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Choosing the Right Colour Scheme for Your Kitchen Design

Jul 11, 2023

The colours you choose in a kitchen design can have a big impact on the overall functionality and feel of the space. We’ll explore a few ways that you can use colour to transform your kitchen and achieve the right vibe.

Start with the Perfect Finish

When considering the right colour for your kitchen, make sure to take the finished product into account first. An example of this is in your kitchen cabinetry and benchtops, which are a popular way to bring in colour and personality. Different options include:

Matt Finishes:

A matt finish will absorb light, making them ideal for kitchens with plenty of natural light. Matt finishes are available in a huge range, from bold colours through to woodgrain finishes.

Supermatt Finishes:

Super matt finishes offer the benefits of a matt finish combined with a low sheen and smoothness. Available in a range of colours, the texture of supermatt helps to enhance both matt and glossy finishes.

High-Gloss Finishes:

Like its name suggests, a high-gloss finish offers a smooth and glossy finish that reflects light. This makes it a popular choice for smaller kitchens, as it creates the illusion of space. Glossy finishes work well with a darker matt finish or woodgrain.

Woodgrain Finishes:

Woodgrain helps to bring a natural feel to a kitchen space, creating warmth and character. High-gloss white finishes are often combined with woodgrain elements (such as upper cabinetry or feature trims).

Find your Style

Are you looking for more of a modern kitchen makeover or do you prefer to keep elements of a traditional kitchen in your home? For a modern kitchen design, people generally opt for more neutral colours (think white, cream, grey or black), sometimes with a darker statement wall or an accent colour to add a focal point.

On the other hand, traditional kitchen designs often go for a more rustic approach. It’s not uncommon to see browns, blues and greens in the colour palette, mixed with a warm white.

Achieve the Right Balance

Kitchens are more than just a place to create meals – they’re the heart of the home. As a truly multi-functional space, kitchens are often a central hub for gathering, eating and making memories.
This balance carries on into the choice of colours for your kitchen space. To achieve the right balance, it’s helpful to go for colours that complement each other. This includes:

    • Monochrome combinations – Which means different variation of a single hue and matching these together (such as a light green, an emerald green or an olive green).
    • Complementary combinations – This means mixing together colours that exist directly across from one another on the colour wheel (think blue and orange).
    • Analogous combinations – These are colour combinations of colours that sit side-by-side on the colour wheel (such as red, orange and yellow, or violet, blue and teal).

Consider the Size of your Kitchen

When you’re deciding on the right colours for your kitchen renovation, it’s important to factor in the size. Remember, light colours (such as the neutral palettes often seen in modern kitchens) have the potential to make a room feel bigger and lighter, which also makes them an ideal choice for small kitchen renovations.

High-gloss finishes are also a popular choice for small kitchen renovations, helping to reflect the natural light available.

If you have more space to play with, darker colours (such as blues, greens or browns) can add real warmth and depth. Matt finishes, or a mixture of supermatt and woodgrain, also work well in larger kitchens where you have a little more freedom to make a real statement.

Colour your Kitchen with Flexi

Planning a kitchen renovation is an exciting time. As the leaders in kitchen renovations in Perth, our Flexi team can work closely with you to bring your ideas to life.

We can help you choose a colour scheme that reflects your personality and overall feel of your home, while working well with the space and lighting capabilities of your kitchen. This way, you can create a kitchen remodel that ticks all the boxes and adds real long-term vale to your investment.

You can take a look at some of our recent projects in suburbs such as Floreat, Dalkeith and Subiaco, or visit our online gallery to see some of our modern and traditional kitchen designs for yourself.

You’re also welcome to visit us at our Flexi showrooms in Joondalup and Myaree for even more kitchen renovation ideas. We offer a free one-hour design consult at our showrooms or at your home, which you can book online today. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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