Fool proof colour schemes for your kitchen

From charcoal and navy to putty and pale pink, choosing a colour scheme for your bespoke kitchen can be one of the most exciting elements of the design process. You might have a gut feeling for hues that you adore. But perhaps you don’t. These days the most successful bespoke kitchens use a mix of shades and materials to add depth, character and reflect your style. If this sounds daunting, help is at hand. Our team at Roundhouse Kitchens can guide you through every step of the bespoke design process including advice on colour. Be inspired by some of our favourite colour schemes for your own luxurious kitchen design.

Forest green and crisp white

Green remains a top colour for upmarket kitchen designs. It’s a vast palette that spans rich emerald to pale sage and olive, but with a tranquil, nature-connected mood. Classic greens will stand the test of time too – a priority for bespoke designer kitchens. Pairing forest green doors with crisp white walls and a marble kitchen island is a smart choice. The pale surfaces lift the dark paintwork and help reflect light around the space. Elevate the look with pure white crockery for a polished yet inviting bespoke kitchen design.

Blush pink and earthy tones

Our love for pink isn’t going anywhere. In fact, Dulux has just named its Colour of the Year for 2024 as ‘Sweet Embrace’, a calm and comforting blush. Luxury contemporary kitchens look effortlessly chic in a subtle pink bloom. The key is to pick a warm pink that isn’t too sickly-sweet – think blush, blossom or ballet slipper. Then, ground with an earthy palette. In this kitchen design, the charcoal, brass and oak accents frame the delicate plaster pink cabinets for an edgier look. The modern kitchen island with seating completes the streamlined vibe.

Deep blue and soft grey

You can’t go wrong with classic navy blue in a luxury kitchen design. But choose your blues wisely. Anything too bright or too primary can look dated. We adore the deep blue/black cabinets in this beautiful bespoke kitchen. The steely, grey undertone gives it a modern silhouette and balances well with the pebble coloured panelling. Steer clear of too much white and stick to tonal hues for a more considered palette. It’s a sophisticated look that’s offset by the marble kitchen island and warm timber breakfast bar. Head over to Farrow & Ball where you’ll find some of the best dark blues: Railings, Wine Dark and Stiffkey Blue.

Putty and soft white

There’s always a place for neutrals in bespoke designer kitchens. A smart blend of pale cream, sand, stone and buff is relaxed, chic and versatile for every kitchen size and style. Using a similar family of neutrals in your home – from entrance to luxury kitchen design – will create an effortlessly coherent look too. We adore Little Greene’s vast collection of neutrals – from warm Travertine to grey-based Rolling Fog and pink tinted Mushroom. This luxurious kitchen design demonstrates the power of neutrals that will never let you down.

Pale blue and silver

It goes without saying that we love the trend for warm metallics, say a copper kitchen or modern brass taps. But there is still something oh so cool and classy about silvery tones. In shiny chrome and steel, here the contemporary kitchen lighting and built-in appliances offer a sick highlight to the whispery blue cupboards. Crisp black accents and a neutral tiled floor add up to the perfect blend of sharp good looks and composed colour. Let Roundhouse experts create a bespoke kitchen design you’ll love for years

How do I choose a kitchen colour scheme?

First look at your space. Consider the size of the room, how much natural it gets and whether it’s open to other areas of the home. Then try to look beyond passing trends and instead decide on a colour you’ll want to live with for the long haul. Remember, a bespoke kitchen design isn’t just about the cabinets. If you’d prefer to stay safe with neutral doors, why not play around with worktop and flooring ideas instead. For an easy hit of colour, try painting a wall – it’s a design detail that can be simply refreshed if you change your mind. 

Our expert kitchen designers can help you make the best choices for your Roundhouse bespoke kitchen, furniture or wardrobes. Visit any of our seven Roundhouse showroomsWigmore St, ClaphamFulhamRichmondCambridgeGuildford Cheltenham and get planning!