| Date: 18.10.2022

The perfect use of colour in the home can create warm vibes, add impact and put a smile on your face. Whether you’re looking for bright colours or calming pastels, our kitchen colour ideas will show you how clever use of colour can help transform a mundane space into something special.

Not only does colour in interior design liven up your space, but the colours you choose for your walls and floors can also be a key part of daily life, affecting your energy and mood as well as reflecting your personality. It can be really easy to breathe life into a room by being creative with colour.

10 Fabulous Kitchen Colour Ideas

There’s a rainbow of hues to choose from with kitchen colour ideas, whether you want to go for bright bold colours or delicate pastels to add some kitchen colour. Add a lick of paint, use colour as an accent in the form of artwork or accessories, or go with our favourite option and choose coloured tiles.

In interior design, use colour to:

Draw attention to an aspect of the room
Highlight a fireplace, chimney or alcove with a lick of paint or feature tiles.

Show emotion
Whether you go cool and collected or vibrant and energetic, colour choice is a reflection of how you want others to feel when they enter the room.

Make a connection
Go for earthy greens and browns alongside wood-effect flooring as a nod to nature, or pick out one of the colours in existing artwork, decor or patterned tiles.

Create contrast
Pick two different colours, introduce wood or metal, or add in paint or tiles for a contrasting look.

Change your perception of space
Light colours give the illusion of space while dark makes a space feel cosy.

Help you stand out from the crowd
Not everyone wants a neutral kitchen!

From bright metros, pretty patterns and sensational shapes, our kitchen colour ideas will have you reaching for the colour chart and saying hello to new hues.

Bold kitchen wall

Kitchen walls don’t just have to be practical for all the splashes and spills, they can be stunning as well. Choosing a bold colour will add bags of interest to one of the most frequented rooms in the house. If you opt for gloss tiles, you’ll also reflect light back into the room, to make the space seem more generous. There are so many kitchen wall tiles to choose from, the choice is yours!

Provence Blue Square Kitchen Tiles

Provence Blue Square Kitchen Tiles

Coloured tiles with a plain floor

Metro tiles are one of the best kitchen colour ideas as not only do they introduce a splash of colour, but they add shine and texture to your kitchen or bathroom. It’s not often you see plain floors, and they really can look fantastic. They create a simple but stylish look and allow the other accessories, furniture and tiles in the room to sing. If you’re keen on a neutral colour scheme or don’t want anything too vibrant, try a soft shade like sage or duck egg to add a hint of a hue rather than a full splash.

Kitchen and Bathroom Colour Ideas Victorian Bathroom with Artistic Sage Metro Tiles

Artistic Sage Metro Tiles

Colour pop with a patterned floor

One of the most fabulous kitchen colour ideas is to really stand out with your interior design by combining colour and pattern. Choose your favourite colour first, or pick out a particular shade to emphasise from patterned wallpaper or tiles. If you love the idea of a dark colour but don’t want too much of it, pair it with a lighter shade above to really open the room out. Natural or white furnishings will also help to create an airier effect in the space.

Image of a kitchen with burgundy metro tiles on the wall and Atenea Blue and White Floor Tiles

Atenea Blue and White Floor Tiles

Kitchen colour ideas – colour splash contrast

If you’re opting for a fresh eye-catching colour such as blue, combining them with white tiles is a great idea as they make the bold shade stand out while still giving a chic appearance. If your room is on the smaller side, white is also a good complementary option as it will give you the illusion of space rather than one colour closing the room in.

Image of a kitchen with grey furnishings and Aqua Blue Metro style tiles on the main wall

Bevelled Mini Aqua Blue Tiles

Multicoloured featured wall

One of the easiest kitchen colour ideas is to add the wow factor with multicoloured tiles in coordinating shades, and perhaps a quirky pattern! Our Riga range features a gorgeous mix of hues and the arabesque shape exudes energy and texture. You’re sure to make a statement, whether you design a feature wall or tile the entire wall or floor.

70s Inspired Groovy Tile Choices - Riga

Patchwork Perfection – Kitchen Colour Ideas

Introduce warm Moroccan vibes into your home with brightly-coloured patchwork tiles in an array of gorgeous geometric patterns and shapes. Not only do they liven up any kitchen, but the variety of designs allows you to fashion a truly unique space.

Use them sparingly to highlight an area, or carry the theme through with a matching splashback and floor. Add in white and neutral furnishings to soften the look and brighten your room.

Kitchen and Bathroom Colour Ideas Victorian Bathroom with Marrakech Moroccan Patterned Tiles

Marrakech Moroccan Patterned Tiles

Pastels with wood

Pastel tiles are the perfect choice if you’re looking for kitchen colour ideas that are a little softer with a fresh and calming feel.

There’s a huge range of subtle tones to choose from including muted aquas and delicate pinks. Conjure up Scandinavian vibes by using delicate pastel tones to blend naturally alongside wooden cabinets for a natural look with a twist. A white worktop gives a modern and clean look.

Kitchen and Bathroom Colour Ideas Victorian Bathroom with Eco Coral Metro Tiles

Eco Coral Metro Tiles

Terrazzo Tones

Did you know that Terrazzo tiles originated in Italy over 500 years ago as a clever and environmentally friendly way to reuse leftover marble and glass by setting it in cement? Terrazzo tiles have had a modern makeover and are now made from porcelain or ceramic, making them much more budget-friendly and very durable.

Terrazzo tiles get a mention in our kitchen colour ideas as they can help make a statement without being too over the top. Available in a wide range of colours, Terrazzo tiles make designing your dream look even easier.

Doria Greige Terrazzo Tiles in kitchen

Doria Greige Terrazzo Tiles

Matching wall and floor tiles

If you’d like to create a really premium look in your kitchen, choose the same tile range to use on both the floor and wall for a stunningly seamless look. This option ensures visual harmony and can also help small spaces appear larger, especially if you’ve opted for a glossy tile in a lighter shade.

If you don’t fancy a completely matching look, have a look at tile ranges that include feature tiles to add texture and/or interest, or select gloss tiles for walls and matt tiles for the floor.

Marrakech Blue Floral Tile Design

Marrakech Blue Floral Tile Design

Dramatic Black

If you’re searching for kitchen colour ideas to instantly elevate your space, then black could be the hue for you. Don’t be afraid to use black in interior design. It might seem like a bold move, but used carefully, black can look modern and welcoming, as well as adding drama and sophistication to your home. It’s also a great backdrop for green plants, metallic accessories, and will pop vibrantly against white.

Pair black paint or cabinets with monochrome or patterned tiles for a really luxurious effect, or opt for black gloss tiles for moodiness that has shine and texture.

Kitchen and Bathroom Colour Ideas Victorian Bathroom with Boulevard Patterned Tiles

We hope you’ve been inspired by our kitchen colour ideas! If you would like to incorporate them into your next interior design project, shop our range of coloured tiles here or contact us for design ideas and advice. And of course, we’d love to see your completed projects, so please tag us on social media or share your photos via email.