As anyone who has ever updated their kitchen will know, choosing the right colour scheme can be the most difficult decision you make but will have the biggest pay off when your kitchen is complete. Colours are powerful tools capable of making the same kitchen looking completely transformed from something traditional to a contemporary masterpiece with little more than a lick of paint.
Whether you want to make your kitchen feel bigger, warmer, more welcoming or all three, colours can give your kitchen the look you crave at a fraction of the cost of a full makeover. But before we take a look at our 5 favourite colour schemes here’s some of the items that you can change the colour of to bring your tired kitchen back to life.
After painting the walls, replacing your kitchen doors is one of the easiest ways of updating the room’s style and allows you to choose from a near endless supply of colours and styles. Worktops and Splashbacks are more complex, but brilliant in adding a contrasting colour to your cooking space and when done correctly will look impeccable. Finally, whilst you may not think it, everything in the room has the potential to complete, or ruin, a colour scheme so take the time to pick your furniture and accessories as they could potentially make or break your new kitchen. See our Top 10 kitchen colour schemes below.
1) Black and White
Whilst black and white may seem old fashioned (think old-school televisions), a kitchen in this palette is anything but. A popular choice amongst kitchen designers and DIYers alike, this contrasting combination is capable of giving your cooking space the modern transformation it deserves. We’re huge fans of pairing high gloss white doors with a matte black worktop, as it emphasises the modern feel. However, there are so many stylish possibilities we’re certain you’ll be able to find one you like.
2) Spice it up – Reds, Yellows and Oranges
In the bitter cold of dark winter days, the right colours can make your kitchen feel a million times brighter and warmer. Warm colours such as deep reds, vibrant oranges and bright yellows will give the room a comfortable feel, especially when paired with a neutral backdrop. We love seeing high gloss kitchen doors in bold colours as a stylish kitchen island feature.
3) Contemporary Woodgrain and Matte
Historically woodgrain colours have been reserved for more traditional kitchens but they’re making a comeback and some of the high gloss options are truly exquisite. Pair these with some matte black or grey and you have a recipe for an ultra-stylish new kitchen.
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4) Natural – Green and Woodgrain
While it may not immediately strike you as a match made in heaven, pairing woodgrains with light greens has proven immensely popular. Both colours have a natural feel, yet contrast enough to make the room standout. Furthermore, as a natural pairing, you have near limitless opportunities as to how you wish to accessorise the room. While pricy, an AGA oven can give the room an extremely trendy finish.
5) Pastel Chic
If there’s one colour craze that is in style right now it would be pastel. Generally found in – bright pinks and baby blues, these super stylish shades will give any home a trendy look. While having your kitchens doors in these colours may be a little overpowering for some tastes, accessories look exquisite.
When paired with the increasingly popular shabby chic, this creates a kitchen at the cutting-edge of modern style.
These are just some of our favourite colour combinations, but there’s a wealth of possibilities for you to transform your kitchen.
Re-designing your kitchen? Tell us what colour combination you’re going for.