The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house; fall in love with yours by learning how to add a splash of your favourite colour to its design.
Whether you have a modern, traditional or a classic white design, make your kitchen your own with our simple yet effective colour guide.
Are you warm and bubbly or cool and sleek? Whether you want to add yellow, blue, red or any other shade, painting one wall a different colour will make a huge statement and really catch the eye of your guests.
Can’t decide on a colour? Feature walls are also perfect for patterned wallpapers if one solid colour isn’t doing it for you.
Feature walls do not just work in the kitchen, however. You can create feature walls in any room of your house to make it truly unique. Why not try it out in your bedroom or living room?
Kitchen cabinets aren’t just practical bits of furniture for your kitchen, they can also add to the overall aesthetics of the room.
Try a two-tone kitchen to add some personality to the room, and if your bottom cupboards are white or a neutral tone, paint the top ones a complimenting colour.
If you have a kitchen island, consider contrasting it with the cupboards on your wall using a clever colour design. Painting it dark, juxtaposed next to your bright walls, will add a bold depth to your kitchen. Or, if you have neutral tones, you could spice things up with a royal blue or scarlet red.
The combinations for two-tone kitchens are endless, you just need to find the perfect style for you.
Would you prefer to go smaller, rather than add big sections of colour? Sounds like smaller coloured accents are the solution for you. Accents can include oven hoods, sinks, handles, appliances, chairs and other small items.
Compliment warm hues with gold and cooler hues with silver, or choose an interesting alternative like brass or copper. These have become popular trends in the past couple of years and bring something totally new to your kitchen.
Having a running colour scheme for all of your accents will really bring the room together. You can choose any colour you want but rest assured, your guests will be impressed by how magnificently unique and memorable your kitchen design is.
Like cupboards, these aren’t all about function. If you don’t have space for a feature wall, adding a splashback to the room can bring some vibrancy to the room. With a variety of colours, textures and materials to choose from, this allows you to have some excellent fun adding your personality to the room.
Tiles are a popular choice as they present you with a great range to choose from. You can even mix and match a few of your favourite complementary shades by building a little mosaic.
An interesting alternative we are seeing more and more of in modern kitchens is to use a mirror as your splashback. This adds both depth and the perception of space to a room.
Choosing your light fixtures is a superb option if you seek more colour and personality in your kitchen.
In terms of lighting, there are so many designs and styles that you can choose from. Like accents, your light fixtures provide a fantastic means of adding colour if you want to keep the rest of your kitchen design simple.
From black to gold, emerald to azure and ruby, use your lights fixture to liven things up and your guest’s eyes will immediately be drawn to them, leaving a brilliant, lasting impression.
It’s important to be careful with your choices, because if you choose a large fixture in a small kitchen, it can be overwhelming and throw the balance of your room off. Remember to do your research before committing to an installation!
Find your perfect kitchen
Our Kbsa-approved retailers will design your dream kitchen suited entirely to your needs and tastes. Whichever colour you choose, they will make it work. Find your nearest Kbsa retailer and start planning now!