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Seven new additions to the 1909 Painted Palette

Seven new additions to the 1909 Painted Palette

From warming red tones, to earthy greens and calming blues; as a nation we’re turning to bold yet natural shades to bring comfort and reassurance to our kitchen/living spaces.

In this Journal post, let us introduce you to the seven new additions to our 1909 Painted Palette, carefully curated by our passionate, industry-leading designers to bring you more colour choice for your tailored kitchen design than ever before.

A shade for every kitchen

After a year that has seen us focus firmly on embracing home life as a nation and appreciating the little things, many of us have been encouraged to consider the improvement of our kitchen and living spaces, with the aim of creating functional yet comforting environments to gather with loved ones. With this in mind, it’s understandable that the current kitchen trends suggest a rise in bold, homely tones, to bring reassurance and warming personality to our spaces.

In addition to home life, the past year has also helped to strengthen our appreciation of the outdoors and the beauty of the nature surrounding us. Whether this be our gardens, local woods, or a nearby park, many of us have turned to walking and exploring our local areas as a way of seeking solace and comfort in this confusing time. We have found that this too is reflected in kitchen trends, as people look to bring the soothing beauty of nature indoors through earthy, natural tones.

At 1909, we strive to maintain a beautiful Painted Palette that not only reflects the current needs and desires of the nation, but also ensures your kitchen will remain timeless and can be enjoyed for years to come. So, without further ado, let us introduce you to our seven newest comforting yet striking colour introductions: Pimento, Georgian Red, Olive, Regents Green, Bay Green, Inkwell and Ives Blue.

The reds


Taking its name from a red, sweet pepper that can be used to bring a comforting warmth to dishes, this fiery shade is perfect to bring just the right amount of drama to your kitchen design.

Pimento is the ideal tone for creating a statement with free-standing feature units, and pairs beautifully with warm neutrals, greys and lighter shades if you’re dreaming of a cosy, two-tone kitchen look.

Georgian Red

Inspired by the bygone brickwork of rural towns and villages, this earthy red is a distinctive yet sophisticated colour choice for any kitchen design.

Create a warming focal point with a Georgian Red kitchen island, or use as a wrap-around colour for a truly bold, heritage look.

The greens


With inspiration taken from the heat of a Mediterranean climate and thoughts of eating tapas on a sun-soaked terrace, Olive, our new, refined green shade brings a natural warmth and elegance to a kitchen look.

This subtle hue sits beautifully beside old favourites, such as our muted Sage shade or comforting Cashmere, and pairs perfectly with striking Aged Brass hardware for a timeless, quintessential design.

Bay Green

Inspired by the deep greens of nature, this bold earthy tone perfectly encapsulates the trend for brave, natural shades that work perfectly in traditional or modern settings.
In a traditional kitchen, Bay Green would be the ideal choice for a stunning free-standing pantry or gin cabinet. Alternatively, pair the shade with a calming neutral shade such as Porcelain or Dove Grey, for a subtly refined contemporary kitchen.

Regents Green

Inspired by natural hues, bring a sleek elegance to your kitchen design with our traditional, rich and graceful Regents Green.

This shade pairs perfectly with a wide array of mid tones, or style along side a deeper tone, such as Carbon, for a contemporary, brooding look.

The blues


Inkwell is a deep, true-blue, inspired by heritage and tradition that is perfect for creating a bold but reassuring statement in any kitchen design.

The dramatic shade pairs beautifully with a paler tone such as Chalk, or our new Ives Blue, to create the ultimate calming balance between statement and subtly.

Ives Blue

Taking inspiration from the blue waves gently lapping the coast at St Ives Bay, Cornwall, Ives Blue is a nautical, off-white shade at quite the opposite end of the blue spectrum to the deep, brooding shade of Inkwell.

This colour is the perfect accompaniment to Inkwell, or one of our other striking Blues, such as Hartforth Blue or Charcoal. Or, use as a wrap-around colour to pair with a bold, statement veined worksurface.

Have we inspired you to consider one, or a combination of, our new colours for your upcoming home renovation? Discuss your ideas further and begin your planning process with one of our specialist 1909 kitchen retailers across the UK:

Would you like to explore our entire Painted Palette, to visualise how you could incorporate the shades into your upcoming design? View our full collection of 35 colours here.

Check out our fully styled kitchen sets and explore our door offering further on the 1909 website or via our brochure (available to download via website).

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