• Minimal kitchen with soft, chalky colour palette and wooden flooring

    A single chalky shade, like this spearmint used here, makes a gentle backdrop for pale kitchen cabinets. For a more striking emphasis, use it on the cabinet doors and match with white walls.

    Photography/ Paul Raeside

  • Green-painted kitchen with a Japanese influence

    In the kitchen, the restful painted interior of a cabinet showcases a display of Japanese-style monochrome ceramics and wooden artisan pieces.

    Photography/ Damian Russell

  • Contemporary kitchen with pale grey marble and pink tones

    A slim shelf is ideal for displaying pretty plates above a worktop. Here, shades of dusky pink and mole tone beautifully with the pale grey marble surface.

  • Modernist kitchen with abstract art and design

    Angular tile designs in soft chalky greys and pale yellows introduce another dimension, while slender, linear furniture is neatly echoed in the artwork on the wall.

    Photography/ Emma Lee

  • Urban kitchen with a palette of wood and marble

    From hand-blown jars and smooth marble chopping boards to tactile ceramics, soulfully crafted kitchen pieces are a pleasure to use every day.

    Photography/ Emma Lee

  • English garden kitchen with an abundance of generous bouquets

    These pretty lily-of-the-valley print curtains have a charming 1930s feel, making them a fitting choice for a simple, rustic setting. To add to the retro look, combine them with coloured glassware and old-fashioned china.

  • Deep green kitchen with accents of red

    A poppy-red cupboard is ideal for lifting a dark green scheme, while accessories sporting the same shade create a sense of cohesion.

  • Harmonious breakfast table with stylish tableware

    This serene palette of soft pinks, pale greys and white creates a calm and welcoming table, enhanced by the cosy textures of the soft furnishings.

  • Kitchen with large-scale florals

    A large-scale pattern adds intrigue to the interior of a cupboard making a striking backdrop for neutral ceramics.

  • Japanese-inspired kitchen with indigo flourishes

    A display of ceramic teapots has a distinctly Japanese look. Highlights of indigo and copper introduce an uplifting touch to this tough, textured kitchen.

  • Classic kitchen with check and gingham details

    Square tiles lend themselves perfectly to a gingham design and are a striking choice for a kitchen splashback. Here, the strong black, white and grey palette, echoed in the undercounter curtain and rug, is lifted by pops of green gingham upholstery.

  • navy kitchen with brass fittings

    Dramatic navy kitchen with brass island

    A simple brass panel brings this kitchen to life, the brass shining out against the darkness. A simple brass rail provides the perfect storage for all those kitchen tools in daily use. The kitchen is complimented by the most elegant

  • Light-filled kitchen with wood furniture

    Time-worn wood furniture and handcrafted vessels make charming partners for the open-weave pendant light, designed to cast playful shadows to atmospheric effect.

  • Modern kitchen with colourful patterned tiles

    A row of mismatched decorative tiles is an inexpensive way to create a striking splashback that will lift a simple scheme out of the ordinary.

  • Blue coastal kitchen

    Classic coastal kitchen with a breezy palette of blues

    Making blue part of the scheme rather than the focus of it offers a more contemporary feel. This kitchen splashback, looks every bit like it’s been created using hand-made tiles but it is actually a wallpaper, while subtle hints of ice blue balance the more punchy reds.