Here at Kitchen Design Centre, we have a beautiful range of expertly crafted kitchens, including a beautiful collection of homely painted kitchens.
Painted kitchens are a stylish choice for any home, but particularly for customers who are seeking a warm and rustic feel. Our painted kitchens add a touch of colour – sometimes a very bold one! – to a room while highlighting, rather than eclipsing, the wonderful craftsmanship that is the hallmark of our traditional and classic kitchens.
If you’re considering a painted kitchen, there are a number of things you need to bear in mind.
Firstly, are you looking for a neutral finish or are you ready to go bold? A neutral painted kitchen can bring a warm, harmonious feel to a room and will tie in easily with natural textures. Think warm cream, gentle nutmeg, pebble grey and moss green – while they’re not as breathtakingly bold as vibrant shades, these colours are easy to match with one another and won’t overwhelm the senses.
Vibrant colours such as daring scarlet, rich midnight blue or zingy apple green, can give an otherwise neutral space a real lift. Bright and vivid colours aren’t for the faint-hearted but as long as you’re careful to choose a shade that you can live with – and one that isn’t inspired by a passing fad – this could be the perfect way to create a traditional kitchen with a modern twist.
And remember, it’s not just the colour of your cabinetry you have to pick – you’ll need to decide on your accessories, kitchen appliances, walls, floor and work-top finish too.
Browsing too many colour samples can do funny things to the mind! Sometimes, too much choice can blind you to what’s a good idea and what isn’t, which is why our expert kitchen designers are on-hand to advise on you on the kinds of colours and textures that will work well together – and those that won’t!
If you’re considering investing in a painted kitchen but you’re not sure which colours to opt for, there are a couple of things – besides personal taste! – that should help to inform your decision:
Colours and textures can have a big effect on how big a kitchen feels. As a general rule, dark colours and rough textures make a room feel smaller, while light colours and high gloss, smooth finishes reflect light and open up the space.
So, if you’ve got a large airy kitchen that you’d like to feel a bit cosier in, why not opt for a deeper colour on your cabinetry and a beautifully textured work surface. On the other hand, if you’re dealing with limited space or low ceilings, high gloss cupboard fronts and sleek Corian worktops could be just the thing.
The amount – and the type – of natural light in a room has a huge impact on the way we perceive colours. If your kitchen doesn’t get a lot of natural light, it may be best to avoid rich, deep tones as these will close off a dim room and make it feel oppressive. However, if your kitchen is blessed with a lot of natural light – or bright LED lighting, for example, you may be able to get away with a bolder punch of colour.
Light temperature also comes to bear – if the light in your kitchen is generally cool, consider countering this with warm shades: anything from a creamy off-white to a vibrant shade of red. On the other hand, if your room often catches the sun, it may serve you well to opt for a cooler shade. Always think about balance.
If you think a painted kitchen could be just the thing to brighten up your home, come and talk to a member of the Kitchen Design Centre team today. We have three beautifully fitted-out designer kitchen showrooms across the North West, and expertly trained kitchen designers at each who’ll be happy to advise you.