How to use colour in a kitchen design

Colour can add personality to a kitchen, ensure you get it right with these tips

By Becca Green | 8 September 2020

Incorporate colour into a kitchen design to express your personality and individual style with these ideas.

Kitchens are an expensive element of your self-build or home renovation project and are built to stand the test of time.

It can be a daunting prospect to introduce colour into your kitchen design. Especially if you’re aiming for a timeless scheme, or if you’re concerned about preserving your home’s re-sale value. However, if done successfully, colour can add a sense of fun and uniqueness to your design that will make your home a joy to live in.

Statement worktops

Be bold with your kitchen design and introduce colour into your space through your choice of worktop. Certain stone and quartz designs will contain natural pigmentation that will no doubt make a statement. For example the Excava worktop by Caesarstone is characterised by the intriguing patinas of casting and oxidising. It combines the authentic features of rust and concrete. It reflects the geological decay of stone, weathered by time and nature.

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Image: Caesarstone Excava worktop

Contrasting cabinets

Rather than choosing cabinetry that’s colourful in its entirety, opting for a kitchen design with contrasting cabinets is a smart way of incorporating colour and vibrancy without it looking too overwhelming. An island in a contrast hue is a great way to add a splash of colour and keep your kitchen from bland uniformity.

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Image: Schmidt

Read more: How to choose the right cabinets for your kitchen design

Incorporate colour into a kitchen design to express your personality and individual style with these ideas.

Kitchens are an expensive element of your self-build or home renovation project and are built to stand the test of time.

It can be a daunting prospect to introduce colour into your kitchen design. Especially if you’re aiming for a timeless scheme, or if you’re concerned about preserving your home’s re-sale value. However, if done successfully, colour can add a sense of fun and uniqueness to your design that will make your home a joy to live in.

Statement worktops

Be bold with your kitchen design and introduce colour into your space through your choice of worktop. Certain stone and quartz designs will contain natural pigmentation that will no doubt make a statement. For example the Excava worktop by Caesarstone is characterised by the intriguing patinas of casting and oxidising. It combines the authentic features of rust and concrete. It reflects the geological decay of stone, weathered by time and nature.

pink marble worktop - how to successfully use colour in a kitchen design - home improvements - granddesignsmagazine.com

Image: Caesarstone Excava worktop

Contrasting cabinets

Rather than choosing cabinetry that’s colourful in its entirety, opting for a kitchen design with contrasting cabinets is a smart way of incorporating colour and vibrancy without it looking too overwhelming. An island in a contrast hue is a great way to add a splash of colour and keep your kitchen from bland uniformity.

red schmidt kitchen - how to successfully use colour in a kitchen design - home improvements - granddesignsmagazine.com

Image: Schmidt

Read more: How to choose the right cabinets for your kitchen design

Image: Classic Kitchens Direct

Display shelving

Don’t compromise your kitchen design to incorporate colour. Opt for open shelving and display kitchen trinkets and accessories for a splash of colour, which is a much more interchangeable option. Also utilise your worktops to display colourful small appliances that you’re proud to show off.

Stylish flooring

Consider introducing colour to your kitchen design through your choice of floor and wall coverings. Tiled flooring is an ideal option if you’d like to add an interesting pattern or unique shade to your space, Channel vintage-style flooring with Victorian-inspired tiles or choose a contemporary design that features graphic lines and bold colourways.

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Image: DelightFULL

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