Kitchen colour trends for 2023Rebecca Hinshelwood
If you are planning a new kitchen for 2023, one of the key choices to make is the colour scheme. And it’s important to make this decision as early in the design process as possible.
The colour of your kitchen has an enormous impact on the look and feel of the whole room. So you need to think carefully about both the style and the ambience you want to have in your new kitchen, then decide on the best colours to help make that happen.
How to choose the best colour(s) for your kitchen
There are various factors that you need to take into consideration when choosing the best colour(s) for your kitchen. Obviously you need to choose colours that you like and will enjoy having around you. But you also need to think about other relevant factors. For example:
● The size of your kitchen. If your kitchen is very small, you may want to stick to pale neutral colours as these can help to reflect light around the room and create a spacious and airy feel.
● The amount of natural light in the room. This can affect the way colours appear, for example, strong sunlight can bleach out colour, whereas paler natural light has a cooler, bluer hue. The colours you choose will need to be able to balance out these effects.
● The planned use of your kitchen. Are you intending to use your kitchen just for food preparation, or also as an area for dining, entertaining, or working from home? Your chosen colours need to reflect the purpose of the room: you may even want to have different colours for different zones in your kitchen.
● How long do you plan to stay in your home? If you are currently viewing it as your forever home, then it is completely up to you how you style your kitchen. But if there is a possibility that you may decide to sell within the next couple of years or so, it may be wiser to play safe and stick with something neutral and more universally appealing.
Six kitchen colour trends for 2023
However, as well as all the above factors, you may want to check out the latest kitchen colour trends before making your final decisions on colour. Whilst you don’t want to follow the crowd, it can also inspire some fresh ideas to find out what is currently trending. So we’ve been doing a bit of research and have come up with the following six kitchen colour trends that we predict will be big in 2023.
White is a consistently popular colour for kitchens, and this trend shows no signs of changing in 2023. A gleaming white kitchen is a joy to behold, and brings a sense of spaciousness to any size of kitchen. With a white kitchen, less is more, and the resulting minimalist feel will bring style and energy to the heart of your home.
A trend that continues to grow is the black kitchen. Black brings a touch of both luxury and sophistication to your kitchen. Whether you want the dramatic effect of most of your kitchen being black or perhaps just want to use it as a feature for some elements of your kitchen – for example, black stone worktops – you will be delighted with the results.
● Earthy tones
Many people want to bring a touch of nature into the kitchen, and choosing an earthy tone can bring a sense of peace and calm into your kitchen. Whether you choose a dark shade such as terracotta or deep green, or go for something paler such as cream, a natural, neutral shade can transform your kitchen into the oasis you deserve.
We have already mentioned deep green in the context of earthy tones, but all shades of green are popular kitchen colours at the moment. Soothing shades such as sage green can bring a country feel to your kitchen, whilst stronger greens such as forest or olive can create a dramatic yet warm effect in your kitchen.
Blue is another on-trend kitchen colour and, just like greens, there is a vast range to choose from. If you are looking for a darker shade with impact, consider a deep inky blue. Paired with pale stone worktops this is a stunning combination. Other options to consider are a greeny blue such as sapphire or teal, or light blues if you want to create a coastal effect in your kitchen.
- Dusky pink
Pink is a rising trend in kitchen colours, particularly a rich dusky pink. It can look surprisingly sophisticated and bring real warmth to the room. If you can’t visualise a completely pink kitchen, why not consider using pink to highlight one element in your kitchen, such as one wall or perhaps a kitchen island?
How to use colour in your kitchen
As well as choosing the best colour combination for your kitchen, you can also be creative about the way you use those colours. As well as your kitchen cabinets, you also have walls, splashback, floor, ceiling and woodwork to think about.
And also give careful consideration to the colour of your worktops as they are vital in pulling every aspect of your kitchen together. At Zen Stone we have a stunning range of kitchen worktops in many different colours and finishes. You are bound to find the perfect style for your kitchen.
Coordinating all these elements of your kitchen presents an ideal opportunity to mix and match your colours in the way that is best for your kitchen.
You may also want to add texture and depth to your kitchen by using wallpaper for either a feature wall or as background to open wall shelving. This provides another way to include a colour that you really like but perhaps would not work for other elements of your kitchen.
We hope that this article has given you some ideas and inspiration on how to choose and use colour in your kitchen. For further help, why not drop into Zen Stone’s Chobham showroom to see some examples of kitchen worktops in a range of stones and colours, and start making your dream kitchen a reality…