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Modular kitchen colour combinations for every Indian kitchen design

By Ela Das

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A modular kitchen has become a mainstay in almost every Indian home. While the latest appliances, technology and storage systems make them high on style and functionality, they also come in a range of finishes and colours to choose from. But what colour makes for a truly stylish and timeless kitchen? We break down ten kitchen colour combinations that can easily be recreated in every Indian kitchen.
 

1. THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PAIRING A MODULAR KITCHEN’S COLOUR COMBINATION

When pairing different shades to create the perfect modular kitchen colour combination, consider the overarching look you’re going for in the space. If you find too many colours distracting and prefer a more pared-down theme, you can combine hues from a single colour scheme for kitchen and use them on different surfaces in the kitchen. If you prefer something bolder, then colour blocking is the way to go. Pairing colours from opposing ends of the colour wheel will create modular kitchen colour combinations that are unusual and visually arresting.

STYLE TIP: In this chic modular kitchen, we see a dull cobalt blue 

Dull cobalt blue cupboard paired with burnt sienna kitchen cabinetry for kitchen colour combination - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Sleek by Asian Paints

cupboard front paired against burnt sienna cabinetry under the kitchen counter. While these two unique shades make a bold kitchen colour combination, it helps that the rest of the space’s décor is left simple in a monochrome palette.

Muted rose-beige & patterned stone for countertop & backsplash for kitchen colour idea - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Sleek by Asian Paints

2. A MODULAR KITCHEN COLOUR THAT CREATES A STATEMENT

If you have an open kitchen that extends into the living room or rest of the home, you may want to create a statement with its décor. Contrary to being a hidden space relegated to one end of the home, an open kitchen is meant to enhance or contribute to the style of the spaces around it. For a modular kitchen colour that stands out, you could choose a statement colour for the entire space. If you’re looking for a shade that’s on-trend and  unique, look out for Asian Paints’ Colour of the Year. While there’s a gorgeous yet versatile shade that’s chosen each year, there’s also a range of complementing wallpapers and furnishings with prints in the same hue.

INSIDER’S TIP: We love discovering new unlikely ways in which people style their homes. While muted rose-beige is the overarching modular kitchen colour here, a multihued-patterned stone makes for the countertop and backsplash. At first glance, we couldn’t help but wonder if it was wallpaper!

3. A UNIQUE COLOUR SCHEME FOR A KITCHEN

A clever kitchen color idea is to create a bold colour scheme for a kitchen without painting the entire space is to pick a statement shade and incorporate it on one fixture. It could be your favourite colour on all the cabinets or a bright set of tiles for the backsplash.

EXPERT EYE: In this stylish modular kitchen color combination, we love how a single cabinet front and drawer has been painted in sky blue to bring in a burst of colour. This is subtly elevated with the tiles on the backsplash with the same set of shades.

Kitchen colour combination with glass & blue colour tones on cabinets & backsplash - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, The Works Interiors

Premium modular kitchen design with neutral colour shades - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Sleek by Asian Paints

4. HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT KITCHEN COLOUR COMBINATION

If you’re renovating your kitchen and can’t decide on the right kitchen colour combination, you’ll need a reliable and seasoned designer to help you along the way. While we all dream of a beautiful home, taking time out of our daily schedules and finding the right people to work with is often easier said than done. With this thought in mind, India’s largest paint giant Asian Paints created the Beautiful Homes Service.

Enlisting expert interior designers, who’ve worked across the length and breadth of the industry, the Beautiful Homes Service takes care of executing every task in your home renovation from 

start to finish. This ensures a hassle-free and time-saving experience for anyone with a vision to remodel their home (or redesign a particular room) but lacks the ideas, time or patience to coordinate and project manage between the army of people required to finish the job.
 

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5. A SIMPLE KITCHEN COLOUR COMBINATION THAT WORKS IN EVERY HOME

Choosing your favourite colour is sometimes the easiest starting point for creating a simple kitchen colour combination. And, if you’re unsure which colour or pattern to pair it with, materials like wood, glass or metal are always easy options to turn to. These pair well with almost every colour and  make for the simplest modular kitchen color combinations that work in every home.

STYLE TIP: When pairing a paint colour with another material, separate warm hues from cool tones. Metals like steel which are silver in colour pair well with cooler hues like grey and blue. In 

Wooden modular kitchen colour paired with cool green colour hues - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Sleek by Asian Paints

comparison, wood can be combined with warmer shades such as yellow and beige, and even rich jewel tones such as emerald and fuchsia.

An all white modular kitchen colour combination for Indian homes - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Quirk Studio, Photography by Kuber Shah

6. CAN AN ALL-WHITE KITCHEN WORK IN AN INDIAN HOME?

However, if you’re still eyeing an all-white kitchen, it could work in an Indian home. While backsplashes and waterproof laminates are easy to wipe down to remove dirt that builds up over time, a white countertop with a sealant could stay stain-free for years to come.

CLEANING GUIDE: If you notice marks or stains over time, a simple paste made with baking soda and water should leave it looking clean and fresh in no time.

7. THE EASIEST KITCHEN COLOUR IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME

The most functional kitchens have ample space for storage, which is found in the drawers, cabinetry and shelves above and below the countertops. The fronts of these spaces cover a sizeable amount of area in the room and end up contributing to its style. While you could choose your favourite colour for the laminates on your cabinet fronts, you could also use wood or a wooden finish for it. Known for its versatility and durability, wood also lends a sense of warmth to a space. Based on your preferences and the furniture you pair it with, you could choose a dark or light stain for your wooden cabinet shutters.

EXPERT EYE: If an all-wood modular kitchen seems too 

Wooden kitchen paired with brown shaded laminates for modular kitchen colour scheme - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Sleek by Asian Paints

monotonous or dowdy, you could use this material for only one element in the space. For the rest of the kitchen, choose another material like glass or laminates to create a contrast.

Modern kitchen colour combinations with blue green & lavender tones - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Sleek by Asian Paints

8. A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR THE BEST KITCHEN COLOUR IDEAS

The most stylish kitchens don’t always follow all the rules. Sometimes, breaking the conventional rules of design creates a space that’s eclectic and unique to your personal style. If you’re looking for interesting or well-designed pieces and furnishings for your kitchen’s décor, step into an AP Homes store in your city. With a curation of products and solutions from a family of brands, AP Homes is your one-stop shop to create a home or space that tells your unique story. Whether you’re looking to quickly spruce up your modular kitchen with a few décor updates or undertake an entire renovation, AP Homes houses everything from kitchen fittings and furnishings to fixtures and home automation solutions.

9. A TIMELESS KITCHEN COLOUR COMBINATION FOR AN INDIAN HOME

Most kitchens in Indian homes aren’t always spacious, open and airy. To negate this and bring in some brightness, a fool-proof colour combination for an Indian kitchen is always white paired with wood or another cooling shade. Since most cities also face harsh summers, white serves as a soothing shade to combat the heat.

INSIDER’S TIP: While painting a kitchen all-white creates a calm space, using white stone for the countertops isn’t always feasible for Indian cooking. With spices and condiments being heavily used in our meals, you could expect the surface to stain over time. A more functional option is always black granite or Kadapa stone.

Indian kitchen colour combination with white & wood - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Open Atelier

Ethnic shades for a simple modular kitchen colour combination - Beautiful Homes

Image courtesy, Sleek by Asian Paints

10. AN ETHNIC KITCHEN COLOUR COMBINATION

Indian kitchenware and utensils are so thoughtfully made (often even crafted by hand) they serve as beautiful ornamental pieces to be displayed in the kitchen. Since many of these are in copper, clay or wood, it makes perfect sense to pick a kitchen colour combination that enhances ethnic shades and tones. We love the colour combination for this Indian kitchen that also displays elements of Indian colour and design in its décor.


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