Monday, 22 August 2016

Choosing the Right Colours for Your New Kitchen



Making the right colour choice for your kitchen can be a difficult task, especially when you’re going to all the work of having a new kitchen fitted. If only it was easy as choosing a colour you like. In reality, some colours can make you’re your kitchen look bigger whilst others can it look boxed up and gloomy. Take a look at what kitchen designers, Anglesey recommend in getting that balanced colour palette:

Make your staple pieces timeless
Think about making your surfaces as timeless as possible, so that come the day you fancy a change, it's easily done and fitting with any colour scheme you use. Wood or tiles that have been have been around for some time are great examples that you should consider looking at. Bold colours are great for making a statement but it’s good to bear in mind that they often date quickly. One way around this is if you’re a lover of dramatic colour, is to use it on your cupboard doors which can easily be changed to your current taste.

Your accessories make all the difference
When you’re picking out your kitchen, it’s easy to forget about all the accessories you’ll use and need which make the world of difference to the overall finish. Using show stopper pieces sparingly can dramatically liven up the colour palette. Of course, if you’ve already used your bold colours on the fixtures and fittings, adding big, bright backsplashes  and additional bold pieces can sometimes be unforgiving.

Don’t keep using the same colour
A rule that kitchen designers, Anglesey use is applying three key colours from a similar palette for your ‘fixed items’. One colour should be used for your fixtures and fittings (work surface not included), one to highlight a centrepiece wall and an undertone colour for your remaining walls. Any other colours used in your accessories should only be used to complement or highlight your three fixed colours.

Think about the size and shape of your room
Bigger rooms can take on larger amounts of bolder colour as they can often make a room feel more defined. However, using them in smaller rooms can make them feel much more boxed up. So, if you’re keen to use darker colours in a smaller room, think about using it on a smaller wall or as part of your kitchen accessories. You want the wall which receives the most natural light to reflect light across the room – so always use your lightest colour here. Or in contrast, if you don’t get enough light in your kitchen, painting your ‘reflective wall’ a lighter shade is a clever way to make your room feel much brighter than it actually is.  

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