A dramatic line-up of dark hues and timbers with a smattering of metallics are essential for an atmospheric kitchen. Add pale woods to ease the intensity while keeping the look fresh. Ditch a few wall units in favour of shelves, which will open up the space. And why not work a splash of white into your scheme? Nothing makes a strong visual impact like the contrast between light and dark.
Project details Blend scandinavian style with a charcoal hue to give your space instant visual appeal. in this kitchen by Neptune, industrial-style Tennyson pendants, £98 each, anchor the large island, which is topped in pale oak and served by shoreditch high-back bar stools in Hugo spelt, £345 each. opening up storage with a pair of Buckland floating shelves, £470 each, creates a feeling of added space. Team these with limehouse cabinets built to the ceiling to create ample storage for unsightly essentials. This kitchen costs £29,861.