I know I share a lot of white cabinet makeovers, so I’m always excited to share something that falls outside of the customer norm. Today is one of those days! I shared this kitchen cabinet project in Anew Gray, and it continues to be one of my favorites. I love non-white kitchen cabinets and think they add some wonderful charm and character that stands out from the sea of white cabinets that is so prevalent on your Pinterest feed. Today I’m excited to share Mindful Gray kitchen cabinets with you!
If you want details on how to paint your own kitchen cabinets, click here for a tutorial on How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like a Pro. Do you have oak cabinets? Click here for tips and tricks for painting oak cabinets. If you’re looking for cabinet colors that aren’t white, check out My Favorite Non-White Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors.
This kitchen is unique in that the countertops are not “typical” of what you see out there these days. There is something to be said for being non-typical, because these counters are gorgeous. They’re just crying out for something unique and interesting. There are so many wonderful colors to pull from in these countertops – oh the choices!
But let’s start by taking a look at the kitchen before I got started. There are some great elements in place here already – the backsplash and counters give us a great base to build upon with paint (and new cabinet hardware). I love painting maple cabinets because they have no grain to them and spray up beautifully!
You can see here that they have tile that has some beige/brown in it, which is a challenge for so many of us, myself included. The trick is finding the right gray that will work with your existing finishes not against them. Sherwin Williams’ Mindful Gray is one of my go-to gray paint colors. It’s a warm gray and a perfect neutral, whether you’re planning on using it on walls, cabinets or even the exterior of your home.
And here is the kitchen now. Hardware has been changed out as well, giving it a whole new look and feel.
The glass knobs are unexpected, but they give the kitchen a kind of a furniture vibe. But will you just look at how that counter pops against the gray? It’s like it was meant to be that way from the beginning.
Sorry, the light makes the cabinets look different depending upon how it hits them.
The homeowners are thrilled with their new kitchen, and I’m happy to oblige. It’s so much fun to do something a little outside of the box, don’t you think? I’m hoping this trend continues!
What do you think of Mindful Gray kitchen cabinets?
Pam BoltonApril 24, 2019 at 1:20 pm
Jenny, those cabinets are gorgeous. You really highlighted the amazing countertops. The tile floor even looks better. I wish you were in my area. I have white cabinets, black granite (yuck) and those same beigey tiles. Mindful Gray would be a lovely change.
GingerApril 24, 2019 at 2:06 pm
I used mindful gray on all my walls at out lake home. it’s a great color
ROSELLEN SIEBENTHALApril 24, 2019 at 2:13 pm
Stunning!!!!!!!!!!! I love how the color goes so well with the counter tops.
I need that towel in my house… I have lots of glitter (4) dogs!!!
Yara RobertsApril 24, 2019 at 2:20 pm
Looks amazing! It’s so harmonious now. Great choice on the color.
Paula MoresheadApril 24, 2019 at 3:11 pm
I’m not usually a fan of granite countertops because they are so busy, but your new color for the cabinets actually makes the counters look pretty! It’s a amazing difference, and has a classic look now rather than dated.
Amy SmithApril 24, 2019 at 5:04 pm
I love gray cabinets! We did a kitchen renovation in 2016 (if I could attach a photo of my kitchen I would for you to see it) and all of out cabinetry is gray. I was so pleased as to how it came out! Love your new look, too!
JennyApril 24, 2019 at 10:17 pm
Email it to me Amy! I’d love to see it – [email protected]. 🙂
Sue BrinkmeierJune 12, 2019 at 6:25 am
I emailed some pictures to you. Hope to chat more in the future.
PatriciaApril 24, 2019 at 9:16 pm
Absolutely beautiful ! The gray cabinet brings out even more beauty in the granite counters, which I love. Lovely kitchen !
Sue BrinkmeierApril 24, 2019 at 9:46 pm
I just finished a kitchen in SW Tinsmith, with the island in African Grey, so pretty! Great job!
JennyApril 24, 2019 at 10:15 pm
I would LOVE to see that Sue!
Victoria GrayApril 25, 2019 at 9:15 am
Hi Jenny! I love this! Would you mind sharing the company (or companies) where you purchased the new hardware? Thanks so much!
JennyApril 25, 2019 at 10:08 pm
Ack! The homeowner purchased the hardware – I’m not sure where she got it!
GloriaJune 15, 2019 at 6:31 pm
I just painted my kitchen cabinets in mindful gray as well, my countertops are Browns with grayish veins, the look great but I’m having a hard time picking a wall color because it’s opened to dining room!
GeorgeneOctober 8, 2019 at 8:44 pm
I love the kitchen, the cabinets are beautiful! Would you know what color the walls were painted? I was planning on painting the kitchen SW Repose Gray with Mindful Gray cabinets, but I’m concerned it might not be much of a contrast.
JennyOctober 8, 2019 at 9:09 pm
Those are both gorgeous colors – if you’re wanting more contrast, you can always go down the color wheel another notch – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
GloriaOctober 8, 2019 at 11:24 pm
We’re buying a home that has gray cabinets and gray walls and I’d like to bring in some warmth. The creamy color warms up the cold gray in your pics – its such a nice contrast. What color are your walls painted?
JennyOctober 9, 2019 at 10:03 pm
This was a customer’s home – not sure what the wall color is. Sorry!
Lisa ChovanOctober 29, 2019 at 8:20 am
what color hardware and switchplates look best with mindful gray?
JennyOctober 29, 2019 at 7:09 pm
Maybe something in a brushed nickel? I guess it depends on what color your actual outlets are – I like them all to match. 🙂
LollyNovember 4, 2019 at 10:31 am
I am painting my cabinets Mindful Gray also. What color paint did you use on the walls? What is the flooring? Thanks!
JennyNovember 5, 2019 at 9:49 pm
Sorry, this is a client’s home – not sure of those additional details.
meganNovember 13, 2019 at 7:24 pm
superb! what of those of us who have same color cabinets but have to paint BRICK! help Girlfriend!
JennyNovember 13, 2019 at 10:32 pm
You could paint it straight out, or you could do a white wash – a 50/50 mix of water and paint. Easy peasy!
DonnaFebruary 10, 2020 at 6:54 pm
I have mindful gray cabinets what is the name of the granite on these countertops. I am looking at Fantasy brown quartzite but think it may blend too much:
JennyFebruary 13, 2020 at 7:49 pm
I’m not sure of the color – sorry. It was for a customer.
LaurieMay 8, 2020 at 8:59 am
Love the color on cabinets! I need help with deciding on mindful gray on cabinets or walls? Love this color. I have North facing windows so not much light until afternoon.
JennyMay 26, 2020 at 8:21 pm
I would have to see photos to make a good judgment on this one.
MichelleJuly 18, 2020 at 6:36 am
When you paint the cabinets, what is the prep work? Sanding? Priming? Regular paint on cabinets? What kind of sealer?
JennyJuly 23, 2020 at 4:10 pm
Check out my tutorials for all of the details!
Theresa SchmidtSeptember 1, 2020 at 7:40 am
Love the new color. I recently had mine painted SW Anew Gray. It is more of a light gray vs. the greige look I was after. I still love it and it has really brightened my kitchen, with new Quartz. Countertop in Cambria’s Pendle Hill. I am now struggling for a wall color and backsplash color. Should wall color be lighter than the cabinets? Thank you for any recommendations!
JennySeptember 5, 2020 at 8:37 pm
I love Anew Gray! It’s one of my favorites for cabinets lately.