A Recipe for A Stylish Kitchen

Posted Feb 12th, 2021

With more of us spending more time at home – and more time cooking – now is the perfect time to transform your kitchen. 

blue accents 2021 trend

Recipe for stylish spaces: Designer tips to transform your kitchen with colour

(NC) The kitchen is truly the heart of the home, pulling more than just double duty by serving as study space, second living room, work-from-home zone and dining room.

With more of us spending more time at home – and more time cooking – now is the perfect time to transform your kitchen. Here Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert shares her designer advice to give your kitchen a fresh new look.

True blue

This year, one of the hottest trends in kitchens is blue accents. “If you tend towards a more neutral palette, blue is an ideal colour to experiment with as it pairs well with multiple styles and with other colours,” says Grech.

Stylish shades of blue-green, like the 2021 colour of the year Aegean Teal 2136-40, will make your kitchen a welcoming, comforting space for creativity and culinary adventure.

Serve up looks

One of the most impactful, fast and cost-effective ways to transform your kitchen is by painting your cabinets.

“I am an advocate for repainting, not replacing and with Benjamin Moore paint a DIY kitchen transformation with professional results is possible in a weekend,” says Grech.

The kitchen is the most high-traffic space in any home making durability essential. “Opt for the hard, furniture-like finish of Advance interior paint, available in four popular sheens, including matte and high gloss, to suit any kitchen style from farmhouse to ultra-modern.”

Once you have repainted your cabinets, add new hardware to replace existing door pulls and handles to complete your DIY transformation.

Accent your island

Want to add just a touch of colour to your neutral kitchen? Painting the island in a complementary shade is a favourite designer trick to add style and a focal point to the kitchen.

Grech recommends shades like Hale Navy HC-154 and Van Deusen Blue HC-156 for blues that suit styles ranging from minimal to traditional.


Book a discovery call with Lynn, to see how an interior decorator can help give you the kitchen of your dreams.