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Choosing A Kitchen Colour Scheme

Chelsea style in Obsidian Green by Little Greene

The layout is planned, your storage is in place and you’ve specified all your appliances, now it’s time to choose your kitchen colour scheme. But with so many colour trends in play at the moment, and the kitchen becoming an increasingly important visual statement in your home, how do you choose a kitchen colour? To (hopefully) make this decision a little bit easier, in this post we’ll explore some of the most popular trends in colour schemes; from blue kitchens to green kitchens and the ever-popular grey. We’ll also explore some of the more timeless options; muted tones with a classic feel.

Blue Kitchens

Holkham style in Bond Street by Mylands

The kitchen colour of 2017 was without doubt, blue, and dark blue at that. People are increasingly opting for darker tones in their kitchen colour schemes and blue is a popular choice.

Audley style, for similar try Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball

Paired with light worktops, a blue kitchen looks fresh, crisp and classic. Opting for an inky blue reduces the likelihood of the colour dating and offers a more colourful alternative to dark grey. Teamed with concrete accents, like our SOHO kitchen, it takes on a contemporary, industrial feel, illustrating the versatility of this popular hue.

SOHO style, for similar try Basalt by Little Greene

Green Kitchens

Holkham Style in Studio Green by Farrow & Ball

Looking for dark kitchen colour a little more daring than blue? This is where moody greens have really stepped up. Greenery – a vivid and bright shade of green – was the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2017 and although the shade has changed, the demand for green in the home has boomed.

Canterbury style in Mizzle and Green Smoke, both by Farrow & Ball

It’s not just dark green kitchens though, we’re seeing more and more clients mixing tones and opting for a lighter hue. If you’re looking for a kitchen colour scheme that’s light, easy to live with and enduring, but with a little more personality than light grey or cream, light green is a fantastic alternative. It’s especially fitting in more traditional kitchens, such as our Fallowfield project.

Fallowfield style in Pigeon by Farrow & Ball

Grey Kitchens

Mersea style in Urbane Grey and Flint, both by Farrow & Ball

Grey is the new black and has been for some years now. Grey kitchens have been a popular choice season after season and it’s easy to see why.  Grey is a highly versatile kitchen colour that adapts easily to meet industrial, contemporary and classic designs alike. This versatility extends to bringing in secondary colours; grey kitchens make great backdrops for incorporating coloured accents, such as the merlot glass splashback in our Richmond Townhouse project.

Belgravia style in Downpipe and Lamp Room Grey, both by Farrow & Ball

Contrasting Colours

Tillingham style, for similar try Pigeon and Railings, both by Farrow & Ball

Whilst traditionally a kitchen is all one colour, there’s a growing trend for kitchen colour schemes that feature a contrasting pantry or island. Opting for a contrasting colour on one aspect of your kitchen enables you to bring in a bolder hue without it potentially overpowering the rest of the design.

Tillingham style in Stiffkey Blue and Pavilion Grey, both by Farrow & Ball

Muted Tones

Kensington style in Slate III and Slate IV, both by Paint Library

Despite the ever growing trend for darker tones, understated, muted kitchen colours will always have their place. Classic kitchens hand-painted in classic, timeless tones will always be a popular option.

Tillingham style in Pointing,  by Farrow & Ball

Choosing your kitchen colour scheme is a very personal decision, whilst colour trends can be inviting, don’t panic if you’d rather stick to a softer palette. Whether it’s an off white, light grey or cream, muted tones are a reliable option for any classic kitchen.

Tillingham style in French Grey Pale by Little Greene

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