Fifty shades of gray: the interior of the kitchen is gray in color from silvery to pervanche and feldggrau
Pale, gray, inexpressive color schemes of the kitchens – is not it for you? Then think about the bold dark gray and pearl gray tones in combination with bright accents, causing, neon decor elements. In the past two years, the fashion for gray kitchens has been growing, although previously such a color for the room in which food is prepared was unacceptable.
When re-planning the kitchen, you should consider the option of using gray furniture, walls, flooring.
A little about the gray color
There are a few facts about the gray color that you need to know before you decorate the kitchen in such a tone. There are many shades of gray: from reddish, warm gray to mint-gray-green. There is a rich gray, and gray silver.
Light gray color is like a mist of mountain fog. It is good for decorating an apron, countertops, a floor. Light gray color is considered more “feminine” and light.
The dark gray color is like a stone, in the evening before twilight. Dark gray is an excellent choice for kitchen sets, flooring, small accessories. Dark gray, in terms of psychology, more “courageous”.
And still the gray color is able to calm, bring into a state of poise.
Advantages of gray kitchen
1) Practicality of the kitchen is undeniable. And the floor, and apron, and headsets get dirty much more slowly than other light (and dark, by the way, also) elements of the kitchen interior.
2) Gray kitchens look expensive, elegant and at the same time just for many years.
3) Gray kitchens are universal for kitchens of any size. If it is better to use light gray, gray-blue, sandstone in a small kitchen, then in a large kitchen you can play with a graphite, ashy, saturated “ink” gray.
4) Gray color is magnificent in combination with almost any other color, so choosing decor, dishes, utensils is much easier and more pleasant. Gray is considered an ideal background for any subject.
5) Gray kitchens recently at the peak of popularity, so that by ordering a gray kitchen, you can be sure of its style and modernity.
How to work with gray in the interior
When selecting several shades of gray, it becomes necessary to separate all warm, cool or neutral gray shades. Work will have with separate groups. Mixing warm and cold tones can bother the eye, disrupt visual harmony and introduce dissonance. How to separate shades? Look at them carefully and you will certainly feel what a shade is superfluous when you see a color spot that does not fit into the overall style.
Mixing shades of gray with other colors
Naturally, the kitchen can not be a single color, be it even fifty shades of gray. Usually, gray is combined with other colors of the rainbow spectrum. Gray color is dual and requires additions. Mixing gray and green is the most harmonious combination.
The harmony of gray and white is unmatched, it is the most frequent and impressive variant of a combination of shades in the kitchen interior. Here is the whole gallery, where the gray kitchens in the photo are presented in different styles and angles:
Further on popularity on the second place there is a combination of gray shades of a palette with a tree, usually with warm and light its shade. This design brings a feeling of greater freedom of space, refreshes and allows you to breathe deeper. For classical cuisines, Provence and country style, and in general – is applicable to any style of interior, up to technological varieties.
The third, exotic and colorful – a combination of gray with bright colors, like carmine-red, orange, piercing-salad, blue. In kitchens in the Art Nouveau style – most often, since such a dualization makes the kitchen interior especially technical.
Caution is needed in an ambiguous combination of gray and yellow, the two colors are fairly neutral and almost dissolve into each other.
As bright accents, small accessories any color will approach to gray.
Gray walls are a sign of a typical kitchen interior loft, high-tech, urban, as a direct association with this color – concrete, asphalt, stone and metal, the colors of the city. In kitchens, where gray walls, usually many other objects of the same tone. Or, in contrast, there are other, lighter tones. To the gray walls in classical cuisine, furniture of dairy flowers, white, beige, etc. is usually chosen.
Even more dark furniture against the gray walls appears only in the projects of designers working with the luxury-segment of kitchen facilities.
Urban interiors with elements of metal – that’s where the gray kitchen furniture meets. It is important to keep the balance and not turn the kitchen into a faceless cooking workshop at a large catering establishment. This sin is often affected by modern Russian designers.
But there are also bizarre exceptions to the general rules for the gray color of furniture.
For example, excellent design of gray furniture in the style of antique, as well as in Japanese style. Here the furniture clearly reminds us of old times, of the good times of traditional tea drinking, of family big dinners.
The color of the walls with gray furniture can be almost anything, but artists and designers recommend stopping on the classic beige, white, and on shades of purple (lavender, lilac, violet, pink-violet).
Monochrome cuisine is made in a single color shade. When gray is selected, the advantages are undeniable. In such a kitchen you will never feel irritated, but if utensils-utensils and kitchen accessories are just as dull, you will certainly be bored.
If you choose dark and cold gray for a monochrome kitchen, every time you eat during the morning snack, you will feel that life has failed, because it starts in a gloomy citadel where ominously gleaming household appliances, and water drips from the tap.
Because choose, if possible, light, or even warm gray shades. Gray-pink, gray-orange, gray-beige – yes, there are such shades of furniture and decoration materials, but they are rather difficult to find among the mass of proposals.
Do not be afraid to work with gray. This is a complex color, but it becomes exactly the way you want it to be – in your kitchen.