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Dare to go Dark


Dark kitchens are set to be at the forefront of kitchen design this year.

There's no denying that white and light grey shades will always be popular. These shades make a kitchen feel light, open and airy and are versatile so you can introduce new colours and materials, but it seems that more and more people are opting for a darker kitchen style.

Dark shades can make a kitchen look dramatic and create an intense aesthetic, but if done right, they can also make a space look warm and cosy.

One of the reasons many people opt for light colours over dark shades is because dark kitchens can be tricky to pull off. The colours involved are complex, but if your after a real showstopping kitchen in 2020, a dark kitchen might be the way to go.

We've put together some of our favourite dark Masterclass Kitchens to get you inspired... 

Natural wood tones and dark shades are a match made in heaven. We love you the natural wood tones of these kitchens complement the darker colours and bring the space to life. 

Ashbourne Lava. Designed and installed by Sigma 3 Kitchens, Cardiff.

This stunning kitchen is proof that dark kitchens don't have to be dull. The addition of plants and Portland Oak complements the Graphite cabinets perfectly and makes this kitchen look vibrant.

Sutton H Line Graphite with Portland Oak cabinets. Designed and installed by Sigma 3 Cardiff showroom.

Ashbourne in Graphite. Designed and installed by Nailsea Electrical.

Natural light bounces off the metallic features in this kitchen. Metallic features are great if you’re worried dark shades will make your kitchen look dark and gloomy as the light that bounces off them creates the illusion of more space. There are plenty of opportunities to add metallic features to your kitchen – handles, sinks, taps or pendant lights as seen in this gorgeous shaker kitchen

Sherborne Graphite. Designed and installed by Owen Williams Kitchens.

H Line Deco Twilight with Roma Light Grey. Designed and installed by Studio 10 Kitchens.

We love this stylish modern kitchen that was designed and installed by Counter Interiors. The Madoc Mayfield Oak seen in this picture adds a classic twist to this modern design. The pendant lights not only make a beautiful design feature, they illuminate areas that may need more light in a dark kitchen.

H Line Hampton Oxford Blue with Madoc Mayfield Oak. Designed and installed by Counter Interiors. 

This stunning kitchen is proof that you can still achieve a stylish, luxe look with other dark shades that aren’t grey or black. This alluring blue shade is our Oxford Blue, paired with Mayfield Oak.  

H Line Hampton Oxford Blue and Mayfield Oak. Designed and installed by Kingswell Kitchens.

This beautiful shade is our Hunter Green. This opulent shade is inspired by nature and perfect for homes that are searching for a natural feel and a charming kitchen. This shade is perfectly complimented by warmer wood tones like our Tuscan Walnut and Portland Oak.

Marlborough Hunter Green with Farringdon Grey.

We love how this central kitchen island introduces a new shade and breaks up the space in this kitchen. If you want to make a design statement using dark shades without having the entirety of your cabinetry dark, a kitchen island is a great opportunity to do so.

Ashbourne Light Grey with Graphite island. Designed and installed by Knaresborough Kitchens.

This gorgeous feature was designed and installed by RLA Design and Development. The contrasting colours of the items displayed on the open shelves break up the space and introduce a bit of colour to this lovely shaker style kitchen.

Marlborough Scots Grey and Graphite. Designed and installed by RLA Design and Development. 

If you feel inspired to create your own dark stylish kitchen, find your nearest Masterclass Kitchens retailer and find the kitchen you've always dreamed off.

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