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ICE-CREAM dream; Why stick to a neutral kitchen when you can have a pretty pastel one?

Make it work for you

Yellow was made for kitchens.

It's uplifting, zesty and fun, perfect for making you feel creative while you're cooking.

Don't go overboard.

Avoid bright yellow on the walls, and instead choose a lemon shade for the units. Team with plenty of fresh white, and add pastel pink for a warm, welcoming feel.

Make a statement with your flooring.

Hexagon tiles are timeless on kitchen floors, but update the look by using two or three soft pastel shades.

Consider a sink island.

Most kitchens are designed with the sink built into wall units, but it makes sense to have it next to your main preparation area - easier for rinsing vegetables and washing hands between jobs.

Make a feature of your crockery.

You've bought plates and mugs you love, so don't hide them away in cupboards - use them as part of the decor. Floor-to-ceiling shelving is ideal for this, creating way more storage than you'd get from a traditional sideboard cabinet, and leaving extra cupboards for the messy stuff, like pans.

MORE Flos ceiling light, PS340 (small), PS450 (large), John Lewis MORE OR LESS Globe lighting The designer ceiling lights in the kitchen are by Flos, and available in different sizes and finishes. For that same slim-metal style, we love the Cult Furniture Abel arc light and the cheekily similar desk lamp.

LESS Abel arc ceiling light, PS99,

Abel globe table lamp, PS59, Cult

WHERE TO BUY: see p46 Pestle & mortar,

PS5.95, Creative Tops Grohe square tap,

PS97, B&Q Faux rose & catkin, PS14 each,

Debenhams Toast rack, PS7,

John Lewis Storage pots, PS20 for 3,

Wooden chopping board, PS24.99,

Homesense Malibu cabinet, PS289,

Dinner plates, PS4.99 for two,

Zara Home Tower 2-slice toaster,


Pastel lamp, PS13,

Argos Uddig tea towel (from a set), PS2.50,

Ikea Champagne glasses, PS44 for 4,

Roo yellow light switch, PS69,

Hexagon floor tiles, PS2.89 each,

Sphere vase, PS50, LSA

This kitchen is designed by Wren and features the Infinity Plus Contour Island in Lemon Curd, softened with Super White units, all in a silky smooth ermine finish. The multi-buy price for all these built units is PS5,856.

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 11, 2019
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