Kitchen colours can be a fun and playful way to add personality to your new kitchen design. Here are a few kitchen idea’s to help you get creative with colours from kitchens sourced around the globe. These kitchens are bright, uplifting and fun and make an inspiring change from neutrals and whites.
Add a burst of vitality, energy, sophistication and confidence with red. From dusty tones to fire engine red, red can be used as highlights in the splash-back, cabinetry and kitchen accessories to uplift any space.
In this kitchen, bold red range-hood and chairs accentuate the defining black and white to create a strong graphic element. The effect is ordered, symmetrical and clean. (image sourced from Modenus).
This kitchen is small, but its statement is big. The bright red island emphasises strong curving lines and a cylindrical range-hood. The kitchen is both classy and light-hearted at the same time (image sourced from Kagozi).
Blue in the kitchen is an unusual colour choice, but can look stunning when done right. From soft pale blue to bold ultramarine, the calming tones of blue suit an owner with personality.
This kitchen uses baby blue cabinets that blend in with the wall colour to create a welcoming and cosy mood. Its soft, traditional appeal is offset with a feature chandelier and modern stools.
This kitchen features a tiled blue splashback, and cantilevered cabinets. The white offsets the blue and gives it a nautical appeal (image sourced from Modenus).
Green is a refreshing and rejuvenating colour. From shades of lime to forest green, it reminds us of the joys associated with nature and the outdoors. Green makes a wonderful choice when done correctly. When done incorrectly, however, green in the kitchen can look like mould.
This kitchen uses green on one side of room, balanced by white walls, white splash-back and white island cabinets. The accentuated dark warm tones of the open shelves and island bench-top unify this space so that the green is not overly powerful (image sourced from Apartment 34).
The view in this kitchen, life-giving and luscious, reminds us of the beauty of green. The view is reflected back into the kitchen design with green cabinets carrying our eyes towards the landscape (image sourced from Modenus).
Yes to Yellow
Yellow is happy, bright and confident. Available in endless shades from cool to warm, all yellows create a playful feel. This uplifting colour can be used in feature cabinets, splash-backs and kitchen accessories.
Colours speak for themselves in playful dialogue in this kitchen, with its simple geometric forms and lack of handles. This yellow space is fun and upbeat, solidified with a black floor lamp and chairs. (image sourced from Emma’s blog).
Introduce colours in the splashback or accessories of your kitchen. This involves less risk of getting the colour wrong, as it is easy to sample tiles once the kitchen is installed. Notice how the patterned tile yellow splashback brings depth and contrast to the modern form of this kitchen.
Kitchen colours can create a warm, fun and inspirational space that serves not only to function as a kitchen, but to define your interior as a unified and personalised space.