We all know the power of paint. It’s the single most transformative thing you can do to a room. But there are other ways to really wow you guests. Here are some easy kitchen updates from Dulux to spruce up our spaces for family time and hosting friends.

Wall in Banana Split by Dulux
Wall in Banana Split by Dulux

Stand-out shelves

An open shelf is great for displaying your best crockery. Paint your shelves in a crisp and clean off-white. This will stand out against a bold feature wall.

Pepper the kitchen with cookware in light wooden accessories like salt and pepper mills or chopping boards for an easy and affordable way to update your kitchen.

Go bold with a blue feature wall

If you’ve got light and neutral units and worktops, you’ve got a blank canvas to play with in your space. Use Brilliant White on three out of four walls to provide a crisp starting point that blends in with your units.

On your fourth wall, try using a rich and vibrant shade such as Sapphire Salute to create a contrasting feature wall. The combination of white and a rich blue hue will compliment accessories such as mixed-metal fixtures, marble worktops and even houseplants on the windowsill. All in all these colours are an ideal solution for a bustling family kitchen. 

Pick two tones of grey for a split effect

If you’re feeling creative, why not try a split effect in your family kitchen? The clean line across the room will help lead the eye across the space, making it appear longer. Opting for a darker shade along the bottom will also conceal scuffs that are inevitable in a busy area.  

For a stylish yet inviting space for you and your family to enjoy, choose two shades of grey to compliment neutral units and wooden worktops. Try Goose Down on the top portion of your walls and Chic Shadow on the bottom half. The result will be a room that is suitable for both busy family time and for hosting dinner with friends.