When choosing a colour scheme for a kitchen, whether they’re just starting a new project or looking to spruce up an old look, people are often too scared to be a bit more adventurous with the colours they choose in case they don’t like the finished look or it becomes outdated. If you have a solid wood worktop and you’re not quite sure which colours would go best with the tone of your worktop, we’ve come up with some top colour schemes to go with almost any solid wood worktop:
If your solid wood worktop has a soft, warm tone, such as maple or prime oak worktop, then neutral whites are creams are the best colours to pair with your worktop. Creams are a classic choice for those who desire having a homely, welcoming kitchen that they can feel proud of. The best thing about white/cream colour schemes is that they can be matched against any texture, colour or tone, which is why they look so fabulous when paired with a solid wood worktop.
If you’re looking to make more of a statement with your kitchen, but still want to keep that traditional feel, then a blue/grey colour scheme is the right choice for your kitchen. In recent years, pale blues and greys have become trendy to use in kitchens, becoming the new ‘neutral’ palette to use. The two colours are best matched with beech or cherry worktops. Solid wood worktops really help to bring these colours to life and add a touch of warmth to them, as blues and greys are often perceived as cold, but it’s all about what you do to complement them. Pale blues and greys are particularly good for bigger kitchens, as it adds a touch of vibrancy to the room and flatters the space around it.
For those who have dark solid wood worktops, we highly suggest a monochrome colour scheme for your kitchen. More often than not, dark wood can really darken a space when the rest of the design doesn’t complement it. With a monochrome colour scheme, it incorporates the dark solid wood into the design of the kitchen and add a new lease of life by giving it a more modern appearance. A black and white colour scheme will make your worktop appear more sophisticated and make your kitchen a bold statement within your home. Dark solid wood worktops such as wenge or euro walnut worktops work well with white cabinets, as it helps to brighten the space up and avoid it appearing too dark and dismal.
Green colour schemes often provide a natural, fresh feel to a room. When used in the right way, green can provide a room with a cool, contemporary, elegant look. The drama that comes with a character oak worktop is perfect for pairing with a pale green colour scheme, as the pair go hand in hand in adding a striking look to your kitchen without it being overwhelming to the eye.