A kitchen remodel is disruptive and expensive; you wouldn’t want to do it more than once (at least not in the same house), so how do you work out a style which is uplifting, personal to you and will stand the test of time?
Remember all those kitchen catalogues a few years ago displaying high gloss red/orange/lime/purple units? That was a fad. There is nothing timeless about a fad. So a fail-proof way is to keep the main units and worktop neutral (neutral spans quite a range – white, cream, brown, charcoal, greige, steel – you’re not short of choices) then add pizazz through splashbacks, tiles, seating, wall colour etc. In the unlikely event that you tire of your once-favourite colour in some years’ time, then just revamp your kitchen by painting/re-tiling/installing a new glass splashback/changing the seats.
Here are some contemporary kitchens which I think have lasting appeal, and are also lively and fun.
Add some Moroccan-inspired touches to a stainless steel kitchen and voilà, it’s a fun vibrant space. The mix of the cool sky blue glass splashback with warm red, orange and pink accents is delightful.
I have had this in my picture library for years, and it still makes me stop and stare. White walls, white floor and sleek white kitchen make a perfect backdrop to the teal accent wall (how cool is the large bird sticker/painting?!), cute flowery rug, poptastic upholstered seating cubes, gorgeous chair cushion fabric and that ceiling light… all bloomin’ GORGEOUS!