Alongside leading international architects, interior designers and trend watchers, the company use extensive research to identify styles which represent the way we live our everyday lives.
This includes how we will live our lives in 2017.…with this year’s ‘Colour of the Year’ title being claimed by the dynamic and stylish ‘Denim Drift’!
What is Denim Drift?
Known for its stability, blue has a very calming effect on an environment, making it a great colour choice for a hardworking kitchen.
More than this, the specific shade of blue, ‘Denim Drift’ has been chosen due to its versatility. The mixture between grey and blue has resulted into a favourite among designers.
And a special colour palette of complimentary blue tones has been developed to accompany this shade, making it even easier to introduce it into your kitchen.
How to incorporate Denim Drift and similar blues within your kitchen…
As colour influences the overall mood of your kitchen; it is important to establish the sort of ambience that you would like to create, and develop this with care.
For example, whilst blue is certainly calming, if used excessively, or with the wrong colour combinations, it can create a cold and unwelcoming kitchen feel.
Here we will take a look at how to maintain the balancing aspects of blue within the kitchen, ensuring it will work for you and your home…
Denim Drift kitchen furniture
At LWK London, we offer kitchen furniture tones similar to that of Dulux’s Denim Drift and its accompanying family colour palette. This includes a paler Agate blue kitchen finish, a darker Velvet Blue kitchen door, our shimmering metallic Ocean Blue tone, or our stunning new Aquamarine kitchen with its uplifting hint of green. All of these doors will introduce a fresh look to the home; and are available in our Lacquer and Laminate kitchen finishes.
When incorporating statement colours such as these; remember that your kitchen can be tailored entirely according to your personal tastes and desired look. It might be that you want to make a feature of your favoured blue tone, drawing attention to it on a kitchen island, or appliance bank, yet contrasted with neutral furniture tones throughout the rest of the space.
Introducing white tones or pale, textured woods is an easy way of achieving this. It will also effectively soften the overall look. Or else, for a more masculine feel for your kitchen setting, you can add grey or darker colours. Framed kitchen doors, handleless options and curves are just some of the further options which will let you tailor your kitchen’s appearance.
Denim Drift coloured kitchen walls
As just mentioned, combining blues with other colours and finishes will let you put your own stamp on your kitchen’s look. It may be that you would prefer to achieve this using neutral kitchen furniture in combination with a statement wall colour.
This is an effective means for drawing attention to both the kitchen furniture and your wall colour.
And it also makes it easier and far less expensive should you want to change things up in the future… Because in this case you only need to buy new paint, and not a new kitchen!
But before embarking on this approach you do need to consider the size of your kitchen and how much light it receives. Painting your walls such a bold colour, and especially if a darker colour tone, could prove overwhelming if you have a small, poorly lit kitchen. In this case, only painting an accent wall may prove suffice to still successfully achieve the effect you want.
Two tone kitchens
Two tone kitchens offer balance, a contemporary feel, and will also eliminate any feeling of sameness within your kitchen. So if all-blue kitchen cabinets aren’t for you, the option is there to switch things up! For example, you can swap your wall units for a lighter tone compared with the base units; this also offers the benefit of an instantly brighter setting.
Denim Drift kitchen appliances & accessories
If you are not fully committed to changing your walls or kitchen furniture but still want to incorporate the Denim drift tone within your kitchen (or anything similar)… Then you can achieve this through smaller, non-permanent splashes of colour.
For example, bold appliances or accessories can easily transform a neutral kitchen, introducing a lively twist. Coloured toasters, kettles, pans, utensils, bar stools, clocks and plates are all options to consider. These appliances can easily be changed or renewed at any time in the future.
Dulux Denim Drift textures & décor
Textures and décor also play a major role in kitchen design for 2017. It is important for creating an intimate and very welcoming environment for your kitchen. For example; ornamenting your space with splashes of coloured accessories is an easy and inexpensive means for transforming your room’s look. Denim Drift tablecloths, place mats, or lamps offer the means for introducing your favoured colour; whilst contributing to a stunning yet relaxing ambience within the kitchen. Or should you have window seating, or an open plan kitchen and living room arrangement, you can achieve the same by adding Denim drift throws, scatter cushions, or even soft carpets.
Make a Denim Drift kitchen work for you
The overall mood of serenity and peace which accompanies Denim Drift is what sets it apart and makes it perfect for the kitchen. Yet it is highly advisable to point the use of this colour into just one direction as exemplified above.
Do this, and whichever look you decide to go for, we are sure you’ll be amazed by the transformation this must-have colour will bring to your kitchen in 2017.
We are here to help…
Tirelessly working through different designs, finishes, features and different pricing options can often prove challenging …so why not talk to us about your needs so we can help?
For help with planning your kitchen (including colour combinations), please contact one of our expert designers who will gladly help: Email or call us on 020 7536 9266.