Colour HouseEclectic Kitchen, Melbourne
photographer Emma Cross
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Cupboard chaosA colour mix-up could start in a hip and happy kitchen. Experiment with different colours by colour-blocking the cupboard doors. This is good idea for a DIY job and a great way to enliven a tired kitchen without breaking the bank. This colourful Mondrian-inspired kitchen in Melbourne features flat-panel cabinets painted in colours not always considered as ‘going’ together but it looks pretty great.
Colour blocksLaminate surfaces are the most affordable option, and are particularly hard-wearing thanks to their tough coating wrapped around high-density chipboard, plywood or MDF. They also come in a whole host of colours, so your design choice is unlimited. Here, they’ve been paired with a more practical and pared-back stainless-steel benchtop around the washing-up area, for ease of use, as well as water- and heat-resistance.
Tie it together with blackThe key to this fantastic assemblage of colours in the kitchen of the Colour House in Melbourne by Ande Bunbury is actually … black. Built from re-purposed cabinetry painted in colours ranging from red to yellow to pink, there’s nothing quiet about it. The thing that ties it together is the black.TELL USHow is the 1980s making a return in your home? Tell us about it and share a photo in the Comments section.MORE10 Retro Ideas for Your Kids’ SpaceHow to Work With Pantone’s Colours of 2016
Paint a patchworkGiving your kitchen cupboard doors a coat of paint will quickly refresh them and ensure your space has a new look, but why stop there? Try painting the doors in a handful of different colours, to create quirky, eye-catching storage.