We're sure you've heard the design phrase
form follows function. As we do tend to stand behind that belief here at homify, we also believe that functional spaces shouldn't be pushed to the side as simply that. Kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms tend to be left to their own devices when it comes to interior design and we're trying to recapture and beautify these spaces in every way we can. Applying proper colour to your kitchen, whether by means of wall colour or coloured appliances is one the greatest ways to improve your space and make it healthier, brighter and a more enjoyable space to spend time in.
For more kitchen inspiration check out what the homify writers and designers have to say about everything from kitchen design to organisation and colour schemes!
Slate gray and blues are a great colour combination and especially when paired with stainless steel appliances and white pendant lights, the preppy look comes together.
When working with wood worktops or shelving, neutrals can create a rustic environment that's also minimalist and modern!
White backsplash and countertops? Go to the cabinets and add a touch of colour.
Yes, most assume that colours means wall and cabinet colours—but don't forget to bring the outdoors into your home by means of fresh bouquets and potted herbs!
Black and white is a classic design scheme for a reason—it's refreshing, modern and clean. Interior designers swear by monochromatic palettes.
In a home with a heavy use of wood (which is fantastic)—stainless steel and concrete are your best bets for a modern look.
Stick to one, solid bold colour if you're looking to make your kitchen pop! With the addition of Mediterranean-style tiles, this kitchen looks like something out of a magazine.
Pair this beautiful colour with white or wooden cabinets and worktops for a Hamptons-style preppy home.
For those looking for a modern, masculine space - dark colours are great when paired with stainless steel accessories. Also, the abundance of natural light in this apartment balances the dark colour scheme.
When everything else seems simple and modern in your kitchen, add some texture and pattern with a natural stone backsplash/wall and patterned tile.
Light, minimalist and slightly youthful, Scandinavian colours tend to be solid pastels—anything light and neutral to make the space bright and open.
Who said blue is the colour of sadness? Not here! By using three corresponding shades of perfect blues, this kitchen has been transformed into a non-traditional space.
Sleek, minimalist and functional. This kitchen is hygienic and organised to perfection!
What a homey and cosy feel this kitchen emanates with copper utensils and accessories paired with rustic wood.
Don't assume that coloured kitchens only refers to the wall colour—you can simply add a pop of colour with the retro-style appliances as well!
Match your tiles with the bold colour of your wall for a matching and electric effect.
You can mix more than one pattern together, when done right. This is a perfect inspiration of what
Most wouldn't consider a light green or pastel as a great colour for cabinetry—but this proves otherwise.
This perfect, golden yellow makes you feel as though you're in room filled with 24k gold, or an upper scale restaurant or wine cellar. It's also great combined with rustic wood accessories and worktops.
Youthful, vibrant and fun—anything goes with white and especially when paired with yellow it makes for a happy and healthy space.
Don't forget, when renovating any space of your home, remember that colour can truly enhance the appearance and size of your room! Here are some tips to make your kitchen look bigger! Get out and add some colour to your great kitchen!