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How to choose the right colour for your kitchen: a kitchen designer´s guide

Selecting the right colour scheme for your kitchen is crucial, blending art with science to set the room's mood and style. The kitchen, as the heart of the home, is a social hub and personal retreat. Thus, the colours you choose shape its ambience and reflect your taste. 

Understand your space and needs

Selecting the right colour scheme for your kitchen involves understanding its functionality, size, layout, and lighting.

Set the mood with colour

Understanding the emotional impact of colours can help you create a kitchen that not only looks beautiful but also feels right for you and your home.

Colour scheme basics

Choosing the right colour scheme for your kitchen is key to creating the perfect kitchen atmosphere and understanding basic colour theory can add depth and character.

Monochrome and neutral schemes

Monochrome involves shades of a single colour, creating a unified look. White or neutral kitchens are timeless, offering flexibility and making spaces feel larger and brighter.

Combining colours

Basic colour theory introduces three main schemes:

Practical tips for choosing kitchen colours

Selecting the right colour scheme for your kitchen involves more than just following trends; it's about creating a balanced, personal space that stands the test of time.

The 60-30-10 rule

Allocate 60% of the room to a dominant colour, like walls or large areas; 30% to a secondary colour, such as cabinetry or flooring; and 10% to an accent colour, found in accessories or backsplashes. This balance ensures a cohesive yet dynamic kitchen environment.

Incorporating personal style

Whether you're drawn to bold, statement hues or prefer subtle, classic tones, let your style guide your decisions, ensuring your kitchen remains a cherished space.

Inspiration and personalisation

Finding the perfect colour scheme for your kitchen begins with seeking inspiration from the world around you.

Selecting the right kitchen colours is key to balancing beauty and function. Aim for a mix of style and practicality, letting your taste guide you while considering the kitchen's function and desired mood. With careful choice and creativity, your kitchen will truly reflect your individuality and way of life.

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