For a distinctive work space, devise a gray kitchen that suits your decorating preferences and your functional requirements. Browse our gray kitchens to see how this neutral perfectly complements stainless-steel appliances, chrome faucets, and designs ranging from contemporary to cottage in style. Versatile and adaptable grays supply foundations for cheerfully easygoing kitchens, as well as high-drama spaces that prove monochromatic doesn't mean monotonous. See how to use gray kitchen cabinets -- with stained, painted, color-washed, or lacquered finishes -- to place gray firmly in the forefront. For a cottage look, combine driftwood-gray cabinets, white tile or beaded-board backsplashes, and whitewashed wood-plank floors. Or take a turn toward traditional by equipping your kitchen with architecturally embellished, putty-hue cabinets and range hood, white marble or black granite countertops, and limestone-tile floors. Like a more streamlined look? Set yellow-lacquered perimeter cabinets and concrete countertops against deep charcoal gray walls. Because gray is a neutral, it's important to keep things interesting by layering in tactile surfaces, complementary colors, and pleasing patterns. Top finely finished cabinets with honed-limestone countertops; highlight distressed black cabinet finishes with battleship-gray walls and stainless-steel backsplashes; warm up too-cool gray kitchens with bright-hue laminate floors, quartz-surfacing countertops, and style-apt collections, cookware, and countertop appliances.