• It’s not all black and white

    by  • September 2, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments

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    One big trend in kitchens that shows no sign of waning in popularity is the industrial look. We can all conjure up an image of this style: metro wall tiles, utilitarian wood or metal shelving and worktops, reclaimed enamel pendant lights, and functional pieces. Another strong element of the industrial look is a largely white/grey palette – but what if the mono look isn’t your thing?

    Fortunately, if you prefer a more colourful interior, it doesn’t mean the industrial look is off-limits to you. Accent hues, patterned elements, and textured finishes can brighten up a functional kitchen space without sacrificing the theme. Have a look through some of our favourite colourful industrial kitchen schemes.

    The image above shows an industrial-themed space that has been enlivened and given a fun touch with some rainbow-coloured wall letters, and by painting the wooden shelf brackets in matching hues.

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    This kitchen has a softer look than the usual mono scheme, thanks to the soft blue used on the walls, and the bright pops of colour in the tableware.

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    This kitchen still errs on the lighter side, but the soft grey of the units provides depth, and the patterned floor adds a modern feel.

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    A warehouse look is created in this kitchen-diner with brick-effect wallpaper and a mix of warm wood and natural materials with tougher, industrial-style furniture.

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    This is a warmer take on the theme, with the trio of copper pendants setting the tone. The warmth is continued in the wooden worktops, and the beaten leather of the vintage stools.

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    In this deeper, darker take on the theme, mid-toned wood furniture is teamed with rustic striped fabric and brick tiles in a bold bottle-green accent colour. The wall is painted in blackboard paint – it creates a giant jotter for notes, also giving the room an informal, industrial feel.

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