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How to bring colour into your kitchen

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Surely more than one of us has forgotten to throw saffron into one of our biryanis. If this is you, you may have gained some appreciation for what a little colour can do. This logic can also apply to your kitchen; the very same place you ruined that biryani! So, with this in mind, we’re going to take you through a world of ideas for adding a little colour to your kitchen and hopefully give you the appetite you need to do a redesign.

1. Counter tops

 Kitchen by homify

Pimp the Kitchen


The first way we can give colour to a kitchen is with a colourful counter top . In wood, this worktop’s coloured stripes seduce us not only for their texture, but also for colour - or rather its many colours! Not falling short, the wall is also painted red, creating a warm and eclectic space that anyone would feel welcome in.


We continue with counter tops, but this time we present a more discreet design. Coloured mint green and combined with wood, this kitchen island becomes the heart of it. Making your counter top into the essential part of the living area is a nice way to bring people together and situate certain festivities too; 2 birds, 1 stone!


Then there is this, for the bold, for those who are not afraid of bright colours, for those who want their kitchen to stand out! There can be no question of how colour is the most vital element of this kitchen design.

2. Lighting

In line with modern kitchens, we have this. In a space of blacks and whites, lines, minimalist and contemporary finishes, it is not necessary a must to throw in colour every time. Hence, why it has been done ever so gently through feature lighting. What do you think? Not so bad eh?


Here still focusing on lighting, but with a different take. A pattern internally lighted through a translucent wall, creating light and colour, helps this kitchen become fairly seductive. No more dinner under candlelight, dinner can now be under the light of the wall. 

3. Walls

No matter what people say, the ceramic tile will always have a place in the kitchen. Easy to clean, water resistant and durable, tiling has always been used for a good reason. However, if we chose this material to line the walls of our kitchens, we don’t have to give up a modern design. The Spanish company Equipe shows us exactly that, with this kitchen in greys and whites.  

4. Floors

 Kitchen by Equipe Ceramicas
Equipe Ceramicas

Caprice Black, Provence, Corner/Border Provence 20x20

Equipe Ceramicas

We continue with a ceramic mosaic, but this time on a different dimension: the 3rd. If we have a kitchen in neutral tones and want to incorporate a feature, the floor can be a good place to start. Hydraulic tiles and ceramics can create the most beautiful elements of our kitchens—we just need a little imagination and to combine those colours! 

5. Furniture

Finally, if we want to make a big investment or simply do not want to get into a pig project, a cheaper and quicker solution is colourful furniture! Table, stools, tablecloths or household goods: everything can colour our kitchen. 

For more kitchen ideas, take a look at the following articles:

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Creative kitchen ideas

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Do you employ a lot of colour in your kitchen? Tell us about it in the comments below. 
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