Adding colour in the kitchen is one of the best design tools that you can use. Colour can alter the mood and style of your kitchen; it can make it feel lighter and brighter or add drama by using dark and moody colours. You can also use it to draw attention to your favourite features.

Colour can be used to express your personality and whereas palettes today are a little more restrained than those of the 1970s (avocado green anyone?) it doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun. Pale greys, earthy tones and even darker more dramatic blacks will help cement the kitchen as the heart of your home. Why not try adding an accent colour in the kitchen to an otherwise neutral palette? Adding a pop of yellow or blue can really make an impact, especially against a darker shade like anthracite.

When you start planning your kitchen, think about the whole room; everything from walls to floors, cabinets and work surfaces. If you need inspiration for your palette; look at the colours that exist together in nature of find inspiration in your prized processions.

Finding the balance of balance of colour in the kitchen can be tricky, but pastels will often work best. These tones blend beautifully with dark and white tones and allow accent colours to spice up your kitchen. You’ll find some ideas of how to add colour in the kitchen below, but don’t forget to check out our pinterest board or Instagram feed for more inspiration.

Use a Brightly Coloured Splashback to Add Colour

Use a Different Coloured Accent Unit to Create Interest

Use Pale Grey to Add a Hint of Colour

Go Dramatic with Darker Shades like Anthracite or Black

Make your Kitchen Island the Focal Point by Using a Different Colour

Try Monochrome