Mindful Gray Kitchen Cabinets

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! 

Mindful Gray Painted Cabinets

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!

Mindful Gray Painted Cabinets

Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray

Mindful Gray Painted Cabinets

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.

Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray


And here is the kitchen now.  Hardware has been changed out as well, giving it a whole new look and feel.

Mindful Gray Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Sherwin Williams Cabinets Painted in Mindful Gray

Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray Kitchen

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.

Mindful Gray Sherwin Williams Paint Color - Kitchen Island

Sorry, the light makes the cabinets look different depending upon how it hits them.

Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray Paint Color

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?

Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray Kitchen



  • Reply
    Pam Bolton
    April 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.

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    April 24, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    I used mindful gray on all my walls at out lake home. it’s a great color

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    April 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!!!

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    Yara Roberts
    April 24, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Looks amazing! It’s so harmonious now. Great choice on the color.

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    Paula Moreshead
    April 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.

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    Amy Smith
    April 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!

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    April 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 !

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    Sue Brinkmeier
    April 24, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    I just finished a kitchen in SW Tinsmith, with the island in African Grey, so pretty! Great job!

    • Reply
      April 24, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      I would LOVE to see that Sue!

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    Victoria Gray
    April 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!

    • Reply
      April 25, 2019 at 10:08 pm

      Ack! The homeowner purchased the hardware – I’m not sure where she got it!

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