Essential Looks for Every Kitchen

No matter the size or shape of your kitchen, you can have a beautiful room that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed when being in it. There are a whole range of looks that you can achieve in your kitchen space – you just need the imagination to make it happen!

Traditional White

For a truly sleek and stylish look, white is a great option. Use your appliances as a springboard for a minimalist look and use simple designs to complement the style. To avoid a clinical look, don’t be afraid to use pops of colour, whether that is bright and bold shades for a fun take or monochromes for something a little sleeker.

Of course, the materials you use play a huge part in the look of your kitchen, so opt for cool metals for a contemporary space or natural woods for more of a cottage feel.

Make the Most of Small Spaces

If your kitchen is on the small side of the spectrum, it’s essential to use the space to your advantage. You will have to use storage space wisely, but there are ways in which you can make the most of them. For example, don’t waste the space inside cupboard doors – by attaching simple storage rails to the inside of cupboard doors, you can increase your storage potential dramatically.

It’s important to also consider the layout of the kitchen, making the space work for the functions you require it for. For example, if you spend a lot of time crafting recipes in your kitchen, you may need more counter space than other designs.

The Country Cottage

Whether you live in a romantic cottage in the countryside or a flat in the city, you can achieve a country cottage look in your kitchen. Use natural materials such as timber, brick and slate and utilise a soft colour palette. A farmhouse sink is the perfect ingredient for a cottage kitchen and goes a long way to creating the perfect cottage look.

Although white is a popular colour for these kitchens, you can create a more exciting look by using pastel greens, blues and pinks.

Love Your Big Kitchen

If you are lucky enough to have a large kitchen, you have the benefit of being able to do pretty much anything with the space. However, considering the layout is just as important in a large kitchen as it is in a small kitchen.

Why not consider having a kitchen island; not only does it help to create a great layout, but it also gives plenty of extra worktop space for when you’re creating new dishes.

Don’t Be Afraid of Colour

Sure, a white kitchen is traditional and still extremely popular, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with bright and bold colours. Your kitchen should be an extension of your home and your personality, so if you want to use bright reds, blues, purples or any other colour, go for it!

If you want to keep it subtle, you can always use a pop of colour as an accent against other, more neutral colours.

Dark Luxury

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated look, dark colours and materials can be the perfect option. By using dark wood and stone, you can achieve a truly elegant look which adds a touch of class to any home. Consider using rich colours in this style of kitchen, and pay special attention to accessories which can really bring the look together.

Naturally dark woods and black granite or quartz may be perfect for counters, and colours such as burgundy and cream can tie the look together perfectly.


Every kitchen is different, and each one deserves a tailor-made style. That’s why, here at Lakeland Kitchens, we love to help you to create the perfect kitchen, from the colour to the counters. Get in touch with us today to find out more about how to create your dream kitchen. Simply call 01539 725456 to speak to a member of our friendly team.