TwyfordTransitional Kitchen, London
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Be playfulDark green is a bold colour choice for a kitchen, and can create different moods depending on what it’s teamed with. Mix it with warm metallic surfaces and a hint of marble for an elegant, luxurious look, or jazz it up with a patterned floor, as the designers have done here.The bold floor tiles and deep green units look striking together and ensure the space looks unique.
Mix but matchThis dinky kitchen island/breakfast bar is painted to tie in with the kitchen units. But look closely and you’ll see the worktops in each section are different: the island has a feature top made of terrazzo. In this space, the mix of textures – all tied in tonally – is key to the look, from the distressed-brick-effect wallpaper splashback to the lively floor. It’s key, therefore, that the colours in the terrazzo were carefully chosen to connect, too. As already mentioned, terrazzo comes in all sorts of shades and designs, as you’ll see as you scroll through the rooms in this story. So shop around to find just the right effect, as you would searching for a slab of marble or a worktop in any other material – and go bespoke if necessary.
Tie in your floorPatterned floor tiles indoors remain hugely popular, and these geometric ones are a nice twist on the more traditional encaustic tile designs that have led the way. They’re perfect for a fresh, modern kitchen like this. If heritage style isn’t your thing, opt for modern details such as flat-fronted, handless cupboards and a slightly less historic shade of green, as shown here. Along with the lively tiles, they instantly give this space a contemporary look. Instead of having a vibrant floor, you could try hanging a large, framed abstract print or advertising poster in complementary colours to create a similar effect.Need more inspiration? See these stylish kitchens in green
‘I love playing around with colour, so I’d never go for a white kitchen,’ explains Grierson. ‘I felt this green would work really well with the architecture of the house and I designed the kitchen and had it made bespoke. I like using open shelving to break up cupboards and I always design units that go all the way to the ceiling. I don’t like that gap at the top just gathering dust,’ she says.‘I like introducing pattern, too, which is why I’ve gone for the encaustic tiles here.’ Grierson designed these ceramic, Moroccan-influenced tiles and had them made bespoke.Tiles, Dar Interiors. Glenn bar stools, Ikea.