Choosing the Perfect Colour Palette

When it comes to the design process of your handmade kitchen choosing the colour is one of the key elements. There are so many colours to choose from and it may be a task in finding the right one for you. Below we have put together a handy guide on some of the colours that are available to bring a new colour trend to your way of living.

In the past year, our relationship has changed with our homes, we have begun to explore ideas and embrace colours where we haven’t done before. The heart of the home is where we crave comfort and schemes that promote positivity.

What one will you choose?


With calming neutrals, you can still create depth and personality in your kitchen. Earthy tones are a great place to start when choosing a scheme that reflects your lifestyle. A neutral as a base colour also allows you to explore other creative elements in your space such as rustic features, statements splashback, playful lighting and decorative pieces.

The Billericay project consists of an L-shaped design with a breathtaking island taking centre stage. We hand-painted the whole kitchen in Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball, an understated grey that is extremely versatile. It acts as a great base colour for the wooden elements and black gloss appliances.

The Cuffley project features award-winning appliances by Sub-Zero Wolf and furniture hand-painted in Pointing by Farrow & Ball. Pointing is a warm and delicate white, which is fresh and uncomplicated with a warm undertone. It creates the prettiest of spaces and softens the feel.


A blue hue was one of the kitchen trends of 2019 and still continues to be. Blue represents the sky and sea but also space and infinity. Blue is one of the most versatile colours amongst the colour groups as it naturally offers security, longevity, depth and calmness making it the perfect choice for both contemporary and traditional homes. You can soften up the room with a duck egg blue, or make a statement with a striking midnight blue.

The Clayhall project has been hand-painted in Royal Navy by Little Greene which is a blue hue of a sumptuous blend of Royal Navy and Navy Blue, which is a charismatic alternative to a dark grey or black in a neutral colour scheme. This gorgeous blue works beautifully with the Carrara quartz worktops, brass hardware and the ILVE range cooker.

The Potters Bar project has been hand-painted in the popular Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball. This blue hue is an inky navy, traditional in feel and creates a dramatic space. When used in well-lit areas of the home it will appear much bluer. Three different worktops have been chosen in this space and the bold blue hue brings them all together.


It’s not always about white and grey to achieve a contemporary yet ageless look. Recent clients have taken to choosing a stylish green contrasted with a white to create the same feeling of openness and simplicity. Sage and olive shades are right on trend at the moment as we improve our daily well-being in recent times. Green works as a middle ground colour but can be used as an accent or full scheme.

The Broxbourne project has a green and white theme going on with wooden elements. The green is Cooking Apple Green from Farrow & Ball which is a fresh iconic green creating the feeling of health and vigour. It has a rich, old fashioned look to it in darker situations, but often feels much fresher and brighter in well-lit rooms and when contrasted with a bright white. It is a lovely green to add to this open-plan space.

The Stock project also consists of a white and green colour scheme. Our client chose Card Room Green by Farrow & Ball which is a dark grey-green. It really comes alive when contrasted with a warm neutral like Off-White or set against the darker Studio Green. This colour really makes the island stand out in this grand open-plan space. We are loving the white wicker bar stools and the marble splashback to add different levels of style.


Make a statement with a dark and dramatic paint, they add ambience and sophistication to any space. Railings by Farrow & Ball became hugely popular in recent years within our handmade kitchen projects. However, dark shades can come across intimidating but it’s how you use them that changes the feel. Hand-painting on a main run can look luxurious and courageous but still have a timeless, intimate appeal. If you are not feeling as brave, combine the dark shades with a classic neutral for a balanced look but still creates an impact.

Flooring can also be a huge influencing factor in how the dark colour works in your kitchen space.

In the Harringay project, we hand-painted the whole of the kitchen in Railings by Farrow & Ball. This colour hue is a soft black with blue undertones and can transform the room into a dramatic and enveloping space. It makes the space appear bigger especially with all the natural light that comes from the roof lantern and sliding bi-fold doors. We are loving the satin brass handles too!

Our Bishop’s Stortford project has part of the kitchen hand-painted in Black Blue by Farrow & Ball. This rich pigment colour works perfectly with the solid wood worktop, stunning aged brass Perrin & Rowe wall mounted tap and Fireclay sink. Our client opted for a two-tone colour scheme for the main kitchen run to provide a statement in the hub of the home.

In our Bishop’s Stortford project the island was hand-painted in Brinjal by Farrow & Ball. This sophisticated aubergine colour brings a warm hue to the hub of the home and is perfect for creating an accent on an island in the middle of the room.

If you would like to know more about our handmade kitchen designs contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you.

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