Interior Design Colour Tips to Create your own Aga Stove Heaven
Are you confident with colour or a bit uncertain where creative interior design is concerned? If you’re less than fluent in putting colours together effectively, trying to crowbar an Aga stove into the design picture can feel like a serious challenge. Here’s some tips to help you colour your kitchen world beautifully… with extra je ne sais quoi!
Rayburns and gas Agas, electric and solid fuel versions all come in a choice of luscious, jewel-like tones. You can’t go far wrong with black, cream, classic white and pearl ashes, a very pale grey. They’ll ‘go’ with any wall colour you choose. Pick a smart scheme in severe black and white with a checked linoleum floor for a contemporary take on a traditional, very simple theme. Or take it to a different level altogether. Add one black Aga, paint your skirting boards and woodwork with black gloss and make your walls tangerine orange or tomato red. Add Japanese ornaments and scatter plants around for a sophisticated eastern feel.
Heather and aubergine are both utterly delicious. And they’re both stars in the latest Aga collection. Have fun with these rich, vibrant purples by teaming them with toning or contrasting walls. Cover a feature wall with funky wallpaper in lime green for a fresh, lively look. Create a calm kitchen haven with warm, dove grey paintwork, adding pizazz with bright orange velvet curtains.
The classic British Racing Green and claret Aga and Rayburn give you the perfect opportunity to bring warm, traditional charm to the most important room in your home. Both are deep and warm, suggesting buttery cream paintwork reminiscent of a spotless, fragrant Victorian dairy. And the pistachio and duck egg blue versions look stunning against walls painted one of those beautiful, grungy French olive greens or greys that are so popular right now. A cool, calm base to which you can add bright, bold fabrics and accessories.
If you come unstuck or get scared, pop down to your nearest DIY store and check out their wallpapers. If you use the same colours in your paintwork, you can’t go far wrong. Interior design magazines are always a good bet for inspiration. As are your favourite clothes. There’s no reason why you can’t use the colour combinations you love in your clothing on your walls and floors.
The best thing about paint is that - unless you push the boat out with Farrow & Ball or whatever - it’s comparatively cheap. If you don’t like the results, repaint it. It shouldn’t take you more than a day to re-do an average-sized room.