WOW FACTOR: Two Tone
Image: Andrew Boyd
All-white kitchens are so last season: the latest look for the busiest room in your home is a subtle mix of colours from the same palette – such as dove grey, concrete and blue – used on both wall and base units. Laura Ashley’s elegant kitchen combines gorgeous pale-grey wall cabinets with anthracite-coloured base units for an updated, modern-country feel. Country-style tongue-and-groove panelling in a dramatic jewel shade gives the surrounding wall a stunning point of interest, with a classic pegboard rail finishing the look. Bring in a smart range cooker, large clear glass pendants, warm wood flooring and a patterned splashback behind the oven for a room that oozes sophistication. Accessorise with natural details and black, interspersed with metallic hints to create a scheme that will stand the test of time.
Tongue-and-groove Georgian panelling, £14.50 per 600x800mm sheet, The English Panelling Company. Panelling primed in Aquaflow primer and finished in Aquaflow satin, both £16.99 per 750ml, Bunnings. Panelling painted in teal Solo One Coat emulsion, £20 per 2.5ltr, Crown. Floor in Parlor Wood Effect Spruce Beech tiles, £26.95 per sqm, Walls and Floors. Bi-fold doors from £1,200 per sash, Origin and 1st Folding Sliding Doors. Mr Jones splashback, £248, by Laura Ashley at British Ceramic Tile.
Tocca Granite roman blind, £106.70, Blinds 2 Go.
Harwood kitchen, from £12,000, Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection. Ash full stave worktop, from £240, Worktop Express. Fisher & Paykel OR90L7DBGFX1 90cm dual-fuel range cooker, £1,299.99; Fisher & Paykel HC90BCXB2 90cm cookerhood, £549.99, both Cooks & Company. Tall Clockhouse stools, £125 each, Garden Trading.
Eva glass pendants, £120 each, Laura Ashley.
On island: Selection of Canvas Range crockery, from £25; Halo oil bottle, £20, all Denby. Jono smart milk jug, £25; handcrafted walnut pinch pots, £50 each; Breakfast Express train toast rack, £50, all Such & Such. Citrus Grove candle, from a selection at Landon Tyler. Square mango wood chopping board, £39, Design Vintage. Glass Egg Cups, £2.99 each; cutlery set, £27.99, all Dunelm.
On worktop: Mr & Mrs Teapot, £95; Jono Water Jug, £75; all Such & Such. Secret Garden clip-top jar, £7; Elements set of three stacking canisters, £20; olive wood servers, £8; Cole & Mason Chester salt and pepper gift set, £27; bamboo salad servers, £5.50; small glass storage jar with cork lid, £5.99; Elements chopping board, £10, all Dunelm. Novandig black bowl, £10; Rundlig bamboo white serving bowl, £8, all Ikea. Spaghetti jar, £18, Debenhams. KMIX Kitchen Machine KMX50GBK, £429.98, Kenwood. Selection of porcelain spoons, from £12.50 each, Holly’s House. Circle container with ash handle, £42, LSA International. Ceramic face vases, £26 each, Rose & Grey. Reed diffuser, £12; hand wash and lotion set, £10, both Landon Tyler. Grey kitchen scales, £50, Cox & Cox. Set of three Lisette tea towels, £9, Laura Ashley.
On hob: La Cafetiere silver stove top coffee maker, £24.99, Dunelm. Senior casserole dish, £30; Vattentat stainless steel kettle, £15; Senior frying pan, £30, all Ikea.
In wall cabinets: Glasses from a selection, from £1, Ikea. Cups and saucers, mugs and teapot, from a selection at Denby. Other mugs and plates from a selection at LSA International and Cox and Cox. Set of four Folk eggs cups, £12.50, Cox and Cox. Oven dish, £9.95, Ikea.
In larder: Accessories from a selection at Dunelm, Ikea, Such & Such and Laura Ashley.
1st Folding Sliding Doors www.1stslidingfoldingdoors.co.uk 020 8997 2448
Blinds 2 Go www.blinds-2go.co.uk tel 0800 862 0464
British Ceramic Tile www.britishceramictile.com 0845 055 1275
Bunnings Warehouse www.bunnings.co.uk
Cooks & Company www.cooksandcompany.co.uk 01636 593910
Cox & Cox www.coxandcox.co.uk 0844 858 0744
Crown Paints www.crownpaints.co.uk 0330 024 0281
Debenhams www.debenhams.com 0344 800 8877
Design Vintage www.designvintage.co.uk 01273 558675
DK Books www.dk.com 020 3176 2939
Fisher & Paykel www.fisherpaykel.com/uk 0800 088 6605
Holly’s House www.hollys-house.com 01730 266 927
Kenwood www.kenwoodworld.co.uk 023 9239 2111
Landon Tyler www.landontyler.com
Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection www.hehku.co.uk 0800 542 5000
Laura Ashley www.lauraashley.com
LSA International www.lsa-international.com
Origin www.origin-global.com 0808 168 5816
Such & Such www.suchandsuch.co 020 366 53452
The English Panelling Company www.theenglishpanellingcompany.co.uk 01453 731305
Walls and Floors www.wallsandfloors.co.uk 01536 314730
Worktop Express www.worktop-express.co.uk, 0345 222 2644
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