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Colour Palettes & Trends for Your Kitchen Design

When it comes to choosing hues for your new kitchen, there are a number of factors to consider. The chief being ‘will this colour date?’. We’re here to tell you customised kitchen designs don’t have to be a wash of bland whites and masculine blacks.


Colourful kitchens with harmonic palettes can be both trendy and timeless. In order to find the perfect fit, there are a few things to take into consideration using colour theories to ensure you get it all right from the start. With over 50 years of experience, our design team has prepared a list for you of what is trending right now. 


Grand greens

This year has seen an emergence of green glory in custom kitchen design. Deep forest greens paired with monochromatic black and white work to create a sense of modern opulence that makes a statement in the home. The addition of contrasting tones, brass finishings and touches of marble in lighting, benchtops and accessories bring light to the space, maintaining a sense of brightness despite the deep hue.  


Pastel greens are trending in coastal homes, applying the same design principles as their moodier counterpart to bring a sense of refined, seaside harmony.


Green is a colour that inspires calm, tranquillity and well-being. This has contributed to monochromatic custom kitchen designs, using various shades of green, from the lightest to the darkest, ideal for those who want something creative.

Bold blues

Navy is one of the most popular colour choices in kitchen design, for its versatility and adaptability to style. You’ll find navy tones in contemporary and traditional kitchens, largely thanks to the fact that it matches a variety of metals. Opting for navy in your kitchen design is an easy way to achieve a less intimidating masculine feel than black.  


As with green, pale blue is also having a moment in kitchen design, often seen in spaces with modern classic aesthetics.

Pared-back black

More and more homeowners are opting for monochromatic matte blacks in their kitchen custom designs. Breaking up the monotony of black cabinetry can be done by opting for panelled cupboard doors, and adding contrasting hardware and surfaces. 

Trending tonal

Another custom kitchen design trend to watch is the inclusion of tonal shades like blush and bone. Whilst blush pink can be seen as inherently feminine, the inclusion of light wooden textures and white surfaces works to offset the colour’s impact and create a vibrant yet neutral style. 


Coral is a custom kitchen design trend that creates a charming and quite delicate environment. As it is a light shade, it does not weigh visually and it is not difficult to match. The colour brings a relaxed, cheerful, spontaneous and optimistic atmosphere, in addition to favouring well-being.


Even compact kitchens can fearlessly bet on this shade, combining it mainly with neutral tones, such as white and light grey. You can also try combinations with countless other shades, such as dark grey, lilac, emerald green, petroleum green, woody, water green, purple, burnt cement and navy blue.


How do you go about choosing the best colour palette for your kitchen? It all depends on the style you want in the environment. But it’s important to consider the features of your kitchen, using shades to good effect.


Smaller kitchens are the ones that require the most care. Stronger or darker shades can overwhelm and make spaces appear even smaller. Light, neutral tones help to bring out the feeling that the space is wider, reflecting light.


But if you like black or navy blue, for example, you don’t have to give them up just because you have a small kitchen. It is best to incorporate using colours such as white for the most part and leaving some cabinets (such as those above the sink or under it) in these shades.


Want to learn more about the dos and don’ts of kitchen colour schemes for your upcoming kitchen renovation? The experienced team of designers at Apollo Kitchens are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation. 


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