When it comes to designing your dream kitchen, we totally get the struggle of choosing the perfect shade - especially as there are so many other practical elements that come first such as the layout, selecting the right appliances, considering storage space, the list goes on and soon the colour scheme can be pushed right down to the bottom.

But your kitchen deserves to be just as beautiful as the rest of your home and should be a place that brings you joy, motivating you to cook up a storm every night!

Our designers are here to help you stop stressing over colour swatches and help you find the perfect colours to make your kitchen gleam.


1. Considering the size and lighting of your kitchen

2. Paring colours with kitchen appliances

3. Pairing kitchen shades with wooden materials

4. Matching kitchen colours with stone tiles

5. Kitchen colours that work with marble

6. Kitchen colour ideas to suit your style

7. How to brighten up your kitchen with accent shades

8. Kitchen colour inspiration and ideas

9. Our designer's favourite colour combinations for the kitchen


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Consider the size and lighting of your kitchen

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If you're feeling at a complete loss when choosing the best shade for your kitchen, start by thinking practically and consider the size of the space and the amount of light it receives.

Small kitchen paint colours

If you have a small, narrow, or low-ceilinged kitchen with little natural light, we recommend steering clear of going overboard with dark and moody shades. While our designers often love embracing the cosy vibes in small spaces, you want your kitchen to feel like an energising culinary haven, not a cave!

Shades like off-whites, neutrals or pastels work really well in these small spaces. But don’t ditch dark colours completely—after all, who doesn’t love a bit of drama? Just balance them with lighter elements. If you choose darker cabinetry, brighten things up with lighter worktops and walls. It’s all about finding the perfect blend to keep your kitchen feeling beautiful and inviting!


Larger kitchen paint colours

For those lucky enough to have a spacious kitchen with plenty of natural light, the world of colour could be your oyster.

This means you can freely experiment with darker shades without turning your kitchen into a dungeon, as all that glorious natural light will balance it out perfectly. We're big fans of deep blues, bold greens and earthy tones like terracotta for large kitchens, which can harmonise with neutrals and whites.

One cautionary we will offer you when it comes to bigger kitchens is to try not to go overkill with white paint as it can make your kitchen feel more like an expansive art gallery than a homely cooking space. So make sure to still add in a mix of shades to create a dynamic and personalised space that's totally wow-worthy!


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Pairing kitchen colour schemes

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If you're working with an existing kitchen or you've already chosen details such as flooring, worktops and appliances, then you're going to have to play the pairing game.

Although this may feel limiting, working with existing pieces can really help guide you into creating a cohesive design. Our Interior Designers have laid out which colours pair well with existing kitchen pieces below:


Paring colours with kitchen appliances

Got some sleek dark appliances giving your kitchen a moodier vibe?  Pair them with shades like navy/dark blue, charcoal, or forest green – they're like the perfect sidekick, complementing stainless steel, copper, and black appliances with effortless style.

But hey, if your kitchen's more on the bright side with lighter appliances, let's keep it light and breezy! Off-whites, soft pastels (think mint, blush, or pale blue), or light grey are your go-to shades here. They play well with white, cream, and stainless steel appliances, making your kitchen feel beautifully bright.


Pairing kitchen shades with wooden materials

Ah, the charm of natural wood – it's like bringing a bit of the great outdoors into your kitchen! Light wood, like maple and ash, brightens up the space and gives it a cosy, rustic feel. So when it comes to picking a shade to match, think soft neutrals (beige, cream, ivory), cool tones (soft blues and greens), or warm earthy tones (terracotta and deep caramel) – they're like a warm hug from Mother Nature herself!

Now, let's talk about dark wood materials - they're totally intriguing and captivating! Stick with neutral shades like creamy whites for a classic look, but don't be afraid to get a little adventurous. Deep blues or emerald greens add a touch of drama, while warm metallics like gold, brass, or copper bring in a dash of glamour.


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Matching kitchen colours with stone tiles

Incorporating stone into your kitchen always creates a timeless look which will last you a lifetime. For neutral stones such as travertine and limestone, consider bringing in earthy shades to harmonise with the neutral tiles, cool blues and greens to compliment the colder undertones and even deeper shades like burgundy or navy to create a striking contrast.

Stone materials that are more on the grey side like granite and slate go perfectly with a monochromatic palette for a cohesive and modern look, but you can also warm the space up with metal accents like gold, brass and copper and natural shades like olive green or terracotta. 


Kitchen colours that work with marble

Marble instantly gives your kitchen a luxury feel - our designers love marble features to be the star of the show as their natural beauty becomes an instant focal point.

Kitchen colours that compliment white marble can be soft pastels (like pale blue or mint green) or deep navy and charcoal greys which create a dramatic contrast and allow your marble worktops to shine.

For greyer marbles, we suggest bringing out a natural palette with soft neutrals or earthy tones, creating a warm and welcoming kitchen that will make all who enter just a little jealous!


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Kitchen colour ideas to suit your style

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Have a particular interior design style in mind for your kitchen? Here are a few colour schemes that can work with your desired look.

Modern/Contemporary: Monochrome magic -  black and white, the dynamic duo that never goes out of style. They're like the Batman and Robin of kitchen design!

Traditional: Go warm and cosy with cream and beige, wrapping your kitchen in a cosy hug. Or try out classic elegance with burgundy and olive green, adding a touch of sophistication and old-world charm. It's like sipping fine wine in your own gourmet kitchen.

Farmhouse/Rustic: Try out some earthy delights with terracotta and sage green, embracing the rustic charm of farmhouse living. It's like bringing the countryside into your kitchen, minus the mud!

Industrial: Cool shades such as slate grey and industrial blue can give your kitchen that urban edge and pair perfectly with all those metallic accents. 

Scandinavian: It's time to go naturally Nordic with light oak and birch, bringing the beauty of the Nordic forests - and make sure to bring that light in with soft greys and light beige!

Mediterranean:  Terracotta and ochre will transport your kitchen to the sun-drenched shores whilst Mediterranean blue and azure will create that vibe of seaside serenity.


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How to brighten up your kitchen with accent shades

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If you're planning to go down the neutral or monochromatic route with your kitchen paint colours, our Interior Designers recommend brightening things up with accent pieces to make sure the space doesn't feel too sterile.

House plants are like little bursts of joy for your kitchen, adding that much-needed vibrancy while still keeping things soothing and neutral. Strategically placing them at different heights and spots around your kitchen creates a lively and dynamic atmosphere, giving your space that professionally styled look.

Sprinkle in some artwork, ceramics, and cookery books to inject a splash of colour without overwhelming the space. It's like adding seasoning to a dish – just the right amount to make it pop!


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Kitchen colour inspiration and ideas


Grey kitchen colour palette

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Grey is one of the best kitchen colours for achieving a modern and sophisticated look. It's a top pick for kitchen cabinet colours, blending seamlessly with stainless steel appliances and offering a versatile backdrop for all your décor.


Dark green

Dark green kitchen colour scheme

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Dark green is among the best paint colours for kitchen walls this year, bringing a bold and refreshing touch to your space. It's perfect for those who want to incorporate a natural, earthy feel. Whether used for kitchen door colours or as part of your kitchen wall, dark green adds a rich, luxurious vibe that’s ideal for a modern, scandi or bohemian vibe.



kitchen with neutral colour scheme

 neutral kitchen colours

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Using a neutral paint colour in the kitchen lets your cabinetry and décor do the talking. It's a consistently popular shade as it offers a calm and inviting atmosphere which is totally timeless.

Neutrals are also fantastic as a small kitchen paint colour, making your kitchen feel bigger and brighter by bouncing light around the room.


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Our designer's favourite colour combinations for the kitchen

Blue and white
colour combinations for kitchens

blue and white kitchen colour scheme

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At My Bespoke Room, we'll never grow tired of a classic blue and white kitchen colour scheme. This pairing creates a clean, crisp look that stands the test of time making it one of the best paint ideas for the kitchen.


kitchen with blue and white colour scheme

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The great thing about blue and white kitchen colour schemes is you can really switch up the balance - where the first kitchen was predominantly blue this second kitchen has used the blue shade as more as an accent, creating a focal point.

This timeless kitchen colour combination is perfect for anything from modern minimalist designs to cosy farmhouse aesthetics.


Green and pink

pastel green and pink colour scheme

pastel colours for the kitchen

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Pastel green and pink are delightful choices for kitchen colour inspiration, bringing a fun, retro vibe to your space. These bright colours for kitchen walls are perfect for those looking to add a playful yet sophisticated touch.

Their subtle hints to nature mean they pair perfectly with other natural elements like house plants or rattan materials - with pastel green and pink, you'll have a space that's not only stylish but also warm and inviting – a kitchen where everyone will want to gather!



monochromatic kitchen colours

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Monochrome colour combinations for kitchens are sleek and stylish - perfect if you're looking for a timeless kitchen colour scheme that won't go out of style.

Black and white create a striking contrast that’s perfect for modern kitchens. Use them for kitchen wall colours or kitchen door colours to add a touch of elegance and drama to your space.

Monochrome schemes are also ideal for kitchen designs that seek to be both timeless and contemporary.


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