While white kitchen cabinets have always had a huge following, there’s a new color in town. Gray kitchen cabinets are becoming increasingly popular for many homeowners who want a sophisticated and versatile neutral. 

Whether you prefer a modern, sleek aesthetic, or a warmer, more traditional vibe, gray can deliver. Here’s a look at a few projects we’ve completed for happy customers and the benefits of going gray. 


Adding a new paint color and updated hardware made a world of difference for this bathroom vanity. With its blue undertones, these gray cabinets introduced a cool and restful hue to the space, turning this bathroom into a relaxing retreat. These gray cabinets prove that a little paint can go a long way in terms of style. 


This kitchen needed some lightness and brightness, which was achieved with Hearthstone gray cabinets. The color is both understated and elegant while also reflecting more light, so the space appears larger. This color, rooted in the idea of a cozy stone hearth, is also neutral so it works well in any space, from a contemporary kitchen to a rustic one. 

Elephant Ear

Gray kitchen cabinets made great things happen in this traditional kitchen. We transformed the dated walnut cabinets and made them look fresh and new with Elephant Ear Gray paint. The homeowner also installed a cleaner, more sophisticated countertop and backsplash to bring this beautiful look to life. 

Intellectual Grey

This is another example of a more traditional-style kitchen that needed a cabinet makeover. With Intellectual Grey, we breathed new life into the old oak cabinets, revitalizing the flooring and better blending with the distinct backsplash in the process. The end result is an updated aesthetic with more depth and warmth. It doesn’t look washed out, like the previous iteration, and also provides a more cohesive look. 

Dovetail Gray and Labradorite Blue

With this project, we incorporated the two-toned cabinet trend that has become popular. We painted faded and dated cabinets with Dovetail Gray while adding a dose of playfulness and color to the kitchen island with Labradorite Blue. The result is a completely refreshed kitchen that offers a cool, calm, relaxing space for cooking and gathering.

The Benefits of Gray Kitchen Cabinets 

If you like the look of any of these projects, or have your own shade of gray in mind, you can benefit from a color that is:

  • Easy to keep clean – The right shade of gray is light enough to make your kitchen appear larger but offers enough color to minimize the look of dirt, stains, and fingerprints. This makes it a great option if you don’t want to wipe down your cabinets every day. 
  • Timeless – Gray can be integrated into any style room or home. It’s modern yet timeless, giving you the versatility to change up the decor or artwork regularly. Yet, gray is a classic color that will look great today, tomorrow, and for years to come. 
  • Visually interesting – Gray can up the “visual interest” factor in your kitchen, while also blending well with other features like hardwood or tile flooring, adding a pop of style and sophistication.
  • Available in many shades – From light silver to a dark, stormy gray, there are endless possibilities when you’re interested in painting your kitchen cabinets gray

Choosing Between Warm and Cool Gray

Just like many other colors, gray offers a range of different shades, from cool and calm to warm and refined. With so many choices, it can be overwhelming to find the right shade for your home and personal style. 

When you’re exploring the possibilities, keep in mind that if your home has more blues and bright whites, a cool gray, which has blue undertones, will be a good fit for your kitchen cabinets. However, if you have warm features like brick and hardwood, a warm gray or even a greige can enhance your space. Warm gray has more yellow and brown undertones, so it works better in areas with a cozy or mellow design aesthetic.  

If you’re still not sure whether warm or cool gray is right for your cabinets, take a look at the features in your kitchen, including the lighting, countertops, backsplash tile, and floor before making the final choice. These should guide you in the right direction. 

Also, once your cabinets are painted, choose cabinet hardware that complements the new color. For cool gray kitchen cabinets, consider knobs and pulls that are polished or satin nickel, chrome, or black matte. For warm gray cabinets, gold, brass, or antique bronze or brass offer a sophisticated contrast. 

Let N-Hance Help You Get Gray Kitchen Cabinets Right!

If you want gray cabinets in your kitchen, N-Hance® is here to help. We have several shades of gray to choose from in our standard palette, but we can also color match any sample you bring us to ensure you get the exact color you desire. 

If you need help selecting a cabinet paint color, we can evaluate aspects of your kitchen space, including size and lighting, and discuss your vision. We’ll then be able to make recommendations for the best shade of gray to achieve the culinary aesthetic you want. 

Don’t go it alone when you want to paint your kitchen cabinets gray. Turn to the expert team at N-Hance for gorgeous, gray results at a cost you can afford!

Ready to enhance your home with gray kitchen cabinets? Call N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 to request a FREE estimate.