Colour brings bespoke kitchens to life
The creation of bespoke kitchens provides the perfect opportunity to design every aspect of the room, including the colour scheme. The right combination of colours and shades of materials can make the kitchen look far more appealing and vibrant.
Colours have been proven to have a significant impact on a room. For instance, the colour red is known to increase people’s appetite and so is a great colour for a kitchen. From an aesthetic point of view, it is also suitable in a kitchen as it adds warmth to the room. Muted oranges and yellows can also look great and have a similar effect. Having an accent wall is a common feature in many bespoke kitchens, as it is a more subtle way of brightening things up and can highlight a unique piece of bespoke furniture, such as an ornate cabinet or set of shelves.
When one has a hand in designing every element of a kitchen, the range of colours available for the materials used is vast. For example, if wood is the preferred choice of material for the main pieces of furniture, such as the kitchen island, counter tops and cabinets, then there is a world of choice when it comes to tones and colours. Many people who want a luxurious look in their kitchen opt for opulent, rich mahogany, which adds depth and elegance to bespoke kitchens, but there are others who adore the soft and subtle appearance of lighter woods such as birch and pine. Of course, wood is very versatile and can be painted to fit in with almost any colour scheme.
Trends in home decor come and go, so the best advice would be to merely take inspiration from decor ideas that appeal, rather than copying the look entirely, as this is the easiest way to create a kitchen that is both unique and timeless.
Both whites and creams are popular choices in kitchens, as they give a simple, crisp and clean appearance to a room. But these types of kitchens can sometimes seem a tad sterile and cold, so it is important to use materials that add warmth to the room alongside such a colour scheme; teak and oak are great choices in this case. An accent wall in a pastel colour is another option, as this will soften the overall look of the white walls, yet will still be in keeping with the sleek modern style that the white brings to the kitchen.
Gone are the days when just one colour was used. As people become more involved in the creation of their bespoke kitchens, they are beginning to experiment with different colours to see which works best in their kitchen. Many people now use up to three main colours when redecorating a kitchen space. Usually, one dominant colour is used on the walls, a secondary colour in the main surfaces such as the cabinets and tables and a third colour is brought into the room through small, removable pieces such as artwork and soft furnishing.