We’re currently nearing the end of an epic kitchen renovation. As well as doing all the work ourselves we’ve had to revamp the kitchen we currently have, which means the whole project’s been done for less than £300. Working with Ronseal to test their kitchen paint range has been really fun and I’m excited to reveal the final Before and After makeover results. However, our kitchen although light, bright and welcoming (finally) is currently lacking a certain something…. COLOUR. So I thought I’d put together a little post about kitchen colour and how to add it to a plain white kitchen.
Here are some ideas…
1. PLANT LIFE
Whether it’s a simple vase of fresh flowers (like in the image by Loaf at the top of this post), some green house plants or even a faux cacti, plants are a great way to add colour to any room – including the kitchen. It’s easy to think of the kitchen as a “different” room that should be free of decorative touches like house plants or flowers, especially if it’s not the same room you eat in. But it shouldn’t. Flowers and a plants are an incredibly easy and cheap way to bring some colour to an all white or monochrome kitchen scheme.
Got a casserole dish you love so much it’s too cute to keep in the cupboard? Then don’t. Show off your bright cookware loud and proud by leaving a casserole dish on the hob (even when not in use) or stacking your colourful serving bowls on the side in plain view.
Lighting in a kitchen is slightly different from other rooms in the house. It needs to be functional, due to the nature of what the room’s used for. Too dark and you risk losing a finger when you’re whipping up that salad, but too bright and your kitchen could feel cold and sterile – especially if you’ve gone for a plain white scheme as we have.
There are lots of brilliantly bright pendant lights around that will add a big hit of colour to your room (I’ve included some of my favourites in the shoppable Roost edit at the end of this post). I’m also a sucker for a lightbox, which is a fun way to add a soft glow to a room as well as a healthy dash of personality.
We have a few prints dotted around our kitchen and they really help to lift the room, giving it a unique feel and injecting some much-needed colour. It’s easy to forget to add art when you come to the kitchen, especially if it’s a fairly small space. But if you have a bit of blank wall space then a vibrant framed poster or print is a fantastic way to make the kitchen feel cosy, warm and happy.
Here are some of my favourite colourful kitchen picks straight from the Roost shop. As ever, you can buy any of these direct from this post.