The middle of January calls for some colourful inspiration, and since I have kitchens on my mind, let’s talk about how to design kitchens with colour. Kitchens are often designed to be neutral (safe), and yes, well-designed neutral kitchens can be absolutely beautiful. But if you are facing the dilemma of opting for a sensible neutral kitchen vs going bolder with the design, then this post is for you. Even if you already have a white or grey kitchen, perhaps some of the ideas in this post will give you food for thought!
ONE COLOUR KITCHENS
Where you want all the kitchen cabinetry to be one colour, dark or muted colours in the cool spectrum (blues and greens) are a fail-safe option, but there’s a dusky pink beauty below to shake things up.
If you’re going for a modern style and want a fun look, pastel shades are lovely. From minty green to powder blue, or even blush pink to lilac if you love those colours, kitchens in ice cream shades look like such happy spaces. Some pastel colours also lend themselves well to a classic cabinet style as you’ll see in the pale blue kitchen below.
TWO COLOUR KITCHENS
This is where you can really have some fun with colour if you want to. Keep one part of the kitchen a neutral colour and go bold as you dare with the rest.
Sometimes the only statement you need to make in your kitchen is a range cooker or fridge-freezer in a delicious colour.
Coloured tiles can completely change the vibe in a kitchen as these examples show.
The power of paint never ceases to amaze me. Just look at how these kitchens with white cabinets have been completely transformed by moody paint colours on the walls!
So let’s hear it, what are your thoughts on colour in the kitchen? Yay or nay?