Pretty in Pink

Do you think pink when it comes to kitchen design?

In the pink.
Pretty in pink.
Tickle me pink.
Think pink.


Pink. With its many shades and nuances, it is, unequivocally, a beautifully, versatile colour which is both reassuringly nurturing and nostalgic, as much as it is youthful and playful.

And who wasn’t wowed by pop icon, Rick Astley resplendent in his head-to-toe pink suit on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury?

With pink well and truly stamping its way into the headlines, it’s no surprise that it’s also seeing a resurgence in the world of kitchen design. But what is the best way to incorporate a colour which is perhaps not everyone’s go-to choice into your decor?

Painting Tunbridge Wells pink

Our kitchen designers have well and truly embraced the current penchant for pink in our Tunbridge Wells showroom and, upon walking through the front door, your eyes will turn immediately to our stunning blush pink kitchen topped off with a circular, pewter sink and an equally on-trend butcher’s block.

The ground floor of our 4-storey town house in Tunbridge Wells is blessed with plenty of natural light and our choice of blush pink complements this perfectly, giving a feeling of space and air. We chose to hand paint the plain frame cabinetry in Farrow and Ball Sulking Room Pink, a light pastel colour which blends perfectly with the Sensa Platino, light colour worktops helping to give the illusion of a larger space.

Pastel pinks such as this are also the perfect choice to beautifully mix and match with flashes of colour in features like glass splashbacks and soft furnishings, as well as bold choices like our contrasting and eye-catching Bora Classic induction hob, matt black Armac Martin Quinton Pulls and Quooker Fusion tap, also in black.

We're blushing

Spiritually, pink is believed to represent unconditional love, love requiring nothing in return, the colour of friendship & conviviality and this is exactly the ambience we have created in our Italian Kitchen on the first floor of our Tunbridge Wells showroom. For our cabinetry we chose Benjamin Moore’s romantically named, softer-than-soft pink, Proposal twinned with Grey Owl for the curved banquette seating and Boothbay Grey for the central island and everyone’s favourite clever storage solution, the larder cupboard. These light, gentle colours are made all the more stunning by our use of Armac Martin Cotswold handles in brass, reeded glass and white Carrara Marble on the central island which seamlessly houses the Bora Classic downdraft extractor hob. Also in keeping with the Italian theme is the truly bespoke pasta rolling bench which was designed at the optimum height of 820mm and finished with a 150mm thick slab of Statuario marble.

Just one of the many benefits of including pink in your kitchen design is the way in which it can be combined with such a variety of other tones and hues and this is once again illustrated by our stylishly imposing choice of Farrow & Ball’s Railings which houses the Sub Zero fridge freezer and wine cooler. And if natural wood is on your kitchen design wish list, at the end of the room you can’t fail but to be wowed by our handmade, bespoke, glass-fronted oak dresser which is cossetted either side by light pink cabinetry.

Pink Wine Storage

A room to sulk in

Often referred to as ‘the heart of the home’ the kitchen can be transformed with vibrant pinks to give energy to your home’s hardest working room and create inspiration and renewal for those enveloped in the space. So, for those wanting to make a real splash in their kitchen but not make pink the central colour, we welcome you to the famous, and intriguingly named Sulking Room Pink by Farrow & Ball, which we used to adorn the cabinetry encasing the Gaggenau Vario 400 Series fridge, wine cooler and freezer in our basement. This deep, dusty pink was the ideal choice for these large, attention-grabbing doors which are perfectly finished off with Armac Martin Leebank pull bars in satin brass, creating the ideal place to chill the champagne and nibbles for evenings with friends and family.

The versatility of Sulking Room Pink is abundantly clear in our Tunbridge Wells basement and we chose to play on the colour’s strength and twin it with another Farrow & Ball favourite, De Nimes. This greyish-blue, truly a soulmate in paint form to Sulking Room Pink, adorns the doors of the reeded glass pantry, and is equally stunning set next to the kitchen island’s Silestone Eternal Calacutta Gold Quartz worktop, the gold Quooker taps and Stainless steel Gaggenau ovens.

Pink Wine Storage

An Ode to Pink


The use of pink in our Tunbridge Wells showroom is testament to the fact that the shade does not have to invoke an image of saccharine, bubble gum pink which would be more at home in a child’s dollhouse and the way in which our expert designers have selected colours, textures and materials which effortlessly mingle are the perfect match for the hub of the house, where friends and family enjoy good food and share the joys & trials of their days, weeks & months!

For those classically minded among us, it may be interesting to learn that the colour dates back to 800BC when it was officially recognised in Homer’s Odyssey and coined by a Greek Botanist referring to the ruffled edges of carnations. Throughout the 18th Century it was a popular and fashionable colour having the added kudos of being a symbol of wealth & luxury and was worn by both men & women. In fact, pink was very much considered a gender-neutral colour until the mid-20th Century however, when conscription began for WWII, men started to wear darker colours and, as a result, advertisers who were targeting women, used lighter colours such as pink.

Happily, nowadays pink has become gender neutral once more and, with its many hues and comforting connotations of calmness & joy twinned with its myriad kitchen design opportunities, just like Rick Astley put it, we’re “Never gonna give you up!”