Which colours bring out the best in a modern kitchen?

bright red modern kitchen

Colour schemes are a hugely important aspect of interior design. Whether you’re redecorating your bedroom, revamping your living space or updating your kitchen, your chosen colour scheme will say a lot about the feel and vibe of your home. While there are lots of on-trend colour schemes to choose from, today’s focus is modern kitchen colour schemes, discovering what palettes work best.

All white modern kitchens

white modern designer kitchen

The all-white minimalist look has been popular for some time now. It’s a great option for a modern kitchen and very chic, however, it’s best teamed with a few textures to ensure a less clinical look. Opt for wooden cupboards teamed with white worktops or team your all-white kitchen with a wooden floor. If you’re not keen on wood, why not work some metallics into your all-white kitchen design? Chrome, brass, and stainless steel are all ideal for creating that modern industrial look.

Be inspired by this clean and minimalist-inspired kitchen case study.

Monochromatic greys in modern kitchens

grey designer fitted kitchen

Over the last couple of years, grey interiors have become a huge trend. Grey offers depth without the harshness of black and looks good when teamed with white too. If you’re opting for a grey kitchen colour scheme, make sure you include a variety of shades for a designer finish. Choosing different textures, such as wood and Corian, can help you achieve this look – offering visual depth.

Be inspired by this chic German kitchen case study

Modern kitchen colours- muted hues

neutral coloured modern kitchen

Simple colour schemes made up of neutral colours are one of the most popular requests here at Kitchen Design Centre. Mink, beige, and cashmere are some of the most popular colours being used and complement bright white colour schemes too. These muted colours look great in matt textures or high-gloss textures, making them extremely versatile. A modern take on white, these light, natural hues offer the same maximising effects as a white colour palette while adding some warmth and visual interest.

Be inspired by this timeless and contemporary kitchen design customer kitchen

Add a splash of colour in your modern kitchen

green coloured modern day kitchen

While traditional kitchens tend to use natural colour palettes or vintage-inspired palettes, the modern kitchen can take advantage of colour. Even though bright colours are great for breathing life into your kitchen space, they can look a little garish if you go OTT. To get the look just right, opt for white walls, cupboards and surfaces and play with bright accessories, such as small appliances, chairs, and light shades. Think vibrant green, canary yellow, turquoise blue, or bold red. Alternatively, you could opt for a bright white kitchen with a colourful splashback or feature wall.

Be inspired by this zesty green-inspired customer kitchen.

For more modern kitchen inspiration, why not take a look at our Contemporary Kitchens page. Featuring images of our popular modern kitchens, plus Kitchen Design Centre client case studies, you’ll find all the inspiration you need for your modern kitchen.

What colour scheme have you chosen for your modern kitchen? We’d love to know! Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @ModernKitchens

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