The arrival of late spring and early summer always seems to herald a renewed determination to give our house a spring clean and freshen up the rooms with some new accessories! We’ve now begun our project to redecorate our master bedroom and I will shortly be sharing an update with you following a recent visit from our interior designer. It was an inspiring visit and whilst we wait to begin this project (we’re using a decorator for ‘phase one’ and are currently having to wait for him to start) I’ve been wondering what we can do to freshen up our kitchen too!
We have a modern shaker style kitchen with pale wooden doors and sleek steel handles, and I’m thinking of updating it with some new coloured accessories.
Summer Kitchen Style: A Touch of Teal
I am especially tempted by teal since I saw the new Teal Range Cooker from Everhot. It’s an amazing colour and the chrome handles give it a really contemporary feel. This is definitely a real statement piece and one of these cookers which will happily sit on my wish list! It’s retro and yet very contemporary, and wouldn’t be out of place on the stylish set of The Great British Bake Off!
Everhot’s handbuilt cookers are the most energy efficient heat storage ranges on the market, and they use less than half the energy of an equivalent comparable range cooker. Everhot cookers gently warm a kitchen using electricity, so they’re quick to switch on or off, easy to install and well suited to running off solar or other forms of renewable energy.
I can’t see us being able to get one of these for a while, but I’m consoling myself with contemplating purchasing a few teal accessories to go some way to achieving the look! I love this teal range from Le Creuset, it’s beautiful and would be very long lasting!
I also love this beautiful decorative bowl from Ziggi Ziggi, it would look stunning as it catches the light on a kitchen work surface or kitchen windowsill!
The thing to remember with coloured accessories is ‘less is more’. There is no doubt that this cooker would be the statement piece in any kitchen. I would be tempted to keep the units and tiles a very neutral yet complimentary cream, and just add a few accessories to compliment the teal. Regard the teal as your accent colour and aim to have three additional pieces in different parts of the kitchen which are also teal, any more and the colour palette could become too confusing to the eye. The aim of an accent colour is to look intentional and draw the eye around the room. Don’t forget an accent color isn’t limited to small accessories, it can also be used on upholstery, painted furniture, and art.
Have you made plans to update your kitchen or use accent colours? I’d love to hear about your summer kitchen style!
NB – This is not a paid for or sponsored post, and all opinions are my own.