The Perfect White and Gray Kitchen: The Newport Model Reveal

May, 20, 2015

The Dream House

I couldn’t be happier to share a white and gray kitchen that I’ve been working on for the past 10 months.  As I mentioned in the last blog post Teen Turquoise Bedroom the Newport is a ranch home in Pittsford, New York built by Pride Mark Homes And Morrell Builders. I was fortunate to design this model home that I affectionately call The Nautical Nomadic. Think of a sailor from Newport traveling the world collecting souvenirs from all his worldly portal stops. A classic nautical undertone with global accents without being too beachy. I chose a clean neutral palette with pops of color and pattern. A color palette reflecting the sea, sky, stones and sand.

gray and white cooks kitchen

Open Floor Plan Living

In the kitchen, I chose the color DOVE by Wellborn Cabinets. A perfect gray that is not too warm, too cool, or too dark.  I double stacked them and gave the top smaller cabinets  glass doors for display accents and creating height to bring your eye up. A corner open shelving accessorized with cookbooks, white ceramic pottery and wooden accents break up the space. Two large 2- light polished chrome and glass globe Cadence pendants from Murray Feiss hang over the island.

gray and white kitchen by MemeHill.comA Misty Carrera Quartz countertop resembling a white Carrera marble keeps the surfaces bright, clean, and classic.  Classic bright white ice 3 by 6 beveled subway tiles  go all the way to the ceiling, a chrome semi-commercial Blanco Meridian single handle pull down sprayer faucet , Blanco Cantata Chrome Pot Filler Faucet  and a stainless steel gas 6- burner commercial range oven from Wolf   make this cooks kitchen the heart of the home.

gray kitchen with beverage center and pantry designed by

To the right of the entrance to the pantry I added an  “Undertone” 22 by 8  petite beverage sink by Kohler. It’s small and narrow size makes it  perfect for holding ice, wine and soda for entertaining. The X wine shelf above makes this beverage center functional and compact.

Kitchen pantry:gray and open wood shelving by

The Butler’s Pantry

The butler’s pantry which runs the entire length of the kitchen is divided into two parts. A communication center( shown) with large open shelving that is seen from the great room. Four large file cabinets makes this the ideal Mom Central while looking neat and stylish.  I matched the wood shelves and gave an extra durable surface by using Wilsonart Palisades Oak Woodgrain. Its difficult to tell the difference! The styles of laminates out there today that resemble woodgrains blows me away! The other side has complete floor to ceiling white cabinetry with built in microwave and space for larger home appliances. Additional counters make this the perfect landing ground for supplies, groceries and projects meant to be out of sight.

Kitchen Gathering room by A large polished nickel uplight from Hudson Valley takes center stage over the white slipcovered chairs piped in chocolate brown and a dark wood trestle table.   The gathering room has a full view of the parklike landscaped backyard and large covered balcony patio.

kitchen counter styling by Meme

When it came to styling the counters and shelves in this white and gray kitchen I chose a palette of silvers, woods and whites. I scattered colored glass and organic materials for a modern earthy feel.  Most of these accessories were found at HomeGoods. Hamilton Bentwood Napa counter stools from Home Decorator’s Collection and classic Cadence pendant lights from Hudson Valley Lighting round out this kitchen of my dreams. I only wish I it was mine! Thanks for coming by. xoxAMie

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    May 23, 2015

    What is the wall colour in your kitchen?

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      May 23, 2015

      Hi there. The wall color is Sherwin Williams Modern Gray SW7632.

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    Marge W

    January 28, 2016

    where can I locate the beautiful mirrors in the master bath of the Wilshire model?

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      February 4, 2016

      Hi Marge- I purchased them thru INDE. They are made by a lighting company called Capital lighting. You may find them by googling…..

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    April 26, 2016

    Beautiful kitchen! My kitchen designer uses Wellborn cabinets also. Could you tell me what door style you used? Thank you.

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      April 28, 2016

      Hello Christine- It’s the Winslow Full overlay cabinet. I love using that door.

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    August 17, 2016

    Any chance you have a picture of the shelving in the pantry? My son and his wife are building a new home and I love what you did in this pantry! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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      August 17, 2016

      HI Colleen- You can pin, print or take a screen shot of the image on the blog post. That is the only picture I have. Sounds like a fun project!

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    Dana Tucker

    February 8, 2019

    Amie, you’ve done it again! Another beautiful kitchen! I love all the specific details and links to sources. You always inspire me. Xoxo

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      February 8, 2019

      Awwww thank you so much Dana for taking the time to stop by! Have a great day. xo Amie

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Amie Freling

"Life's too short for white walls .." Amie Freling-Brown, a Rochester, NY-based designer and artist who transforms ho-hum spaces into works of art. Her creative designs can be found in many fine homes, restaurants and businesses. Her work has been featured in national magazines, on HGTV and has been sold through retailers nationwide from True Value Hardware to Nordstroms. She proudly offers such professional services as design, staging, color consultations and fine art.

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