Clever use of colour can really bring a room to life. Discover our traditional kitchen colour ideas and get inspired.
In a traditional kitchen, the trick is to balance the impact of the shade you choose with the objects on display. Floors, cupboards and worktops should work together to create an overall impact, rather than fighting for attention with one another. Think of your kitchen as a single palette to create a space that is both balanced and individual.
Most traditional kitchens have a large number of items on display (read more on storage in a traditional kitchen), with a subtle colour scheme working as a suitably understated backdrop. Paler shades can make any space seem bigger, and less vibrant hues seem more fitting to a traditional look, giving a timeless feel. The word backdrop is key though; you can add splashes of colour and still keep things traditional.
Many paint companies offer a ‘heritage’ range of colours which are particularly useful if you are looking for a bolder shade to use as an accent.
Three ways to introduce colour: