Whether you have the luxury of buying a new kitchen or you just want to refresh your current kitchen it can often be the little finishing touches that make or break the look of the room. Whatever your style creating the perfect scheme with a considered blend of colour, accessories and soft furnishings will add your personal stamp to this very important room, which after all, is known as the ‘hub of the home’. So make it the centre of your family life and spend a little time gathering your ideas and you can make your kitchen stylish, inviting and comfortable.
Your kitchen should be the place where you feel happy, relaxed and enjoy spending time with your friends and family. So, before you get out the paint brush why not take a step back and create a moodboard, gathering pictures and colours that appeal to you and reflect your personality. Spending a little time gathering some swatches, colours and graphics and you may have a scheme that will have all the hallmarks of a professional stylist.
So whether your preferred look is new neutrals, country living or urban chic you can create a look that’s all your own.
In this contemporary Remo handleless design from Second Nature the alabaster cabinetry and black granite worktops are the investment pieces, which timeless in colour, will stand the test of time. However, this doesn’t mean the kitchen has to be pale and interesting, far from it. Take a strong mustard coloured paint to create an accent on the wall with coordinating canisters on the worktop, inject a bright blue seat and all of a sudden the kitchen takes on its own character and has a fresh, fun-filled air about it. We love Roman At Home’s blue geometric patterned oven gloves which would add another splash of colour to the scheme.
If your taste leans towards country living then look to inject warmth, nature and a sense of wellbeing into the scheme. Hand made textiles, enamel jugs and pendant lighting and a mix of the old with the new are all essential ingredients to create the sense of life in the country. Even something as simple as pots of herbs along the windowsill will appeal to the senses and bring the outside in. A few carefully chosen objects, such as vintage crockery, will add character and individuality to a room – it’s all down to how they are displayed. Nature has influenced the colour palette in this kitchen with harmonious tones of alabaster, sage and beige with natural oak to add the warmth.
Sticking to a neutral palette for the large investment pieces, such as cabinets, worktops and flooring will ensure your kitchen stands the test of time. Then you can enjoy injecting bursts of colour and character with your choice of accessories, fabrics and paint safe in the knowledge that in a few years time if you want to freshen the look it won’t break the bank to do it again – and remember – it’s the little touches that can make all the difference.