Colour plays a really important role in creating atmosphere and ambiance within a home and it can be said that nowhere is that more true than in the kitchen. Statistically, the kitchen is the room where most waking hours are spent, so choosing a colour that will suit any mood or occasion is absolutely essential. This article will guide you through the often difficult process, highlighting some of the classic colours and textures that define the modern kitchen.
When considering colour in the kitchen there are four key areas to consider: cabinetry, worktops, walls and finally floors, all of which can dramatically transform the kitchens appearance. As a result, this emphasises the importance of viewing the kitchen in its entirety in order to ensure all colours compliment each other.
It can often make sense to view the cabinetry and worktops over a long-term period, as it is usually more costly and tricky to change their appearance as opposed to re-painting a wall.
With the modern trend of revamping traditional styles i.e. modernised Shaker and Georgian kitchens, a naturalistic approach to colour seems to work well in most situations. If there is any exposed woodwork on display it is often simply a case of choosing a colour that complements the tone of the wood. On the whole there are no rights and wrongs but if the homeowner intends to sell the house at some point in the future – it is sometimes a wise decision to opt for more subtle colour combinations rather than something very on trend or outlandish.