Gray is fast becoming a popular choice for kitchen cabinets, and in this Washington, D.C., kitchen, designer Jennifer Gilmer and architect Jerry Harpole used it to define the cooking and cleanup areas. Then they had the custom cabinetmaker paint the island and a curved hutch a soft green picked up by the backsplash tile. The Costa Esmeralda granite countertops tie the two colors together with the stone's greenish-gray and grayish-green flecks.
For a similar look, try Glidden
's Pistachio Ice Cream (island cabinets and curved hutch) and Smooth Stone (cabinets).