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Shades of grey – making this trend work in your kitchen

Mystic Grey worktop

For a sophisticated look that is as timeless as it is on-trend, colour palettes for the kitchen don’t get much stronger than grey. Adding character, warmth and an elegance that, while modern, will never go out fashion, grey in the kitchen offers a restrained way of incorporating colour into the home. A grey colour scheme, perhaps incorporating your kitchen worksurface,  can be carried off in any setting, from country house retreat to modern city dwelling, it is a shade that won’t look too traditional or too contemporary, despite being on trend.

One of the many reasons for the popularity of grey is its versatility; with so many different shades and hues to choose from several can be combined in one space to zone areas and to add definition. CRL Quartz may be one range of kitchen worksurface, but its grey colour palette is diverse; from light hues like Knightsbridge for a concrete effect, to darker colours such as Windsor Grey for a sophisticated take on this growing colour trend.

Grey kitchens with CRL Quartz Mix things up
As with any colour scheme, softer, paler greys tend to work well in compact kitchens, while larger spaces will be able to carry bolder, darker shades and may well benefit from such to evade feeling too washed out and bland.

Consider combining two or more shades of grey to create a focal point or simply to add visual interest, particularly in larger, open-plan spaces. An island unit in a deeper or contrasting colour to that of the wall cabinets, for example, will help bring it centre stage visually. For an even stronger contrast, consider combining light and dark, or two bold greys of the same ‘weight’ and balance. Too much heavy colour can make a room feel smaller, however, so perhaps balance things out with a neutral floor and walls.

Grey kitchens with CRL Quartz Material trends
Grey is a shade that works in harmony with some of the most common materials and finishes found in the kitchen, including wood and metal, which is all part of its appeal. A key way of incorporating the trend for grey into your kitchen is to opt for a grey kitchen worksurface, which combines brilliantly with crisp white furniture beneath for visual contrast.

CRL Quartz collection includes many shades of grey comprising light, veined greys as well as Soft Concrete and Concrete Gris which are a great way of achieving the concrete look for an industrial-style finish.

Elements of natural timber will add warmth to cooler grey kitchens, and equally a grey-white natural stone floor can cool down a fiery palette. As in nature, earthy browns, greys and sand colours blend harmoniously. Cool greys combine well with stainless steel, while brightly coloured accents, such as small appliances, splashbacks and accessories will all help complete the look.

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