Small kitchen utility room painted in a light mint green colour with matching square tiles and kitchen cabinets

Top 5 paint colours for a cosy kitchen

By Emily Harnasz on

‘Cosy’ and ‘kitchen’ aren’t always a common interior design pairing, but if you love creating intimate spaces that feel inviting, comfortable and homey, this may well be the blog article for you. 

Creating a cosy kitchen is all about striking the right balance between warmth, comfort and style and one quick and effective way of doing this is through careful selection of paint colours. The right paint shade can transform your kitchen into a welcoming haven where you and your pals can gather, cook, dance and be merry in a space that wraps you in its warm embrace.

So, let's dive into the top 5 paint colours for a cosy kitchen that will make you fall in love with cooking… or at least making that early morning coffee a bit more bearable.


bright and airy kitchen space in white with soft peach coloured walls


Creating a cosy kitchen doesn't have to be hard, but can sometimes be a challenge, especially when you don't know where to start with choosing the right paint colours. For a neutral scheme with a little bit of soft warmth, try our Serene Peach paint colour — we guarantee you'll fall in love with it.


Soft whites.

Yep, hear us out, white can be cosy too, you know. Well, at least a warm neutral paint colour can. Instead of going for a clinical stark white, choose something like our Calming Neutral or Mellow Neutral paint colours.

These warm shades create a timeless backdrop that complements pretty much anything you put in front of it, including mixed textures, decor styles and other bold colours. They are, indeed, a true all rounder. We’d recommend washing these warm neutral colours on the walls and the ceiling for maximum warmth.

Jewel it.

Jewel tones are rich, saturated colours that draw inspiration from precious gemstones like emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and amethysts. Using these tones in a kitchen will instantly bring a sense of opulence, depth, and vibrancy that you’ll no doubt want to entertain in over and over. After all, they say it ain’t no party like a kitchen party.

Create this striking, visual feast with our Loving Green, Loving Pink and Loving Teal paint colours on either walls or cabinets, or, for a truly maximalist style, layer them up on every surface for intense depth and drama.

Retro warmth.

If you love the bold and nostalgic colours of eras past, look no further than our entire Passionate Collection. Any one of these powerful and saturated paint colours would immerse you into those 60’s and 70’s good times, but particularly our warming Passionate Olive Green, Passionate Teal or Passionate Yellow paints on kitchen cabinets or islands would be the vivid pop of colour your kitchen is crying out for. Yep, we’re drooling too. 

Go green.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: if in doubt, pick green. Green is always in style with its calming and grounding qualities, so why would it be any different when creating a cosy kitchen?


A soft sage green paint colour such as our Calming Green will give your kitchen a timeless elegance that is heartfelt and comforting vibe that pairs perfectly with natural wood accents and white cabinetry, creating a balanced and dynamic communal space. Don’t forget to pile in the greenery too, plants love a humid spot and a complementary backdrop.


Small kitchen utility room painted in a light mint green colour with matching square tiles and kitchen cabinets
Graceful Green is the ultimate soothing green paint colour, which makes it the perfect choice not only for relaxing bedrooms but for cosy kitchens and utility rooms too.

Rich russet.

For a bold and cosy statement, consider rich, warm russet tones like our Loving Orange and Mellow Orange paint colours. These colours exude warmth, evoking a comforting and cosy glow you’ll forever want to be around. You don't need to go overboard with red — using it as an accent wall, a few feature cabinets or in kitchen accessories can be enough to make a big impact. Pair with warm, light hues like our Loving Neutral for a considered and harmonious scheme.


industrial style kitchen with warm bronzy orange coloured cabinet and light peach painted walls, decorated with plants and homewares


We love a kitchen full of warmth and personality, and this one is exactly that. The tonal colour combination of our Loving Orange and Serene Peach paint colours surely is a recipe for the perfect meal.


The key to creating a cosy kitchen is not just about the paint colour but how it interacts with your other design elements. So, when choosing your paint colour, always test a sample on your kitchen walls and cabinets to see how it looks in different lighting conditions and with your existing items and furniture. Trust us, it will save you time and money in the long run.

Whether you opt for creamy whites or rich russets, the goal is to create a kitchen that makes you feel at ease and eager to spend time in. Grab your paint brush and get ready to turn your kitchen into a warm and inviting space where memories are made and tasty meals are eaten (the last bit's on you...).

In case you need any help with choosing the colours for your space, simply book a colour consultation with us and we'll sort your colour puzzle in no time. It's easy, it's fun... and there's a free option available too.

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