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My Colour Story: Transforming a Dated Kitchen Decor into a Modern Space with a Hint of Country

Tackling dated kitchen decor is simple with colour inspiration from Dulux. See how one couple painted the kitchen cabinets and walls to create a kitchen they love. 


Time for a kitchen makeover? Let our customers show you how easy it is with our kitchen paint colours.

Lisa Smart and her husband’s kitchen had been crying out for a fresh and modern update for quite a while. “I was so embarrassed by the dated décor, I would usher my friends out of the room when they visited” says Lisa.

They knew their kitchen should be the heart of the home, and right now, a place where they feel comfortable spending most of their day. After trawling Pinterest for kitchen design ideas and kitchen décor ideas, the Wickford-based couple realised they could upgrade their kitchen without it costing a fortune. 

denim drift flower detail

“Before we decorated, I used to avoid spending time in the kitchen. Now it’s my favourite room.”

The first step was to remove the breakfast bar and create more space. The new open-plan layout gives them a seamless flow from the kitchen to the dining room. The next step was to add colour by painting kitchen cabinets. It’s a great idea for any kitchen makeover on a budget.

What kitchen paint colours did they use?

Lisa and her husband had modern meets rustic in mind for their kitchen makeover. A popular style that’s easy to achieve with the right kitchen paint colours.

“We chose Polished Pebble for the cupboards, then our focus was finding the right wall colour. I fancied a blue, but I also wanted a bright, spacious feel. As soon as I put Denim Drift on the wall, I knew it was the one. Now I love spending time and entertaining in here.”

polished pebble kitchen cupboards

Denim Drift against the rustic table and white countertop really works. I replaced an old chandelier with three glass drop lights and have fresh flowers on the table as the centrepiece.”

According to our colour guru, Marianne Shillingford, Lisa and her husband got their kitchen paint colours spot on. “Choosing a soothing, nature- inspired colour for your kitchen helps create a serene space – which is all the more important while we’re spending so much time at home. Plants and botanical-print textiles enhance the natural theme and help bring the room together.”

So, if you’re thinking of a kitchen makeover but haven’t taken the plunge yet, why not try refreshing the space with paint?

Lisa says “I can’t wait to refresh other rooms with paint – it’s so simple and makes such a huge difference. It’s really brought the kitchen to life.”

Has their colour story inspired your own kitchen makeover?

We have plenty more kitchen design ideas and kitchen décor ideas for you. Don’t forget, you can share your own Colour Story with us @Duluxuk using #FeelGoodColour

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