How to create a fresh and airy space
The kitchen is one of the most utilised spaces in your house and wants to feel bright and energising. Natural daylight is essential, imagine early morning breakfasts in the sunshine, looking out to the fresh spring garden. However there are a number of simple design ideas that can also help create a light and calming atmosphere.
Keeping the walls and work surfaces pale will open up a design, reflecting light and creating a minimalist look, matching this with a pale wooden flooring will give the maximum effect yet retain warmth. Greens or blues are a popular choice to add an accent colour, softening surfaces and giving a natural feel, mirroring the outdoors. Don't be afraid to blend more than one tone from gentle sage to a bolder moss green or teal. These colours work with both modern or classic styles. Using deeper shades on the cabinetry can add a focal point,contrasting against the lightness and creating a symmetry between light and dark.
This beautiful kitchen by Elanna Roux Interiors & Howard Pease Architects is the perfect example of how to balance colour against a neutral background. They have opted for clear diamond Pop Lights over the island and Pick-n-Mix Pendants over the kitchen table. The clear decorative glass adds a luxurious sparkle without interfering with the sightlines, bringing texture and more warmth against the minimal white walls and ceiling. The moss green velvet seating has just enough acidity to add a layer of personality, a punch of colour that compliments the artwork and brings everything together. They have carried this theme throughout the house, creating gorgeous bright sumptuous interiors. We absolutely love their hallway with the combination of clear Pick-n-Mix pendants in different sizes hanging down through the stairwell and the stunning stained glass doorway.