Look for gray kitchen cabinets to remain a popular neutral staple for cabinet colors for 2021. Yet, many homeowners pause when selecting a countertop to pair with their dark grey kitchen cabinets. With the extended range of grays available for cabinet colors, there’s a lot of room to explore different patterns and colors for your countertop to complement the look.
Best Countertop for Gray Cabinets
Design ideas for countertops that work with gray cabinets are endless. You may want to maintain a monochrome gray look or add bold pops of color with quartz or granite. If your preference tends to more natural colors, consider a wood butcher block countertop to warm up your gray kitchen style.
Here are eight designs to create fantastic grey kitchen ideas.
1. White countertops and gray Shaker cabinets
When used as a second neutral, white offers design flexibility—white works with every shade of gray on the spectrum, from cool to warm. For a pure, all-white base, look to engineered quartz or a laminate surface. White granite may have patterns or flecks of color.
2. Wood countertops and gray cabinets
Many types of wood make an attractive contrast with gray. Butcher block countertops have long been popular among home chefs. With many types of wood available in various finishes, a wood countertop can pair beautifully with gray, stainless steel, brass, or copper, depending on the gray undertone. Both light gray and dark grey kitchen cabinets look warm and inviting next to wood countertops.
3. Black countertops and gray cabinets
A black countertop pairs well with gray Shaker cabinets – bold but not overbearing. Black countertops are available as a solid color or a combination that mixes black with white, grey, and flecks of glass. If you have a smaller kitchen, be sure you have plenty of light sources and stick to lighter colors for flooring and walls.
4. Granite countertops and gray cabinets
Granite countertops are popular choices due to their durability and availability in many patterns and colors. Granite’s versatility creates many beautiful pairing options with gray cabinets. You could choose gray, white, and black granite to complement gray Shaker cabinets. Or granite in a mix of tones that includes veins of white, blue, and even green will make a beautiful statement in your kitchen.
5. Quartz countertops and gray cabinets
Engineered quartz offers many of the same qualities as granite and is available as a single solid color or in various color combinations that pair perfectly with gray kitchen cabinets. Consider frameless grey cabinets and a quartz countertop to add high gloss and shine to a modern kitchen. Dark or light gray Shaker cabinets look good in the transitional-style home.
6. Gray countertops with white cabinets
We’ve now flipped the color pallet to focus on gray countertops. The gray countertop can be a dark contrast because of the neutral white Shaker cabinets. Give the white Shaker cabinets some movement with a grey granite or quartz with mixed black, grey, and white patterns. For a transitional or traditional look, choose grey countertops to complement two-tone Shaker-style cabinets in gray and white.
7. Gray countertops with gray cabinets
Go monochrome modern with frameless cabinets in a glossy dark gray and granite countertops in gray with light grey veining. This dramatic, luxurious look is best for kitchens with ample artificial lighting and plenty of windows.
8. Gray countertops with dark wood cabinets
Dark wood cabinets coordinate well with grey countertops. This gray quartz countertop shows subtle flecks of black, white, and glass on a gray background – and pairs beautifully with the dark wood cabinets and wood flooring.
Choose the perfect countertop to complement your grey kitchen cabinets.
Simply Kitchen countertops come in 11 colors and patterns to complement grey cabinets. If you love the gray cabinet look, consider gray shaker cabinets or frameless cabinets to match your home and style. You can order free sample doors and countertop swatches to try different combinations together and find the perfect look for your new kitchen.