Grey and White Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Whether you’re remodeling a kitchen or designing a brand new kitchen, cabinetry is a big deal. Grey and white cabinets are modern twist on a classic white kitchen, and the combination of white and grey cabinetry can work in a farmhouse kitchen or a modern kitchen, or any style in between. 

See more beautiful kitchens with gray cabinets, and browse our favorite modern farmhouse kitchen ideas. 

One of my favorite looks right now for a kitchen is a mix of grey and white painted cabinets, so we’ve collected 40 beautiful grey and white kitchens to show some options and creative kitchen ideas. We’ve also included grey kitchens with white countertops and white kitchens with grey countertops, for several the options for a grey and white kitchen.

See more kitchen design ideas in our Kitchen Design File, and be sure to also browse our Colorful Kitchens Collection

Grey and White Kitchen Cabinets

A two-tone kitchen cabinetry design with grey and white cabinets is a beautiful way to update an outdated kitchen! Whether you choose a dark charcoal grey or a lighter grey, mixing white upper cabinets and lower grey cabinets can work for any kitchen layout.

Related Reading: Grey and White Cottage Kitchen Design Ideas (on a budget)

This kitchen remodel went from dated to gorgeous thank to the dark grey and white painted kitchen cabinets. Removing a couple of cabinet doors for open shelving for baskets and white ceramics and adding a grey tile backsplash rounded out this remodel. See more details here.

Gray and white kitchens can be part of any design style — this gray and white modern farmhouse kitchen renovation checks all the boxes, from the cabinetry to the butcherblock island and brick backsplash.

Orange oak cabinets make a perfectly fine kitchen look incredibly outdated, but this grey and white painted kitchen cabinet makeover turned raised panel oak cabinets into gorgeous deep gray cabinets, with white upper cabinets. See more of this kitchen and hexagon tile backsplash here.

Depending on the color scheme of the rest of your home, you may want to choose grey cabinetry with a different undertone. This coastal cottage kitchen update uses a medium smokey gray paint with white upper cabinets.

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Not sure about two tone cabinetry? Instead of painting upper and lower cabinets different colors, introduce a new color by painting the kitchen island grey instead! This modern white kitchen features a textured gray wood design on the island, with a matching painted pantry door and grey solid surface countertops to round out the grey and white kitchen color scheme.

Grey And White Kitchen Cabinetry And Design Ideas, UVPH 2016 Home 28 Journey's End Homes
Home by Journey’s End Homes | photo © Remodelaholic

Or, reverse the grey and white kitchen color scheme with grey wall cabinets and a white island. The white subway tile and countertops really make the light grey cabinetry and large metal pulls shine!

You can also paint just one section of cabinetry a different color, like this painted sink cabinet in the home we featured here. The grey cabinetry accents the modern farmhouse style of the white sink cabinet (with furniture-style feet!) which ties together the white subway tile backsplash and open kitchen shelving. See more of this kitchen here.

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If you love grey and white kitchens, but want wood tones as well, try a grey wood stain like these gorgeous cabinets.

Wood Grey And White Kitchen Cabinetry And Design Ideas, UVPH17 House 9 Millhaven Homes (391)
Home by Millhaven Homes | photo © Remodelaholic

If your 90’s kitchen is begging for an update, see how to create the country cottage look with a few easy updates, like paint and new hardware. This light grey and white updated kitchen was featured here.

We love our light grey IKEA cabinets that we showed you a sneak peek of with our flooring here…. Someday we will finish the kitchen and share the whole thing!

Stacy used IKEA cabinets in her grey and white kitchen remodel, too — and isn’t that wooden range hood gorgeous!

Large or small, painting cabinets makes a big difference to a kitchen! The black hardware on this small small gray and white kitchen with painted cabinets looks fabulous.  Living Letter Home

Related Reading: Easy Ways to Update an Outdated Kitchen

Budget kitchen renovation, meet grey and white paint! See more of this budget kitchen makeover (including the shiplap backsplash) featured here.

Subway tile and chrome hardware look great on these grey kitchen cabinets with a white island, too!

This modern grey and white kitchen is so sleek — the almost-hidden handles on the grey cabinet drawers and no hardware on the upper white cabinets enhance the clean lines and let that black range hood be the star of the kitchen.

Grey And White Kitchen Cabinetry And Design Ideas, UVPH 2018 Home 7 Davies Design Build, Emily Watson Designer (Davies Desi (42)
Home by Davies Design Build and Emily Watson | photo © Remodelaholic

Another grey and white kitchen with subway tile — but this stacked herringbone pattern with tile to the ceiling makes it an accent wall instead of just a backsplash!

UVPH 2018 Home 8 Greentech Construction, Design Hintz Interior
Home by Greentech Construction and Design Hintz | photo © Remodelaholic

Okay, so this is black cabinetry on the island, but the it’s close to being a very dark grey 😉 and with the soapstone counters, grey stone backsplash and white cabinets opposite, this kitchen is a great example of how to create interest in a neutral kitchen with contrast and textures.

Grey And White Kitchen Cabinetry And Design Ideas, UVPH 2018 Home 10 Suited Custom Homes (81)
Home by Suited Custom Homes | photo © Remodelaholic

Grey Kitchens With White Countertops

A different take on the two-tone grey and white kitchen is grey kitchen cabinetry with white countertops or tile backsplash. This kitchen uses a large grey subway tile backsplash and grey-toned wood for open shelving as well.

UVPH 2018 Home 19 Arive Homes
Home by Arive Homes | photo © Remodelaholic

One way to make a big impact when painting cabinets is to also extend the cabinetry to the ceiling, like in the charcoal grey kitchen remodel featured here.

While a dark charcoal grey cabinet adds contrast and drama, these light blue-grey kitchen cabinets and range hood from the ixer Upper Chip 2.0 kitchen have my heart! (See more of our tips for recreating this look here.)

Fixer Upper Chip 2 0 House Kitchen With Blue Grey Cabinets, Featured On Remodelaholic
Chip 2.0 Kitchen from Fixer Upper Featured On Remodelaholic (image used with permission)

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Another painted light gray kitchen — this one uses existing cabinets cabinets with refinished wood flooring for a budget-friendly and “green” remodel. See more details in the feature here.

If your kitchen cabinets need replaced, save the time of painting cabinetry by using off-the-shelf grey IKEA kitchen cabinets like these! More about this DIY kitchen renovation here.

The unique ring pulls on these deep gray cabinets are stunning! The white countertops and light wall color help lighten up the space, too. To keep a dark gray kitchen from feeling heavy or dark, use a section of open shelving to visually break up the space. Of course, a large window like this to let in lots of natural light doesn’t hurt either. 😉

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Home by Raykon Construction and Erin Hansen Design | photo © Remodelaholic

In addition the the gorgeous full wall of grey cabinetry, this modern farmhouse kitchen (featured here) combines white countertops and dark wood cabinets, too. 

White And Gray Kitchen Cabinetry UVPH 2018 Home 16 Arive Homes (94) 001
Home by Arive Homes, featured on Remodelaholic | photo © Remodelaholic

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Okay… this is a laundry room. But the beautiful gray cabinets, wood countertops, and unique hexagon tile (picket fence shape) were just too gorgeous to leave out.

UVPH 2018 Home 15 RC Dent Construction, Remedy Furniture & Des
Home by RC Dent Construction, Remedy Furniture Design Center | photo © Remodelaholic

Kitchen Featuring White Kitchen Cabinets with Grey Accents

If you love the classic all white kitchen but also want the trending grey kitchen, add grey accents like a tile backsplash, painted grey island, or sleek grey counter tops. This kitchen combines both a charcoal grey backsplash with a painted cabinet interior on the upper display cabinets.

Grey Backsplash And White Kitchen Cabinetry And Design Ideas, SGPH 2019 House 07 Brio Homes LLC (96)
Home by Brio Homes | photo © Remodelaholic

Look at the legs on that grey kitchen island! This modern farmhouse white kitchen is simply beautiful.

This modern white kitchen uses long grey glass subway tiles, stacked in precise rows and columns, to add dimension to white cabinetry and black countertops.

Grey Backsplash Tile And Counters And White Kitchen Cabinetry And Design Ideas, UVPH 2016 Home 35 Emerald Homes
Home by Emerald Homes | photo © Remodelaholic

The grey countertops and subway tile backsplash in this white kitchen remodel are the perfect farmhouse neutral!

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A traditional farmhouse white kitchen with grey counter tops is hard to beat! See more of this kitchen here.

Gray Kitchen Countertops In Modern Farmhouse Kitchen RC Dent Construction And Remedy Design 2018 Utah Valley Parade Of Homes Featured On Remodelaholic
Home by RC Dent Custom Homes, featured here | photo © Remodelaholic

White kitchen cabinets, black cabinet hardware, a black hexagon tile backsplash, and a grey kitchen island — this modern farmhouse kitchen has so much storage!

Grey Tile White Kitchen Cabinetry And Design Ideas, UVPH 2018 Home 11 Concord Homes, Tailored Interior Design (73)
Home by Concord Homes and Tailored Interior Design | photo © Remodelaholic

How about adding a bit of pattern with a grey tiled kitchen island like this one?

Yes, this is actually gray — Wedgewood Gray! Even if you don’t have an island, you can paint and shiplap a peninsula in a white kitchen for a nice accent, featured here.

Can grey countertops get much more perfect than these grey marble countertops in a white kitchen? I think not.

UVPH 2018 Home 15 RC Dent Construction, Remedy Furniture & Des
Home by RC Dent Construction, Remedy Furniture & Design | photo © Remodelaholic

A grey tile backsplash doesn’t have to be high contrast to be high impact — the subtle color differences between cabinets, backsplash, and marble countertops give this neutral white kitchen a lot of style.

Grey And White Kitchen, UVPH17 House 28 Raykon Construction (113)
Home by Raykon Construction | photo © Remodelaholic

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  1. Looking to do dark grey with some light grey cabinets. Either I missed it or the combination does not exist.

    1. Carole, that sounds like a great combination. I was specifically looking for gray and white kitchens for this post, but I have been gather some more all gray kitchens to feature in the next couple of weeks, too. Just because it hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t do it 😉 I say go for it!