The Colourful Kitchen – A Modern Trend to Celebrate and Enjoy!
While dark, anthracite-coloured, or black kitchens have long caught up with the white kitchen trend, a new favourite is emerging … that of the colourful kitchen! Used either as an accent or over the entire surface of kitchen door fronts, colour gives a kitchen energy and a lively character of its own. In line with consumer demand, there is now a vast selection of luxury colours and materials for kitchen furniture and accessories; these can be blended and combined according to personal taste, creating beautifully unique kitchen spaces to enjoy and celebrate!
Bring Colour to Your Kitchen
The trend towards coloured kitchen furniture is big, even in fitted kitchens. This is especially true within open plan spaces where the living room and dining room are included in the kitchen colour concept, thus making every desire for individuality a bright and interesting reality. By using different components and a mix of materials within the kitchen, the modern colourful kitchen is varied – and never boring! This is how you can create a modern, functional living kitchen space that you can easily change and add to with your choice of décor and accessories. With the help of the kitchen planners from The Kitchen Specialists we will show you how colours can be combined and targeted, bringing colour into your kitchen life with just a few correctly set accents.
The Effect of Colour in the Kitchen
The human eye distinguishes almost 20 million colour variants, and it is not without reason that people have a favourite colour. We also give colours specific meanings. For example, in many cultures, red is the colour of love, and green represents hope and prosperity. Colours influence the viewer’s actions, thoughts, and feelings on a conscious and subconscious level, as research has clearly shown. In general, the spectrum of colours can be reduced to the primary colours red, blue, yellow, green, and orange, if you want to differentiate between their effects. There is also black and white, which are brilliant tones for creating contrasts within kitchen designs.
In colour theory, blue stands for water, atmosphere, and life. It has a calming effect, which makes it an excellent choice for a busy and sometimes stressful kitchen environment. A kitchen in blue also looks fresh and clean, harmonious, and natural. When choosing a shade of blue care should be taken to ensure a tone that will give you the ambience you want as different blue tones can appear colder or warmer depending on their shade and its undertones.
Yellow is the liveliest of all colours and represents warmth, light, and vitality. As with other colours, evolution plays a role here and yellow represents the power of the sun and fire. A yellow kitchen has a positive effect and brings summer and cheer into the house, even within the darker months. As with other colours, yellow kitchen doors also come in a variety of shades, ranging from a cool or pastel lemon yellow, to a warm and vibrant yellow orange. Another advantage of yellow is that it can be easily combined with other colours, giving it more or less luminosity, depending on the desired kitchen look.
In many cultures, red stands for passion, love, and intensity. However, as a bold and stand out tone, red is also associated with anger or danger. The power of the colour means it is best used sparingly within a kitchen design so as not to dominate and overwhelm the space! However, in a well-executed red kitchen design, mere hints of red are enough to awaken the appetite and increase the desire to cook within the kitchen!
Yellow is the liveliest of all colours and represents warmth, light, and vitality. As with the other colours, evolution also plays a role here and yellow represents the power of the sun and fire. A yellow kitchen has a positive effect and brings summer into the house even in the dark seasons. As with the other colours, yellow also comes in numerous variants between a cool lemon yellow and a warm yellow orange. Another advantage of yellow is that it can be easily combined with other colours to which yellow gives more luminosity.
A Pure Kitchen or an Accent Kitchen?
Kitchen manufacturers today offer an almost unlimited variety of colours that can be combined in varied materials. But when using colour in the kitchen, the question arises during planning as to whether coloured kitchen elements are used more as an accent to popular tones such as white or black, or whether the colour should become the more dominant element of the kitchen design. Here, the Kitchen Specialists are well placed to advise you with their knowledge of colour, as well as the latest and lasting kitchen trends.
More individuality with kitchen planning from kitchen specialists
With a colourful kitchen, it is a bigger challenge to create a suitable concept for the kitchen compared with a more traditional or classic white kitchen, and especially in connection with a dining area or living room. This requires a well-thought-out design that sets the scene for the new colourful kitchen, harmoniously integrating it within the overall concept. To achieve this, the variety of materials and colours that meet in a room must be well coordinated, and for this, The kitchen specialists are at your side with a wide range of ideas and suggestions.
Talk to a Kitchen Colour Specialist
When it comes to kitchen planning it is always worthwhile to consult a design specialist, who can inspire you with previous work and ideas for how to create a unique, colourful, and individual kitchen space. After all, you want a kitchen that will last, and which you will love for many years ahead, so always take your time to try out different colours and colour combinations with the help of an expert.
If you would like to know more about colourful kitchens, or have other questions about individual kitchen planning, contact your nearest Kitchen Specialist today.