With so many beautiful shades to choose from, settling on the colours for your interiors can be time-consuming and frustrating. After all, colour can completely change the mood of your home, making a space appear larger, smaller, wider and brighter!
Nowadays, our kitchens are the focal point of the home; much more than just a room you cook and eat in, they are a space that we relax, unwind and socialise with our friends and family in. That’s why it’s important to use colour in the correct way and for the right purposes, depending on the mood you would like to create in your bespoke kitchen Essex.
Most people tend to use colours that complement each other. For example, colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel work well together i.e. blue and yellow, red and green while colours that are near each other will give a more relaxed and comfortable feel i.e. blue and green, red and orange.
At Essex Kitchens & Bedrooms, our experts have put together a guide of colours for your kitchens and bedrooms this year.
1. COOL GREY
Over the last couple of years, grey has been a popular choice for homeowners and interior designers alike, and it still proves to be a strong favourite amongst our customers.
Often thought of as boring and dull, grey can in fact, be a fun and exciting colour to play with. After all, there are so many grey shades available, ranging from dark charcoal to a soft delicate dove grey - you are bound to find one that suits your home!
We like the classic grey and white combination, especially if you’re looking for a calm, sophisticated Scandinavian feel. It’s also a great colour to mix with reds, oranges and yellows if you fancy a more dramatic look.
2. DRAMATIC BLUES AND GREENS
We are going to be seeing a lot more blue and green shades over 2018, and not just the soft tones! Top of the colour trend list for this year, navy and dark green are strong statement colours, making them perfect for white furnished kitchens to create a crisp sophisticated look.
However, navy isn’t just for modern gloss kitchens! Our Shaker kitchens Essex in the iconic Shaker-style doors look dramatic and distinctive in a dark shade, especially when combined with a white worktop and walls.
Our advice: “Don’t be afraid of using dark shades, a look I love at the moment is painting the walls the same colour as the cabinets! At Essex Kitchens & Bedrooms, we offer a paint-to- match service which means if you have a favourite Farrow and Ball or Little Greene shade, we can colour match making your shade unique to you.
3. DON’T UNDER ESTIMATE THE POWER OF A NEUTRAL PALETTE
When we think of a neutral colour scheme, we tend to associate this with beige and boring, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! Think white, black, brown, cream, grey and any muted earthy tone. When done correctly, a neutral palette can add interest to a room when layering textures and shades, mixing wood, stone, ceramic and metal.
Our experts believe a neutral colour scheme is perfect for today's open plan living, meaning that every room flows seamlessly into another.
4. VIBRANT RED AND ORANGE
Just because you have a small kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t use a bold colour! You just have to restrict the colour to the base units to avoid overwhelming your space.
However, if you are not brave enough to choose a bright red or orange shade for your cabinets, why not inject colour by having a brightly coloured splashback or vibrant tiles such as Victorian-style metro tiles?
As designers of bespoke kitchens Essex, we always source the best quality products including big names such as Ted Baker, Laura Ashley, British Ceramic Tile and Ca’ Pietra. Whether your taste is traditional kitchens, modern bedrooms or even contemporary living spaces, we are confident that our collections will deliver.
If you are looking to get professional advice about the right colour palette for your kitchen or bedroom, why not get in touch with our experts today, or visit our Essex showroom and speak to one of our advisors.