A recent home design trend that has come to the surface over the past few years is grey colour schemes. Beige, cream, and white have always been regarded as the go-to neutral colour palettes but grey seems to have overtaken them, adding a slick, modern look to homes. One area in the home where grey works particularly well is in the kitchen. If you’ve been considering updating the look of your kitchen with a fresh, grey colour palette, we have a few tips to help you out:
Instead of incorporating a light grey scheme or a dark grey scheme, why not try mixing it up a bit? Differing the shades of grey that you use can really add another dimension to the appearance of your kitchen and give it more of a wow factor. For instance, you could have light grey cabinets, and paint your window and door frames a darker grey. In doing this, you’re making more of a feature of your room and pushing design boundaries.
Bursts of Colour
If you have a breakfast bar in your kitchen, then bar stools are a great way to add a splash of colour to a grey kitchen without ruining the colour scheme. Red is a great place to start when adding a touch of colour to a grey scheme, as the colour stands out really well without overshadowing the look of your kitchen. Our Sofia Bar Stool or Sorrento Kitchen Bar Stool in red are a great addition to any home bar, as they both have unique designs and add that extra bit of comfort to your seating. However, if you want to be a bit more out there with your choices, our Pod Bar Stool in yellow adds a wonderful burst of colour and is sure to brighten up your space, perfectly complementing your grey colour scheme without clashing too much.
If your kitchen is country-style but you’re wanting to make it appear a bit more modern whilst still keeping its traditional features, then adding touches of grey here and there is a great way of updating the look of your kitchen without completely transforming it. As we suggested before, adding small bits of grey, such as to your doors or window frames, are simple ways of making your kitchen appear a bit more modern. On the other hand, if you want to go a bit further, you could try looking into painting your kitchen cabinets. Just make sure the rest of your kitchen design will match so it doesn’t ruin the appearance of your room. Yet again, if you have a bit more cash to spare, perhaps consider opting for a grey marble worktop. This will keep in tone with the country design, as well as adding a modern touch.
Similar to mixing light and dark greys, you can also try to incorporate other, more subtle colour schemes to make your grey kitchen design a bit more unique. For example, blue colour schemes go particularly well with greys and really help to give your room a calm, relaxing atmosphere. Adding a small diversion in your colour scheme can also really help to bring your room to life and not make it seem too dull and lifeless.