Colourful Kitchens: 5 Ways to Integrate Colour into Your Space

Whether you’re having a new kitchen, or renovating and restoring your existing cabinets, adding colour into your kitchen can totally change the look and feel of the space. A curated colour palette for your kitchen means you can be bold with splashes of colour in certain places, whilst keeping a flowing colour scheme with the rest of your home. Choosing colour can also bring a mood-brightening effect to the room and a fun element to a room which is used constantly within our homes!

@thecheshirehouserenovation via Howdens

Two Tone: If you are torn between two complimentary colours, especially when one is lighter and one darker in tone, a two toned kitchen can be a great way to use both to exaggerate features of the kitchen. Using darker colours on your island cabinetry draws the eye to the centre, focal point of the room and contrasting this with lighter cabinetry in the exterior of the room can emphasise the space in the room. The combination of the two also stops the kitchen appearing too clinical in colour and works to the advantages of the kitchen design, highlighting the best features.

Naked Kitchens via House and Garden

Brights and Blocking: If a splash of colour is what you’re looking for, balancing the bright tones with earthy, neutral colours can keep the energising effect of the colour, without tipping over into garishness! Blocks of colour in larger rooms can add vibrancy and a totally contemporary appearance, and the bigger space can take on more colour. For smaller spaces, or those with less natural light to diffuse pops of colour, coloured glass splashbacks or tiling can bring the brightness without enclosing the room and are a fun way to incorporate colour.

One of our installations of Carrara Flowery for Sambourne Kitchens

Colour Palettes: Different tones of the same palette, using your stone worktops to compliment the colour scheme of the rest of the kitchen is a great way to create continuity and a sleek finish to the space. Marbled Quartz colours are often veined with blue or grey tones and, when combined with parallel colours in the rest of the kitchen, make for a consistently modern look. Alternatively, going for colour within the work surface using a patterned stone is an opportunity to pick out several colours within the theme of the kitchen and compliment them. If your worktop has flecks of blue and a neutral base colour or a light base with blue veining, a palette of blues, creams, beiges or greys works well with this creating a range of colours to compliment the kitchen.

Kate Lester Interiors via Pinterest

Trick of the eyes: Using lighter colours at eye level, creates the appearance of a bigger and more open space and can look amazing when contrasted with darker units above and below. If you’re having a light quartz worktop, for example, continuing the stone up to the cabinets above with a full height backsplash around the worktops is the ideal way to do this. Continuing the stone up the wall in this way is creating the illusion of more natural light as any natural light will reflect off the polished stone, this could also be achieved with polished tiling for a similar effect. This block of lighter colour within the kitchen will also balance out the darker or more vibrant colours within the design.

Copper Handles via Notonthehighstreet on Pinterest

Accessories: Accessorising using kitchen hardware in an unusual colour, such as copper can become a feature colour and works with almost any colour scheme meaning this is a super easy way to add pops of colour. If you’re after something even brighter, colourful handles bring a playful element to the space. Appliances can also bring colour into the space and are often overlooked as a feature of the kitchen, however your toaster, kettle and mixer rarely are hidden and therefore have the ability to add colour to an otherwise neutral kitchen.

Considering how to use colour within your space can completely alter the look of the space, if you're having a new kitchen and getting new worktops, or thinking of changing things up with a worktop replacement to add some colour into your kitchen, ask Purple! We are happy to help advise clients and have a wide variety of colours of Quartz and Granite products available. To see what we have to offer book an appointment to visit one of our showrooms in Worcester or Kidderminster or call our team on 01562549100!

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