New ways with a neutral kitchen

From pristine white to shades of putty, buttermilk, camel and stone, a neutral colour palette is a classic, design triumph for all luxury designer kitchens. Far from dull, the vanilla aesthetic is a hot trend for 2023 interiors, with its focus on quiet luxury and cosy minimalism. We show you how to harness this timeless and sophisticated mood with a bespoke kitchen design from Roundhouse. Elevated neutrals, we adore you.

Surface Matters

Embrace the lighter style by pairing a simple, neutral kitchen design with luxurious stone worktops and splashbacks. This marble top island injects another design accent to the bespoke kitchen, thanks to the warm yet striking monochrome veining and natural pattern. With a huge range of marbles and stones available through Roundhouse, you’ll be spoilt for choice with ways to personalise your luxury contemporary kitchen. Highlight neutral cabinetry with a green, grey or earthy brown stones to create a refined and restful space, poised to become the hub of the home. A bespoke kitchen design you will love for years to come.

Think Pink

Neutrals don’t necessarily need to be cream or white and shades of soft pink create an effortlessly calm backdrop for a modern luxury kitchen design. Think blush, pale rose and ballet slipper pink for a super modern way to nail the new neutrals. Here, a beautiful bespoke kitchen is made to measure with cupboard fronts in the softest pink hue, finished with a brushed gold trim. The contrasting large modern kitchen island, clad in rich timber, adds warmth and texture to the simple, handle-free doors. The result is a luxury kitchen room in a sophisticated blend of playful colours and mixed materials that sing against the charcoal walls.

Subtly accent an island unit

Kitchens with islands offer another design opportunity to play with the neutral palette. If you love barely-there hues that meld into the architecture of a room, but want to inject a little more colour, consider choosing a complementary shade on a custom kitchen island. Pick out a whispery grey, muted, sage green or a warm sand for a modern kitchen island with seating (as shown here). In smaller spaces without an island, try a different neutral on a row of base units or kitchen larder doors. Today’s neutral colour palette is vast and varied, so look at your beautiful bespoke kitchen as a whole, including worktops, flooring and how much natural light the room gets.

Harness pale woods as a base

Try using timber as a neutral in a luxury kitchen design. The natural hue, grain and texture add a classic warmth to the Roundhouse signature understated aesthetic. Pale, Scandinavian-style woods look striking on simple, slab-style bespoke cabinets offset with a chunky metal kitchen island and modern kitchen lighting. Or else, opt for a darker, exotic timber and pair with neutral paintwork and warm metals for a bespoke kitchen design. The takeaway message is clear: beautiful bespoke kitchens wrapped head to toe in neutrals are a classic starting point to future proof your interior for years to come.

Add a pop of bright colour

Take your neutral kitchen to the next level with an unexpected pop of bright colour. In this kitchen, accents of sunny yellow lighten up the pale kitchen design and complement the shiny gold pendant and mirrored splashback. This luxury marble top kitchen island with seating becomes the cosiest place to hang out with a mink upholstered bench and golden yellow accessories. The best part about this interiors trick, is that you can switch up the colours in your upmarket kitchen design if you fancy a change. Time to boldly go with emerald green, turquoise or tangerine…

Why are neutral kitchens a good choice?

From shades of taupe and beige to warm grey, limestone, muted green and even charcoal, neutral kitchens from Roundhouse offer sophisticated style and versatility. A neutral palette works in big and small bespoke kitchens in every style – from cool minimalism to a more eclectic mood. Neutrals can also be paired with interesting materials, stones and accent colours for a totally tailormade look.

Our expert kitchen designers can help you make the best choices for your Roundhouse bespoke kitchen or wardrobes. Visit any of our seven Roundhouse showrooms; Wigmore St, Clapham, Fulham, Richmond, Cambridge, Guildford & Cheltenham and get planning!