Top Colour Trends for Oak Kitchens in 2015
Whilst the New Year has only just begun, interior designers and experts in paints and colour have been predicting the direction of 2015’s trends since way back in September of last year.
Last year the trend went firmly in the direction of slate greys and blacks with splashes of primary colours. In 2015, these colours take on more of a pastel palette, introducing softer and warmer equivalents that work beautifully well in oak kitchens.
Pantone is always first to put their recommended colour collections for the New Year, and have already decided upon their colour of the year for 2015: Marsala. This deep red hue is influenced by the cooking wine after which it was named, and has earthy brown tones that mean it isn’t an overwhelming garish red.
In a wooden kitchen, this colour would work well on accent walls, and alongside deep royal blues – another colour that will be big in 2015.
If you’re considering ordering painted cabinet or drawer frontals from Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets in 2015, here are some colours to consider: all pair beautifully with our oak kitchen cupboards and kitchen wooden worktops.
Following the surge in popularity of darker grey tones mixed with bright whites, this year more neutral greys are coming into the fold, such as ‘Purbeck Stone’ or ‘Parma Gray’ from Farrow & Ball. These colours sit exceptionally well on cabinet frontals, as well as kitchen walls (if you choose another pastel shade for your doors).
These shades work beautifully alongside oak and richer coloured worktops such as black American walnut, iroko or wenge worktops, combining to feel distinctively elegant in either modern or traditional kitchen settings.
Deep Primary Colours
Whether you’re looking to achieve a modern and luxurious finish, or an altogether more classic look, deep primary colours such as ‘Drawing Room Blue’ or ‘Radicchio’ from Farrow & Ball are ideal shades to bring a splash of colour to your kitchen without it feeling too overpowering.
Consider these colours as an accent in your kitchen, brightening up feature walls or skirting boards without absorbing too much of the precious natural light. Also contemplate a combination with light timbers such as our maple worktops or even bamboo.
Pastel hues were another popular colour grouping in interior designs in 2014, and are a leading choice even more so into the New Year.
Soft tones such as Farrow & Ball’s ‘Light Blue’ and ‘Vert de Terre’ are a perfect focal colour to choose for walls and cabinets alongside the radiant primary colours featured above, and will ensure that your room doesn’t become too dark if you decide to be brave with your colour choices.
If you haven’t yet chosen your kitchen’s colour scheme then why not consider ordering from our sample service? We offer a full range of wooden worktop samples as well as fully painted miniature cabinet doors, which are available in any one of Farrow & Ball’s colours.