The ideal place to experiment with colour, the kitchen is the heart of the home and as such, should be where you express your unique sense of style, bringing some personality and character into your interior.
Experts in spatial planning, Day True specialises in redefining kitchens and the home to create practical and enjoyable living spaces.
Kitchen cabinet colours to inspire: Kitchen colour ideas to create a vibrant lift to your space
‘We’ve notched people becoming more confident with colour as they desire to express personality and flair, particularly in the kitchen. This isn’t just limited to cabinetry or wall colours, it’s about combining different textures and finishes, such as wood veneers, eye-catching geometric patterns and natural materials. It’s all about being individual,’ says Hayley Robson, Creative Director, Day True.
KITCHEN CABINET COLOURS FOR 2020
Take a look at these kitchen cabinet colours for further inspiration.
Lush and leafy greens are everywhere, from deep forest hues to subtle sage shades. This verdant palette has a fresh feel that ranges from soothing to vibrant. Pale peppermint, bright emerald or dark forest, the whole spectrum of hues works beautifully with wood, stone and natural materials. Add crisp white surfaces for a harmonious look.
Botanical shades work well with natural materials such as wood, stone and metal. If your kitchen overlooks your garden, this palette will create a connection with the outside.
Zingy emerald will add energy to a room; muted sage or greyish cactus hues will create a feeling of calm.
From soft blush pastels to upbeat corals and richer tones of raspberry, fuchsia and cerise, these versatile shades look great in the kitchen. Give classic Shaker cabinetry a lift with a pretty pink unit that’s full of country charm. Less is more, so think petal pinks as an accent and use no more than three tonal shades in your palette.
Grey is still very much the neutral of the moment and looks smart and crisp paired with white but can still benefit from a little extra colour.
Whether it’s pale or slightly darker, dove grey is a great all-rounder. You can dress it up with silvers and metallic shades for a luxe look or keep it simple with natural colours and earthy textures.
A fresh blue and white scheme may be a classic seaside combo but its popular appeal has spread far from the shore. Embrace the trend for deep muddy blues without fear of living in darkness by balancing with plenty of pale surfaces.
White is the traditional accent to team with blue but to add more depth to the scheme try pops of chalky greys and taupes or warm things up with metallics.
Natural light or a lack-of can vary shades of blue enormously. South facing rooms enjoy lots of light all day long so maximize the feeling of space and light with a pale hue. In small spaces with little natural light embrace the darkness with a dramatic moody blue.
When it comes to bringing colour into the kitchen, from statement islands, painted walls, contrasting cabinetry or soft furnishings, the key is to add warmth. Natural textures such as rattan, wood and bamboo offer a sense of comfort in the home whilst adding some contrast and interest. Whether incorporated into the scheme through the island, flooring or seating, natural materials work in harmony with bold, dark hues for a cohesive colourful aesthetic.
It’s important to consider the level of natural or artificial light in the kitchen, as this will play an important role in determining the overall feel of the space. Darker shades, for example, are renowned for absorbing light and the application of such colours needs to be carefully planned. An effective way of integrating darker colours into a kitchen is to create contrast by adding darker tones on low cabinets combined with white or grey worktops. This helps to reflect illumination off the horizontal surface, resulting in a colourful, yet light interior.
Finally, to complete a colourful kitchen it’s essential to get your finishing touches just right to bring the entire scheme together. Metallic accents on your handles, taps and accessories can be matched or for a more fluid and expressive approach, don’t be afraid to combine a variety of finishes. From brushed brass knurled handles and taps, to bronze sinks and black lighting, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating a truly individual colourful kitchen.
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