Choosing a colour scheme for your kitchen can be one of the most exciting but daunting aspects of your project. Colour plays a vital role in setting the tone of your space. It can reflect your individual style and transform the overall look of your design. Therefore, creating a scheme that you feel confident you’ll love for years to come is of utmost importance. But with a whole rainbow of tones and tints to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. To help you find inspiration, we’ve selected a few of our favourite schemes. We’ll also talk you through the subtle and striking ways to incorporate colour into your design. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our knowledgeable team.
A Timeless Dark Blue
Bold, yet decidedly elegant — over the past few years, dark blue has become one of the most popular kitchen colours. Boasting rich, warm undertones, this luxurious hue can bring a lovely sense of depth and character to modern and traditional kitchens alike. Pairing this deep shade with white walls and worktops will ensure your kitchen feels fresh and airy. This intense yet understated colour makes a truly timeless and sophisticated choice.
A Stylish Forest Green
The successor of the dark blue kitchen, deep jewel-toned greens are gaining popularity. They offer to bring a similarly charismatic yet subtle atmosphere to your space. A sumptuous forest green works brilliantly with both modern and classic furniture styles. Introduce gold or brass accents to add a touch of opulence and accentuate the warm undertones of your chosen hue.
Keep It Bright & Neutral
At the other end of the spectrum, you can’t go wrong with a graceful grey or elegant cashmere scheme. A neutral palette will set a bright and inviting tone to your room. We love the charming and sophisticated quality this hand-painted oatmeal finish brings to the classic country kitchen below. Alternatively, a neutral colour scheme makes the perfect foundation for a sleek modern, Scandi-inspired interior.
Embrace The Latest Vibrant Trends
As the vibrant and bustling heart of your home, your kitchen is a wonderful place to get creative with beautiful, uplifting colours. Pretty pastels and soft earthy tones are currently very much on-trend. Giving a nod to the iconic aesthetic of 80s architects, the Memphis Group, aquamarines, baby pinks, and sunshine yellows paired with monochrome accents will bring a cool contemporary look to your space. Alternatively, muted sage greens, dusky pinks and soft terracottas offer to bring a cosy, nature-inspired quality to your interior. Opting for a vivid cabinet colour is a fantastic way to personalise a modern family kitchen.
Follow The Colour Drenching Craze
If you’re looking to make a real impact, you may want to consider embracing the new design technique that’s taking the world of interiors by storm. Colour drenching is a wonderful way to cocoon your space in a gorgeous hue. Painting your walls, ceiling, cabinetry, and woodwork in one colour or different shades of the same colour will bring a confident cohesive feel to your design. Colour drenching can make your space appear larger and pull focus to the features within the room, like your dining table or stylish accessories.
Introduce A Feature Wall
Alternatively, a simple feature wall can help you incorporate your favourite shade into your design without overwhelming the room. The benefit of adding colour to your walls is that you can completely refresh the look of your interior with a lick of paint.
Contrast Your Cabinetry
Another great way to introduce a pop of colour to your kitchen is by highlighting a section of cabinetry. Picking out a specific feature like a pantry, shelving unit or island, or differentiating between your tall cupboards and base units will add visual interest to your interior, creating an attractive design feature. If you’re looking for something subtle, consider keeping bold colours below the eye-line to prevent them from dominating your scheme.
Add An Accent Splashback
Easily overlooked, your splashback also offers a great opportunity to add colour to your interior. There are hundreds of beautiful, textured tiles available to bring character as well as vibrancy to your design. Or, for something sleek and striking, a bold glass splashback makes a fantastic choice.
Incorporate Warm Wood Textures
Boasting beautiful warm undertones, a wood finish can bring gorgeous charm and sophistication to any kitchen. It makes an elegant and understated alternative to colourful cabinetry or painted walls. You can incorporate wood into your kitchen through your worktops, cabinets, free-standing furniture or flooring.
Utilise Soft Furnishings & Accessories
Colourful soft furnishings and accessories can make the perfect finishing touches to your design. From eye-catching bar stools to decorative vases, a selection of vibrant furnishings can tie your interior together or take your space in a totally different and stylish direction.
Whether you’re looking for something bright and characterful or subtle and sophisticated, there are plenty of different approaches you can take to bring your vision to life. If you would like more advice on introducing colour to your kitchen, we would be delighted to help. You can contact our expert designers by calling 01942 815953 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.