10 most featured kitchens colours around the world this year
For the longest time, kitchens have been predominantly designed with a white or wood finish. White has always been seen as the go-to colour kitchen colour, primarily because it’s a colour that never goes out of style and it brightens up any space.
Designers have also fancied wood finishes because of its classic look and warmth. These two kitchen colours have stood the test of time and seem to be here to stay. Yet in 2018, things have started to change. Homeowners are now looking at various peculiar palettes to help create an amazing kitchen transformation.
The greatest thing about kitchen designs and colour combinations is that it continues to change with time. In the past year, we have seen different colour trends ranging from distinct hues of green to much warmer tones. Let us now take a peek at the best emerging kitchen colour trends of 2018.
#10 Two-tone Colours
Normally, kitchen colours are created by combining two different contrast hues. You’ll find that dark cabinets are put alongside lighter countertops or vice versa. But we now see a trend where designers are selecting two tone colours for kitchen cabinetry to create striking new combinations that are visually appealing.
Usually, in a two-tone kitchen colour design, a strong neutral colour is combined with a striking earth-inspired tone. There are a lot of other lovely colour selections for two-tone cabinets though. The typical dark hues are charcoal greys, taupes and blacks. The warmer hues are terra cotta, greens and mustard yellow.
If you hadn’t already heard, the 1990’s are making a big comeback and the colours are coming back too. Blue-green in bold colour trends like teal, is a sumptuous and velvety option for the walls (and looks great with gold décor).
#8 Dark Blue
A lot of people find dark blue an unusual choice for kitchen interiors because blue has come to be associated with appetite suppression. But recently, we have seen navy blue kitchens are hitting the scene hard when it comes to kitchen colour. Navy kitchen cabinets blend well with all kitchens styles. Although not as versatile as the colours we have come to know such as white and grey, navy blue does very well in mixes with various colour schemes. Especially when evened out with a shade of grey.
#7 Pastel yellow
Bring the sunshine inside with this shade with pastels. This yellow is a buttery and chipper shade that works well as an accent colour on dining textiles, cabinets or slathered on the walls.
#6 Grey blue
Moody blues make us think of the seaside. When windswept and salt-stained exteriors call out to you, reflect that indoors by applying grey blue liberally to your preferred surface: the walls, ceiling and floor are all candidates. Gray has been dubbed the “new neutral” of the interior design space. Many homeowners have fallen in love with the chilled strength that grey introduces into spaces. With grey, you can also introduce splashes of different colours, warm or cool.
#5 Black and white
This monochromatic scheme is a long-time favourite of designers and homeowners. Its timeless charm adds a sense of sophistication in any kitchen, regardless of how it’s applied.
#4 Greyish green
Along with the sinks and rustic woods, the farmhouse kitchen trend remains and with it brings this approachable and homey shade of green. To complete the look, pair it with Wellingtons, tin pots of flowers and rough floorboards.
For those of us who love the neutral character of a black and white kitchen, but want to add character (and reduce the sterility), grey is an outstanding option. Deep hues are daring and add edginess. Pale grey is soft and inviting.
#2 Tinted white
Like a well-tailored suit, white kitchens will never go out of style. In 2016 however, it’s been updated with yellow tints to add mellow warmth and liveability.
#1 Petrol Green
This is another colour that is making its way into the 2018 trends. It is looking very definite that the biggest trends for 2018 will be heavily influenced by nature. Petrol green is inspired by plants and trees and it is very refreshing to see in kitchens. Some other hues of nature green that have started gaining popularity are moss green, sage green and hunter green.
Need more inspiration? Check out our list of inspirational Design Ideas for even more color scheme options and handy tips to spruce up your kitchen.