Kitchen Design – Green with Kitchen’ Envy

So, Green is the new Blue within Interior Design colour schemes but how do you feel about going Green in the Kitchen? Going for colour in the kitchen can be a scary prospect if you’re thinking changes, and ultimately investment, to this room needs a lifespan of several years. So how do you introduce colour without the risk of growing tired of it at a later date?

Here are a few of my hints & tips of how you can introduce Green into your Kitchen design & planning…. essentially it is about balance….

Kitchen Design – Green island v neutral units

If your kitchen design has the space for a kitchen island or breakfast bar / peninsula, you have some flexibility to introduce colour and drama without investing into the whole kitchen design. Going bold with the colour on the island, whether units, worktop or both can add real wow factor to your kitchen!


Kitchen Design – Green base units v neutral wall

Similar to the previous point, balancing neutral wall units with deeper coloured base units can add freshness and interest to your kitchen design. Impact without the full investment into one colour!


Kitchen Design – Keep worktops pale

Kitchen Design – Colour & Tone

Opt for muted or warm, deep tones on the kitchen units, which will remain classic and less likely to date over time.


Kitchen Design – Textures / finishes

Natural wood works brilliantly with deep colours and can soften the overall look & feel of the room. Opt for natural oak shelves, worktops or wood effect flooring to partner your green kitchen units & add warmth.

Kitchen Design – Wall Tiles

Adding colour to a Kitchen scheme can be introduced onto the walls only if required, keeping the units neutral or light if required. Either using wall tiles (as feature walls, splash backs or upstands) or using appropriate paint (washable / wipeable dedicated kitchen paint) can add wow factor.

Kitchen Design – Painted Walls

Kitchen Design – Lighting

Kitchen lighting & predominantly, pendant lights over an island or peninsula are a fun way to add colour and texture to a kitchen design. The choice in different types of pendant lighting is vast with so many options in terms of colours, materials & textures. Pendant lighting is something easily changeable too if required.

Kitchen Design – Accessories & Finishing Touches

Finally, for the more conservative colour adopters, colour can be introduced into kitchen design accessories. Whether plants, trims, bar stools, table linen or small appliances / decorative items, lots of options available to enhance your kitchen design.

Have fun with your designs & if in any doubt, do get in touch & we’d be happy to help guide you towards a fabulous Kitchen design for your home.

Lots of Love, Jane xxx