Choosing a colour scheme to revamp your kitchen

The colours you select for your home set the tone for your space. They reflect your personal style and create an atmosphere that complements your personality. In this blog post, we explore the colours best suited for every kind of kitchen, with an eye on practical considerations, the latest trends and decorating tips and tricks for those area prone to grease or splashing.

Revamping your kitchen can breathe new life into your home and elevate your cooking experience. One of the most impactful ways to transform your kitchen is through a carefully chosen colour scheme. Selecting the right colours can make a world of difference. Let’s dive in!


When choosing a colour scheme for your kitchen, it’s essential to consider the practical aspects of the space. Kitchens tend to be high-traffic areas prone to spills, splatters, and heat. For small kitchens, where cooking generates a lot of warmth, it’s wise to opt for light and cool colours. Light shades like pastels, whites, and creams can help create a visually cooler atmosphere.

On the other hand, cool kitchens that lack natural light may benefit from warmer colours. Shades of yellow, orange, and red can add warmth and brightness to these spaces, making them feel more inviting. Additionally, busy kitchens with lots of activity may benefit from colours that can hide stains or fingerprints. Consider mid-toned or textured colours as these are better at camouflaging wear and tear.

Trendy vs classic

Staying up-to-date with the latest trends can help give your kitchen a modern and stylish look. In recent years, earthy tones like muted greens, soft blues and warm neutrals have gained popularity. These colours create a calming and organic ambiance, bringing a touch of nature indoors. Alternatively, if you prefer a timeless and classic look, you can never go wrong with a monotone black and white colour scheme. The combination of these two contrasting hues exudes elegance and sophistication. You can add pops of colour through accessories and decor to personalise the space while maintaining a classic aesthetic.

Decorating tips

Drawing inspiration from famous kitchens can provide insights into successful colour schemes. For example, the kitchen in Julia Child‘s home showcased a vibrant blue and green colour palette, reflecting her lively personality and love for cooking. Similarly, Martha Stewart’s kitchen featured a warm and inviting combination of greige – a mashup of grey and beige, plus her signature creams, soft yellows, and light greens. If you love mixing strong colours and eclectic patterns, you’ll love Sophie Robinson’s recent kitchen transformation. There is a plethora of influencers, celebs and chefs on social media sharing personal tips; enjoy the surfing!

Hygiene first

When it comes to decorating tips for those areas prone to grease and splashes, it’s crucial to choose durable and easy-to-clean materials. Opt for paint finishes that are moisture-resistant and can withstand regular cleaning. Semi-gloss or satin finishes work well in these areas, as they repel moisture and are easier to wipe down.

Furthermore, splashbacks are practical but also offer an opportunity to introduce colour and texture. Tiles are a popular choice behind hobs and sink as they are resistant to heat and water. Consider mosaic tiles or glass subway tiles for added visual interest and easy maintenance, but also look at new options including painted glass, toughened mirrors and metallic sheets for a bold statement look.

In conclusion, revamping your kitchen with a carefully selected colour scheme can transform the space into a welcoming and functional area. By considering the practical aspects of your kitchen and staying true to your own style you can create the home you want. Remember to choose colours that suit your personal style while also being mindful of the challenges specific to certain areas. With the right colours in place, your kitchen will become a delightful hub for culinary creativity and gatherings with loved ones (or simply a sanctuary just for you!).

If you are still seeking advice for your own kitchen, give us a bell. Our friendly team at Brush Strokes Decorating would love to help you transform your ideas onto your walls. Give us a call on 020 8468 1512 or send us an email at

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