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Kitchen colours for 2018 – what are the latest trends?

Apr 27th, 2018 8:39 am   

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There are two things that are important to remember, when it comes to choosing a colour for your kitchen. One; there is nothing wrong with sticking to traditional white and two, it's fine to go with what you feel. It's your space at the end of the day, and if you are happy to be the talk of the neighbourhood for your bright red walls and black ceiling then go for it. It can be good to be individual.

On the other hand, if you are looking for inspiration, the latest colour trends can give you just that. For 2018, you will also find that the latest kitchen colour trends are varied and give you the chance to unleash your creativity, rather than stick with the same colours you have always opted for.

Grey is the new white

White has always been a popular colour in kitchens, thanks to its neutrality; and as we said earlier, there is nothing wrong with sticking to the white that you love. However, if neutral is still your thing, but you fancy a change, why not give grey a go. Grey is very much on trend right now and you can add personality to your kitchen space by using a variety of different shades.

Grey gives a sleek and sophisticated vibe to your kitchen especially if you pair it with cool black quartz countertops. The calmness of grey is also the perfect backdrop for splashes of colour, from a few well-chosen accessories such as picture frames, seat cushions or blinds.
We’re also adding the idea of ‘greige’ to the mix. You may not have heard have this new mix of grey and beige, but it could be a good choice for you though, if you are looking for a neutral shade that combines the comfort of traditional beige with the modern edginess of grey. The rich shade that comes from this blend is comforting and relaxing.

Why not think two-tone?

Two-tone kitchen colour schemes are nothing new; we have all seen the traditional use of black and white. Two tone is on trend for 2018 but the range of colours you can choose to combine is endless, and the way two-tone is used has changed.
On trend now is the use of a neutral shade such as taupe with a warm shade such as sage green. Colours like this shade of green also help to create the feeling of nature in your kitchen, which is also popular right now.
There are no set rules to how you use a two-tone colour scheme anymore. You may want to stick to neutral shades for your cabinets and choose a warmer, brighter shade for your island. On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with combining tones for the cabinets themselves. It's a good way of creating a cool, fresh look for your kitchen, and stamping your own style on the space.

Bold and bright is beautiful

One of the biggest kitchen colour trends for 2018 is the use of bold and bright colours. It's a way of adding some sparkle to a space that is often dominated by grey, black and white appliances. Colours like red, purple and even shocking pink are being used to bring kitchens to life. If you like the idea of being bolder, but are not quite ready to be really bright, navy blue is a good option. It's a prevalent colour right now and it's easy to pair with neutral shades like grey or bolder accents like gold fittings and fixtures.
When you are being bold, do not forget the fifth wall of your kitchen, the ceiling. If you have a big kitchen that you want to make a little cosier, a darker terracotta shade on the ceiling can help. On the other hand, if your kitchen is small, stick to light colours on the ceiling as they help to create a feeling of space.
Never forget that your kitchen is the hub of your home, where you and your family spend a lot of time. Colour trends can help you be aware of shades and styles that may be a good fit for your kitchen, but you have to decide on a colour scheme that is right for the people who use the kitchen, and not just go by what trends suggest you should do. Look at the trends, and then trust your instincts, to reach the right colour choice for your kitchen.
 
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