For most people, gray causes fairly negative associations, such as sadness, loneliness, and discouragement. Because of this, many homeowners prefer not to use it.
And as a result of this, the bedrooms and kitchens of gray are extremely rare. However, designers are sure that such feelings are not caused by the gray color itself, but by its incorrect use.
Therefore, if you, before completely abandoning the use of a gray palette, familiarize yourself with its advantages, you will understand why color is so popular with designers.
Due to the fact that the color itself and all its shades belong to a neutral palette, it can be successfully used as a background.
Gray color perfectly copes with the task of enhancing the brightness of any shades. Perhaps it is because of this feature, some designers call it "indifferent." However, this color can act not only as a background.
Pay attention to the photo of the kitchen in gray tones, which is presented below. Here, with the help of gray, the necessary accents are placed, which softened the overly motley interior.
It is also worth noting that in this case the color is taken as a basis and therefore the apartment owner has the opportunity to easily and easily make changes to the existing design.
What shade of gray to choose?
If you decide to use gray color for kitchen design, you should be careful when choosing a suitable shade.
After all, the kitchen is the place where a person should feel as comfortable and cozy as possible, so you should not darken the room too much.
We draw your attention to the fact that modern gray in kitchen design is most often used with such shades as brown, violet, blue and green. It is these shades that make the color more “lively”.
And although you can also choose darker options, experts strongly recommend not experimenting with such a palette in small rooms.
This is due to the fact that small rooms visually become even smaller if they are decorated with dark colors. And if for a sufficiently spacious room the damage will be insignificant when using a small amount of dark color, then the small room will simply become gloomy.
Therefore, if you definitely want to bring a certain extravagance to the atmosphere, use small accessories of bright color for this.
Indeed, despite the fact that the gray color in the interior of the kitchen looks quite harmonious, it can still become faded in the absence of bright elements.
Gray kitchen - is it fashionable or old-fashioned?
Currently, many people follow the fashion trends of design and tend to stick to them.
That is why ordinary homeowners are concerned about whether gray can be called fashionable. Gray, like all its shades, is a classic.
A classic, as you know, never goes out of fashion. And if, when choosing a suitable fashionable color, you choose the classic gray, you cannot go wrong.
You can decorate any room in this color, but it will look especially good in the kitchen.
You can even use gray kitchens in the interior of the kitchen, since they look quite neutral, which means they are suitable for classic and modern bright styles. However, when choosing a suitable ready-made furniture set, remember that it should not be too dark.
Choose only those models that are painted in lighter shades of gray. Experts recommend stopping the selection in gray with a slight shade of purple.
This preference is due to the fact that, according to data obtained in the course of research, the purple color is capable of stimulating the appetite.
Classic combinations with gray
So, you decided for yourself that the gray color in the design of a kitchen or other room will be the main one. Now you have to choose the right colors for the combination. Immediately it is worth noting that the combination of colors in the kitchen in gray should be as balanced as possible.
In other words, do not abuse the number of colors. Just one main and 2-3 minor flowers are enough. Thus, you will achieve a harmonious color combination and do not turn the room into a multi-colored pavilion.
As mentioned above, gray refers to a neutral palette and can be combined with any other color.
However, classic combinations are considered combinations with white and black. These combinations are quite popular, since black color adds to the room of expressiveness, and white color of nobility. Look at the photo of the kitchen in gray tones, which is presented to your attention below.
On it you will notice that these two combinations were used to design the same room. This solution is quite bold and extraordinary, however, it is not suitable for all rooms.
Such experiments can be carried out only in the design of the kitchen.
Photo of kitchen design in gray