7 Bold And Beautiful Kitchen Colour Ideasby Sophie Warren-Smith
Looking for some kitchen colour ideas? It’s a well known fact that colour can change our moods, so why not apply this to one of the most used rooms in the house? Combine that with the rise in popularity of coloured kitchens and you have a winning and stylish look. Get some inspiration with these kitchen colour schemes below.
Intense and moody, this bold shade is not for the faint hearted. Teal sits between blue and green and so it naturally encompasses both attributes. The benefits of each colour are peace, balance and tranquility, and it’s an ideal colour to unwind with at the end of a busy day. It’s a great choice for a kitchen, especially if you have a large space and it also looks great with brass accessories and marble.
“Use blue shades in the home against striking whites and glossy surfaces to instantly create an interior scheme reminiscent of Greek, Spanish or Balearic Islands,” says Jason de Kauwe, marketing communications manager. “Or, for a more contemporary take on the theme, use these shades of blue as statement colours to create unique accents in large or small spaces.”
Grey is a fabulous neutral colour for kitchen units and one that will stand the test of time. It’s a colour that gives balance, yet it’s classed as an ‘emotional’ colour and one that is about compromise – as it’s neither black nor white. It’s dependable and practical. However, with Millennial Pink and soft grey still being key colours, why not combine them? These two shades are tonally the same so they work beautifully together to create a calming scheme.
“Using soft feminine hues in the rooms of the house that are the busiest and most hectic can calm the mood and, quite literally, take the heat out of the kitchen! Especially ideal in open plan kitchens, gentler tones can help blend the utilitarian look of your functional kitchen into the homely ambiance of the rest of your home,” explains David Mottershead, managing director at Little Greene.
A noble colour that gives the impression of wealth and extravagance. It’s known for it’s royal connections and is a ‘power’ colour. Sitting between the calmness of blue and the energy of red, it’s also associated with mystery and creativity. Here, it’s teamed with fresh white, and that allows the violet to take centre stage. Accessorise with pale wood tones and neutrals.
Safe and serene, classic and orderly, navy is a great colour to anchor a room. It’s elegant and has a peacefulness about it, yet is quite an underused colour in interiors. Here, it looks fresh and modern with white and the rattan lights and chairs add a rustic, more earthy element, that gives a new dimension to the overall scheme.
Warming tones and earthy elements create a sense of wellbeing and cosiness. Russett is darker than orange, and has a softer, more muted look. It’s a grounding colour that’s calming and versatile and looks fabulous with mid-toned wood, blush pinks and whites to create balance.
“Colour is increasingly being seen in the kitchen, to inject personality and character, particularly in large, open-plan spaces,” says Steve Tough, commercial sales director at Masterclass Kitchens. “Much of the reason for this is because such spaces can usually accommodate the use of bold, bright colours, where perhaps they run the risk of being too overpowering in smaller rooms.”
6. APPLE GREEN
Green is renowned as being a calming colour, it represents renewal, harmony, growth and balance, making it perfect for a new start. Linked to nature, it has spring-like qualities and, as shown here, looks great with dark toned wood worktops.
7. SUNSHINE YELLOW
What’s not to like about yellow? It’s full of joy and energy, lifts the mood and signifies communication and enlightenment. Full of hope and energy, it would be a lovely room to have breakfast in as it’s such a happy colour. Use it with white, blush pink and marble style flooring.
“We are expecting big things for statement colours in contemporary kitchens,” predicts Joanne Emery, marketing manager at Burbidge. “Although pastel shades remain popular, customers are getting bolder and are increasingly experimenting with standout shades, across the full colour spectrum, that will keep their kitchen on trend all year round.”