Timeless neutrals, back in vogue!

Over recent years, we have seen every shade of grey appear.

Whether it’s tiles for a kitchen or bathroom, upholstery fabric for a sofa or soft bedroom furnishings in pale grey, interior spaces have never had more grey options to choose from.

However, one of the key trends coming through in 2019 is neutrals. That said, this timeless favourite is most certainly not a return of beige!

Shades such as ‘canvas’ and ‘natural buff’ are a much smarter and sophisticated finish, compared to the yellowy tones that beige often is.

Being easy on the eye, and the perfect palette to co-ordinate almost any accent shade with, it’s understandable to see their resurgence in popularity.

white kitchen units are totally stylish, especially when teamed with a striking handle detail.

white kitchen units are totally stylish, especially when teamed with a striking handle detail.

A neutral kitchen can look sensational if complemented with contrasting worktops to add texture. Using a stone or marble worksurface creates precedence in an all white kitchen, and in conjunction with a distinct handless door design, the furniture really ‘sings’.

Consider an accent with neutrals?

Ultimately it’s all about balance.

combine white units with contrasting and varied work surfaces for stylish results.

combine white units with contrasting and varied work surfaces for stylish results.

A chosen accent colour such as hague blue or citrus orange makes an otherwise off white kitchen come alive. Overdo it and your spoil the look entire, but get it right and it will look amazing!

team a flat accent colour with woodgrain for dramatic looks.

team a flat accent colour with woodgrain for dramatic looks.

That’s the beauty of employing the services of an established kitchen designer… not only do we keep abrest of what’s on trend, but we can suggest where to add simple pops of colour to ensure that your new kitchen is as individual as you are.

Contrast neutrals with woodgrains…

Combining white with a really intense contrasting shade such as Wenge ensures the overall scheme looks contemporary.

almost ying and yang, wenge and marble are the perfect complement to striking neutral units.

almost ying and yang, wenge and marble are the perfect complement to striking neutral units.

Even an eclectic mix of wall-hung and freestanding kitchen units combined with key elements such as feature wall brackets and reclaimed bar stools achieves impressive results.

attention to detail is something we pride ourselves on…

attention to detail is something we pride ourselves on…

And in an open plan kitchen, which may feel cold from time to time, a rich neutral such as taupe or parchment will add warmth and character to a kitchen, especially if teamed with a woodgrain.

parchment or taupe will add warmth to a kitchen, especially when combined with woodgrain.

parchment or taupe will add warmth to a kitchen, especially when combined with woodgrain.

Don’t just settle for any neutral kitchen, choose a Ray Munn neutral kitchen to ensure that your kitchen stands out from the rest!