The Best Kitchen Colour for You

kitchen colours

Choosing paint colours can be stressful and time-consuming, although there are certain colours that are proven to give kitchens a unique feel.

Generally, when it comes to kitchens it’s best to keep to proven colours. These being: red, blue, grey, white, yellow and green. Each of these colours can give a completely different atmosphere to your kitchen so be sure to choose carefully!

Although one thing is for sure, all these colours help represent a warm and welcoming space. After all, who doesn’t want that at the heart of their home?


Red is an essential warm colour, stimulating the appetite and promoting cosiness. Multiple shades can be used with this versatile colour to help give life to your walls and cabinets. An excellent design option.

Red could also represent:

  • Energy
  • Strength
  • Power
  • Determination
  • Passion
  • Desire
  • Love




When blue is used well it can create a crisp and clean look to a kitchen, especially with its lighter shades, making them perfect for your walls cabinets and ceiling. Blue can be an invigorating colour but remember to use it sparingly or it could overpower the room. Darker shades of blue could also be used, although make sure to balance these out with some hints of white, grey and other neutral tones to stop the area feeling too oppressive and dark.

Blue could also represent:

  • Depth
  • Stability
  • Wisdom
  • Confidence
  • Intelligence
  • Faith
  • Calmness




Grey is a neutral colour that is quickly becoming a popular look in modern kitchens. Many consider grey quite a cold look, although the right shade could bring a fantastic atmosphere to the kitchen area, especially as a countertop or cabinet colour. The best thing about grey is how well it pairs with other colours, creating the perfect base on which to build your ideal kitchen look.

Grey could also represent:

  • Reliability
  • Modesty
  • Dignity
  • Maturity
  • Soundness
  • Functionality
  • Stability




White can be an incredibly energising colour, giving you the boost you need on those dreary days. An all-white kitchen feels fresh and clean, waking you up the minute you set foot in it. A white kitchen also leaves room for bright and colourful alternatives for your backsplash and countertops.

White could also represent:

  • Goodness
  • Innocence
  • Purity
  • Perfection
  • Light
  • Safety
  • Cleanliness



Yellow has the capacity to instantly brighten up a room, adding a soothing quality to the atmosphere. If you want guests to feel calm and happy, there’s no better colour. Rumour is that yellow can even make people feel hungry! This colour can make rooms feel bigger and brighter, making it a perfect match for small kitchens and pairing very well with white and grey accents.

Yellow could also represent:

  • Joy
  • Happiness
  • Intellect
  • Energy
  • Warmth
  • Freshness
  • Caution




Green is also a smart shade for the kitchen, especially with children, as it helps to promote creativity. From mint apple green to dark moss, there are many shades to choose from. An adventurous choice would be Emerald Green, Pantone’s colour of the year for 2013. This shade can help add a burst of energy to any kitchen space. Green pairs nicely with white and wood accents, be sure to keep that in mind!

Green could also represent:

  • Growth
  • Harmony
  • Safety
  • Money
  • Healing
  • Peace
  • Ambition

To see some of our incredible colour combinations have a look at our full range of Replacment Kitchen Doors. Alternatively, why not have a tinker with our Kitchen Designer? It may help you find your favourite colour!

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