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The colour of spring

If you love the golden yellow springtime bulbs at this time of year why not take some inspiration from the natural world and add a bit of a glow into your kitchen? Yellow is a universal colour that can work with both modern and more traditional kitchen design and if your kitchen doesn’t get much natural light, adding this happy hue into your kitchen is the natural choice to add a burst of sunshine.

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The owners of this detached property in Wilmslow did just that when they replaced their standard chipboard beige kitchen with a bespoke Shaker Handcrafted Kitchen painted in buttercup yellow, totally re-energizing the previously gloomy interior.

yellow kitchen

A modern design

We always take our lead from our clients and they were keen to work with the footprint of the original kitchen but they wanted a more modern design, painted in bold yellow and a build quality that would last a lifetime. We designed the kitchen with this in mind making new Shaker solid wood cabinetry and replaced and updated the integrated double oven, hob and concealed extractor to fit into these. We installed a beautiful quartz ice white worktop to replace the original formica which allowed an under-mounted sink to be discretely fitted in front of the kitchen window overlooking the garden. A bespoke cabinet was designed to sit next to the kitchen window for the microwave, coffee and tea making equipment allowing the workspace to become largely clutter free. The ceiling mounted wall shelves were removed to merge the kitchen effortlessly into the dining room forming a new open plan kitchen diner.

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Our clients kind words speak for themselves;-

We are very pleased with our new kitchen which has been much admired. Everyone who worked on the project was helpful and keen to do their best work and give us a polished result. We felt involved with the design process and advice was always offered but without any pressure so we always thought it was our unique kitchen, just as we hoped for.

yellow kitchen
yellow kitchen

Colour play

If you’re not brave enough to go the whole-hog with yellow cabinets but you like the idea of having some hints in your kitchen, there are so many other ways to incorporate this happy hue into your kitchen.

yellow kitchen

Why not chose yellow barstools to contrast with the colour of your kitchen island? Our clients in Heaton Mersey chose these gorgeous yellow bar stools to complement their Shaker kitchen island, painted in Farrow and Ball Hague blue. We love the way the contemporary artwork brings together the accent colour of the barstools and the deep blue cabinetry.

yellow kitchen

Using yellow appliances is an easy way to introduce a pop of colour. How about a yellow Smeg refrigerator, a yellow Kitchen aid mixer, a Dualit Toaster or all 3 to create good vibes? Yellow is such a positive accent colour  creating a fresh look in any style of kitchen. These hand painted mugs from Emma Bridgewater are perfect for this time of year.

Add a fun retro feel with wallpaper from designers such as Orla Keily or bring botanical imagery inside your connecting dining area with wallpaper from Clarissa Hulse. It’s an easy way to bridge traditional with modern for a look that’s truly original.

Pendant lighting is another opportunity to bring colour into your kitchen through accent pieces such as these pendant lights from Rose and Grey.

 

We know this is a difficult time for everyone but we hope we have brought a little bit of sunshine to you with our blog.

Although we are not currently fitting kitchens in homes following the Government guidelines we are still designing kitchens and are available by telephone, Facetime, Skype, Zoom or Whatsapp to discuss your kitchen requirements so why not get in touch or drop us an email info@handcrafted-kitchens.co.uk.