Are you one of those people who have trouble making up their minds? Do you use 20 sample pots of paint before finally settling on magnolia because you just couldn't decide? If you are the indecisive type, the thought of choosing a kitchen colour for your doors might be enough to put you off the idea altogether. But, there is another option. Mix and match colours is a trend that is gathering momentum, making your kitchen super trendy while meeting all your expectations.
By choosing two kitchen door colours that compliment each other you will add interest and design flair to your kitchen. One of the joys of replacing your kitchen doors is that you can afford to be slightly more daring and going for a two-tone effect is one way of achieving a more up-to-date look.
But where do you start when it comes to picking the right two kitchen colours that work beautifully together? The following hints and tips should be a great starting point, plus we can give you some ideas to get you started.
Keep it simple
Always go for a plain door style. These are known as a plain slab door and are very fashionable at the moment. They offer a simple look which is easily offset by the vibrant hues you can choose from.
Never mix and match door styles – just the colours. You could run the risk of looking like you simply changed your mind half way through or you couldn't be bothered to change all the doors.
Try to use a plainer colour as your base and then highlight it with a more stand-out shade as an accent.
Consider using the plainer shade for your base cabinets and the brighter colour replacement kitchen door for the upper cabinets. This can give a great contrast and upper cabinets always catch the eye first. It also means that your flooring will not compete with the main attraction – the colour.
Use colour accents in your mix and match
You could highlight certain parts of your kitchen with your brighter shade. This could be a stack of drawers, a tall larder cupboard, one wall, the built-in fridge/freezer or your crockery cupboards.
Always get samples of the doors you want to mix and match. Most replacement kitchen door companies will offer to send you colour examples. Make sure the colours work well together before you buy and that they look good in your kitchen.
Make sure your painted walls, kitchen blind, worktop and flooring are relatively neutral or you could end up with a clash of colours.
Mix and match colour ideas
High gloss units are very popular when it comes to mixing and matching colours. They will reflect the light, bouncing the colour around the room. This doesn't mean that you can't use matt replacement doors. But it is probably best not to mix high gloss with matt.
Try mixing a high gloss white with a dark graphite shade from the Cambio range. This combination is a great place to start. It will not offend anyone, the colours match perfectly and it will not date quickly.
Another great combination is Super Matt Indigo Blue with a plain white high gloss doors. The dark blue colour contrasts beautifully with the bright white gloss shade, putting your kitchen into designer territory with the minimum of fuss.
Finally the ever popular black and white kitchen is a look which is easy to achieve. Nothing looks crisper and it is super easy to accessorise. You get the best of both worlds with this modern combination.
So don't be a shrinking violet when it comes to colour. Be brave and bold with your choices. If you really can't decide choose two complimentary shades and you can put off making decisions for another time.
Why not get some free colour samples to try at home?