If in the past your kitchen has focused more on function than fashion, it can be difficult to get excited about the room you cook in. However, ever more frequently people are viewing their kitchen as more than just a culinary workspace, instead designing it as the heart of the home, with spaces for socialising and entertaining as well as the usual baking, boiling and basting.

If your room currently lacks passion, rest assured it doesn’t take much to inject a little life into your space. A little colour in the kitchen can go a long way towards transforming a banal area into an attractive living space. And in addition, by choosing to throw in a touch of high fashion, you don’t have to do away with the kitchen’s function. Here are a couple of ways to inject colour into your kitchen.

Colour your kitchen appliances

No longer the boring models of days gone by, kitchen appliances come in the entire spectrum of colours to match your room’s theme and your personality. Built-in ovens and free-standing cookers alike can be sourced with the same quality functions as their black and stainless steel counterparts, and they will create a serious stir in the kitchen when friends and family come to stay.

High gloss kitchen cupboards

A high gloss kitchen is a style that really lends itself to more gregarious colours and designs. Use vibrant red doors teamed up with bright, white appliances, or team a cream high gloss kitchen with aquamarine or aubergine walls to make an impact.

All eyes on the splashback

Innovative splashbacks are a great way to add interest to your kitchen and they can be purchased in block colours or with interesting patterns and textures. If you have chosen a kitchen with cupboards and appliances in neutral tones, a coloured splashback can brighten even the most run-of-the-mill room. To bring traditional into the 21st century, why not consider teaming up a brightly coloured splashback with a white, ivory or cream shaker-style design.

A hint of a tint

If you’re not ready to dramatically transform such a large portion of your kitchen, or think it’s likely you’ll change your mind, you can simply add an extra splash here and there. Colour-coordinate your counter-top devices such as kettles and toasters, with oven gloves, tea towels and wall art to create a look that’s both bright and easily amendable.

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