A point we touch on frequently. Repeating colours and materials in a room gives you a steady ground to build a scheme on. But you need to bring a point of difference in somewhere. The only time a totally consistent tone works is in an art installation to highlight the absurdity of how it’d look in real life. In a kitchen, the walls and cabinetry are the protagonists, and they perform together beautifully, but the rest of the cast need to create a richer environment, supporting them to put on the their best show.
Without the ceramic Belfast sink, without the oak work surface, without the aged timber beams, without the flagstones, without the propped-up chopping board, this take on our Henley kitchen would’ve felt flat. But with them, it flies.