Kitchen Inspiration - Colour Accents

When it comes time to update your kitchen (whether that's fitting a brand new one, or perking up your existing one), the quickest and easiest way to make a visual impact is through the use of colour.

Author: John Lindsey

Published: 10th Mar 2016

When it comes time to update your kitchen (whether that's fitting a brand new one, or perking up your existing one), the quickest and easiest way to make a visual impact is through the use of colour. 

You might decide to choose a colourful kitchen, with bright units that make a real statement...

 

If that's a little too bold for your liking, using colourful accents can really brighten up a neutral kitchen. Grey kitchens are very in vogue currently, and they pair beautifully with fresh, crisp colours like yellow, lime and orange. 

On the other hand, a dark grey can really be brought to life with rich, red accents, like this Nobilia kitchen we designed for Mr Patel:  

 

A white or natural kitchen is the perfect place to show off some colour - with white units, the sky's the limit in terms of what you can do - you only have to look at our case studies to see that!  

Mrs S went with a vibrant teal to set off her modern Nobilia Lux kitchen design - incidentally, we always love the use of chairs and stools to bring in an accent colour. They're bright and fun, but when you decide you fancy a change, you don't have to bring in too many new items to completely revamp the look. 

On the other hand, white units give you the freedom to go to town on the rest of the design - wall colours, accent walls, blinds and floors can all be customised with colour to give you a unique kitchen that matches your design aesthetic.  

Mr and Mrs Talland's handleless Nobilia kitchen combines pink blinds and accessories with minty green walls, and a gorgeous accent wallpaper, to create a completely different kitchen style:

If big, bold areas of colour aren't your thing, you can still add a subtle hint to give your kitchen some life and some depth. This lighting strip we added to the kitchen island in Mr Kilcoyne's home is a great example - it can change colour to suit your mood, or gently cycle through a range of colours. 

Colour is a great way to bring a bit of design flair to your kitchen, and you don't need to go all out - small hints are just as effective. You can get kettles and toasters in a wide array of colours, add a couple of flowerpots in the same colour, and perhaps an art print or two, and there you have it. 

If you'd like to talk about your ideas for kitchen design, and find out about the colours and styles you could have in your home, why not give us a call. We're always full of ideas!