Dark colours have been all the rage in interiors for some time now and this trend has slowly seeped into the kitchen.
It started out with paint colours used in living rooms and bedrooms with the trend setters opting for moody hues and inky blues to create cosy spaces that forgo the natural inclination towards bright and airy spaces.
Slowly, this trend has crept along the corridor and entered the realm of the kitchen. Dark painted kitchens in deep greys, dark blues, rich greens and true blacks have increased in popularity and this shows no signs of changing any time soon.
These chic and contemporary British Standard kitchens are the perfect example of how to follow the trend for dark painted kitchens. Housed within a converted school in Hackney that dates back to 1837, the designs for these kitchens had to work with the existing architectural features of the original building. The project managed to successfully retain the Victorian authenticity and character, but added a uniquely modern feel.
The high ceilings and huge roof trusses, combined with the open plan layout and light atmosphere of each kitchen is contrasted by dark, hand painted cupboards, in a mixture of gloss and matt finishes. Brass ironmongery and a combination of eclectic dining furniture complete the look.
British Standard is an off-the-shelf cupboard range of simple, honest, affordable cupboards for placement anywhere in the home where storage is required. Customers are able to plan their own kitchen design and layout, order online and paint the cabinets themselves, enabling them to take full control of their projects. All cupboards are handcrafted in Plain English’s workshop in Suffolk. Individual cabinets come fully assembled in an elegant shaker style and undercoated in ‘Broken White’ eggshell allowing customers to customise and paint them in any colour they choose.