Which colour will your kitchen be ‘wearing’ in 2014?

Will they reach the kitchen?
Now that our kitchens have seamlessly integrated with our dining cum living areas, it won’t be too surprising to see these colours feature here as well. That’s not to say the minute the daffodils pop up we’ll be ripping out our kitchens with gusto, or running a mock in DIY sheds franticly trying to colour-match Pantone Celosia Orange. But subconsciously we will be influenced by the colour trends we see on the High Street (or should that be online?) and through advertising.

Most likely it will be in the form of a scatter cushion, throw or kitchen accessory. But the adventurous may be courted by a strongly coloured kitchen appliance – think Smeg fridges - or a colourful statement kitchen.

So what colours should we be embracing?
Pantone‘s colour palette for Spring 2014 is influenced by the colour trends presented on the catwalks of this year’s New York Fashion Week.

According to executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, Leatrice Eiseman, "This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium. While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations."

Pantone® suggests ten creative colours with names to match: Pantone Placid Blue (sky blue), Pantone Hemlock (greeny-blue), Pantone Sand (light mocha brown), Pantone Cayenne (warm red), Pantone Radiant Orchid (mauve), Pantone Violet Tulip (vintage purple), Pantone Paloma (bluey-grey), Pantone Freesia (deep yellow), Pantone Celosia Orange (subdued orange) and Pantone Dazzling Blue (electric blue).

How do we successfully introduce these colours into our kitchen?
One key trend embraces bold, colourful glass or ceramic splash backs paired with natural wood schemes. A coloured splash back is a great way to inject colour and personality into your kitchen, especially if you shy away from coloured units. Equally so, a coloured glass worktop can add drama to any kitchen design. Of course walls are also an ideal canvas for adding colour and easy to change with the next colour trend. Yes there will be others.

Pantone Cayenne, Radiant Orchid, Celosia Orange and Dazzling Blue hit the spot for a bold, dramatic injection of colour.

If you’re partial to making a big statement, then kitchen units come in a myriad of striking colours. Red, black, pink, aubergine...pick a colour and it probably exists.

So if you’re in the market for a new kitchen, why not embrace your colourful side and let us add drama to your kitchen design? Give us a call on 01608 690 870 and we’ll be happy to broaden your colour spectrum.