The joy of a painted wooden kitchen is that it can be totally transformed with a new coat of colour. Which is something I’m aiming to do in the new house when we eventually get started. And that’s exactly what deVOL did to the Real Shaker Kitchen display in their New York City showroom with stunning results. These cupboards were beautiful before (see bottom of post) in their deep grey hue, but painted in the new ‘Refectory Red’ shade, they’re completely breathtaking.
Helen Parker, deVOL’s Creative Director says…
“I decided to change this showroom in NYC mostly to display and show people our new Refectory Red paint colour. I felt the rich red cupboards and warm yellow walls would work really well with the current Mediterranean scheme of the kitchen, in fact it works even better than I thought. I originally dressed the room with deep coloured props like oil paintings, Indian spice pots and garlands of dried chillies, and the new colour is the perfect backdrop.”
“The dark slate floors have worn rugs flecked with reds across them and the whole vibe is rich and welcoming and actually creates an even better atmosphere than the grey.”
The Real Shaker Kitchen display is made especially for those who want a handmade English kitchen on a smaller budget. This collection of furniture is modular, it doesn’t compromise on style or quality but offers a simple and more economical way of designing a kitchen. Good news for all of us who aspire to a bespoke kitchen but without the bespoke price tag.
Inspired by traditional Shaker style, the almost chameleon-like quality of these cupboards allows you to easily add your own character, soul and creative flair, and totally switch the look up with a new paint colour or change of styling as you like, as the seasons change or as your taste changes.
Real proof that even the simplest of furniture runs as a starting point can turn into a truly authentic and atmospheric kitchen when you choose the right combination of colours and
Now I just need the deVOL stylists to come to my home and work their magic!
The Real Shaker Kitchen by deVOL – prices starting from £12,000.
Paint bydeVOL – prices from £65 per tin.