No shape without colour
Colours alter spaces and give them a character of their own. Light colours make rooms appear bigger. They create a feeling of lightness and spaciousness. Darker shades tend to stand out. They make a room look smaller. By skilfully varying colours and also materials like wood, stone and metal and their individual colourfulness, furniture and elements of the room can specifically be given prominence or made to recede into the background. Playing with colour also involves cleverly combining it with the room environment, including the ceiling, floor and walls, and the furnishings and accessories.
From fronts to worktops or the surroundings, all the components of a modern kitchen can be designed in any conceivable colour.
Colour can be used over a whole area or quietly combined or accentuated, as desired.
Noncolours - timeless elegance
Architectural colours like white, soft natural tones and, of course, grey are right on trend. White gives rooms spaciousness, openness and clarity. This noncolour coordinates with all colours and reduces the brilliance of adjacent colours.
Greys in all sorts of variations are also in focus this year.
Grey is the classic understatement, the colour of reticence and is thus an ancillary colour, being even more effective than black in lending radiance and purity to neighbouring colours. Both grey and white create a very refined look, in combination both with other colours and also with materials like fine woods, glass, stone and metal in a variety of shades and finishes.
Being bold with colour
Anyone wishing to add accents with warm colours like yellow, orange or red or their cool counterparts like blue, blue-green, grey-blue and blue-black can also give free rein to their creativity with kitchen furniture, thanks to RAL and NCS.
Warm colours jump out and are active. When used over a large area, they make a room look smaller, on the one hand, while on the other hand creating a personal, cosy ambience. Cold and cool colours retreat into the background. They are passive; they make the room bigger and add a feeling of distance. They also have a relaxing, calming influence.
Used over an entire area or subtly nuanced in shelves, as a side panel, back wall panel, a worktop, standalone unit or simply on the wall, colours add stimulating, contrasting accents and the way they are combined plays a key part in the interior design and overall effect of a room.
Accents with colours