With a riot of bold and daring shades tipped for greatness this year – from zesty tangerine to dazzling emerald to deep cobalt blue – you’d be forgiven for thinking that the only way to stand out from the crowd would be to feature a dramatic shade in your kitchen.
Yes and no! Increasingly experts can be seen to mark the importance of considering your palette as a whole – what about those all-important supporting members of the colour cast? Or, moreover, what about creating a statement kitchen by paring back? You’ve guessed it: this month we’re going neutral.
Neutral shades are just as important as bright colours in 2013; in fact, earthy tones are the ones that really allow these bold accent colours to shine. A sandy shade like Farrow & Ball’s Cord is the perfect complement for a blue or green palette, and will really ground a feature object – a turquoise island, for example – within your design.
Cord is an interesting colour on its own, though; softly neutral with a hint of cappuccino when viewed in daylight, rich caramel in shadow, it brings depth and warmth to any space. Go for an earthy, vibrant look by combining Cord with tangerine, teal, and hot pink accents; you’ll be surprised how well a colour like Cord can stand up to these strong hues – becoming a statement shade in its own right.
Calling all solid wood kitchen furniture fans…
We don’t mean to go on and on about our sister site, Worktop Express® – but we just had to post a little reminder regarding their fantastic promotion!
In case you don’t already know, www.worktop-express.co.uk are offering one lucky person the opportunity to win £1,000 worth of goods and services from their best-selling collection. Potential freebies include a splendid array of wooden worktops, accessories and full use of their bespoke cutting service.
To enter, all you need to do is drop in to their Quedgeley showroom between now and the 6th July and allow one of their friendly sales team to put together a no-obligation quote for you. Your details will then be added to the pot and you’ll be in with a chance of winning.
For full terms and conditions please visit the Worktop Express® website; go on, give it a go!
Here at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets, we like to think we’re a fairly chatty bunch. Blogging, facebooking, tweeting, we enjoy it all – any excuse to keep up with our customers! As such, we were quite delighted to learn that another arm had been added to our social media whirl: Google Plus.
The international social networking and identity service Google Plus is now the second largest networking site in the world, so it was about time, too! However, this huge network of users does have a downside – with 500 million users enjoying the service, you might get into a ‘Hangout’ with lots of other people and forget about us…
Never fear, we’re pretty easy to find – but just in case, here’s a handy link: please click here to visit our brand new Google Plus page. We look forward to being part of your ‘Circle’!
As if the sunny weather wasn’t good news enough, those generous chaps at Worktop Express® (our sister site) have also decided to brighten up everyone’s day by offering customers the chance to win a whopping £1,000 worth of goods from www.worktop-express.co.uk!
To enter the competition, pop down to the Quedgeley showroom and let the Worktop Express® team put together a quote for you (no-obligation of course!) Your details will then be added to the draw – and one lucky person will win the prize. The successful entrant will be able to take his/her pick of wonderful timber worktops, accessories and services up to the value of £1,000.
Please visit the Worktop Express® website for more information regarding showroom opening hours and to check out the full terms and conditions for the competition. With £1,000 worth of sensational products at stake, it’s not to be missed! Let us know how you get on – we’ll keep our fingers crossed for you…