Colour in Kitchens is in

Planning a new kitchen is exciting but it can be overwhelming at times too, with so many different aspects to consider. Selecting the colour scheme is an enjoyable part of the process, but clients are often scared of choosing colour as they are afraid it will date quickly. 

However, if you stick to a classic neutral colour such as white, grey or timber veneer finish for the majority of cabinets, then add a contrast colour for the island bench or lower cabinets, your kitchen will have an exciting element to it with classic appeal. For instance in the kitchen above, the colour scheme is a traditional white on white, but by choosing a deep peacock blue for the island bench and some striking black elements in the stool's metal legs and pendants, this kitchen has become a lot more inviting and chic. 

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Take a look at some ‘real life’ colour swatches when you are shopping. Some colours will look differently on your computer or tablet screen than they do in real life. This is because it depends on what type of screen you are viewing it on, the resolution of the uploaded images and also the calibration of your screen. This is why it is always best that you choose colours for your kitchen, or any room in your home, from real swatches or sample paint pots and never from shade cards (unless real brush-outs have been used) or websites.

If however you're not feeling too adventurous, you can add some different colour accessories  to change the look and feel of the space while keeping the large areas in the more neutral zone.

The dreamy mottled marble is a great accompaniment to the powder blue cabinetry in this kitchen, while the brass hardware acts as the jewellery and ups the glamour factor.