Blue is definitely the colour of the moment and the delicious pale powder blue palette, used on the classic country ingredients such as the Shaker-style cabinets, butcher’s block and tongue and groove wall panelling in this gorgeous country kitchen, creates a fresh and clean look.
Pastel blue is a fabulous shade to use in a scheme where you want to maximise the light, and also works well in a south-facing room as it doesn’t appear too cold. It also teams beautifully with on-trend grey for a modern twist – here the hero piece is a graphite-coloured range (by Everhot) that makes a striking focal point and adds definition to the scheme. Dark grey is a great neutral colour for an appliance as it’s unlikely to date and also harmonises with granite worktops and slate flooring.
Combining kitchens with relaxed dining areas is a big trend that ensures the kitchen is the heart of the home. Here, a large farmhouse table and bench create an informal touch, and softness is introduced with striped seat cushions that pull together the blues and greys used in the scheme.
Big up the cottage feel with artisan pottery and vintage-style ceramic and glass bottles brimming with posies of country flowers for a spring feel. Pale blue enamelware would work beautifully in this scheme too.
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