How to use colour in a kitchen design

Colour can add personality to a kitchen, but for such a major investment in your home, it's key to get it right.

By Becca Green | 8 September 2020

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

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Image: Ledbury Studio

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 if you’re aiming for a timeless scheme, or if you’re concerned about preserving your home’s re-sale value. However, if you do it successfully, colour can add a sense of fun and uniqueness to your design that can make your home a joy to live in.

Statement worktops

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Image: Caesarstone Excava worktop

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 oxidizing, combining the authentic features of rust and concrete. It reflects the geological decay of stone, weathered by time and nature.

Contrasting cabinets

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Image: Schmidt

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 to overwhelming. An island in a contrast hue is a great way to add a splash of colour and keep your kitchen from bland uniformity.

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