Before you choose the color palette you have to pick a style and then you have to think about functionality. Gray, however, is a very versatile color, able to adapt to a variety of styles and spaces. Gray kitchen cabinets, for example, look stylish in most situations and help give the room a balanced look.
Gray can appear austere and cold compared to other colors and in a room such as the kitchen which is supposed to be warm and inviting, using this tone can be tricky. The key is to pair it with warm materials such as wood and with bold accent colors such as yellow, red or orange to squeeze out a bit of cheerfulness.