USING COLOUR TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN YOUR KITCHEN
June 26, 2023
Your kitchen should be a place of comfort and enjoyment from the moment you walk in so choose a colour scheme that gives you joy. Paint can open up your kitchen and make it feel bigger, and give it a rustic spin or a contemporary twist.
Painted kitchens are popular these days with many clients opting for muted coloured cabinetry. When choosing colours, it’s important to consider the colours that co-exist within the space, so coloured cabinetry should complement the flooring or walls.
When deciding on a colour, it depends on how big or small the kitchen is and how much natural light it gets. If it is a busy or small kitchen, loud colours will make it feel even more chaotic, whereas green is a calming colour and is increasingly popular on cabinets. Whether it’s a forest green or a lighter pastel hue it will bring a sense of tranquility, as well as feeling in touch with the natural world outside.
Earthy colours, such as burnt orange or rust give an equal sense of warmth and can also add that Mediterranean vibe. If painted cabinets are a step too far then opt for a burnt orange on worktops or walls instead. Some manufacturers, such as Callerton, can have the cabinetry painted in any colour from a chart so the tone can be entirely unique to your kitchen.
Whites and cool blues are less on trend at the moment, as the current look moves away from contemporary minimalism to a more organic style. However, if the kitchen is compact and perhaps situated in an urban environment, a stark colour may work best to give a feeling of space and light.
Colour doesn’t just come in the form of a paint chart. Stained timbers are also regarded as colour and can be combined with earthy tones to produce a very pleasing look. Islands in textured wood are particularly popular. This can often provide a more cosy and intimate feeling of space.
If you’d like to add a touch of drama or exoticism then consider a bright colour such as orange or yellow. But beware using this throughout the kitchen as you can easily tire of very vibrant colours and these work best as accents – on walls, furniture or lighting.
Remember colour goes beyond the cabinets and walls. Handles, coordinated accessories or worktops can add that touch of colour to give your kitchen a very individual style.