Kitchens with character

5 ways to create a kitchen with individuality

We all have a unique sense of style, so why shouldn’t our kitchens reflect that?

Most people wouldn’t hesitate to add a pop of colour in their living room or decorate their bedroom with quirky prints and fabulous fabrics. Yet when it comes to the kitchen, lots of us tend to play it safe, sticking to neutral tones and tried and tested finishes.

We think it’s time to change that, so we’ve curated five top tips for creating a kitchen with personality.

Creative cabinets

Bring individuality into the very heart of your kitchen by swapping one-tone cabinets for a more individual approach, either by combining two different cabinet colours or choosing an accent print, like the new Chevron Grey accent range. This on-trend geometric print brings a cool hint of Scandinavian sophistication into your home and ensures your kitchen cabinets stand out from the crowd.

Colour combos

If you prefer a brighter look, why not add a bold hint of colour into your kitchen, through an accent wall, colourful splashback, or several kitchen accessories in the same shade. You could even try matching hues in unusual combinations, like duck egg blue cabinets and bold orange decorative touches, for a creative yet contemporary feel.

On the tiles

Choosing to decorate kitchen floors or splashbacks with distinctive tiling is an easy way to create a look that matches your personal taste yet is still subtle enough to work with a number of different cabinet styles and worktops. Experiment with unusual shapes for a modern look, like triangular or hexagonal tiles, or combine several different pastel hues for a more soothing feel.

Prints with personality

If you prefer a less permanent way to add personality to your kitchen, patterned textiles and wall prints can quickly transform a room, but are just as easy to change if you feel like taking a new approach next season. For a more cohesive look, try to match colours or patterns across different elements in the room, such as opting for curtains and cushion covers in the same print.

Light it up

Last but not least, lighting can play a huge part in shaping the atmosphere within a room, so swap simple ceiling lights for statement pendant lampshades to add a sense of drama and intrigue.