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3 themes to help you choose a new kitchen

29th July 2019

wild mushrooms and herbs on white marble table

It’s really exciting when you decide you need a new kitchen. Your next challenge will be what to choose. There is so much choice these days. It might take you a while to agree on the style and layout.

Are you the sort of person who looks at house magazines for inspiration? Collecting a whole host of ideas. Picking out the elements you like from lots of different kitchens.

But will they work together? Can you source the units to give you the look you want? Well here are some themes you might want to add into the mix.

   1. Colour contrast

There was a time when you picked a single colour for your kitchen units. These days you have colour, texture and finish to consider. But if you successfully mix and match these elements, it will provide interest and depth to your kitchen.

Blue centre island with cream cabinets

Belgravia kitchen painted Parisian blue and stone. Worktop is Calacatta porcelain.

Blue cabinets and centre island

Central island showing integrated solid oak trays and chopping boards.

Blue centre island with breakfast bar

Open wall display unit with curved doors.

Cream curved corner cabinet

Curved base door with moulded skirting plinth.

If you prefer something a little bit more subtle, there are softer tones you can combine. Creating a different look but definitely not shouting out at you. It’s more about living in harmony with each other.

Pale pink centre island and wooden floor

Belgravia kitchen painted lavender grey and cashmere with grey slate effect worktop.

Pale pink centre island and pink cabinets

Solid oak spice drawer sets within central island.

Pale pink centre island and wooden worktop

Pastry bench with slatted oak base and solid oak worktop.

Wooden dining table and pink cabinets

Large sideboard featuring tong and grove panelling, plane frames and wine rack.

   2. Keep it simple

Sometimes the simplest of design and finish can have the biggest impact. You don’t need to fill the whole kitchen with cupboards and draws. Think about the space you have and how you want to live in it.

Kitchens are very social areas so why not include some sofas. You should always have enough worktop for cooking but lots of space to eat, drink and chat.

Clean wood effect unit with plants growing in the top

Rezana stained carbon oak and Ferro painted iron. Worktop is Dekton Orix ultra compact. Shows custom designed unit for holding potted herbs.

Grey marble and wooden unit leading to staircase

An example of less is more. This kitchen has base cabinets only to accommodate this unconventinal space. Floating shelves provide added storage.

In a small space, to have a feature element will make quite a statement. It will announce your kitchen. Definitely a piece to be admired, drawing your guests into the space.

Grey worktop with copper panels

Island features Ferror in oxidized copper and tall oven housing in Rezanain expresso oak. Worktop is Silestone cemento spa quartz.

Grey worktop with copper panels and black dining set

Larder with Zola matte painted lava and featuring open shelving in Rezana expresso oak.

Grey worktop with copper panels

Handless rail system painted lava with Ferro drawer fronts in oxidized copper.

Lit wooden square shelving unit

Open shelving with recessed LED lights.

   3. Beauty on the inside

Not everybody wants their kitchen to make a statement. For some this type of kitchen can make the space difficult to live in from day to day. You may prefer a more understated style.

Perhaps something that unearths the real beauty of your kitchen once it is revealed. And why not. When you start opening the cupboards and draws be prepared to stand back in amazement. Perfectly designed, oozing quality and incredibly practical.

Cream cabinet with open doors

Four door larder displaying internal coffee station with open shelving and storage draw, with coffee pod holder

Textured grey open drawers with light grey stone worktop

Pan draws showing solid oak secret cutlery drawer with dovetail joints and inconspicuously positioned matte black handles.

Green wooden drawer open with chopping board underneath

Spice drawer and solid oak inset tray combination.

Pale blue large open wooden cabinet

Oak larder unit showing convenient internal storage including spice rack, open shelving and drawers designed to view contents at a glance.

Dark blue open drinks cabinet

Dresser internal featuring glass holder and bottle rack.

There is little doubt that whatever kitchen style or design you like, there is plenty of choice. It’s not uncommon to start with an idea in your mind and end up with something completely different.

That’s not in a bad way. It’s more about your mind being opened to look at other possibilities. Some you probably hadn’t even thought about. A good quality kitchen fitter can talk you through all the options and discuss what works well together.

What sort of kitchen style do you prefer, why not leave a comment?

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