Add an accent
At Anglia Factors in Martlesham, owner Daniel Barr has noticed a trend towards strong ‘accent’ colours in the kitchen. He believes that customers who are opting for bespoke kitchens are counterbalancing traditional creams, whites and light wood or stone surfaces with strong statement walls, furniture, fabrics or cupboards. Daniel says: “The trend is undoubtedly encouraged by paint manufacturers like Farrow & Ball and Mylands Homeowners can have some fun with their projects and temper ‘clean’ lighter tones with splashes of bold colour. “Whereas the sixties and seventies saw some pop art influence interior design, the nineties took it one stage further, with long-running popular US TV shows like Friends featuring striking teal blue kitchen units. “Customers are now embracing new shades and materials such as strong turquoise glass splashbacks, purple cupboards or colourful islands. “Finally don’t forget black and white. We show here a strong monochrome kitchen with just hint of mauve – just as impactful as an accent colour,” he says. Anglia Factors 34 Gloster Road, Ipswich IP5 3RD 01473 610192 www.angliafactors.co.uk
A strong monochrome kitchen can be just as impactful as an accent colour.