Why Bold Colors are the Next Big Thing in Kitchen Design
The colors you choose for your kitchen can have a significant impact on your mood, productivity, and energy levels. The brighter the hue, the more it can lift the spirits, which is why the latest trend for colorful kitchens is music to our ears.
"When we see color we instantly feel something," says Karen Haller, color psychologist and the author of 'The Little Book of Color'. "We have an emotional response. When we surround ourselves with colors that we resonate with, we feel good about ourselves; we feel nurtured, supported and happy.”
Here, we guide you through the trend for colorful kitchens and explore ways in which you can make ‘dopamine decorating’ work for you in your home.
BOLD COLORS: WHY ARE THEY LEADING THE WAY?
Inspired by the Spring ’23 fashion shows which saw a rainbow of super-saturated colors gracing the runways, the interiors world has followed suit with its own vibrant color palette.
Bold, unapologetic colors such as yellow, aqua and pink are now making their way into some of the world’s most stylish kitchens. Known as ‘dopamine decorating’ because of the ‘feel-good’ hormones that can be released in response to joyful pops of color, this characterful trend can be a great way to express your personality and create a truly unique kitchen.
ONES TO WATCH: THE HOTTEST KITCHEN COLORS FOR 2023/2024
- Blue – It’s out with navy and indigo, and in with bold ocean blues such as cobalt, azure and aqua.
- Yellow – Fresh and vibrant, yellow brings to mind French fields full of exuberant sunflowers. Evoke sun-soaked summers all year round with a yellow kitchen.
- Pink – The Barbie phenomenon might have been and gone, but that candy pink isn’t going anywhere! Delicate, pastel pinks are also big news this season. Pair them with brass or copper handles for a refined, contemporary aesthetic.
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