Kitchen Trends: Dark Hues – The Main Company

Kitchen Trends: Dark Hues

Kitchen Trends: Dark Hues

The past few years have seen a significant shift in our approach to colour in the kitchen, with previously pale palettes and the Scandinavian obsession of recent times being replaced with a love for decadently dark kitchens.

From timeless navy to on-trend teal and inky black, there’s never been a better time to embrace these darker tones in your kitchen. Not only do they add a sense of personality to your kitchen, they are also extremely practical and perfect for covering up any marks or sticky prints left by the kids!

Pair deep rich hues with reclaimed timber to create a real design statement in your kitchen, whilst keeping the space practical and stylish. We love to combine mixed materials such as painted units with stainless steel appliances and salvaged cast iron to give the kitchens a contemporary update. By experimenting with natural salvaged materials, each piece of wood is different and therefore each kitchen individual to the owner.

So, whether you’re keen to embrace this bold shade and make a statement on your walls or cabinetry, or would rather experiment with darker tones through the use of accessories, this 2018 kitchen trend is here to stay.

Little Greene colours left to right: Hicks’ Blue, Royal Navy, Dock Blue.

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  • We love seeing how our kitchens are used day-to-day. As part of a fundraiser prize the lovely homeowners of our Weybridge kitchen had @oliahercules of the recipe book Mamushka to cook in the kitchen!
  • From stainless steel units to cutting edge brassware, urban fixtures and fittings complement the rustic style of our Cattal Street kitchen.
  • We love to start off our mornings with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and a look over the diary to see what is planned for the week. What do you do?
  • Your kitchen is a space where many celebrations take place over the years. Add a hint of character and embrace the raw beauty that nature has to offer with a bespoke kitchen that features rustic reclaimed wood and handcrafted oak drawer details.
  • With its muted shades and beautiful contemporary details, discover our Weybridge kitchen.
  • Why not complement your kitchen space with some stunning contemporary handmade tableware from @suepryke. We’re in love!
  • Copper lighting adds an extra statement to our cool and contemporary Cattal Street kitchen.
  • What is life without a few treats here and there? Light and fresh, we’re getting inspired by this roasted peach tart by @juliaostro.
  • Why not start your bank holiday by cooking up a delicious breakfast? We’re thinking poached eggs, mushrooms, toast and lots of coffee! #bankholiday
  • We’re enjoying this gorgeous evening light with a gin and tonic in hand. How are you spending your Friday?

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