Think you’re ready to take the plunge and use dark grey kitchen cabinets in your home? A bold choice but – if used correctly – one that can really steal the show!

Dark grey kitchen cabinets look great when they are viewed online, but it can be hard to visualise how they will look in situ, with the specifics of your kitchen taken into consideration. Will they go with dark or light worktops? Should you consider a lighter floor to create a bright and airy room? There is so much to think about when choosing a new design for your kitchen restyle.

Luckily, you don’t need to fret. With the help of our experts, here at Kitchen Warehouse, your dark grey cabinets will standout for all the right reasons.

How to make your cabinets stand out

If you take a look at any pictures of kitchens that use a grey cabinet, you will notice that the vast majority of them are shown with wooden worktops. You may be wondering why this is? The answer is simple – because the lighter shades of pine and walnut perfectly offset the darker nature of the cabinets. So, when you are looking for colours to work well with grey units, remember to consider lighter tones.

If you want to make your dark grey kitchen cabinets really stand out, then solid wood worktops are a great way to achieve this. To learn more about this, check out our previous post.

Keep the rest of your room light

In much the same way as with your worktop choice, it’s also recommended to stay light with the other features in your kitchen. Black appliances provide a good contrast to worksurfaces but try to also keep the rest of you room lighter than the cabinets. Details such as tables, chairs and door handles should be kept pale to avoid giving the room a gloomy, overwhelming feel.

Keep the room consistent

The secret behind a well planned and aesthetically pleasing kitchen is consistency.   While it is good to contrast colours and bring in different materials such as tiles, wooden worktops and metal handles to the room, it’s also a good idea to keep the overall colour scheme and vibe of the room the same.

Utilise the cabinets properly

If you really want to get the best out of your dark grey cabinets, then wooden worktops should definitely be taken under consideration. They create a focus on light colours in the rest of the room and helps to keep a consistent design scheme throughout. Many people opt for a lighter shade of grey for their cabinets and replacement doors, as they can make the room seem more open and welcoming, however darker colours also have this effect.

Thinking of investing in dark grey kitchen cabinets? Consider the tips we’ve mentioned and how you could incorporate them into your existing design to enhance your kitchen. If you have any questions about using dark grey kitchen units then we are always available to contact by calling 01765 640 000 or by emailing us at