Britain has unleashed a love for colour in the home in recent years. Throughout the Pandemic and beyond, almost half of us decided to add a pop of colour to our kitchens, creating spaces that spark joy and evoke feelings rather than being guided by existing trends of neutrals and greys.

It can be tough to decide on colours that create the perfect balance of trend-led and longevity, so you're not redecorating your kitchen every time a new trend rolls around.

The right pastel shades can be timeless. A pastel palette is soft, fun and, more often than not, barely there, adding just enough character without risking it dating too quickly.

Keep reading below for some of our ideas for working with pastel colours and using these hues to create a fresh feel and comforting calm in a chaotic world.


Layering Pastel Shades

Pastel kitchens can be fresh and spring-like all year round. However, you should consider which colours you are using to keep it a welcoming space.

Try using pastel tones as an accent colour as a subtle contrast rather than filling the space. Add it to woodwork to add a retro pop without feeling too overpowering.

Match Pastel Colours with Natural Texture

Incorporating natural elements such as wooden countertops, exposed brick, or plants can add warmth and texture to the space, complementing the soft and delicate hues of pastel colours. This combination can create a soothing and inviting atmosphere in the kitchen, bringing a sense of nature indoors.


Create Sophistication With Dusky Pastel Kitchens

A dusty pink kitchen, like Dry Rose, can bring a warm and inviting feel to the space. The soft hue is versatile and pairs well with a variety of colours, making it easy to coordinate with other elements in the kitchen. Adding a touch of femininity and elegance to the overall design, Dry Rose can create a visually appealing and stylish space for cooking and entertaining.

Relax With A Pale Green Kitchen

Choosing a green kitchen can bring a sense of tranquility and freshness to the space. Green is known to evoke feelings of peace and harmony, making it a great choice for a kitchen where you want to create a calming environment.


Pastel Blue Cabinets For a Tranquil Space

Blue is also known to evoke feelings of calmness and tranquility, making it an ideal choice for a space where you want to relax and unwind while cooking and entertaining. We offer a variety of different blue tones to choose from, including China Blue and Ives Blue.  

Choose Your Kitchen Today

Whether you've decided on your powder blue cabinets or are still undecided about pastel tones, we hope our guide has given you some food for thought in your next kitchen.

Feel free to explore our range of shaker cabinets, country kitchens, modern kitchen units and more on the Second Nature website.