If you’re nervous about being too bold with colour, here are a few ideas to spark your imagination and get you thinking outside of the box:
There’s something of a trend in kitchen design for coloured cabinets at the moment. Some people are moving away from plain black, white or wood and are choosing more unusual shades. For example, some of the most popular choices are rich navy blues paired with wood and grey shades elsewhere in the kitchen, along with olive greens and even splashes of bright oranges and purples.
How vibrant you go is up to you. A light, muted pastel or deep, rich colour on the dark end of the colour spectrum can add interest without looking too ‘out there’, but you may simply love bold colour and choose to really go for it with really bright tones.
Statement bar stools
If you have a kitchen island, a great way to inject a pop of colour is to choose brightly coloured bar stools. You can also make a similar colour statement with dining furniture, if you don’t have a breakfast bar.
A touch of colour with lighting
Lighting is one of the best ways to bring colour into the kitchen. One idea is to choose brightly coloured pendants over your island, or other colourful task lighting. You can play with the colour of lighting itself, such as using blue strip lights under counters or white floor lights that make units appear to ‘float’ above the floor. You can also create warmth in the space with orange-toned lights, or use other colours of lighting to adjust the atmosphere.
Don’t be afraid to add decoration
Unless you’re a fan of the sleek, minimalist kitchen, there are absolutely loads of decorative touches you can use to add colour and a sense of playfulness to a kitchen. Examples of this include colourful patterned blinds, mosaic tiles, throws and cushions and even a string of bunting stretching across the kitchen. Pop your favourite pieces of artwork up on the wall, or place a vase of fresh flowers or a colourful bowl of fruit in a prominent position. Even a stylish tea towel can add to the vibrancy of the space.
During all of your experimentations with colour, don’t forget the golden rule. It’s essential to get your kitchen fitted by a professional, such as one of the experts at A&J Kitchens. All your attention to detail in colour and the finishing touches will be wasted if the fitting isn’t right, so make this a top priority when planning a new kitchen.