Our new kitchen is taking shape this week as we have the builders in full flow, demolishing the old set up, correcting things like the electrics and plumbing, all ready for boarding and plastering next week - this is SO exciting! At last we can actually start to think about the final look. With fittings arriving daily such as today's offerings of the sink and mixer tap, our vision is slowly becoming a reality.
Thinking forward to colour schemes in the kitchen, so far it's very neutral, with pale grey units going in, a white stone effect work top and white gloss tiles. We want all the big stuff to be clean and modern but without having anything that we may want to change in a year or two. Anything with a dominant colour we are leaving to things like feature walls, furniture and wall art so that it can easily be changed if we go off it any time, meaning we can change the look of the kitchen to fit our tastes without touching the main kitchen fixtures.
Our floor is a warm reclaimed timber look, so we're hoping this will tie the modern kitchen in with our more industrial style table, chairs and other small furniture. We'd love a feature wall of some kind, but for starters we are thinking about having a dominant colour perhaps on one wall, highlighted with a few accessories or soft furnishings such as our accent chair and rug. We will also be having blinds put up at some point which may reflect the colour scheme, so we need to be careful with our choices.
Here's my preferred colour palette so far for the kitchen/utility room and conservatory areas;
I think we will have a lot of crisp white walls, with some pale grey on walls away from the grey units and one or two contrasting feature walls with the blues, charcoals or yellows. We will also be having things like potted cacti in the room to add another bit of colour, so I think these colours would work well with plants without over doing the colour. As much as I adore mustard, I think it may be a bit much for a feature wall, but we will have to see how we feel when it's all ready.
You'll have to watch this space to see what we choose in the end, I'm hoping it won't be long and I'll be able to share the finished result! All I know is that I want it to be so different to the old kitchen in every way, that it won't even be recognisable as the same space and that's just how it's starting to look. Fingers crossed for no issues next week.
What colours are in your kitchen?