13 Apr 2015 Kitchen Trends – Colour Colour Colour!
Feature walls and colourful splash backs are great, but colour in the kitchen has been reinvented for 2015 and this time we’re taking it to the cabinets. What better way to brighten up the room and have a little fun with your home! It might just be that stark white kitchens have had their day.
Here are a few of our favourite colour palettes, we wish we could try them all!
Dubbed by Elle Decoration to be the colour of the month, this saffron shade of yellow is like a large dose of sunshine. I wouldn’t say I am a “yellow person” but I find this colour irresistible. Strong though it may be, paired with charcoal grey it looks so slick but has the power to stop a room becoming overly cold, dull or clinical. When choosing a colour scheme we always talk about being able to live with it, but why would you not want to live with a colour that can lift your spirits even on the dullest Monday morning?
Back to Nature
These earthy olive and hunter greens work beautiful in both a modern and traditional kitchen. Surprisingly neutral and easy to live with, these shades of green may be on trend now but they have style longevity to boot. Pair with natural woods and white walls for a laid back, modern country feel.
Aubergine was set to be one of the hottest colours of 2015 and were seeing that transcend into kitchens. Aubergine has been around for a while but has mostly been used for high gloss cabinets which I must admit I’m not a huge fan of. Here we are seeing matt painted finishes and deeper shades of aubergine which is a much more liveable, paired back use of the colour. In the central picture we see artfully paired mint green pendants with aubergine cabinets an unexpected but beautiful colour combination we saw earlier this year in House Beautiful.
Shades of Blue
If you are feeling a little intimidated by the riot of colour, maybe a calming shade of blue will take your fancy? French Navy never goes out of style so is always a good choice, I love how they have paired it with white uppers in the below image. If you are worried about colour overwhelming the room, a great idea is to use a pop of colour on your kitchen island. It’s enough to lift the room while maintaining some subtlety.
So there you have it, trend number two. Have you got your paintbrush at the ready? On a more serious note, if you are thinking of getting your kitchen done, we have a seriously awesome team of interior designers who can create a unique, functional, beautiful and maybe even… colourful kitchen for you. Give us a call today if you would like to find out more.
Either way we hope you made it through your first Monday after the long weekend in one piece and are ready for an awesome and hopefully sunny week!