How to use colour in the kitchen

15 September 2017 10:00:00

Product Type: Kitchens

Dare to be inspired by fabulous and daring kitchen colour schemes. Colour is one of the best design tools that can completely alter the mood and style of your kitchen; it can make it feel lighter and brighter, and can draw your attention to your favourite features.

Use colour to express your personality. Palettes today are little more restrained than those of the 1970s (avocado green anyone?), with pale greys, earthy tones and even darker more dramatic blacks, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun; the kitchen is the heart of your home after all. Using accent colours in an otherwise neutral design is as popular as ever, and this is where colours like yellow can really make an impact, especially against anthracite and darker shades.

When planning your kitchen colours, think about the whole room: walls, floor, cabinets, and work surfaces. For palette inspiration, look at colours that exist together in nature or find inspiration in your prized possessions or collections. Finding the balance of carefully selected background colours often work best in pastels. These tones blend beautifully with dark and white tones and allow accent colours to spice up your kitchen and add your own personality. Here are just a few hints of how to succesfully add colour to your kitchen.

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

 

 

 

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