How to design a kitchen
Choosing a kitchen colour scheme
From the ever-popular all white kitchens, to more vibrant kitchen colour schemes, there are many ways you can approach redesigning your kitchen. Below we've listed a few helpful things to consider as you start personalising the hub of the home.
First consider the size of your kitchen. To achieve the impression of light and space, look at Dulux whites and Neutrals for a softer finish. If you are wanting a moody appeal, deeper tones like Dulux Oolong or Wentworth will immediately create an intimate atmosphere.
Looking to bring a sense of personality to the kitchen? Start by reviewing existing colour schemes used in the home that can be continued into this space. A feature cabinet, splashback or dramatic counter top choice will help make the space feel like yours.
If you are drawn to two or three colours for your kitchen, make sure they work together to achieve balance. Complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel and should be used in varying levels across the room.
Can’t choose just one colour? Bring together the best of both worlds with a two-toned kitchen. See how Three Birds Renovations used a two-tone colour scheme to seamlessly connect the kitchen with the alfresco area.
Repaint your kitchen walls
A new coat of paint can make all the difference to your kitchen, so your walls are the best place to start when kicking off your kitchen makeover. Remember though that your kitchen walls require different protection to other walls in the home due to the moisture and smoke caused by cooking. That’s why we recommend using Dulux Wash&Wear +PLUS Kitchen&Bathroom Low Sheen as it’s been made especially to withstand humid and damp environments such as kitchens.
A washable paint that has been developed to resist the growth of bacteria and mould on walls, which may trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. 10 Year Guarantee against mould growth*.
Refresh your kitchen cabinets
You can make a dramatic impact in your kitchen for a fraction of the cost of a renovation by updating your kitchen cabinets. Dulux Renovation Range Cabinet Doors can quickly and easily rejuvenate laminate, melamine and wooden doors so you feel as though you’re cooking in a whole new space. See how you can achieve this transformation here.
‘Asparagus’ & ‘Carrots’ original artworks by Ali Wood, Fenton & Fenton
Transform your benchtops
Upgrade old fashioned or out of date kitchen benchtops with ease using Dulux Renovation Range Tiles & Benchtops. In just a few simple steps (and a bit of elbow grease!), you’ll be paving the way for a fresh, modern new look. It’s easy to apply and provides a beautiful, durable and chip resistant finish that stands the test of time. See how you can achieve this transformation here.
Dulux Renovation Range Tiles & Benchtops is the smart way to rejuvenate laminate benchtops, and ceramic and glass tiles, both new and previously painted*
Time to paint your kitchen walls
For a smooth finish, lay-off your wall with an unloaded roller and roll it from top to bottom of the wall in a straight line. Then slightly go over the same spot and repeat across the wall to remove any streaks.