How to use Bold Colours in your Kitchen Design

If your kitchen is looking a little drab and outdated, then it might be time for a revamp. Whether your kitchen is big or small, a clever use of colour can make the most out of the space and give it a new lease of life.

The colour of a room is the number one factor in determining its ambience; do you want a bright, exciting room, or a calm room filled with soft hues and furnishings? Smart kitchen design is all about making the space work for you, and the easiest way to do this is through colour.

Bold colours are ideal for kitchens as they are usually the hub of the home, full of life and vibrancy. Here are some tips on using bold colours in your kitchen that will give it the wow-factor.

Give your kitchen surfaces a makeover

A great way to add some colour to your kitchen space is by updating your kitchen worktops. There is plenty of great materials available that offer a range of bold colours. Corian® offers a bright and bold range of colours in their range of surfaces. Diamond Blue or Imperial Yellow would make impressive feature pieces.

Corian® worktops are a popular choice for kitchen surfaces and J.Rotherham are proud to be a quality network Industrial Partner.

As well as the use for beautiful worktops, surfaces can also be applied cleverly in the kitchen to draw the eye. Well selected cladding and splash backs can make the ultimate statement, like this kitchen which demands attention with clever use of lighting and electric Atlantis Blue by Gemini Quartz®. This design creates a dreamy ocean-inspired kitchen to wow family and visitors alike.

If you are looking for a more traditional marble kitchen design, why not go for a stone worktop like the ones available from Aurea Stone, who create stunning marble quartz surfaces. With a marble kitchen, you can add splashes of colour elsewhere, such as the walls or electricals – or create a minimalist look with bright whites and some indoor plants in stylish pots.

Stand-out walls

A fresh lick of paint can freshen up an old room. If designed well it can maximise light and even create the allusion of changing dimensions in a room and can give a room a focal point without taking too much attention away from other design elements. Make sure you contrast your kitchen rather than match it so that your feature wall brings out the best features of your social space.

The finishing touches

Once you’ve worked on the main parts of your kitchen, make sure you don’t forget the finishing touches!

The kitchen appliances and accessories you choose can  complement a bright design or add a bit of much-needed colour to neutral rooms. This can be as little as investing in some kitchen appliances that pop with colour. Matching toasters, kettles, mixers and blenders is a popular way of getting some colour into neutral kitchens.

Or why not opt for a bulkier colour statement like a signature Smeg fridge, make a feature with stand-out pendant lighting or simply accessorise with quirky artwork and prints.

However you choose to colour your kitchen, make it yours, and make it bold!