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Kitchen Design: Trending Colours

Over the last few years, we’ve seen colour grow in the kitchen world. No longer are all kitchens white or grey with a simple metal handle. Now, in 2022, we have a desire to incorporate colours and tones that make a kitchen a more enchanting experience. Plus, we’re big on our accessories – using them as jewellery to finish off our kitchens.

We’ve asked our designers for their most requested colours for kitchen designs lately. In this blog we’ll look at the latest colour trends, new takes on the classics, and some stand-out options for those looking for something that little bit different. Which of these trends best suits your taste?

Greige – The New White

Whilst white has been a staple in our homes for decades now, warmer off-white tones are a more popular choice this year, with a range of beiges and greiges incorporated into neutral kitchen designs.

Light modern kitchen design with shaker cabinet doors (Vard range) in colour Pearl (cashmere). Design features a white carrara quartz worktop and bronze door knobs and handles.
Pictured: Customer Kitchen – Vard Shaker Cabinets in colour Pearl

A great option for this is our Pearl finish. Available in our Jasper, Vard and Hampton ranges, Pearl is an off-white colour that adds warmth and depth to your kitchen. Keeping that light look but updated with a classic, yet on-trend, variation.

Bright open plan kitchen design with traditional shaker cabinet doors (Hjerte collection) in Clay finish (cashmere). Kitchen island in Moon (mid grey) with polar white quartz worktop. Styled with open oak shelving and oak bar stools.
Pictured: Customer Kitchen – Hjerte Shaker Cabinets in colour Clay + Island in Moon

Mixing different neutral tones can create depth and add warmth to your kitchen space without committing to a colour theme. As shown above, our customer Laura opted for Clay wall units with a Moon island, from our Hjerte range. The beautiful contrast helps make the island a focal point. The softer Clay coloured wall units sink into their surroundings, allowing the eye to drift over them, meaning that all these cabinets feel less intrusive and giving them a sense of belonging.

Green Kitchens – Bringing The Outside In

Of all of our colour options, our greens have seen the biggest growth this year. Following on from the immense surge in sage and olive greens over recent years, green kitchens are here – and here to stay. Green kitchens usually fit into one of two categories: deep dark greens or light earthy greens.

Light green kitchens can make the space look much bigger. Up first, the earth light green of Eden. A warmer take on the classic olive tone, Eden creates a natural, comfortable feeling in any kitchen. Excellently pairing with wooden finishes and elements, Eden allows you to bring the outside in and is perfect for countryside homes. It’s lightness and warmth means it won’t overpower your décor but will add a different dimension to your space.

Contemporary kitchen design showing j profile, handleless, matt finish cabinets in colour Eden (sage green). Shown with an oak solid wood worktop, oak open shelving, and wood panelling on the walls.
Pictured: Jasper J Profile Kitchen Cabinets in Eden

Deep, dark, forest greens can really make a statement in large kitchens full of natural light. If you’re looking for something a little darker, our Grove finish is a beautiful, deep and dark green. Perfect for those looking for a moody kitchen with a touch of colour. Also pairing well with natural elements like wood, Grove creates a feeling of prestige and luxury in any kitchen.

Forest green kitchen design in colour Grove, from our Hampton range, with inframe cabinet doors and gold door handles. Design shows forest green kitchen island with contrasting white quartz worktop.
Pictured: Hampton In-frame Kitchen Cabinets + Island in Grove

Kitchen Blues

Blue kitchens aren’t necessarily a new trend, but they are continuing to grow in popularity. As people have started to see blue kitchens as a more popular option, new tones of blue are beginning to emerge in kitchen design.

Contemporary kitchen design with inframe cabinet doors in colour Duke (navy), polar white quartz worktop, and chrome cup handles (Mix collection). Kitchen island with 4 inframe drawers in Duke (navy), chrome cup handles (Mix collection). Design features exposed brick feature wall, white kitchen mantle, and oak open wall shelving.
Pictured: Hampton In-frame Kitchen Cabinets in Duke

And now, it’s not just about the navy blues but also the lighter and the brighter blues too! One tone that has become very popular, and will continue to be popular, is our Juniper finish. A balanced, bright, yet deep blue.

Classic kitchen design showing shaker kitchen cabinet doors in Juniper (blue) from our Vard collection. Shown with copper door handles and a white quartz worktop.
Pictured: Vard Shaker Kitchen Cabinets in Juniper

As well as the classic blues above, the light and pastel blues are now seeing a huge surge in popularity. Coming off the back of modern meets classic interiors from the Hamptons, this American trend is now taking off in the UK. Often seen paired with white doors, the colours of Spring and Sky are the new take on a blue kitchen. Nervous about an entirely blue kitchen? Then why not try a blue island with white wall cabinetry?

Classic kitchen design showing shaker timber cabinet doors in colour Spring (pastel blue). Styled with a white Carrara Quartz worktop and antique bronze bar handles (Hive collection). Kitchen layout features a large kitchen island with storage and bar stools.
Pictured: Vard Shaker Kitchen Cabinets + Island in Spring

Perfect In Pink

As we see the growth of colour in kitchens, we’ll start to see many different options and combinations coming through. A colour that has grown vastly in popularity over the last few years is pink. Pink kitchens are a beautiful statement and our Doll is no exception. With warmth and a deep pink colour, Doll allows you to have that wild touch but in a classic way.

Traditional country style kitchen design with shaker cabinet doors. Wall units are in colour Doll (pink) and base units are in colour Tusk (cashmere).
Pictured: Vard Shaker Kitchen Cabinets in Doll and Tusk

Pink and maximalist interiors have seen huge growth over the last few years due the pandemic. Having spent so much more time in our homes, we’re now obsessed with our home being a place that makes us happy. And no colour evokes a sense of happiness and childlike wonder the way pink does. Plus, with the upcoming Barbie movie set to be released soon, pink interiors are expected to become more and more fashionable and normal.

Feeling inspired to get started with your kitchen design? Why not try our free online kitchen planner to design your new kitchen layout here. Or get in touch here to arrange a consultation with our expert kitchen designers.

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