If you prefer soft, subtle paint colours over bright hues, why not try adding interest to your kitchen with a more considered colour palette? Whether you feel more comfortable surrounded by warm, muted shades like powder blue and rose, or feel happy with colour combinations of sweeter pastels like lemon, berry and mint, the secret to colour confidence is choosing a palette of two or three colours and sticking to it.

Colour doesn't have to end with your wall decor – even something as simple as painting your existing cabinetry or furniture will add instant pizzazz for minimum cost. For a clean, classic look, use a similar shade on both your cabinetry and furniture, or be daring and deck out every chair in a different hue. For the finishing touch, choose accessories in similar shades of the colour chart to your walls – this will help to create a cohesive colour scheme and anchor the whole look together.

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