Want a kitchen colour scheme that’s bang on trend? Blue could be the answer…

Each year, the Pantone Colour Institute announces its Colour of the Year.

For 2020 they selected Classic Blue, a shade that takes its inspiration from the sky at dusk and one which is described as both ‘elegant in its simplicity’, as well as being ‘calm and dependable’.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, states that Classic Blue is “…a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. Imbued with deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation.”

Given the unprecedented situation we have all found ourselves living in over the past few weeks, it’s hard to imagine that the team at Pantone could ever have truly predicted just how relevant this need for dependability, simplicity and an anchoring foundation would actually turn out to be.

These ideals may also explain why blue works so well within the kitchen. Often one of the busiest rooms in the house, there is something very appealing about utilising a tone that evokes a sense of calm and wellbeing amongst the chaos.

The kitchen is also a room that you need to be able to rely on. A room that provides the cornerstone to family life; where children do their homework and where couples reconnect and chat about their day. In many ways, the kitchen provides exactly the anchoring foundation that Eiseman describes.

It’s no surprise, then, that our design team have noticed that more and more clients are choosing to include shades of blue within their design.

Deep blue islands, paired with paler grey-blue cabinets (pictured) are a winning combination. While the added advantage of choosing a hand-painted kitchen is that you can always choose to repaint it in a few years’ time, ensuring you always have a kitchen that remains current in style.

Visit our gallery pages to browse a range of hand-painted kitchens in a variety of different colours.