Farrow & Ball have released their official colour palettes for 2021, which got us here at YourHomeStyle thinking about one of our favourite things – how can we get these colours into our kitchens?
In case you missed it – you can see all the Farrow & Ball colours for 2021 here – the four palettes were Rich and Warm, Clean and Timeless Blues, Natural Greens and Earth Colours.
The palettes are a really handy starting point if you’re planning a kitchen makeover, as they also list complimentary tones so you instantly know which colours go with your favourite shade.
So we’ve gathered some inspiration below for ways to work these super on-trend colours into your kitchen decor. We’ve got kitchen ideas for all budgets – you don’t have get the builders in to stay up to date, when a few carefully chosen accessories can give the right vibe.
Look 1: Rich and Warm
Farrow & Ball’s ‘Rich and Warm’ palette consists of dark red and rich, leathery browns. Dark browns can be oppressive on walls or cabinet fronts, so the floor is a perfect place to embrace them, like the Kensington Espresso lacquered engineered wood flooring from Direct Wood Flooring.
Deep red is easier to work into a kitchen scheme – we love Wren’s Shaker kitchen in Aubergine. And if a full remodel is out of your budget, you might consider IKEA’s fabulous KALLARK drawer fronts starting at a very budget-friendly £13 for two.
See all our ideas in the gallery:
Look 2: Clean and Timeless Blues
Blue is a classic colour for decorating, as it fits in almost anywhere, bringing calm and cool vibes without overpowering a room. There’s no shortage of kitchen options in every shade of blue, but Wren’s handleless kitchen in Baltic is a great example of an inkier tone like Stiffkey Blue, which features in Farrow & Ball’s 2021 colour palette.
If you prefer a lighter shade, Rangemaster’s gorgeous Elise 110 electric induction range in China Blue would make a standout focal point to any kitchen. Or invest in a few eye-catching accessories, like a classic Le Creuset casserole dish in vibrant blue.
See all our picks in the gallery below – and if you fancy taking the look out of the kitchen, check out our blue living room ideas
Look 3: Natural Greens
Green kitchens are also increasingly in demand, so now is the perfect time to bring some of these sage and olive tones into your decor. Start small with IKEA’s handy RASKOG storage trolley in grey-green, and maybe you’ll end up with a full-on fitted kitchen like Magnet’s Integra in Green Olives! Click through the gallery to see all our ideas:
Look 4: Earth Colours
You’ve probably noticed that natural tones are getting very hot right now – Dulux chose Brave Ground as its Colour of the Year 2021 for a reason – so it’s no surprise that Farrow & Ball are also embracing the look.
Pale browns, beiges and earthy yellows are the order of the day here, and the good news is that they complement just about any existing kitchen colours you might have.
Flooring is usually pretty neutral, so that’s a great place to start. Tile Giant’s Classic Kremna floor tiles are made of travertine rock, giving them a beautiful natural effect.
Or take it a step further by embracing a neutral-toned kitchen revamp – done right, it will be timeless – with something like LochAnna’s Durham Collection in Warm Earth and Pearl.
See all our picks in the gallery below:
Get more inspiration by heading to our kitchen ideas page!