Kitchen Wrapping Ideas For Bold Kitchens

Our resident interior designer, Louise Wynne, shares her tips for your kitchen wrapping clients on how they can go bold with their design choices (and make your social media look great).

 

Welcome to my 3rd interiors article for Vinyl Pros and this month, we are going BOLD kitchens! Unapologetically, unwaveringly and unstoppably brave AND bold.

Am I getting a bit carried away here? 

Nope! There’s gonna be none of this; ‘I’ll just paint the island a dark colour to be brave’ (the interiors equivalent of dipping your toe in the water)… 

or ‘I’ll buy a bright kettle and matching toaster to bring a pop of colour to the room’ (the interiors equivalent of wearing socks with old man sandals). 

If we’re going in, we’re going ALL in. 

Who’s with me?!


But, first of all, we have some groundwork to do. Trust me, it’ll be worth it.

Nervous Clients: 

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re interested in understanding how to help a client who wants to make a brave statement but doesn’t know how to do it. 

News flash! Creating a statement kitchen doesn’t mean following a trend, so if you have a client who wants to do something a bit different, but has this worry…

‘What if I get bored of it after a few months?’

My reply would be; ‘But what if you get bored of being boring?’ 

Now I’m not suggesting you say this to your client, but you get my drift! If you play it safe, you aren’t going to get the same level of happiness than if you make a well-informed, bold move. (That might be a better way of saying it to them!). 

In Search of Happiness: 

So, we’ll assume that your client is pretty set on being brave with their kitchen choice. 

In this scenario, the first thing your client needs to think about is… what makes them happy. Not what makes interiors magazines, or friends or their Mum happy.

Trends come and go, but an interior based on colour and style that a person truly loves is going to bring immediate joy that lasts for a very long time. 

Remember that Pinterest board exercise I talked about in my first article? What no? *eye roll* I do wish you’d been paying more attention! This is where Pinterest comes in very handy, so I’ll refresh your memory and include it again. You’re welcome!

Enter Pinterest…

It takes no time at all to create a Pinterest account. And a quick search will fill your feed with dozens of gorgeous images of vinyl-wrapped kitchens which you can then pin to different boards.

To get you started, you could create various boards for specific finishes, such as ‘Warm Woods’ or ‘Bold Colours’. Then enter the brand/s you offer to your clients into the search bar, find images you like, and get pinning!

Now you’ve got got the Pinterest vibe, let’s move on…

The fun bit!

To summarise, your client has; 

  1. Ditched the idea of following a trend for the sake of it
  2. Figured out what style they love

     

You’re in a great place to be able to bring this dream to life for them in their own home. What an honour. 


Let’s break the bold kitchen theme into 3 parts; 

Bold Colour

This is probably the most obvious way of creating a kitchen with impact and of course, it doesn’t necessarily mean using just 1 colour. Oh no! A single, bold colour works or a combination of multiple colours to create smack in your face, no holds barred personality.

Flicking through my Cover Styl’ colour palette, as I often find myself doing, I love the dreamy combination of NF06, NE54, NE53 & M7. Very Miami, I’m thinking. You could use 2 or 3 colours or all 4 for maximum effect. There’s a softness to these colours which means they work well together, without being too extra. 

Just a few things to think about…

 

  • Take into account the size of the room and the amount of natural light. This doesn’t mean that you can’t use dark colours in a small kitchen, or one with no window, but your client needs to be fully on board with this look and other factors need to be considered such as the additional artificial lighting of the room 
  • Too much of some colours is likely to feel overwhelming. An example here could be the Granny Smith Apple Green of Cover Styl’ M5. I mean maybe I’m wrong here. Maybe there’s someone out there who would love their kitchen top to toe Apple, but I’m yet to find them. Let me know if you do.

     

Bold Texture

Textures are a brilliant way to add interest to a kitchen without going full-on with colour. There are loads of fantastic choices out there and I particularly love texture when creating a moody, luxe, masculine scheme. NE73 looks and feels like fabric (how luxe is that?!) and by combining it with slightly softer tones and textures such as NE42 & NG20, you have a kitchen which is both brave and sophisticated at the same time. (How cool is that?!)  

Mix up your textures on the splashback, worktop and units. If you stick to 2 or 3 colours from similar palettes, this will work brilliantly without feeling overwhelming. 

 


Bold Pattern 

There are some nice natural stone and marble finishes for you to turn to, if your client doesn’t just want one-dimensional colour. One word of caution! It can be quite tricky to use these more muted and natural tones, alongside stronger colour. 


What do I mean?

Take NE72, for example, this striking monochrome marble effect works best with other colours from the same tones. I’d advise against putting it with a solid colour but it looks delicious paired with wood finishes such as J2 & J17.  

Bold Texture AND Colour

This is where I rub my hands with glee, and where Rosie holds her head in shame. 

Can you guess where I’m going with this? A few weeks ago, I posted a photo on socials of me and the Cover Styl’ glitter finishes to sound the public out and millions went mad for it #justsaying 

So, go forth my vinyl-wrapping heroes. I can’t wait to hear how you’re saving unwanted cabinetry from landfill and helping to rid this country of the uninspiring, unforgettable kitchens we find up and down the land!  

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