Jennifer Lopez's 'versatile' cabinet hue brings an unwavering sense of timelessness to her kitchen

How do you choose a kitchen hue worthy of a $60 million home? Start with this ageless neutral (with a glossy twist)

Jennifer Lopez
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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's $60 million is something of an architectural phenomenon, complete with a wine cellar, spa, and zero-edge pool. It's only fitting, therefore, that the kitchen is worthy of such a property – and this begins with the cabinets.

In true mega-mansion style, the sleek cabinets are far from conventional. The glossy fronts stretch almost the entirety of the wall, offering all the storage room we could ever need, but while we can't all replicate their size and shape, we can tap into their color. The hue in question? A warm gray that designers say has the ability to transcend fleeting design trends. 

While this tone often has a controversial reputation, Jennifer and Ben's gray kitchen cabinets remind us of its unwavering power. We love how their hue has a subtle warm glow under the light, so inevitably, we should look toward warmer grays to achieve a similar aesthetic. However, Clara Ewart, the head of design at Kitesgrove, explains that all gray kitchen hues are worth the investment. 

Portrait of Clara Ewart Head of design at Kitesgrove
Clara Ewart

Clare is the head of London-based interior design studio, Kitesgrove. The practice work on a variety of projects, from private client homes and family offices to residential and commercial spaces. 

'Different shades of gray are hugely versatile – from cool off-white shades through warmer neutral mid-tones to the very deep and mysterious,' Clara says. 'They have more color and texture within them than straight black – a monochrome scheme of black and white is much more unforgiving than one of shades of slate and clay, which will change subtlety with the light throughout the day, giving them personality and character.'

Cabinets aside, Jennifer and Ben's kitchen follows a similarly neutral palette, with marble countertops and white-painted walls. Decorating with neutrals is a failsafe way to ensure our spaces stand the test of time, but Helen Shaw, a color expert from Benjamin Moore, explains there are yet more ways to bring this color to life. 

Helen Shaw
Helen Shaw

Helen Shaw is part of Benjamin Moore's UK division. Color expert and international marketing director, Helen and her husband Craig are founders of Shaw Paints, acquired by Benjamin Moore in 2020.

'Remaining a go-to neutral, gray pairs well with almost every other hue. For a bolder look, pair with jewel-inspired tones such as deep forest green or a rich navy. This combination creates a glamorous and sophisticated classic scheme that is great for both a modern or classic kitchen space,' she explains.

'For a softer approach, opt for pastel hues such as blush pink. Such hues married with a lighter gray create an airy, minimalist feel, perfect for creating a feeling of calm and tranquility in a busy space such as a kitchen.'

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Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.