7 kitchen colour schemes
Choose the perfect kitchen colour scheme with these ideas for updating your space.
Rich, deep colours give a kitchen depth of character. A bold hue can be used as a highlight colour to make individual elements stand, or as a dramatic background. The Shaker-style Milbourne in-frame range features over-painted foil that creates the impression of a painted timber door and comes in a choice of 24 colours (above). A Second Nature kitchen costs from 11,000.
Team several neutral shades to add visual impact and create areas of interest. Colour combining in this way can be a useful way to signify different functional zones in a large, open-plan space. This design includes the new Cashmere and Porcelain colours for a relaxed, informal look, with Aubergine Matt pigeonhole shelving. A Metris kitchen costs from 20,000.
White On White
Keep a timeless, clean and crisp look with an all white scheme. This look is great for enhancing a sense of space in a smaller or awkwardly shaped room. The Linear collection is a range of handmade furniture that can be painted in any colour you choose. Shown in cool Dulux Chiffon White, its concealed hinges create a sleek, contemporary look. A Harvey Jones kitchen costs from 18,000.
White With An Accent
If a single-colour scheme is too pared-back for you, add interest by picking out key features in a white or neutral room by incorporating a contrasting accent colour. This kitchen has gloss white doors with Bardolino Truffle and green feature panels. A House by John Lewis kitchen costs from 7,500.
Black And White
For a sleek, contemporary look that works well in a larger kitchen or open-plan kitchen/diner, consider black units teamed with white walls. Avoid plain white worktops, which will look too stark in combination with the black cabinets. Instead choose stainless steel, granite or even a composite surface in a dark grey. Add warmth to the scheme with copper and rustic wood accessories.
Shades Of Grey
Go for an on-trend look by using tones of grey. Choose a pale shade with cool blue tones to make the space feel larger, or opt for a darker hue with warm tones to create impact. This Reno design in light grey includes curved base units and an s-shaped tall larder for a unique finish. A Cooke Lewis kitchen costs from 1,763 for 8 Raffello units.
Touch Of Pastel
Brighten your space by adding a shade of pink, powder blue or buttery yellow. Just because the kitchen is one of the most hardworking rooms in your home doesn’t mean it has to be decorated in serious colours. Accessories and a half-height painted wall in pale pink give the silver grey finished units a pretty feel.
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