Friday, 30 September 2011
An almost monochrome colour scheme is lifted out of the ordinary by an unusual arrangement of wall units.
Keeping colours very simple is an easy way to create a smart, coordinated look in the kitchen, but you do have to be careful that it doesn't end up looking bland. Here, the imaginatively staggered wall units become a focal point for the room. Low and wide units alternated with display spaces contrast with tall thin units flanking the cooker hob. It's a far less solid look than an unbroken line of wall cupboards.
Everything in this room is in toning shades of grey-blue. The trick is to use different shades of the same colour to create a layered look which gives depth and interest. The doors are the deepest colour, a lighter shade is used on the far wall and a lighter shade again is used on the back wall. It is lifted and set off with beech-effect handles, worktop, plinths and panels. To keep it streamlined, use stainless steel panels as splashbacks behind the worktop and add in blue and chrome accessories.
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