Getting the colour choice right for your new kitchen is a very important consideration.
To help you get started, there are a few points you may like to consider:
- Think about what time of day you will use the room. Light affects colour dramatically, so if you mainly use your kitchen in the evening, consider what the colour will look like under artificial light.
- What colours are you comfortable with? What colour are you wearing right now? The colours we surround ourselves with are a good palette to start with.
- Less is more. Your kitchen doesn’t need to compete with Janis Joplin’s Porsche. Pick two or three shades that work well together.
- If you have a room which is irregularly shaped, consider a scheme based on one colour. This will help to blend the room together.
- If you have a smaller kitchen opt for lighter colours to help reflect light and make the space feel larger. Ensure the lightest colour is used for the largest area and where the light will be cast to increase this illusion. If you have a larger room to play with you could venture more into the richer options.
- Don’t forget that a colour’s shade is relative to the colour you place next to it. Pastel blue is light when you put it next to royal blue, but if placed next to crisp white, it becomes the darker colour. If two shades are very close in colour bear in mind that the way the light falls may make them look exactly the same.
- If you have children or pets it may be best to avoid white, as this will mark much more easily than other shades.
We paint using paints from Little Green Paint Company who have some of the best quality palettes around.