ideal home kitchen awards 2022

We are delighted to receive the Highly Commended Award at the Ideal Home Kitchen Awards for the Best Use of Colour in 2022.

The Ideal Home Kitchen Awards cover everything you could possibly need for your kitchen makeover, from designs to sustainability.

Last year we introduced a series of new finishes across our contemporary and classic kitchen ranges, responding to increasing interest from our customers for brighter kitchen interior schemes since the pandemic.

As the trends continue to move away from monochrome interior design, and towards an injection of personality and colour, our new kitchen colours now mean homeowners can brighten up their kitchen space whilst simultaneously ensuring their interiors scheme remains timeless and trendy.

Bringing colour home

The image opposite displays Optiplan’s new Evening Claret finish, on a classic Dorchester kitchen range. This showcases perfectly how multiple colours can be utilised in one kitchen space – creating different zones or focal points, to draw attention to a particular area: in this case, the impressive central kitchen island, standing out against the neutral grey backdrop of the surrounding units.

An uplifting and vibrant colour that is designed to make a statement and enhance your mood, Optiplan’s Evening Claret offers a beautiful warm and rich tone. It pairs beautifully with neutral tones (pictured: Canvass Grey) for a stylish and chic design, but the design possibilities don’t end there. It can also be paired with any of Optiplan’s other new finishes – such as Olivine – for a classy and colourful dual-tone kitchen.

Other unique colours that feature in Optiplan Kitchen’s latest range of new finishes, include:

  • Greens – Cactus Green, Kombu Green, Green Smoke & Olivine
  • Blues – Indigo Blue, Twilight, Blue Mist, Marine
  • Yellow – Mustard
  • Neutral tones – Taupe, Canvass Grey, Dove, Oyster

colourful kitchens

Andy Briggs, Optiplan Kitchens Interior Designer said: “Our new colour finishes were selected to offer homeowners a breadth of different colour types. Within each colour group, we have different shades which enable people to go for either a bold, bright or calming colour. For example, within our new blues – we have a deep indigo blue or marine, bold twilight and lighter blue mist.

“We wanted to incorporate a number of stand-out, unique colour finishes – such as the Evening Claret and Mustard, to provide homeowners who love colour a wide variety of choice, and we also included a number of new blues and greens, as these colours have continued to dominate kitchen interiors over the past couple of years. The calm, sophisticated, timeless colours can be used on their own, without being overbearing, but can also be used on a kitchen island to complement a neutral kitchen –for those who aren’t quite ready to commit to a really colourful kitchen.”

If you would like to learn more about how we can help transform your kitchen, please make an appointment with one of our design consultants.