Our top color combinations for kitchens

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The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the home; from busy breakfasts to families sitting together for dinners in the evening to talk about their day, it's where you'll spend a lot of time cooking, socialising, and making memories. 

There are many things to consider when it comes to designing a kitchen that is both functional and styled to your taste – the color combinations you choose can make a big difference to the overall feel of the room. 

Whether you’re in the early stages of giving your kitchen a remodel, or you’re finding it hard to visualise your kitchen’s potential, why not consider our recommendations for timeless color combinations and you may just discover your dream kitchen…


The ashy grey tones of Pearl Oak work really well with various shades of green to create a fresh, modern botanical vibe. White wall paint and pale gray cabinets will help the green to pop, giving your kitchen a calming, tranquil atmosphere.

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Combine steel, copper, gold and a striking Charred Oak floor to bring character into your kitchen. Radiating warmth and boasting dark golden amber tones, this flooring from our Van Gogh collection also features authentic textures, knots and grains. If possible, leave exposed brick walls untouched to complete the look.

Kitchen colour combinations blog


The crisp, clean appearance of a white kitchen will never go out of style. White makes any room look lighter and brighter, and you can add utensils and accessories of any colour without fear of clashing. If you’re worried about your kitchen looking too sterile, there’s the option of a marble look floor with subtle gray veining, interspersed with Otono key squares, which still offers a very elegant finish. 

Kitchen colour combinations blog


Add warmth and charm to your kitchen by combining a cheerful mustard yellow with subtly limed gray flooring and dark wood panelling or furniture. The yellow will brighten up the room without being over the top, and these neutral colors together will create a homely feel.

Kitchen colour combinations blog


A classic looking pale Spring Oak floor combined with similarly colored cabinets will make the centre of your home cosy and comfortable. Adding a splash of color like the below pale blue and silver, either as a feature wall or as part of the furniture, will give the space a modern edge without taking anything away from the country charm. Finish off the look with neutral colored drawer pulls and handles. 

Kitchen colour combinations blog

Why not have a go with our Floorstyle Floor Designer tool - Choose from 34 different room settings and change the floors and wall paint to find your ideal color combinations.

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