What colours should you choose in a kitchen that opens onto the lounge?
Now, more than ever before, open-plan kitchens are an integral part of our interior décor. So, you should take care when decorating your kitchen and make sure you choose colours that will enhance the design. At Mobalpa, we can help you choose the colours that will look best in your open-plan kitchen.
Choosing and distributing colours in a harmonious way
The colours of your kitchen units, worktop and walls must work in harmony with those in your lounge area.
If you want your kitchen to blend in with the interior décor, choose similar colours to those in your lounge area. If you want to clearly mark out each space, then stay with the same colour palette but change the tone.
Using a colour chart will help you avoid unattractive colour combinations and limit the number of shades you use to two or three.
Finally, you can use hints of the kitchen colours in the lounge by painting sitting room alcoves, for instance, in those colours.
Contemporary colours in an open-plan kitchen
Soft and natural colours such as pearl white, light grey or beige will give your home interior a warm and modern feel. Pastels and subtle shades such as sea green, antique rose or lavender-blue are also becoming more popular.
You could choose to have kitchen units in light tones and make the worktop stand out by using a deeper shade such as dark grey. You could also paint one wall in a colour tone that really stands out (but always one from the colour scheme you’ve chosen). For example, a plum or taupe-coloured wall will make the beige or white in the kitchen stand out.
Fashionable colours in an open-plan kitchen
At the moment, it’s fashionable to combine bright colours such as peacock blue and verdigris, or louder ones such as fuchsia pink and poppy red.
Is your lounge already colourful? Choose kitchen units in neutral tones and add splashes of colour with your kitchen accessories or brightly-coloured ornaments.
And if you want colour but you’re scared to take the plunge, why not paint a bright colour on one vertical face of a wall!
Stylish colours in an open-plan kitchen
For an elegant, refined style use black, white and grey.
To enhance the design of your American kitchen, choose a stylish stainless steel worktop and backsplash.
Wood, metal or concrete can also be used to create a very modern industrial look.
A coherent blend of colours and materials will make your fitted kitchen ooze with personality and charm.