Choosing Colours For Your Kitchen

Wall (main): Lamp Black 228
Side wall: Loft White 222
Flooring: Shallows 223

 

The kitchen is often the heart of the family home. A place you can utilise colour to create a vibrant, inspiring space to reflect your interior style.

Be bold with dark shades or produce a simple, neutral scheme with a highlight of colour to reflect your personal style.

Our range of finishes provide a durable, beautiful effect for walls and woodwork including kitchen cabinets and have been specially formulated to withstand busy family life, little hands and even pets.

 

 

Walls and cabinets: Hicks’ Blue 208
Stool: Green Verditer 92

 

When choosing colours for your kitchen, try to decide what sort of style you are looking to achieve, taking into consideration colours that already exist within the space. Furniture, flooring and artwork are all elements that should be included as colours within your palette.

If there are any architectural features or areas of interest that you would like to draw attention to, consider using colour to highlight these.

 

 

Units up to and including Shelf: Harley Green 312
Above Shelf: Tea with Florence 310

 

When selecting paint for your kitchen, you can choose from both water-based and oil-based paints.

Our Intelligent Paints are breakthrough water-based paints which are quick and easy to apply. They are completely washable and can be used with utmost confidence on most surfaces including plaster, woodwork and radiators.

Our Intelligent Paints are also certified as ‘Child Safe’ so are completely safe to use in all areas of the family home.

 

 

 

Upper Wall: Aquamarine – Pale 282
Lower Wall: Aquamarine – Mid 284
Island: Aquamarine 138
Worktop: Livid 263

 

Water-Based Paints

 

Intelligent Matt
A totally matt, yet completely washable alternative to a traditional emulsion paint, perfect for busy homes, particularly on walls and ceilings. The finish has an extremely low gloss level of 5%, providing a beautifully flat, matt finish.

Intelligent Eggshell

Intelligent Eggshell is the perfect water-based finish for painting kitchen cabinets. Formulated to resist moisture, staining and general wear and tear, Intelligent Eggshell has a tough yet subtle finish and is perfect for woodwork and both kitchen and bathroom walls. It has a low-sheen level of 15% and is available in the full Little Greene colour palette.

Intelligent Gloss
For a high shine finish, Intelligent Gloss is a quick drying alternative to Oil Gloss. It is ideal for use on interior woodwork in rooms that require frequent cleaning. The gloss level is 85% and it is available in all Little Greene shades.

Oil-Based Paints
With a nine hundred year pedigree, oil-based paints have long been recognised as the classic finish for woodwork. By forming a deeper bond with the surface than is possible with a quick-drying paint, traditional oil-based recipes are renowned for their increased longevity, excellent flow and smooth finish.
All our oil-based paints have been reformulated using naturally occurring vegetable oils to replace solvent ingredients.

Flat Oil Eggshell
Flat Oil Eggshell is a low-odour, modern oil-based paint which resists staining and general wear and tear making it perfect for woodwork and primed metals. It has a gloss level of 15-20% and is surface dry in just 4 hours. Designed specifically for interior use, the formula has been developed to give superior, glide-on application characteristics with extended workability and open time, making brushing out a real pleasure, even for the least confident of painters.
The formulation provides a smooth, low-sheen finish, suitable for woodwork including kitchen cabinets. The finish is extremely durable, making it the perfect choice for a busy kitchen space.

Floor Paint
For wooden or concrete floors, our Floor Paint (also oil-based) is one of the hardest wearing paints available for domestic use and, like all our finishes, is available in the full spectrum of Little Greene colours.

 

Brickwork: Confetti 274
Cupboards: Lamp Black 228