The kitchen colour trend that’s making a bold comeback

Colour blocking, the trend of using bold blocks of colour in both fashion and interiors, has been in popular culture since the 1940’s. Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian’s famous compositions in red, blue and yellow kickstarted the simplified used of colour and heralded the new era of Neoplasticism and abstract art. The artist’s bold geometric designs easily translated into interior design, being applied to walls and cabinetry with great success. The style became increasingly popular in the 1950’s with colourful furniture pieces by designers like Eero Saarinen, Arne Jacobsen, and Charles and Ray Eames being seen in fashionable homes around the world.

After losing some prominence for a few decades, colour blocking is back, and it looks like it’s here to stay. Because of its inherently linear design, the kitchen is one of the rooms in the home where the trend can easily be incorporated. Whether you choose to bring colour blocks into the interior design of your kitchen through the cabinetry, floors, walls or accessories, it’s a great way to add vibrancy and personality to your kitchen. Here are seven of our favourite kitchens that successfully incorporate colour blocking in a very creative way.