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Why a Grey Shaker Style Kitchen Is a Smart Kitchen Design Choice

If you’re picturing a grey Shaker style kitchen for your new kitchen remodel, you’re making a wise choice. Ultra Violet might be the color everyone is talking about in 2018, but a taupe grey was Sherwin Williams’ choice for top color of 2017, remember. Why? Because grey is the new neutral, especially in kitchens. And when it comes to the cabinet style you choose, Shaker kitchen cabinets won’t ever go out of style. Combine the neutrality of grey with the timelessness of Shaker style, and you have a kitchen design choice you’ll be happy with for years to come.

Still not convinced? Here are a few more reasons why a grey Shaker style kitchen is a smart kitchen design choice…

Grey is particularly versatile
Grey is a versatile color, for sure, and you can have almost any kind of grey Shaker style kitchen when you have custom color paint matching. Because, let’s face it, grey is not just grey. It can be any number of variations of grey, from a yellowish tint to a bluish one, or even slightly pink. It can be so light it’s almost white or so dark it’s almost charcoal or any shade in between. Can you think of another color that offers as many options as that? No matter which option you choose, however, grey can go any style direction, from classic country to streamlined sleek. You name the style, and grey can pull it off.

Shaker style cabinets are also quite versatile
Not only is grey versatile, so is Shaker styling. A grey Shaker style kitchen can be modified or customized in any number of ways because Shaker kitchen cabinets are timeless in their appeal and adaptable in their design. The Shaker style can be used in a traditional kitchen or a modern one, or even in what designers call a transitional kitchen design.

If you really want to push the envelope, you easily can. Grey Shaker kitchen cabinets can be used in a tuxedo style kitchen, with darker or black cabinets below and light above, or imagine light grey cabinets below and white ones above. Or you can choose to give your new grey Shaker kitchen your personal style by making the kitchen island the focal point.

Redoing your kitchen is a major undertaking, both in cost and in hassle as you must do without a kitchen for weeks or months while the remodel gets done. This is not something you want to do every few years! So make sure you choose a new kitchen design that will suit you for many years to come. And a grey Shaker style kitchen might just be the way to go, for a classic look and timeless appeal no matter how you tweak it!

Nothing Matches the Versatility of Gray Cabinets

Gray cabinets might be the most versatile cabinets you can use in your new kitchen.

Gray?! Yes, gray. Move over white, antique white and natural wood. The new neutral is here, and it’s gray. In fact, gray is now so popular that Sherwin Williams named a grayish taupe as the color of the year for 2017. That popularity is due in large part to the versatility of this color we know as gray.

Gray cabinets can be part of almost any kitchen design
Gray cabinets can be stark, sleek and modern depending on the hue and the intensity of the color you use. Or gray cabinets can be light, airy and perfectly at home in a cottage-style kitchen, again depending on the hue and the intensity. Gray works on plain cabinet doors or on embellished ones, from Shaker style to doors with raised panels and chiseled details. You name it, gray does it.

Gray cabinets can be any kind of “color”
We are referring to these kitchen cabinets as gray cabinets, but that gray can be almost any kind of hue, from a yellow to a lavender, a brown to a blue, a green to a taupe. Only see the paints we offer at Wellborn Forest and you’ll see how many are practically a variation on gray. That gray can be almost any shade as well, from a barely there to a color so intense and dark it’s almost black. (And if you’re looking for an exact shade of gray, our color matching service makes that happen.)

Gray cabinets provide the backdrop
Gray is the new neutral, and it provides a perfect backdrop for other colors or for wood, brick or other natural materials. Designers caution against doing an all-gray kitchen, but they’re enthusiastic about gray being one element in a total kitchen design, whether that kitchen is contemporary, transitional or traditional.

Gray cabinets can let the wood shine through
Gray cabinets are also versatile because they can be either painted or stained. When stained, these cabinets can showcase the beauty of the wood grain, as with the Earl Gray stain shown here. Or gray cabinets can be painted then distressed or treated with one of several finish options, so you get exactly the look you want in your new kitchen.

But perhaps the number one reason why gray wins in versatility is that you’ll be able to find the gray cabinets that are just right for you and your dream kitchen!