Thinking about kitchen design (and especially blue kitchens)!
Years ago when I did my first Reno, I chose a gorgeous French blue for the cabinetry (and I still love that colour!). I chose it as a gut feeling and I never regretted it. I think there’s something really lovely about blue kitchens.
I absolutely loved having that colour as opposed to having the usual neutral tones that you see everywhere. You don’t see a lot of colour in kitchens – maybe you’ve noticed – but I’m really thinking about that and questioning why? I think it’s because of fear: 1) will I tire of this colour and then I’ll be stick with it for years 2) will I get it right – both in terms of the colour itself and in context of the rest of the house? 3) if we sell our house, will the colour turn potential buyers off and effect the price we’ll get?
I think there’s a simple solution to this colour conundrum. Firstly, if you’re planning to sell the house in the near future, go for something a bit conservative in terms of appearance and choose a neutral, and really put time into making sure the layout and access into the pantry and cupboards etc works perfectly.
But, if you’re planning on staying in the house for 10+ years, then I say, be brave and go for some colour! Make sure you choose a colour that you love, and have always loved. If you’ve always loved it, chances are you always will. Again, make sure that the layout and functionality of the kitchen is planned with absolute care – I’ll talk about this in another post down the track.
Take your time in choosing the colour. Look at it as a cohesive part of the entire home – what options will work as you move throughout the house? Do you have lots of blues throughout the house? Then, you’re laughing. But if you’ve got yellows or another feature colour or colours, then maybe blue kitchens aren’t for you.
Once you’ve chosen your feature colour, make sure it ties in and is balanced with all the other visual elements (bench tops, splash backs, hardware, lighting etc).
If you aren’t confident in how to choose your colour or are getting confused, then I would highly recommend reaching out and getting help from a colour consultant or a designer. If you’re in Sydney, then …ahem…..I would love to help! Give me a tingle to discuss your project and how we can help!
If you’re after more blue kitchens Inso, check out my Pinterest board dedicated to this topic!