Are you about to embark on a kitchen renovation? It’s a dream come true right? Until it’s time to decide on the colour combination you’re going to have. That’s when things start to get overwhelming. So many possibilities, it’s hard to know where to start.
While the style of your kitchen will help narrow the choices somewhat, it’s always best to choose the colours for cabinetry and benchtops first … then splashbacks, then flooring.
But the biggest tip we can give is to choose colours you are comfortable with, and that you know you will love for many years. With that in mind, we have four popular kitchen colour combinations to offer today – ones that will never go out of style.
1. Black and White
This colour combination in a kitchen was unheard of 10 years ago but these days it can be found everywhere. Black and white combined makes a real statement, especially when accessorised with a strong colour (yellow is a real favourite at the moment). But it can also be softened by accenting with grey.
This colour combination is best suited to a modern kitchen.
2. Natural tones
Natural tones are particularly ‘in’ at the moment, but they will also continue to be in for many years to come. Colours such as sand, stone and beige are relaxing to the eye and look great in both traditional and modern kitchens. While natural stone bench tops do look amazing, they are expensive. Why not consider having engineered stone. There are also some laminates which will mirror the stone look for half the price. If you have a dining area close by, think about adding industrial type table and chairs as these will accompany the natural tones in the kitchen, with style.
3.White on White
White on white is incredibly cool and crisp and works beautifully in both traditional and modern kitchens. Remember there are lots of different shades of white, some warm whites may appear more beige than white, giving out a yellow hue. Coloured electrical accessories look amazing in a white on white kitchen. If you have a kitchen island, why not add mix and match bar stools.
4. French Grey and White
Refined and ageless are some of the words that come to mind when you think of French provincial style kitchens where a soft French Grey is often teamed with white or beige to give a very restful feel. Again this colour combination looks very fashionable with the industrial look. Why not include a wooden butcher preparation bench. Now that is ‘oh so French’!
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