Adwoa Aboah's kitchen cabinet color showcases one of 2024's most 'beautiful design elements'

The model flirts with a joyous color in the center of her London townhouse – and designers say we're set to see much more of this hue

Adwoa Aboah
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Model Adwoa Aboah recently opened the doors of her redbrick West London townhouse to the world – and while the whole home is a spectacle – designers are most excited about her joyous kitchen cabinet colors

Created by celebrated designer Beata Heuman, the kitchen exhibits a white and yellow scheme, and it's the latter of the two that is causing the biggest waves among color trend forecasts. 

'Earth colors like light yellow, lime wash, pastels instead of cream and grays, or just wood is a beautiful design element for 2024,' says William Durrant, the owner of Herringbone Kitchens. And while Adwoa has opted for white Carrara marble countertops, William adds that yellow will look just as powerful with a darker hue, too.

'Combining the light base color of cabinets with darker and more dramatic worktop elevates the design, adding interest whilst keeping the space light, airy and calm, creating a romantic mood and atmosphere,' he says. 

Kitchen Designer
William Durrant
Kitchen Designer
William Durrant

William Durrant has worked in the kitchen industry for almost a decade. After learning from powerful kitchen brands, he had a desire to manage all aspects of the design project, so he founded Herringbone Kitchens. He now owns the UK-based kitchen company, where he manages a talented creative team and creates kitchens while observing international design trends. 

The cabinets in question are yellow-stained birch plywood, topped with honed Carrara marble that circles around the kitchen. To create the space, Adwoa, and Beata Heuman worked with Alfred Newall, who also created the bobble shelving, seen in the righthand of the image. 

However, shelving aside, William reminds us that these earthy yellow hues are in the most demand among designers as we look ahead to 2024. And Ruth Lavender, a design expert at Benchmarx Kitchens, agrees. 

'We’re moving away from all-white minimalist design and embracing a nature-inspired color palette. This trend is all about taking it back to the roots by incorporating tones that reflect the natural world, offering a sense of serenity,' she says.

'The beauty of earth-inspired hues is that they can be very diverse, fitting the role of a neutral base color without being one-dimensional. This scheme also provides an opportunity to experiment with textures and materials to add interest.'

yellow kitchen with rail for pots and pans

Above: Chef Skye McAlpine's yellow kitchen

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And, while this white and yellow kitchen combination has caused excitement among designers, William Durrant also notes that Adwoa Aboah's freestanding wooden island is also set to shape trends as we look to the new year. 

'For 2024, the “furniture” look is taking over from the heavy fitted look in many aspects, including the kitchen island,' he says.

'Butcher-style islands, islands on legs, and those in-between are real statement pieces of furniture that give an extra detail to the kitchen space and allows for movement too.'

Cabinets aside, we can get the look with these Adwoa Aboah-inspired picks below.

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.