Your kitchen is the place where you will make some of your best memories.
It’s a place to cook with the person you love, it’s a space to entertain your friends and the perfect environment to help your children with school work.
We think it’s the most important room in the house. And how choose to decorate your kitchen says a lot about your personality.
There are different ways of creating an impression of your personality through your kitchen decoration. You can go conservative and traditional or modern and forward looking or pitch your tent somewhere in between and blend elements of each.
Colour is fantastic for creating energy in a room. Hints of blue, for example, are great for creating energy and fostering a sense of trust. Red meanwhile is the colour of bold ideas, youthful vigour and passion, while yellow creates a sense of warmth and green promotes clean and healthy attitudes.
The brightness of your colour choice is also important. So while bright blue could have children and pets bouncing off the walls, more muted tones of blue will soften a colour’s emotional impact.
This is part of the reason for the popularity of softer pastel colours that are being used in kitchens more frequently. Pastel shades are a great way to get colour into your kitchen without trying too hard.
It is possible, however, to be conservative with bright colours. You don’t have to pick a bold colour scheme and splash the colour across every wall.
When it comes to very bright colours, more is often less.
Feature walls can help you inject splashes of bright colour. Kitchen cabinets are also fantastic for injecting feature colours and even small features like rugs, coloured kettles and flower vases can help you complete the look.
Small splashes of concentrated colour can have a big impact, especially in smaller kitchens.
Stone countertop colour
The best thing about stone countertops is that they have some fantastic colours.
Take granite for example. No two slices of granite are completely alike. The crystalline structure of granite has been formed over millions of years of heating and compression and each slice is full of individual imperfections.
There are also a lot of stock colours to choose from, different glints and different angles to look at it from. You can always find a tone of granite to match your personality and your colour scheme .
Engineered stone countertops are also great for matching colourful kitchen schemes.
Quartz hybrid stone make great natural tones for pairing with vibrant colours.
Silestone, for example, has many neutral white and grey tones that are perfect for adding some professional flavour, the perfect back splash against some of your bolder colour choices.
Another type of Quartz, Technistone, is similar with more neutral brown and green colours to match your colour scheme.