Coastal inspired kitchens are becoming a popular style and not just for beach front houses. If you feel a connection with the sea why not draw from its wealth of colours and textures to create a stunning kitchen? The sea is such a vast inspiration for many writers, artists and musicians and has attracted people to its beauty and power for centuries.
As we know the kitchen is the heart of the home, a place to eat, relax and connect with one another, so it’s only right it reflects our style and personality. You can create a haven of serene tranquility, the perfect place to unwind after a busy day.
Creating the Coastal look
Dulux’s colour of 2017 is a shade called Denim Drift, a grey-blue colour heralded as timeless yet modern. Let it transport you to memories of happy days at the coast while providing the perfect back drop for your coastal inspired kitchen. Combined with crisp white units, wooden floors and worktops this is the ideal colour to begin your nautical journey.
Reclaimed wood could be sourced and used to make kitchen worktops or flooring, creating a natural rustic look. This can be further enhanced with the use of white Shaker style cupboards, a farmhouse sink, wicker baskets for storage and finished with plants in distressed planters.
You could add subtle Coastal accents to a contemporary or traditional kitchen by hanging a painting of a sea view, a photo of stones put onto canvas or by placing sea shells round candles or on window sills. Another way is to choose furniture with curved legs to reflect the waves.
Add pops of colour with blue, green or turquoise, in your backsplash or tiles, giving a subtle nod to the sea style without having to redesign your entire kitchen. Iridescent tiles shimmering like the crystal clear water would work perfectly as a more daring backsplash. Rugs, stools, vases, and pendant lights are also great places to play with colour and experiment with themes.
Why not pay homage to the sea Nantucket style by mixing a vintage rustic dining table with green blue chairs to complement a kitchen design using shiplap or tongue and groove panelling? This will create nautical texture and could be further enhanced by painting a wooden floor, evoking a beach house vibe.
For a touch of kitsch, coastal style add aqua appliances, infusing beachy tones into a clean white kitchen.
If you are interested in entwining the Coastal influence into your new kitchen, Hacker kitchens have some stunning blue units in their range which are available from Black Rok kitchens. For further advice or information why not pop into our showroom in Uckfield.