Consumer Reports: Five hot kitchen trends

Gray walls and counters, beverage centers, distressed wood and appliances in orange, turquoise and other cheery colors are big design trends in kitchens, according to ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. Check out those hot looks:

>> Shades of gray. All-white kitchens have been the rage in recent years. They're still popular, but more designers are shaking things up by using grays and beiges (or "greige," a combo of the two), according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association's 2014 Kitchen & Bath Style Report. Those neutrals look crisp and classic on their own and blend well with many other colors.

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