Choosing a new kitchen is never an easy task, but once you have the general layout sorted, it is a far easier task choosing the units you want, the overall style and even the colour of your worktop.
What may not be immediately apparent, and something you may not have even considered, is the colour scheme for your new kitchen. Last year, it was all about golds and metallics. As an Olympic year, it was hardly surprising that this theme rubbed off on the interior design market, with ”Cherished Gold” named as Dulux’s colour of the year.
Whites, blacks and greys are all popular, if somewhat unoriginal options, so if you really want to express your personality, why not take a look through our top kitchen colour ideas for 2017?
Named Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017, “Greenery” is set to be a big theme in kitchens up and down the land. Playing on the concept of the eco kitchen, the greenery theme promotes the use of plants and flowers around your home.
Lush and verdant, choose plants that thrive in the warm and slightly humid environment that a kitchen provides, including orchids, peace lilies, ferns or your very own windowsill herb garden.
Whilst green fingers will help create a more pleasant environment, it is your colour palette that will make your friends and family green with envy!
Green comes in many different shades, so why not combine a few of them for more tonal design. Teal is a very popular choice for contemporary kitchens, while sage is a wise choice when it comes to creating that vintage, rustic look. Units, walls, rugs and furniture in fresh apple green will certainly help to create a kitchen that is “a-peel-ing”!
Recommended kitchen worktop: Complement all that greenery with a natural looking surface. The Artis Delano Oak Silkwood Laminate Worktop is ideal for this purpose.
Drizzle some honey
When the bees are buzzing, it’s time to get making some honey!
Following on from the 2016 trend for gold and ochre, spring and summer 2017 will see us getting nice and mellow with yellow, by exploring muted yellow, honey and amber tones.
Used in warm, rather than bold tones, honey works best in matt finishes and can be achieved through painted walls, blinds, furniture and accessories.
Recommended kitchen worktop: When coming up with kitchen colour ideas, a dark worktop will complement a honey colour palette perfectly. We’d suggest the Wilsonart Luna Night High Definition Laminate Worktop.
When coming up with your kitchen colour ideas, you’ve probably already thought about neutrals. I’m guessing you’ve pictured creams, beiges and browns, which are soothing but don’t necessarily fill you with excitement.
This season we’ll be seeing warmer tones, transformed from tinted neutrals that were popular last year, take hold. This is seen as a relaxing antidote to the hectic pace of modern life, forming a warm embrace in rooms where you need it most. Whilst kitchen designs are getting more minimalist, the warm neutral tones help to promote a calming feel in what could be a sterile or uninspiring space.
Recommended kitchen worktop: With its warm neutral colouring and faux stone design, the Wilsonart Taurus Beige Matt Laminate Worktop will work perfectly with this colour scheme.
What do you get when you cross grey and lilac? No, this isn’t the set up for some sort of hilarious punchline, this year we will genuinely see these two colours combine to form “greylac” interiors.
Whilst lilac on its own was popular in 1990s interior design, many paint companies are promoting the greylac combination as their colour of the year, and with its glamorous undertones, it’s not hard to see why.
Greylac is ideal for your kitchen, as it complements metallics and wood perfectly. The lilac adds a touch of femininity, whilst on-trend grey mutes the tone, making it spot on for a shared space.
Recommended kitchen worktop: As metallics go so well with this colour scheme, we’d choose the Apollo Quartz Silver Dust Polished Worktop for a bit of glitz and glam.
Take a look through our wide range of laminate kitchen worktops for even more great kitchen colour ideas.