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What Color Bathroom Cabinets With Gray Walls?

If you have gray walls in your bathroom, you have made a great choice. Versatile and elegant, gray coordinates well with many colors, leaving you with countless options for styling your bathroom. If you wonder what color cabinets will work best with your gray bathroom walls, you've come to the right place. We have done the work to bring you suggestions that even designers would agree with. 

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There aren't many colors that don't go well with gray, so the color you choose for your cabinets depends on the look you are trying to achieve. Cool tones such as blues and greens work well for a calming effect, while warm tones such as reds, yellows, and oranges can brighten up your space. Here are some of the most popular cabinet colors to pair with gray:

  • White 
  • Dark Wood 
  • Red 
  • Gray
  • Green

We have gathered some inspiration for you and answered some of the most common questions to give you all the information you need to create your gray bathroom.  

Contemporary style bathroom with dark gray walls and brown wood cabinets. What Color Bathroom Cabinets With Gray Walls

Suggested Bathroom Cabinet Colors 

White 

Gray and white go well together and will give your bathroom a simple but elegant look. Because white is a bit lighter than the average shade of gray, your cabinets will stand out against the gray background of your bathroom. This is an excellent choice if you have cabinets with unique details that you want to highlight. 

White Bathroom in Country House with white cabinets and gray walls

Dark Wood 

What better color to compliment your gray walls than equally elegant dark wood! If you already have wood cabinets in your bathroom, you can stain them darker to achieve this look. 

new build modern Farm House Bathroom with dark wood cabinets

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Red 

If you want to step away from traditional colors and try something bolder, you can paint your cabinets red. Bright, bold red complements muted, calm gray. The result is a colorful bathroom that is not too over the top. For a more sophisticated look, darken the shade of red. 

Modern bathroom with red cabinets on gray walls

Gray 

Yes, gray cabinets do pair nicely with gray walls. This is a smart choice if you are going to a sleek and sophisticated design. Be cautious if you choose this option, though, as gray can be tricky to work with. Whether you decide to create a contrast or stay more monotone with your shades of gray depends on your preference. But you also want to consider each gray's undertones to make sure they go well together. 

Gray bathroom corner, tub and sink

Green 

The shade of green in this image is bright and fun, and it brings life to this bathroom's gray walls and white floors. If you aren't looking for something this bold, though, many shades of green pair well with gray. Choose a seafoam or mint shade for a soft look, or go a bit darker with an olive or forest green. 

Contemporary bathroom with bright green cabinets on gray walls

What Colors Go With Gray Walls In A Bathroom? 

Because gray is a neutral color, most colors coordinate with gray. If you have a particular theme in mind for your bathroom, you can go ahead and decorate using that theme because there is a good chance that it will coordinate with gray.

Green and gray contemporary bathroom

However, if you haven't chosen a bathroom theme, consider that gray does not have a lot of life to it. Bold colors such as pink or yellow will give your bathroom some more depth. If you prefer blues or green, try to choose a brighter shade rather than a darker one. 

Should I Paint My Bathroom Cabinets Gray Or White? 

Bathroom classic style. gray walls and white cabinets

White and gray are both neutral colors, so they are a great choice for your bathroom cabinets. When choosing between the two, take into consideration the rest of your bathroom. If your bathroom walls are dark, white will add some depth and contrast to your overall look. On the other hand, gray can add some richness to a light-colored or white bathroom. 

Should Bathroom Cabinets Be Lighter Or Darker Than Walls? 

Modern Bathroom in Country House with all gray motif

When in doubt, you can't go wrong with lighter cabinets, no matter what color your walls are. If your walls are dark, lighter cabinets will add interesting contrast and make your space appear more open. Light cabinets paired with light walls will give your bathroom a larger, brighter feel. 

Darker cabinets are also a good choice for lighter walls. Like with lighter cabinets and darker walls, darker cabinets with lighter walls add depth and contrast. You may want to steer clear of dark cabinets with dark walls, however, especially if your bathroom is tiny. While this combination can be pulled off in a larger bathroom, it is likely to make your small bathroom look cramped. 

What Color Vanity Goes With A Gray Bathroom? 

Tiled bathroom with wood furniture. gray walls, white toilet, bidet, sink

Again, the sky is the limit when it comes to pairing colors with your gray bathroom. Keep in mind, though, that your vanity will not only need to match the grey but also the color you have chosen for your cabinets. If you want your vanity to be the pop of color in your bathroom, try bold shades like yellow or red or muted shades like pink, sky blue, or soft green. 

If you have already chosen a bright color for your cabinets, you may want to choose a neutral color for your vanity. Gray or white are always popular choices. You can also install a wood vanity to give your bathroom a natural element. 

How Do I Add Color To My Gray Bathroom? 

 

There are many ways to add color to your gray bathroom. An easy and risk-free way to do so is to add colorful accent pieces or decor to your bathroom. A colorful piece of art on the walls or a bright bathroom rug will let you experiment with colors and change them out when you get tired of them. Remember, plants are always a good addition to any space and can give your bathroom some color. 

If you are looking for a more permanent way to add color, consider painting your fixtures, cabinets, or vanity. Bold, bright hues can give your bathroom an attractive focal point, while softer colors will blend well with your gray surroundings. 

Summary 

Gray bathroom walls are a great starting point for so many bathroom design schemes. With many shades and undertones to choose from, gray is no longer seen as a dull or flat color. Having so many options to choose from needs a word of caution, though. When selecting the color for your cabinets, make sure that the color's shade and tone complements, and doesn't clash with, your shade of gray. Don't be afraid to experiment with different swatches and samples until you find the right combination for your home!

For more inspiration, before you tackle your bathroom project, check out the articles below:  

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