The Top 6 Kitchen Colour Schemes for your Kitchen Reno
We can all agree – the kitchen is the heart of the home. But how do you create a space that genuinely reflects who you and your family are? Through your kitchen colour scheme, of course!
From timeless white to the latest emerald green, via sultry black-on-black, our guide to the top six kitchen colour schemes will help you choose a palette that works for you.
Fans of the light and airy vibe will love a bright-white kitchen. In fact, there are so many advantages to this kitchen colour scheme it’s difficult to know where to start. All-white kitchens are classic and timeless – goodbye dated dark-wood cabinetry! They’re also a great option for petite or boxed-in kitchens, as they make the space look noticeably larger. Better yet, white kitchens can be updated at a moment’s notice. Introduce a pop of colour with small appliances, soft furnishings like tea towels and pot holders, and artist prints or paintings. And don’t forget to include a few verdant pot plants for their mood-boosting and air-freshening benefits. Boring white? Not on our watch.
A neutral kitchen colour scheme introduces a warm and calming vibe into the heart of the home – perfect for busy families juggling midweek meals and encroaching chaos. Natural kitchen appliance colours like beige, stone and cream look beautiful when combined. And if the budget stretches to a real marble or granite benchtop, so much the better! Much like a white kitchen, a neutral colour scheme ages gracefully and makes a space look larger. It can also be updated or personalised easily if the mood strikes.
Blue and grey
Lucky enough to live by the water – or simply wishing you did? A blue-toned kitchen reflects water like some sort of magical painted mirror, sending out cosy or cooling vibes, depending on the play of light. A blue kitchen also suits a variety of interior design styles, from classic to contemporary. And you know what else? A blue colour palette also pairs wonderfully with sleek metallic appliances, provided there’s contrast between the shades. Colour us impressed.
The popular Scandi-style kitchen combines lashings of timber with pops of white for a look that’s both tranquil and uplifting. It’s crucial to choose a timber or laminate that’s pale and natural in colour – dark or reddish timbers will date and darken a kitchen – and to use it judiciously so as not to overwhelm the space. Introduce a minimalist pot plant or three and, hey presto! A kitchen colour scheme the whole family will adore.
A black kitchen is a bold statement, beloved of design professionals for its sultry and enduring appeal. But proceed with caution – a black colour scheme can shrink and darken a kitchen if you’re not careful. For those ready to commit, consider introducing lustrous details like polished brass cabinet pulls and glossy finishes to up the light. Then slide that five-spice pork belly into your NEFF oven, pour a glass of deep-dark shiraz and watch them come.
You didn’t think we’d forgotten about colour, did you? Emerald green is the latest kitchen colour scheme on the block, and the perfect choice for chefs and families who prefer to live their life out loud. Keep in mind, an emerald green palette works best in a galley or more closed-in kitchen, as it’s unlikely to vibe with the rest of the house. Already decided? Then you may as well go all in with glossy brass detailing – the colour combo works a treat. Bonus points for including a moody floral wallpaper.
Happily, NEFF has two oven ranges to suit your lifestyle; from classic Stainless Steel to sleek Graphite Grey. Both varieties pair seamlessly with any kitchen colour scheme, ensuring your hard-working appliances blend in beautifully with your overall design.
NEFF Stainless Steel Oven
NEFF Graphite Grey Oven
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NEFF is a German-engineered kitchen appliance brand, with a product range that includes ovens, cooktops, rangehoods, coffee machines and dishwashers designed to make life in the kitchen a daily pleasure. For people who love to cook, NEFF gives you the tools to create meaningful connections, express your creativity and make memories. Because real life happens in the kitchen.
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