Colours allow the expression of personality and help to create different moods within a home, so choosing the right kitchen colour is important for a space that is enjoyed by all of the family. Classic colours for kitchens include shades like white and cream that reflect light for a spacious feel in smaller rooms, and work well when combined with timber or timber-effect materials for a serene Scandinavian-inspired theme. For a contemporary neutral, opt for grey which has the versatility to complement a range of decors. Lighter greys have a soft feel and can be easily mixed with duskier hues for a contrasting look, whilst darker greys add a sophisticated touch when paired with metallic accents that replicate the look of precious gold and copper. Greens bring the outdoors in and can be layered with natural materials like stone and stone-effect for an organic look. Blue tones are great for introducing a calming feel and in larger areas considering bolder shades like black will add a refined feel. Each of these colours is available in a variety of styles and finishes to suit any room size and layout.