The modern world can be a bit visually dull. Think about it – when do you see any bright colours out and about in the real world? Cars in the street are often dark, and few people try to be different. Which is why you need to take all of this monotony and use it as inspiration for something less bland in your home.
Sometimes, your house just needs a little splash of bright colour and imagination. And why wouldn’t you concentrate that imagination on your kitchen? It’s where we spend so much of our time cooking and eating, and it’s often the hub of the home. Creating a nice atmosphere will make you feel like you want to spend even more time in there.
By painting your kitchen yourself, you won’t be constrained by manufacturers or previous designs. You just have to decide on a style and some colours, and you’re ready to go! That way, your kitchen will be unique and individual to your house, and you will always feel pride in your design abilities when you spend time in it.
There are so many styles to choose from that it’s easy to get lost in it all. But here are some of the most popular designs that we’ve been seeing this year:
Classic Shaker: These types of traditional kitchens are inspired from the late 1700s. The cabinet doors have ridges, making it look fancy. But don’t think that it’s boring; with a few colours here and there, you can really upgrade it. It’s timeless!
Modern classic: As the name suggests, this is a very exciting style for your kitchen, because it looks towards the future while also looking at some traditional styles. They’re usually more colourful and out-of-the box, if that’s what you’re looking for.
If you are going to commit to repainting your kitchen, we would recommend staying away from white. We have nothing against that colour, but you can do so much better! For example, if you still want a bright space without much interruption from loud colours, look at cream or beige.
While the cream colour has always been a popular choice, we are currently seeing a huge shift towards a grey palette, in particular using more than one shade of grey. This looks super classy, and will still let in the light and reflect it off the walls. Grey is a calming colour and will also be different from the other houses you visit.
Another popular choice is painting your kitchen all in one light colour, such as grey or beige, and leaving another colour for highlights. You could feature a specific colour in your kitchen island, if you have one, to make it pop. Try experimenting with a range of light and dark colours, like black, navy or red.
We know what you’re thinking – what if the colours clash? Well thankfully you can also have your appliances in a different colour, like the range cookers from Britannia.
What to paint
Painting your kitchen island is a great place to start. It’s essentially in the middle of your kitchen, so all eyes will be drawn to it. But we also know that not everyone has an island they can experiment with, so here are some other ideas for sprucing up your kitchen.
Doors: It may be true that it’s not as hard-wearing as a laminate door, but the advantage is that you can easily touch up the paintwork when you are fed up of it. You’ll always have the chance to change the entire look of your kitchen by re-painting the doors in a completely different colour.
Cabinets: This is also an easy place to start, and will instantly make you feel like you’re living in a different place. Try painting them in a different colour from your walls to really make them pop.
Splashbacks: Luckily for you, we’ve already written a blog post on how to choose the right colour and material for your splashbacks, and you can check it out here!
Here at Modern Homes, we know what we’re talking about when it comes to our kitchens. Our English Revival range of framed kitchens are hand-built and hand-finished in Birmingham, where traditional methods of craftsmanship are used to create a finish of the highest standard. So take our word for it and dive straight into this beautiful – and colourful – world.