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How To Decorate A Grey Kitchen

How To Decorate A Grey Kitchen

When searching for kitchen colour inspiration there’s one shade that stands out from the rest; grey kitchens have become a phenomenon with its versatility and stylish look. With so many shades and different ways to play with grey kitchen ideas we’ve compiled some of our favourite grey kitchen design tips to decorate your dream kitchen and we've answered a few common questions... 

Which colour goes with grey kitchens?

The beauty of grey is its versatility, whether you’re opting for light and bright or dark and sultry, you can use grey as a beautiful base colour. One of our favourite trends is mixing our crisp Scots Grey or warm Farringdon Grey and Highland Stone with one of our fabulous shades from the Vibrant colour palette like Oxford Blue or Wisteria.  

Design Tip: Opt for a pop of colour with your kitchen island or bank of tall housing in a grey kitchen. 

Masterclass Kitchens Sherborne in Windsor Blue and Light Grey. Designed by Knaresborough Kitchens. Featured in Essential Kitchens Bedroom Bathroom Magazine

Masterclass Kitchens Sherborne range in Windsor Blue and Light Grey. Designed by Knaresborough Kitchens and featured in Essential Kitchens Bedroom and Bathroom magazine.

How to design a classic grey kitchen

To achieve the classic shaker look, mix and match shades of grey paired with one of our wood effect cabinets like Portland Oak or Tuscan Walnut. Whether you’re opting for a light grey or dark grey and white kitchen, this combination will provide a classic look that oozes sophistication. 


Masterclass Kitchens Ashbourne in Light Grey and Dust Grey. Designed by AKA Interiors. Featured in Country Homes and Interiors Magazine

Masterclass Kitchen's Ashbourne in Light Grey and Dust Grey. Designed by AKA Interiors and featured in Country Homes and Interiors.

How to create a modern grey kitchen

Modern kitchens are no longer dominated by white. Our customers are now opting for muted grey colours and we love it! Compared to white kitchens the warmer tones of grey provide a cosier feel in the home without compromising on style.  


Masterclass kitchens H Line Lumina in Stone Grey and Mussel. Designed by Nailsea Electrical Featured in Utopia Magazine

H Line Lumina in Stone Grey and Mussel. Designed by Nailsea Electrical and featured in Utopia magazine.

How to mix finishes with grey

We’re all about mixing and matching finishes, which is why we have two phenomenal ranges that offer endless mix and match possibilities. Our Madoc and Deco range is a combination of bold lifelike finishes that work seamlessly alongside our grey palette.


Masterclass Kitchens H Line Madoc Terra mixed with Light Grey. Designed by Knaresborough Kitchens. Featured in Essential Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom Magazine

Masterclass Kitchen's H Line Madoc Terra mixed with Light Grey. Designed by Knaresborough Kitchens and featured in Essential Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom magazine.

How to warm up a grey kitchen?

The earthy tones of our Stone Grey or Highland Stone colours are a brilliant way to add warmth in your home and still achieve the popular grey trend. Our favourite combination is when these colours are mixed with our wood finishes like Portland Oak or Mayfield Oak.


Masterclass Kitchens H Line Lumina in Stone Grey and wood effect cabinets. Designed by Sigma 3 Kitchens. Featured in Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom Magazine

Masterclass Kitchen's H Line Lumina in Stone Grey and wood effect cabinets. Designed by Sigma 3 Kitchens and featured in Kitchen Bedroom Bathroom magazine.

How to add personality to a grey kitchen?

We always love it when a customer braves the colour and opts for one of our Vibrant colours, but if you want to go for something a little more subtle why not transform your tiles or splashback into a design feature to go with your grey kitchen?


Masterclass Kitchens Ashbourne Light Grey and Graphite. Designed by Everfine Installations. Featured in Country Homes Magazine

Masterclass Kitchen's Ashbourne Light Grey and Graphite. Designed by Everfine Installations and featured in Country Homes.

How to decorate a grey kitchen?

If you’ve opted for a mixture of grey finishes but still want to add a bit of colour in your kitchen design this can be achieved through the final finishing touches. One of our favourites is using open shelving to showcase your personality, or add a splash of colour with your bar stools. Alternatively you could keep things neutral with classic coloured accessories. We find that adding accessories with 2-3 varying shades of grey bring a beautiful depth of character to your new grey kitchen.

Masterclass Kitchens Ashbourne Oxford Blue with Scots Grey. Designed by Everfine Installations

Masterclass Kitchen's Ashbourne Oxford Blue with Scots Grey. Designed by Everfine Installations.

Feeling inspired?

Then why not visit your nearest Masterclass Kitchens retailer. They will listen to what your heart desires, then create a kitchen that is right for you, your lifestyle and your budget.

With over 90 retailers across the UK and Channel Islands, they will be on hand to create the kitchen of your dreams and be your personal design experts.

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