Fifty Shades of Grey – Not in the Kitchen!

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Our kitchen space now has a greater responsibility and has to adapt to both changes in family and lifestyle. Not only does it have to be a “working kitchen” in which we cook, it’s often a place where friends gather around an island for a chat or where a family can catch up over a weekend breakfast. Despite being referred to as the heart of the home, the kitchen often lacks interest due to the lack of colour. Needless to say, the most popular colour in the kitchen is white, associated with hygiene and freshness.

Colour can be used to create feelings like spaciousness, it often can affect the moods too. With some people preferring ”warm” or “cool” colours, choosing a colour palette for your kitchen which reflects your taste is very a personal thing. When thinking about a new kitchen, we offer intuitive advice on design, storage solutions and can help you to bring a little bit of colour into your kitchen, if that is of course, what you want.

Often decisions are made more difficult when you just can’t make up your mind when presented with a wide array of choice. Your kitchen that you had in mind, may be something completely different to the one that you have chosen. For example when looking for colour inspiration, there are certainly dozens of different shades of grey, beige, white and depending on your room lighting they can look very different in a showroom to your actual home space. We approach this slightly differently by offering full sized bespoke colour door samples. So you can take your time when selecting a colour, also you can decide just how much or how little colour to introduce and where. So see how the colour responds in the morning – is it fresh enough? In the evening – does it have enough depth? When you’re entertaining – is it ‘grown up’ enough?

Alongside the desire to embark on a new kitchen whatever the colour, consideration must be given to rest of your home. The overall accents of colour can be echoed throughout your home giving it a seamless feel from one room to another. The selection of your colour palette is so important. Neutral colours such as grey, beige, white and the majority of the Farrow and Ball colour chart are fabulous as they can blend or stand out as much as you want and have the option of intensifying the tone by a few shades to create areas of accent. As the book says there are certainly Fifty Shades of Grey (if not more)!

Do you need help with your kitchen design or perhaps need a little more colour inspiration?

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About The Author

Lynda Mills is a creative kitchen designer who wants to create a ‘feeling’ within each space she designs. Her kitchen design consultancy was set-up in 2003 and is now working within Hampshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire. Lynda also works with Paul Heppner, who manages everything onsite and organises various trades. We are there to take your ideas and turning them into reality.

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