Colour is so much more than a shade. It’s about how a colour makes us feel and the atmosphere it creates when integrated into our homes. “Colour influences and enhances the way we experience life”- Said Laurie Pressman, Vice President of Pantone Colour Institute.
Our kitchens are available in an extensive range of stunning colours, which have been carefully created by industry leading designers. The palette is suited for both contemporary and traditional kitchens. From muted neutrals and profound monochromes, to vibrant colours creating a statement to match any mood. The choice is yours, and who says you only must only choose one? Two tone kitchens were more popular than ever throughout 2018 and is a trend that’s going to continue into 2019. With the darker tone generally featuring on the base units, introducing a second lighter tone on the wall units helps to keep a space light and bright as the lighter tone reflects the light around a room.
The trend for darker hues is going to continue this year as emerald and forest greens are expected to be huge in 2019. Whether the colour is used for kitchen cabinetry or for wallpaper, paint and tiles; green is going to be big! Green is dramatic and luxurious and works beautifully when complimented with lighter marble worktops which reflect the light and really offset the heavier darker green hues. Accessorise this colour palette with bright brass accessories, from handles, to the sink and tap.
Navy will also remain popular this year. The colour is incredibly versatile and be adapted to both a contemporary or traditional style. Again, it works great with rich metallic accessories, such as gold, copper and brass.
The darker hues are to be embraced, the focus is very much on the blacks, greys, navy’s and emeralds- with many clients looking for an industrial edgy style. Dark matt kitchens with matching satin black handles and matt black stone worktops create a dramatic scheme.
This year will also see a strong focus on rich, earthy tones; olive, chocolate, and mustard yellow, such as Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2019- Spiced Honey. These colours have been influenced by the 70’s and retro interiors. These colours are great to introduce in your accessories and soft furnishings.
Colour is personal; different shades conjure various emotions so when debating on which hues to choose for your home it’s key to think about the kind of atmosphere you want to create and which colours will help you achieve this.