Designing Green Kitchens, bringing the outside in.
Colour trends for kitchens may come and go more quickly than that packet of dried organic chickpeas at the back of the cupboard, that you never quite got round to using. And while seasonal and annual colour palettes can range from the ubiquitous 50 shades of grey through to nicely neutral tones, vibrant pinks and all kinds of blue, there is one colourway that seems to be sticking around. We’re talking about green kitchens, in all its many incarnations and how this organic, natural palette can be used on everything from classic to contemporary door designs as well as everything in between.
Atlantic Green Kitchens shown in New England
As more of us are spending a whole lot more of our time at home, whether working from home or simply not heading outside as much, the kitchen has become more important than ever to our sense of peace and well-being. A space for cooking with the family, experimenting with new culinary ideas and entertaining friends when it is safe to do so, the kitchen still reigns as the hub of the home and, as such, it needs to work on a number of different levels. Choosing a green palette for cabinetry helps to bring a sense of the outside, in. With a huge surge of interest in getting back to basics with gardening, starting up a vegetable patch or allotment or even just bringing pots of plants, ferns, succulents and hanging baskets into the kitchen, green units instantly help us feel calm, centred and connected to the world outside.
Hunter Green Kitchens shown from the Harvard Collection
Shaker-style painted door styles are perfect for soft shades of green. Their in-frame timber frontals highlighting the natural beauty of this stunning shade. Classic designs such as our New England in Atlantic Green and Harvard in Hunters Green demonstrate the two ends of the scale beautifully. While one is gently calming, conducive to a relaxed, informal kitchen perfect for open-plan living in a period property; the other is more intense, bolder and instantly eye-catching the moment you enter the room.
For a traditional interior, complement soft shades of green with pale timber flooring laid in a herringbone, parquet or basketweave effect, a cream enamelled range cooker, speckled granite or quartz worksurfaces that pick out hints of green tones and finish with freshly painted white or pebble walls. If you prefer a more contemporary take on the timber in-frame style, team dark green cabinetry with on-trend brass or copper handles. Choose sleek built-in appliances in a matt black finish and oversized handblown pendant lights over the island or breakfast bar.
Industrial Green Kitchen styles for urban living
As well as classic Shaker-style kitchens to enhance a traditional interior, we also offer cabinetry that will perfectly sit within a more urban scheme. The Wexford in Bottle Green for instance looks stunning set against a backdrop of exposed brick walls, white painted wood-panelled ceiling, oversized industrial-style pendant lights and crisp white quartz worksurfaces for contrast.
Bottle Green Kitchens shown in Wexford.
Cottagecore trend for farmhouse chic, combining Green Kitchens
One of the latest interior trends sees the cottagecore look really coming into its own and it’s easy to see its appeal. A movement that is all about embracing a simpler, sustainable life harmonious with nature is the perfect theme on which to base your next kitchen update.
The Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection, produced by Symphony under license with Laura Ashley, creates a selection of designs and accessories to meet the requirements of the modern traditional home. Features in the collection include floor-to-ceiling larder units, full-height corner cabinets, peg rails and hanging hooks, dressers with space-saving bi-fold doors. A soft green colour palette combines wonderfully with wooden work surfaces, white fireclay Butler sink and herringbone flooring that brings an authentic heritage look into any home.
Whitby from Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection by Symphony in Atlantic Green
Helmsley from Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection by Symphonyin Atlantic Green
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