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7 Great Ideas For Creating A Colourful Kitchen

One of the biggest discussion points between companies who specialise in kitchen renovations and the homeowners who have hired them to design a kitchen is colour. For some, having their kitchen all white is what they choose to do, and there is nothing wrong with that if that is the kitchen that they want. Others, at the other end of the scale, want as much colour and as much variety of colour as possible. Again, if that is what pleases them, then so be it.

What most kitchen renovation companies normally find are homeowners somewhere between those two points of view. In other words, there is a desire for the kitchen to have some degree of colour, but it does not need to have every colour of the rainbow in it to satisfy the homeowner’s wishes.

What many people considering their new kitchen design struggle with is how they can add the colour they want. Obviously, there is the decor such as the wallpaper and paint, but beyond these, are there other options to add colours to your kitchen? The answer is absolutely, and better than that, we are going to highlight seven of them right now.


Backsplashes have the practical use of preventing walls and wallpaper from being stained due to splashes from cookers and sinks. Beyond that, they provide an excellent way to add colour to your kitchen. Your backsplashes can be as large or as small as you wish, plus you are limited only by your imagination as to what shapes, designs, and colours you use within a backsplash, especially if it is created from individual, small, square tiles.

Natural Materials

A wrong assumption is often made when people think colour can only be added by using man-made materials. However, if you think about the infinite colours which appear in nature, you will understand this is not so. By having your renovated kitchen created using natural materials for cabinets, tables, chairs, worktops, and trims, you will have a kitchen that has a vast array of colours, shades, hues, and tones.

Use Open Shelving

Adding some open shelving, cabinets with no doors, or open corner shelves, means that what is being stored in or on them can be seen. Many of those items will be jars or containers of herbs, spices, sauces, rice, and pickled foods, so think of all the different colours that will be on display.


Lighting in your kitchen renovation provides you with a lot of opportunities to add more colour to your new kitchen. There is the obvious such as the light fittings themselves which include light shades. In addition, with modern LED technology, you can have lighting that can be set for different colours, hues, and light temperatures such as warm light which will be yellow/orange and cold light which will be white/blue.

Rugs, Blinds, And Curtains

Although they might not be given as much thought as cabinets or worktops, rugs, blinds, and curtains provide excellent opportunities to add colour to a kitchen. One huge benefit of all three is that the choices you have from both offline stores and online websites are huge so you will not lack options.

Multi-Coloured Appliances And Kitchen Gadgets

Larger kitchen appliances are often referred to as ‘white goods’, and whilst white is still the most common colour, you now have other colour options from many manufacturers. In addition, the smaller gadgets you might wish to add to your new kitchen, including kettle, blender, toaster, or coffee maker, are made in numerous colours.

Ornaments And Accessories

For the finishing touches to your kitchen, to add some aesthetic beauty, and we dare say, some individuality, you have an almost unlimited choice of ornaments and small accessories. Better still, the unlimited choice should extend to the colour of these items.