How To Bring Colour Into Your Kitchen Design
Showcasing your personality and brightening your space, colour can make a fantastic addition to your kitchen design. Whether you wish to be daring with vibrant cabinetry or prefer to add a small touch of character through soft furnishings and accessories, introducing colour to your kitchen has the power to change the whole mood and feel of your room.
Thanks to their timeless, understated, and clean looks, neutral colour schemes are a popular choice for modern and classic kitchens alike. However, adding a splash of colour is a great way to take your interior to the next level by creating a sense of bespoke style and individual character. Introducing colour to your kitchen doesn’t have to be shockingly bright and bold; it can be as subtle as adding a green plant to a grey room or patterned cushions to your dining chairs. Let us talk you through how both small and larger changes can be made!
Kitchen Doors & Units
If you’re looking to bring a full flush of colour to your kitchen, the most obvious choice is to opt for gorgeous colourful cabinetry from the outset. Colourful kitchens are just as popular as muted, monochrome designs and are available in a range of shades and finishes to suit your style, including on-trend dusky pinks, plums, sage greens, forest greens, navy blues and royal blues. Muted warm colours and dark hues are perfect for adding cosiness and depth whilst still looking timeless and elegant.
If you’d prefer to go for something a little more understated, then you might consider a two-tone design. With more of us getting creative in our homes, the two-toned look has definitely grown in popularity over the past couple of years. This approach allows you to add a vibrant accent colour without it dominating your space. Kitchen islands or any units below eye level make the ideal place to add your chosen colour, creating a subtle focal point to your design. Pairing two complementary colours will help you achieve a sophisticated and stand out kitchen design. Navy and grey are a perfect match for a cool, classy look, while a contrasting hazy pink and navy scheme makes a chic contemporary statement.
Just Add Paint!
From bold feature walls to little decorative details, adding a lick of paint to your kitchen is a quick and easy way to transform your space. If you’re looking for something more subtle than a full-on accent wall, applying colour in smaller, more unusual places like between shelves or within artworks is just as effective. Colour blocking, the process of painting abstract, often geometric shapes on your walls, is also a unique and on-trend option.
Adding a vibrant decorative splashback behind your hob or sink area, either using tiles or a sheet of glass is a great way to inject a pop of colour into your design. With an endless array of tiles to choose from, your splashback can be as striking or as subtle as you like. To establish a cohesive and elegant look, consider choosing a colour that ties in with your kitchen cabinets; a crackle glaze or particoloured tile will create a stylish detail. Alternatively, make a bold statement with a stunning stand-out splashback in a contrasting hue. You can choose whether to confine the splashback to behind your hob or run it along the whole length of the worktop for a more dramatic effect.
Think Outside The Box
If you want to introduce colour to your kitchen but are apprehensive about making a permanent change, adding vivid soft furnishings and accessories offers a wonderful opportunity to experiment with different colour schemes and ideas. Try blinds with a pop of colour or curtains with an eye-catching print. If you have a dining table or breakfast bar in your kitchen, you might consider adding colourful cushions or upholstered bar stools to your space. These features will create a lovely focal point for your room, allowing you to explore and test out the colours you might want to continue adding to your design. If you are happy with the effect, you can further enhance your kitchen with colourful tea towels, ornaments, crockery and artwork, or even a new splashback or accent wall.
Here at Ream Interiors, we’ve been designing stunning kitchens throughout Kent and South London for over 40 years. Our designers have an impressive wealth of knowledge and are always keeping up with the latest trends! If you have any questions about adding colour to your kitchen, or if you’d like to speak to us about your exciting upcoming project, please don’t hesitate to give our friendly team a call on 01634 799 909 or drop us an email at [email protected]. We’d be delighted to hear from you!