Spring is in the air, signifying rejuvenation and vitality: the perfect time to spruce up solid oak kitchens! In our opinion, a lick of paint can work wonders; and, with this in mind, we would like to share our top three colour picks for this month – from our paint manufacturers of choice, Farrow & Ball – all of which are ideal for adding a tasteful injection of colour into sombre winter palettes.
Brassica has always been a firm favourite of ours. Whether it’s used on cabinetry, walls or your front door, the tones of this colour seem to respond significantly under varying lights. In a more shadowy setting, Brassica can take on a deep plum tone, or appear nearly grey; however when flooded with natural light it assumes an almost lilac tint. For kitchens, we recommend teaming this shade with white, so it always looks bright and fresh, and using alongside pale worktops such as ash or bamboo.
Our second ‘Colour of the Month’ is Stone Blue. Again this shade is happily matched with white for a supremely clean-cut aesthetic, but alternatively looks wonderful paired with Brassica, or a mid-grey such as Plummett. This colour has a regal quality, and looks even more stunning in kitchens with higher ceilings; ultimately, however, it is a warm blue that for some reason feels fantastically familiar in any home. Pair Stone Blue with timber worktops that have a golden hue, such as traditional oak, caramel bamboo or deluxe walnut for a truly spectacular finish.
Finally, we added a fabulous splash of Arsenic into the mix. This zingy colour seems a little quirky – we can’t deny it reminds us a of a tropical ice pop (roll on summer!) – but is surprisingly versatile. Indeed, Arsenic looks undeniably dashing alongside Pitch Blue, and is a perfect companion for either light or dark timber, including maple or black oak worktops.
If you would like to see how these colours – or any other shades from Farrow & Ball – would fit into your kitchen colour scheme, you can order one of our painted cabinet frontal samples. Our door samples are miniature replicas of our full-size cabinet frontals, and provide a convenient way by which you might try out colours in the comfort of your own home – whilst demonstrating the high-quality finish synonymous with our brand.