Colour in kitchens – it’s a phrase that tends to polarise those about to embark on their kitchen journey. White kitchens have historically been, and still are, the most popular colour palette that we design for our wonderful clients here at Kinsman Kitchens – and in many ways for good reason. A white kitchen is a classic and timeless choice- not to mention we are told that it’s the smart choice for resell.

However, when done thoughtfully colour has the power to transform your kitchen space in a way that an all-white palette cannot. Here at Kinsman we believe the key is using colour in a considered and thoughtful way. Case in point: Mitch & Mark and El’ise & Matt’s stunning kitchens that they revealed recently on The Block Oslo.

Read on to discover how each couple successfully added colour to their kitchen design to create a look that is both contemporary and that also has a wide appeal factor.

House 1 – Mitch & Mark

The Block House 1 - Mitch & Mark Kitchen


Mitch & Mark served up the glamour in their show-stopping kitchen by mixing classic white tones with metallic and bold navy shades. White cabinetry and benchtops act as the base of their design as seen in their selection of Oxley doors in Supa Ultra White which they paired with Caesarstone’s Concetto White Quartz (island and splashback) and Pure White. But it is their use of colour that really elevates the design of this kitchen space. This is seen in the wall units in Oxley Titan which is our new Titanium colour in a metallic finish. Another layer of colour has been incorporated with base units in Oxley Marq Supa Oxford, a stunning door in a super matte Navy finish – another exciting new addition to the Kinsman Kitchens range.

Mitch & Mark mixed white, navy & titan metallic tones in their kitchen to create a glamourous kitchen space perfect for entertaining.

Design Tip: Mix colours and textures such as the white, navy and titan metallic to make a bold design statement and consider a back-lit Concetto quartz or marble-look top on both the island and splashback of your kitchen.

The Block House 1 - Get the look swatch

House 4 – Matt & El’ise


El’ise and Matt created an elegant entertainers kitchen teaming with storage, luxurious appliances, and a modern colour palette, causing it to stand out from the crowd.

The sheer scale of this kitchen space has immediate impact. Storage is abundant, created by the L-shaped bank of cabinetry in two complementing natural tones. To the left Chadstone Oyster Grey cabinetry houses tall cupboards and drawers hidden within base cabinetry for cutlery inserts and spice trays, as well as a vertical bank of Bosch appliances and an open display unit in Ballina Black Wenge.

Behind the island bench, new Artarmon Mink Ultramatt cabinetry features further storage, integrated appliances and the highly coveted Gaggenau fridge and wine cabinet. Caesarstone’s new organic concrete-look Primordia has been used on the island, adding to the natural colour palette used in this beautiful kitchen.

The Block House 4 - El'ise & Matt

El’ise & Matt continued the dual-toned colour palette into their laundry/pantry space and Caesarstone’s new organic concrete-look Primordia adds to the look.

Design Tip: Team monochromatic colour schemes together to achieve a space which feels well-balanced and filled with natural tones.

The Block House 4 - Get the look swatch

Inspired to bring some colour into your new Kinsman Kitchen? 

Book now to get your kitchen in time for Christmas! Simply book your free design appointment HERE and find out about our current offers to create a kitchen you love. Or want to see more of The Block Kitchens and other kitchen styles for more inspiration? Download our new Spring catalogue HERE.