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Colour in the Kitchen

Adding colour to the kitchen has never been easier. Many of our kitchen ranges are offered in contrasting and complementary colours making it easy to design a kitchen in two colours. Match different shades of grey or add a bolder colour in a tall bank of units or on an island.

You can start with a neutral canvas that does not have to be white, ivory or a soft cashmere are also good bases. If you are likely to want to ring the changes in the future, selecting a neutral base for the kitchen and then adding colour with splashbacks, accessories and small appliances is a great way to keep things fresh.

Modern appliances such as range cookers and fridges have also taken on board the colour explosion and there is a wide array of options other than white, stainless steel or black now available. Many manufacturers offer a colour matching service to provide you with your desired colour match or if you are brave look for one of the iconic models with bold abstract patterns or even a Union Jack.

It pays to keep things simple when using accent colours, less is more. A single accent can have much more of an impact than using two or three. Tie in the colour across the kitchen from a glass splashback to a kettle or a blind, for example. Different textures can also provide contrasting or complementary colours. For example, a textured wall tile will add more depth to your scheme than a simpler plain tile.

Start with the colour palette that works for your home, this may be blue, green or grey and work from there. Don’t be afraid of dark colours , these don’t always make a room look smaller, they add drama to a room and work well when there is a lot of natural light.

Lighting is really important. Make sure your kitchen is well lit, either naturally or artificially, to bring out the best of your chosen colour scheme.

It can seem that there is too much choice but make the most of the world of social media and magazines, keep images of colour schemes that you like and add other colours and products to create your own mood board.

Your kitchen designer can then guide you to help bring the design together. Make an appointment to meet with one of our experienced designers and start planning your colourful kitchen today.

KBS

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