silk Grey

A dove gray shade like Silk Grey is on the lighter end of the gray spectrum, reminiscent of a foggy morning sky or the delicate wings of a dove. This gray compliments both light and dark colors, making it an easy transitional shade if you want a light and airy kitchen that isn’t overwhelmingly drenched in white tones. Dove gray also looks particularly elegant with marble or wooden countertops, or paired with metallic hardware in silver, gold, or copper.

Retro Slim Fridge in Custom Color #7011 Iron Gray
Retro Slim Fridge in Custom Color #7011 Iron Gray

Retro Original Fridge in Custom Color #7011 Iron Gray
Retro Original Fridge in Custom Color #7011 Iron Gray

#7000 Squirrel Gray

Another gray shade with a touch of blue undertones, Squirrel Gray pairs well with almost any warm-leaning neutral shade, providing a smooth contrast of cool and warm tones. Pair with tan, beige, or cream to create a soft color palette that is grounding and soothing.

Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7000 Squirrel Gray
Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7000 Squirrel Gray

Retro 30″ Stove in Custom Color #7000 Squirrel Gray
Retro 30″ Stove in Custom Color #7000 Squirrel Gray

#7001 Silver Gray

A true Silver tone, Silver Gray is the probably the coolest-leaning tone you can find on the gray color scale. Inspired by the metal of the same name, Silver Gray pairs well with any warm-leaning neutral shade, or warm metallic, like gold or copper. Pair with white or neutral subway tiles for a classic combination that is modern yet timeless.

Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7001 Silver Gray
Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7001 Silver Gray

Retropolitan Refrigerator in Custom Color #7001 Silver Gray
Retropolitan Refrigerator in Custom Color #7001 Silver Gray

#7023 Concrete Gray

For a shade of gray that brings in the tones of nature, a green-gray leaning shade like Concrete Gray is a nuanced compromise for those who like just a hint of color in a neutral shade. Green-gray tones create a calming atmosphere in your kitchen, especially when paired with coordinating tones like white, tan, dove gray, or brown.

Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7023 Concrete Gray
Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7023 Concrete Gray

Classic Refrigerator in Custom Color #7023 Concrete Gray with Brushed Copper Trim
Classic Refrigerator in Custom Color #7023 Concrete Gray with Brushed Copper Trim

#7040 Window Gray

A classic cool-tone silver shade, Window Gray provides a delicate wash of color to any space, pairing well with either dark or light shades. Pair with black for a contrast that is uniformly eye-catching, or with light shades to uplift any space, creating an ethereal atmosphere that is akin to fresh rain clouds.

Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7040 Window Gray
Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7040 Window Gray

Retro 30″ Electric Wall Oven in Custom Color #7040 Window Gray
Retro 30″ Electric Wall Oven in Custom Color #7040 Window Gray

#7035 Light Gray

A delicate gray shade, Light Gray is reminiscent of a fresh and foggy morning, where the earth smells fresh and renewed with drops of dew are everywhere. Complimenting both light and dark colors, Light Gray is an easily transitional shade that is perfect for a light and airy atmosphere.

Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7035 Light Gray
Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7035 Light Gray

Classic Dishwasher in Custom Color #7035 Light Gray
Classic Dishwasher in Custom Color #7035 Light Gray

#7005 Mouse Gray

A smokey gray shade with a touch of mystery, Mouse Gray is the perfect shade for those looking for a charcoal tone that sits in the middle of the color spectrum. Dark without being dampening, Mouse Gray can add a touch of soothing contrast to your kitchen that pairs excellently with metallic, marble, and wooden surfaces.

Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7005 Mouse Gray
Retro Slim Refrigerator in Custom Color #7005 Mouse Gray

Classic 36″ Stove in Custom Color #7005 Mouse Gray
Classic 36″ Stove in Custom Color #7005 Mouse Gray

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