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How your dream kitchen can set the tone with colour

Colour is an important part of any design project, particularly in the kitchen. Carefully chosen colours can frame many other design features, add a distinctive personality to your kitchen, or create a distinctive mood or atmosphere.

For many of our customers, colour is a fantastic way to set the tone for the space – do you want a kitchen that’s fun and social, a quiet place to relax, or simply a place to enjoy some delicious family dinners?

But, which colours do you see in your dream kitchen? Do you want an energised entertaining space? Or a relaxing heart of the home?

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Subtle palette

Every year we create stunning kitchens from the subtle spectrum of colours like whites, greys, creams, sand, pale blues or greens, and others. This trend looks to be fairly consistent largely due to the growing popularity of minimalist design.

There are many benefits to having a subtle colour palette – for example, it can increase the resale value of your home or it can help create a homely feel in your dream kitchen.

Subtle colour schemes have a way of making the space feel airy, light and breezy, calm, and cosy all at the same time. Some people prefer the way these muted tones can create a sense of zen — lasting calm — to a normally bustling area of the home.

In this contemporary sociable kitchen, our designer Rowan has created a space in a soothing grey and white. The visual interest for this kitchen comes from the contrast between the matt textured island and high-gloss cabinetry.

In kitchens looking to open up more space, the subtle and refined colour palette can allow us to create a stunning focal point with a patterned and textured feature wall like the wood.

Why we love it: Simple colour palettes are chić and give us room to create visual interest by mixing textures, patterns, contrasting tones, and lighting.

purple and white designer kitchen with bubble wall

Vibrant accents

This year many of our clients, who love to entertain family or friends, are opting for designer kitchens with bold colours or painted cabinetry to contrast an otherwise calm colour palette.

As designers, we know, humans are hardwired to react to colour in different ways. For example, blues create a sense of calm, red and oranges are vibrant and energetic, yellows create a sense of happiness and fun, while purple can help inspire creativity.

Adding colour is a quick and sure-fire way to instantly add flair or personality to your kitchen. Our designers will help you choose where and how to add colour which might be by incorporating painted cabinets, vibrant feature walls, whimsical textured backsplashes or contrasting statement islands to your dream kitchen design.

In this modern luxury kitchen, a rather simple colour scheme (blue and grey) is livened up with splashes of neon green to draw interest and help frame the space.

Or in this simplistic, stylish kitchen where entertainment is the primary focus allowing our designers to play with lighting, colour, and add those personal touches like a bubble wall – to make this room unique.

Why we love it: From bold to subtle, dark to light, pastel to neon – we simply love colour! For us, bold colours can help make a design more dimensional and can help add visual interest.

If your tastes swing more subtle or bold – we can help bring your dream kitchen to life! And if you need more inspiration, our showrooms have stunning display kitchens to help inspire you no matter what colours or elements you dream of for your new kitchen — book a free design consultation now! Or feel free to visit any of our showrooms across the North West in ManchesterBlackburn, or Barrowford.

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