Food is, quite literally, what we live on—consuming a meal at least twice a day is not only a necessity for a healthy physical functioning, but it is also a boost to our mental well-being. What we often don’t realise is the role kitchen aesthetics play in enhancing our daily culinary experience. Cooking is an art—as fun and satisfying as any other. Picking the right setting, colours and equipment makes cooking more fun and its output more flavoursome.
Just like any other space of your home, there is no simple go-to formula for designing a kitchen. It should be as personal and as customised as possible. Never thought of it this way? Most of us don’t! And that is why we’ve curated a list of kitchen colours and design styles to inspire you to redecorate your cooking space, just the way you like it.
Whether you’re a passionate cook or an avid foodie, a combination of the Colour of the Year, classic blue and white will take you straight to hungry-land. This Greek-style kitchen is a great way to add some exotic energy to your home. Wooden equipment, bronze cutlery and house-plants enhance the breezy-vibe of this kitchen. Our favourite addition is definitely the brown paper roll, perfect for noting down recipes, reminders or diet details!
photography by Neville Sukhia
Image Courtesy, Chaplins Furniture
Kitchen paint colours may go out of style very quickly, except for black and any colour closer to it. If you agree with us, this image right here will surely inspire you to get started on your dream kitchen, right away! The honeycomb tiles in various shades of grey is simply genius, giving an abstract structure to this otherwise modern design. The black pendant lamps rightly placed above the section that can ideally be used for pre-cooking activities like chopping, marinating or simply enjoying some wine, is probably a spot as good as a meditating one.
The unexpected bubble-gum pink for the sockets is, without a doubt, the cherry on top we all need. Who knew a kitchen could look like a ‘James Bond’ movie with a ‘Legally Blonde’ spirit!
Among all kitchen colours, pastel pink is a rare choice. The way this modular kitchen is styled with crockery in pink, white and metals, making this space look chic and neat – ready for a gastronomic experiment whenever you want. The faded floral tiles add some character on a whole, avoiding sheer monotones.
Pastels and gold / bronze go well together, and that is hardly a secret. Not to miss: a sink that’s so inviting you’d never leave a dish undone!
Image Courtesy, Lime Lace
Image Courtesy, Covet House
Isn’t this kitchen colours combination making you want to spend more time cooking? The combination of marble, gold and velvet makes this kitchen scream perfection. The beautiful gold and glass chandelier on the white and golden ceiling is a detail worthy of admiration. While the nude cabinets and white slabs keep this kitchen poised and pretty, the velvet pink and golden high-chairs add a significant noise that adds to the rhythm of this kitchen design. This one’s more than a kitchen. It’s art.
Pastel teal and mint green kitchen colours are the answer if one wants a retro-chic kitchen space. The key to make a small kitchen look vibrant and spacious is picking colours like these and, of course, keeping it organised. Spotlights right above the counter amplify the brightness of this tiny kitchen which is quite necessary to make the most out of small corners.
If you’re a bachelor living in a small house, this kitchen design approach might be just perfect for you.
Designed by MuseLAB
Image Courtesy, L'Ottocento
A wooden modular kitchen is not a common sight and we love how bohemian it also looks. The grey walls and counter add balance to this fusion of kitchen colours, giving it a modern yet easy-breezy feel. Minimalism at its best, we love how very little and selective crockery is on display, coupled with some house-plants around the sink area. Adding a little texture through floor tiles, to an otherwise minimal kitchen space is a hack that never seems to disappoint.
Kitchen colours like these, especially if you live in a busy metropolitan area, will definitely make you feel like you’re living in a country house instead!
While the sober Prussian blue cabinets with white tops, scream cosy winters, the random mosaic of printed tiles that still follow the basic kitchen colours palette of this space, add a fun homely vibe to it. The wooden shelves and sunflowers, sprinkle some bohemian summer energy which all-in-all, makes this kitchen style - A beautiful amalgamation of the best of all seasons instead of resonating with a single mood.
The cone lamps in gold matching with the handles and knobs show attention to detailsand makes all the more difference for the overall aesthetic.
Image Courtesy, Shamanth Patil for Weespaces
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If you were a 21st century human living in the stone-age, this is quite how your kitchen colours palette might have looked like. The thing about stone walls is that it adds to the earthy, raw vibe of any space, and a kitchen is no exception. White cabinets with unique crockery designs give it an ancient, nomadic mood. The teal casserole with lights that synchronize add a pop of colour, not too loud, yet subtly enhancing the aesthetics of this kitchen space.
You know you can’t guess the gender of the owner of this kitchen style, as it’s absolutely versatile in all senses.
This one’s really simple, yet unique. Black cabinets, wooden chairs and steel equipment, all give out a casual vibe that is so comforting and homely that it would inspire you to experiment and cook delicious dishes. The surprising multicoloured vase and teal table mat add a little drama that’s most needed in any monochromatic space like this. What we love about this kitchen colours choice is that it’s so simple to achieve yet takes one’s own personal style to make it shine. An oven that’s not occupying shelf space is simply genius – A tip that any kitchen designers can take, to improve functionality without sacrificing style.
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Image Courtesy, Sameer Tawde, Designed by MuseLAB
This one looks pretty simple yet when unthreaded, reveals several layers of serious design innovation. The more saturated shade of blue brings in a creative and professional vibe to this kitchen colours scheme. Coupled with light wooden cabinets and tiles in sync, the simple white-block tiles add a little freshness and brightness to it. A door that has a circular see-through glass? Could anything make you feel more like a professional chef running delectable orders? Little plants and a television enhance the leisure quotient, which is almost always a necessity.
All-in-all, if a kitchen could do the least to feel the best, this one would be it. Don’t you agree?
Tell us which one is your favourite kitchen colours palette from those listed above. We’d love to know!
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