Written by Hugh Metcalf

7 colourful kitchen ideas for bold decorators

Would you be brave enough to choose colour for your new kitchen cabinetry? Take a look at these vibrant kitchens for a spectrum of inspiration

kitchen island and brick wall painted in farrow and ball natural history museum colours - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Farrow & Ball

When it comes to planning a new kitchen, we’ve always been told to choose something ‘safe’ to ensure that our homes keep their re-sale appeal for when it’s time to move house. But with more homeowners than ever choosing to improve their existing homes rather than relocate, there’s a growing wave of colour confidence that is now extending into the kitchen.

In our chat with Sophie Robinson, the interior designer and stylist explained why she wants people to be bolder with colour in their homes. “I’m always championing people making bolder more confident choices in their homes and once you are confident in what you like you can make more considered purchases that you won’t just throw out because the ’trend’ has passed,” she explains.

If you’re colour curious, we’ve curated a rainbow of our favourite kitchen ranges and real spaces to help you find your way and inspire a colourful kitchen makeover.


deep red kitchen with dining table scheme and kitchen sink - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Wren Kitchens

Bright red may be jarring in a relaxing family kitchen, but this Aubergine colour from Wren Kitchens Infinity Plus Shaker range creates a cosy, warm and inviting atmosphere.


harvey jones shaker style kitchen with orange larder pantry - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Harvey Jones

The bold orange larder in this otherwise simple white Shaker kitchen from Harvey Jones proves that a little splash of colour really can go a long way.


Plain English panel kitchen in yellow with off white island - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: British Standard

The mixture of simple inframe kitchen cabinetry with butt and bead panelling makes a perfect backdrop for the two tone colour choice in this British Standard kitchen.


Devol Rectory shaker style kitchen in green with open shelving - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: deVOL

This dreamy dark green kitchen from deVOL may not be the most saturated of colours, but teamed with a lighter green wall paint and plenty of potted plants, it really comes to life.


burbidge otto kitchen in a bespoke teal and concrete finish - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Burbidge 

Dark blue is a common choice for modern kitchens and you won’t have to look far to find a lot of beautiful examples that will convince you a blue kitchen is the way forward. This teal design from Burbidge packs a little more punch than the standard midnight shade, and we love how it has been tied in with simple matching accessories.


Masterclass kitchens hardwick range in wisteria mulberry purple with island - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Masterclass Kitchens

Representing indigo and violet in our rainbow of kitchens, purple may seem like a brave colour to choose from, but this kitchen by Masterclass shows it can be a charming alternative to blue when teamed with neutrals and country-style wooden finishes.


pink kitchen by good homes at ideal home show roomsets spring 2019 - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Jenny Macfarlane for Good Homes

Okay, it may not be in the rainbow, but we can’t let you go without a good pink kitchen. You may remember this bold kitchen marrying together trendy blush pink and Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019 Living Coral from the Good Homes roomsets at the Spring Ideal Home Show this year. Fancy trying to recreate this kitchen for yourself?


Think you’ve mustered the courage for a colourful kitchen makeover? Tweet us @goodhomesmag or post a comment on our Facebook page. Or, tag us in your own colourful kitchen photos on Instagram, using the hashtag #ThisGoodHome.



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