Zoe Saldana's sophisticated kitchen renovation puts a surprising twist on this classic color scheme

The actress puts a new spin on gray with her kitchen redesign

Zoe Saldana
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Though gray and white is a common kitchen color scheme, it doesn't have to be boring. In fact, Zoe Saldana's newly renovated kitchen shows that a gray kitchen can be ultra-luxe. The actress's space includes stylish Officine Gullo appliances, shaker cabinets, and a brown and gold veined marble stretching across the kitchen island, the countertops, and up the walls as a backsplash. It's absolutely gorgeous.

According to experts, attention to details like kitchen cabinet fabrication and hardware helped turn Zoe's classic color scheme into fabulous kitchen decor. Interior Designer Melissa Read of Studio Burntwood says, 'This design heavily features recessed cabinet paneling that is inlaid with antique brass and exposed bolts. These intricate details add an extra layer of sophistication to the design.'

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Melissa Read

Melissa Read attended the KLC School of Design in Chelsea before working at London's best-regarded interior design studios. Now Creative Director of Studio Burntwood, an interior design studio that specializes in luxury residential interior design for private clients and property developers.

Interior designer Charmaine Wynter adds: 'The stainless steel trim detailing on the range hood and double ovens beautifully complements the brushed nickel hardware and metal inserts of the shaker style cabinetry, adding an extra touch of sophistication that elevates this kitchen to couture level.' These details bring an extra luxury feel to the kitchen color scheme.

Charmaine Wynter
Charmaine Wynter

Charmaine Wynter is an award winning interior designer at Charmaine Wynter Enterprises and applies her design experience to life, sharing her advice with her followers through her Instagram live 'Host-Chatting with Charmaine Live'. Charmaine has been a featured designer on TV shows across North America. 

Furthermore, the experts say that the look works so well because all of the colors have been perfectly chosen to complement one another, elevating Zoe Saldana's space far beyond the standard gray kitchen. 'The cabinets themselves have been finished in a soft white shade, which perfectly complements the striking veined marble worktop,' says Melissa Read.

She continues, 'In addition to the cabinets, the appliances have also been thoughtfully designed to match the overall look of the kitchen. The result is a stunning blend of traditional and glamorous elements that come together seamlessly.

The textural look of the marble countertops is the cherry on top that ties the entire look together. Pro interior designer Charmaine Wynter says, 'It's no surprise that Zoe Saldana is singing the praises of her talented designers for creating yet another stunning grey and white kitchen. The stone countertops and backsplash not only provide an earthy and organic warmth but also prevent the clean-lined design from appearing cold and stark.' Rather than the usual cool look of gray, the hardware, combined with the countertops gives this gray kitchen a warm neutral lean.


It's hard to beat the classics, but that doesn't mean you can't elevate them with your own twist. Zoe Saldana's innovative take on the traditional gray and white kitchen completely redefines the genre, and we'll be excited to see if she decides to renovate any other rooms in her home. If this kitchen is anything to go off of, we hope she will.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.