Kaboodle 64mm Brass Plaza Kitchen Handle
From millennial pink to the muddier, clay-toned shades we’re embracing now, pink is a colour trend that’s set to linger, bringing warmth to a contemporary interior. Pair it with metals like brass or gold to create a muted, easy-to-live-with scheme.
Start with a blush base, layering with warm timber tones; consider using oak for cabinetry or engineered timber floorboards as it has a similar tonal strength to a soft pink. Streamlined door profiles are a good choice with this palette, allowing timber grain to provide the room’s interest and texture. Lighter colours provide a good balance; try penny round mosaic tiles or a stone-look laminate benchtop like Kaboodle’s Crackle Crush to capture pale tones with a touch of texture.
Swapping brass for brushed nickel and stainless steel brings a brighter look to a pink kitchen. Be sure to balance this colder-looking metal with warm, textured finishes like timber in floors, cabinetry or even a statement pendant light!
If you’re nervous about committing to all-pink, you could stick to wall paint or try it just on the kitchen island or a run of wall cabinets. When using pink in the kitchen, remember that Kaboodle’s paint-your-own doors can be painted in your hue of choice – try Porter’s Paints Baby Doll for a sweet finish – and repaint it if your tastes change.
If you love this look but prefer to feature earthy tones, check out our dark contemporary kitchen design guide for all the information you need to recreate the space in your home.
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