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Decorating with bright colours

A Bespoke Wiltshire Walk-In Pantry

October. 2022
Designing this bespoke Wiltshire walk-in pantry has created a wonderful marriage between traditional kitchen design for a period Georgian home, and a unique and playful approach to colour and style from our long standing client.

There are numerous ways to incorporate bright colours throughout an interior; through the use of soft furnishings, accessories, flowers, paintings or rugs.  Adding jewel-like highlights can uplift a colour scheme and bring warmth and atmosphere to an otherwise cold space.

But to create a real wow-factor that sets a cheerful tone – painting a room in a bold hue will energise and illuminate the space, really boosting the mood as you walk in.  And, by choosing a contrasting neutral, a daring use of colour need not be overwhelming.

While the colour palette may be more restrained, tonal and harmonious in the main Georgian Country House kitchen, in this beautiful scheme our client has embraced the concept of decorating with bright colours brilliantly with their selected paint colour for the walk-in pantry.

This room is a mere 1883mm x 2459mm, with a low ceiling and tiny window shedding some natural light into the room, overlooking the parterre garden beyond.  In this compact space they have been expressive and daring, creating an Aladdin’s cave.

Calcatta Marble worktop in bespoke hand painted walk in pantry
Colour Consultancy

They have chosen a rich pigmented colour which is joyful and uplifting, creating instant atmosphere.  The fearless use of this rose pink accent allows even the pantry’s bottles, jars and condiments to really stand out against their backdrop, generating even more contrast against the paint itself.  Paint and Paper Library supplied both the pink “Rhubarb” and the neutral “Stone III”.

Guild Anderson’s Colour Consultancy service allows our clients the opportunity to discuss in great detail the scheme for their cabinetry.  Our task is to guide our clients through their colour journey – a reflection on the tastes and style of the owner.  Hannah Anderson, our founding partner and Marketing Director, offers our colour consultancy service to all clients once the design has been finalised.

Designing a small pantry space

The challenge when designing a small space is utilising every centimetre it to its best advantage.  In this pantry, eye level open shelving allows for easy access to every day necessities, whilst a slab of marble allows for perishable items to be stored on a cold surface, and gives calm contrast to the paintwork.  Below this there is a combination of open shelving to the right, cupboards to the left and two wicker baskets centre, offering perfect under counter storage for domestic essentials, vegetables and pet supplies.

This otherwise standard utilitarian room, has now been given character and humour, but once the door is closed, calm and harmony are restored throughout the main house once more.

To view some of our bespoke kitchen and cabinetry commissions please visit our portfolio.

To arrange an appointment please contact Nick Anderson or Kate Lawrence-Parr

Guild Anderson Furniture, 22 Grosvenor Drive, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6GS

01747 820449

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