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How to hop on the dark kitchen trend

PUBLISHED: 11:56 31 July 2017

Dark accents add impact to a kitchen (photo: Planet Furniture)

Dark accents add impact to a kitchen (photo: Planet Furniture)

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Ruth Gray of Hitchin design-led kitchen manufacturer Planet Furniture gives her tips for using dramatic dark accents

The trend for dark kitchens looks set to become a classic of our time – creating warmth in a space where function has traditionally been prioritised over comfort. As our kitchens morph from single-use, practical spaces into the multi-use, beating hearts of our homes, they’ve become an expression of our personal taste.

If an entire kitchen in a dark colour is too brave a move, then a solid block in a striking colour can emphasise a freestanding unit or mark out different zones, offering an effective contrast to a lighter or more subdued colour scheme.

Deep navy, smoky greys and rich khaki all work equally well with traditional shaker-style cabinetry or contemporary handleless designs. Contrast with crisp whites and sharp marble for worktops or small touches of pastel shades on accessories to really let the darkness sing. Consider the odd cabinet in a contrasting colour or painting an island in a lighter shade.

Accents of brass and copper are not only bang on trend but perfect for lightening the tone, while the inclusion of natural wood will add warmth and character to the most contemporary of kitchen designs.

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