CREATING A COLOUR SCHEME
Where do you start when it comes to a choosing a new kitchen? Picking the colour scheme can be a daunting task, especially when there is so much choice on offer. However, do not fear! We are here to help bring the excitement back into your decisions and help ease the stress with our handy little pointers for you to consider.
LAYOUT & LIGHTING
Like any interior, the room dimensions and available lighting largely dictate which colours will work best within it. For example, using dark shades in a small room with limited lighting will give a gloomy impression overall. Whereas using lighter tones in areas where there are wall cabinets will add a sense of contrast while helping to give the room a brighter feel. In general, larger well-lit rooms give the greatest scope when it comes to experimenting with colour however don’t be put off, a bit of creativity and careful planning can go a long way.
Neutral colours are an excellent choice for a timeless design as they have a wonderful ability to make a room feel lighter and larger. Establish a single tone or mix similar shades to ensure a clean and classic design.
Neutral shades can also be used to offset contrasting shades and using hues that are opposite in colour or tone can actually help divide a space into different areas or create interesting focal points.
Fancy a change? Bringing bold colours into a room can help add impact and energy. As mentioned above, strong tones are a good way to highlight features such as shelving, islands and freestanding units. However, baring in mind the amount of choice on offer perhaps seek a second opinion as it can be easy to create an overpowering colour combination.
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