Dark Tones for the Kitchen

Dark interiors dont just have to be for your living room or bedrooms, you can add them to your kitchen too! Decorating your kitchen with dark tones can be a daunting task and maybe a bit extreme but it doesn’t need to be. Dare to be different and bold.

By having a dark and dramatic colour scheme in your kitchen will not only make it cosy and comforting it will also become a conversational aspect and stand out from other plain white kitchens. The kitchen is usually the heart of the home, so make it a welcoming space that you and your family want to be in and a great place to entertain. Before you go and choose your dark colours, have a think about what contrasting colours work with the dark and how to create a statement. Do you want to keep it completely dark or do you want to mix it up with other colours? Consider everything from the appliances to the worktops and flooring.

By adding a pop of colour or a lighter tone will not only magnify the warmer tones but will also create a main focal point of the kitchen. If you have a larger kitchen you could add a different colour to the island and even the smaller details such as the taps and cabinet handles. Colours such as rose gold, yellows, brass and copper will work well in bringing some shine and contrast into the space. Another way to add some contrasting light is to get creative with the lighting. By adding a strip of light under the cabinets and benches draws your eyes to somewhere you wouldn’t normally notice and lights up the space in a unique way.

Some dark kitchens can be a bit too dark and “cave-like” so one way to keep it light and spacious is to have open cabinets and shelving. This lets the space breathe and it is also a great way of displaying some unique ceramics, glassware or even some cookbooks. Also, add glossy mirrored tiles or appliances to reflect the light and brighten up the space. Remember dark kitchens don’t need to be dim and gloomy.

Create a stylish feature wall by adding some texture to your tile pattern or even the flooring for a more striking and interesting feature, which will break up the usual straight up and down lines. You can also accomplish an alternative look with different shaped tiles such as hexagons.

Remember to add your own personality to your kitchen. If you like to cook or bake, show that with cookbooks or you can even keep your mixer on display. But remember to match it to the rest of your kitchen. You could even add some fun by adding a blackboard to one of the walls with different sayings on it or the weeks' dinner menu.

There are endless ideas to creating the perfect dark and stylish kitchen, all you need to do is find a style that suits you and your home and do it! Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and dare to be different. And Plantation Shutters also supply wonderful dark colours and stains for their shutters to add to your new kitchen style.  We are still the best at saving you that precious space around your home and adding to your new interior style, get in touch today. Browse our many options or style in our shutter gallery, or call us on 020 8871 9222 or email one of a friendly team today.

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