Gordon Ramsay is among the most famous forces in the culinary world, so naturally, his kitchen inevitably holds great influence. However, while he has already been known to shape our cookware buying habits, he may have just made waves in the design world, too.
The chef's kitchen offers much to note, from the veined marble countertops to silver hardware that brings a hint of quiet luxury to the space. However, it is his kitchen cabinet color that, experts say, will impact trends as we look towards 2024 and beyond.
According to trend forecasters WGSN and Coloro, a rich blue like the one seen on Gordon's cabinets will impact how we decorate our kitchens both in the year ahead and in 2025. In fact, they went as far as naming Future Dusk, a 'dark, moody and intriguing hue' as their color of the year for 2025, so we can trust it's not going anywhere fast. Though, in all its beauty, color experts warn that this hue should be used in small quantities.
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'Blue is [already] a popular color when decorating, known for promoting a sense of calm and peace, it’s an evocative, yet equally simple color to style in the home,' begins Sarah Lloyd, the Senior Brand Manager, Valspar. 'For some, committing to this darker color may feel daunting, but there are so many ways to add this trending style into interior design.'
As Sarah explains, this dark blue is not for the faint of heart, but thankfully, it's better not to use it in excess. Instead, we should look to creating pockets of blue, as Gordon demonstrates, to allow the color to make the statement it deserves. In the kitchen, painting our cabinets, but leaving our countertops and walls neutral is one way to go. Or, to begin, we could paint our furniture instead.
'To welcome a darker kitchen color scheme into your home with some slight subtlety, opt for transforming your furniture instead, Sarah says.
'Paint the inside of a shelving unit, or turn a white sideboard into a moody statement piece with a coat of dark blue. Adding these small color features will add a fun eclecticism to any space.
Color and paint expert Sarah Lloyd is a senior brand manager at Valspar and has worked for the paint brand over the last three years.
'Adding in a feature wall can be a transformative style choice. So, if you're ready to take that plunge and embrace these deep blues, create a statement wall in the living room, bedroom, or kitchen by painting a singular wall with a moody blue,' Sarah comments.
'Navy backdrops are perfect for creating bold contrast when paired with lighter accents. Think: light wood, gold details, and bright vases and flowers. And just like that - a sophisticated statement wall that is sure to impress.'
We're beginning with this similar match and some more dark blue finds that have a place in every kitchen.
This was one of the very first colors developed by Backdrop, and one of their favorites, for a good reason. Described as a dark blue with green undertones, it injects a cool and laid-back feeling to any kitchen.
Investing in dark blue glassware is a subtle way to get behind this emerging color trend. This vintage glassware is a perfect choice, making a beautiful addition to any kitchen island, countertop, or dining table.
Whether we paint our kitchen cabinets in a similar way to Gordon, opt for an accent wall, or simply choose to accessorize with this hue, we can rest easy that our investment will impress for many seasons ahead.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. 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.
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