Written by Jennifer Turner

5 calming colour ideas to create a relaxed kitchen scheme

Make your home relaxing with the latest soothing colours


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Warming greys

Over recent years there has been a shift from cool, crisp greys to softer, warmer grey shades. This move is due to the rise in open plan living, and homeowners wanting their kitchen to flow from kitchen to living area seamlessly.

Warming colours are more prevalent in living areas, as this is where you want to relax and feel calm. Consider the colour scheme around your home and how these hues in your kitchen will complement the rest of your home.

Calming blues

Blue kitchens are an interior design phenomenon, but it’s not all about dark, rich blues. More homeowners are opting for warm pastel shades of blue to complete their kitchen look. Masterclass Kitchen’s calming blue shade, Coastal Mist works when mixed with other colours with a similar vibe, or as a standalone scheme in your kitchen.

kitchen and dining area with blue units, white walls and pitched roof

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Warming woods

To enhance a calming colour scheme, incorporate another one of the biggest kitchen style trends of 2021 – warming wood textures. The natural grains complement hushed colour tones to create a space that oozes style and makes you feel relaxed.

You can incorporate wood textures as an accent in your kitchen doors, worktops, handle rails or your open shelving – this versatile style will work in any kitchen setting.

modern fitted kitchen in pale colours, dining table and chairs

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Pastel pinks

Pink is sometimes regarded as a feminine colour, which discourages some homeowners from using it. However, this way of thinking needs to change; soft, warming pinks are an excellent accent that seamlessly integrates your kitchen and living areas. Autumn Blush mixes pink and grey tones to create a gentle, soothing colour that works in both modern and classic kitchens.

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Contrasting calming colours

Contrast calming kitchen colours with dark, rich accents. Masterclass Kitchen’s luxurious shades Oxford Blue and Hunter Green perfectly complement warm grey shades like Farringdon Grey and Highland Stone to conjure a space that oozes sophistication. A popular place to add dark accents is in the kitchen island or a kitchen feature you want to highlight.

kitchen with blue dresser, seating corner and stone tile floor

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Masterclass Kitchens have a wide selection of colours and finishes you can mix and match to suit your interior style. Visit them online to discover more.