I have always felt dubious about the use of gray in the kictehn. But this kitchen design shows how well it can work when done right. I think the key with colors like gray is to not overly use them, and to add the right balance to help offset them a little. In this case we are dealing with a light brown mosaic that helps to mellow the gray. Actually, mellow is not the right term. The coloring helps to brighten the room by not letting the gray scheme dominate the mood of the space.The metallic appliances help give the space great natural lighting.