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Inspiration for adding an accent to your kitchen

Inspiration for adding an accent to your kitchen

When you’re splashing our on a new designer kitchen, it makes sense to make the space stylish and bespoke. Design accents are one of the main ways to add a unique touch to bespoke kitchens. Best of all, they’re simple to create too. So whether you want to update your current kitchen or start planning a brand new designer kitchen, we’ve listed everything you need to know about accent kitchens.

Play with colour in the kitchen

When we talk about adding an accent to your kitchen, the first thing that usually comes to mind is colour. For many, a colour accent is perhaps the obvious and easiest choice. It’s a great way to add a touch of personality to your kitchen space and makes the space feel a whole lot livelier. A pop of colour is a welcome addition in all-white kitchens too, which can look too clinical without that touch of colour.

purple coloured splashback used in a modern kitchen

It’s easy to add colour accent to your kitchen space. If you’re feeling daring, why not go bold with a brightly coloured wall or splashback? The result can look fantastic – as demonstrated in this customer kitchen

If you’re feeling a little more reserved, add a touch of colour with bright furnishings and accessories. You could opt for red bar stools, canary yellow light shades or bright blue small appliances. The choice is yours.

Go bold with kitchen furniture

If you’re keen to stick to a neutral colour scheme or one-colour kitchen, why not add an accident with furniture? If you want to go bold, opt for one statement piece of furniture that really stands out. An old, oak dining table in a traditional kitchen adds a real statement feel to your dining space – for more inspiration, take a look at this customer kitchen. Alternatively, a glass and chrome dining table would look great in a more contemporary kitchen space.

wooden furniture in a modern kitchen

If you’d rather stick to something subtle, why not add some decorative touches to your existing furniture? For example, you could replace old handles and doorknobs with modern ones or decorative ones.

Get clever with kitchen lighting

When you begin planning your designer kitchen, lighting isn’t usually one of the first things to come to mind. However, good lighting and more specifically, accent lighting, can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your kitchen.

Accent lighting creates depth and dimension in a kitchen space, leaving you with a more sophisticated look. While there are many ways you can play with lighting, some of the most popular include spotlights to highlight key areas of your kitchen and fixtures placed inside of glass-fronted cabinets to illuminate china and glassware. In this Kitchen Design Centre kitchen, we installed a trendy LED wall – adding a creative lighting accent.

purple coloured lighting used in a kitchen

To start planning your stylish kitchen, visit your nearest showroom and be inspired by our latest designs. As always, our interior design experts will be on hand to answer any of your questions and walk you through the finer details of our showroom designs.

Still not decided on what style of kitchen would best suit your home? To find out more about the most popular styles of kitchen, take a look at our top designer kitchen styles. From the traditional kitchen to more contemporary designs, we’ve got all the best styles covered!

Which of these techniques would you use to add an accent to your kitchen space? We’d love to know! Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @ModernKitchens

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