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In the Kitchen: Which Colour Will Suit my Kitchen Cabinets
Designing a new kitchen is exciting but it presents many design challenges and choices. If you are opting for anything other than an all-white kitchen, matching colours with your coloured kitchen cabinets can be trial and error until you find the harmonious colour palette you are happy with.
In this article, we look at which colour schemes that work well with cream kitchen units, a popular choice for many customers.
Blue and cream is a colour combination that is simply perfect. Keep the wall colour neutral but with a slight hint of warmth and use blue accessories for a striking effect. Darker blue tones are on trend at the moment, and you could get away with a beautiful navy too.
Red can be a tricky colour to get right and so we have a few suggestions for foolproof use of red in the kitchen;
- Accessories – like blue, use red as an accent colour rather than a second main colour to your cream units
- Accent kitchen cabinet doors – for some customers, all cream unit doors can be too streamlined and so using wood-effect doors can break up the monotony of the design.
- The right colour red – choose a bright red that has warm undertones, steering clear of pink-based red as this has a habit of looking dated fairly quickly.
Use red in the backsplash behind the hob, in light shades and other areas of the kitchen, offsetting it with cream walls.
You may not think that combining cream and white would be a harmonious mix, especially as both are so light. But for a fresh appeal that is crisp and modern, teaming white walls and tiles with cream cabinet units is an ideal choice for many.
If you feel you need a little of depth, use black as the third accent colour in the scheme. From black handles to worktops, using it sparingly frames the kitchen.
Another fantastic combination that is coming back on trend is a familiar combination of sage, a not too dark green, with cream. Fantastic across ant style of kitchen, it is a traditional combination of colours for the shaker or farmhouse styled kitchen.
As well as mixing the cabinet doors, you could also use sage as a wall colour. Pick out key areas with fantastic lighting solutions and you will have a fantastic and stylish workspace.
For the modern or retro kitchen, there is no better colour combination than cream and deep orange. In fact, with the 50s finish of purple and cherry red making a comeback, if you want an uber-stylish and ‘look at me finish’ to your kitchen, then using a strong colour combination answers all your dreams!
Making a decision about colours in your newly designed kitchen is tough – why not ask our design team for some tips?