A colour scheme is a good place to start if you are choosing a new kitchen. It will give you some inspiration and help you decide what you like, and you can begin to make mood boards to collect together ideas for things you like. Of course, it shouldn’t be too regimented – you can’t base everything on a mood board – but it will really help kick-start the process.
When you are thinking of colours for your kitchen, make sure you are practical about what you want to achieve. If you would like to have an accent colour, this can also be a good way of drawing different elements of the kitchen design together. For example, you might decide to use a bright blue, green, or something modern like copper, in different places, such as for a kettle, toaster or utensil holder. This creates interest but will also ensure that all elements of the kitchen work together.