If you have picked 2020 as the year you get your dream kitchen, you might be already on the hunt for design, style and colour inspiration for your new space.

To help you on your journey, we share our favourite colour combinations that we predict will be hot picks this coming year, and beyond.

Navy Cabinetry

Navy is making a comeback in a big way! You may be surprised to hear that navy is actually a neutral colour choice, but when you take a look at how it marries effortlessly with both warm and cooler tones, it’s easy to see why. Paired with a brushed metal in any shade (nickel, gold, bronze), navy provides a beautiful contrast whilst not being as harsh as using jet black. However, when going for any dark colour palette, make sure you have a lot of natural light entering the space, and create balance with accents such as timber tones to soften the aesthetic.


We absolutely love the trend of extending the countertop material up into the splashback. More commonly done with engineered or natural stone, this allows you to streamline the number of different materials used in your kitchen design, creating an overall clean and contemporary look. Plus it has the added bonus of being incredible as a visual statement for your kitchen, especially if you have opted for a veined or marbled finish stone. A beautiful backsplash is also perfect behi shelves filled with dinnerware and accessories.

All Black Everything

Often overlooked as purely an ‘accent’ colour, black walls, cabinetry and work surfaces are having something of a moment. Black becomes liveable, luxe and inviting when paired with textured woods adding rustic, homely charm. Keys to nailing this moody trend include ensuring your space is big enough to handle this, that it has enough natural or manmade lighting (consult an expert) and include plenty of texture – this could be a combination of matte and gloss finishes. If you are still worried, you can always soften the drama by including lighter toned or white benchtops.

Gold is Golden

With tap and handle-ware available in an ever-increasing range of colours and finishes, the possibilities for making your personal mark on your space are endless – and accessories have moved up on the scale of importance when it comes to designing your kitchen. We particularly love the addition of gold in this space. Brushed, hammered, polished; and in the form of a handle, tap or basin – whichever your preference, there is a gold accessory for your kitchen.

Brighter Jewel Tones

We have seen a resurgence of navy, deep forest green and burgundy in recent years, and those tones are evolving as we start to take them lighter and brighter. Think burnt orange, lighter more emerald-greens, glistening teals and mustard tones. These sophisticated colours can elevate the mood in your kitchen, and whether used in the foundations of the room or included through styling, your kitchen will love you for them!

White is still alright!

With so much for decorators to sink their teeth into and play with when it comes to exquisite accessories, it makes sense for the classic white kitchen to hold strong as a colour trend for the foreseeable future – especially if you enjoy a small kitchen, and has a beautifully classic feel that will never go out of vogue.

Unexpected Colour Pops

Here we look at how we use colour in the kitchen, rather than homing in on one particular shade. Using colour in unexpected places like appliances and rangehoods is a brilliant way to bring some pizazz to the room. If you love colour, it’s a fun way to incorporate it and make a regular appliance feel special and custom. Throw the rulebook out of the window in favour of unexpected paint-colour pairings. Kitchens are rife with colour opportunities, from appliances and flooring, to window treatments and cabinets.

So, the best place to start is by deciding how much of permanent commitment you are willing to make. One of easiest and least expensive options is to paint a wall can be easily updated should you tire of it. Choosing colour is such a personal experience – in fact no one knows for sure whether we all even see the myriad shades in the same way.

Of course, nothing beats being able to talk to an expert in a kitchen design showroom – The Maker’s showroom is staffed by professional kitchen designers who can assist with all your questions about layout, functionality, colours and products. With fully operational kitchens in a range of popular styles, our kitchen showroom in Perth is the best place to start on the road to your new kitchen.

To make a booking for a design consultation with one of our expert kitchen designers, give us a call today on 1300 270 000.

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