For many people, the kitchen is the heart of their home—where they spend time making meals for loved ones, where they concoct their favourite foods, where they create dishes for parties and get-togethers and holidays. The kitchen is also often the most viewed of the home. Many kitchens are viewable from accompanying dining rooms, from living rooms or media rooms, and in homes with a very open layout, the kitchen may be seen from a vantage point at almost anywhere in the home.
It should then come as no surprise that the kitchen is often one of the more decorated rooms of the home, reflecting the personal tastes of the home owner. The décor of the kitchen may be as varied or conforming as the home owner would like—this allows for a variety of customizations and themes in kitchen decoration, and a maximum of possibilities.
The décor might be eclectic, featuring a little of this and that, using many colors, and even different stylistic themes. For example, a kitchen might feature country-style red and gold “rooster” wall decorations, modern white and black polka dotted serving bowls, and Disney’s Mickey Mouse oven mitts.
The décor might be more unifying, such as sticking to a certain theme: using our previous example, a kitchen that only uses country style colors and decoration, or more modern sleek decorations, or a Disney kitchen!
Some people choose to unify their kitchen using more broad terms, such as color. Green serving bowls with a complimentary green serving spoon, green curtains, etc. Colors can be used in a variety of different ways, and the use of color to bring together a kitchen is very popular.
Pink is becoming a very popular colour in décor throughout the home, but particularly the kitchen. A “pink” kitchen may sound a little strange or even too cute at first, but there are many ways you can use the colour pink in your kitchen without it becoming overbearing or kitschy.
First, the pink you use does not have to be a soft and sweet baby pink. Like any other colour, pink can come in various shades and intensities—from the aforementioned baby pink to shocking pink to a more neutral peachy pink, and so much more in between. By a different shade of pink, you can bring the tone of the kitchen away from cute to elegant by avoiding colors you find too sweet. If you are looking for a more cute inspired kitchen, soft pink as your dominant kitchen color is one of the easiest ways to go. If you are looking for a more elegant kitchen, using peach-pink tones as your dominant kitchen color will bring a touch of elegance to your room.
Secondly, you don’t have to use the same shade of pink in every utensil or decoration piece in the kitchen. It is nearly impossible to match colour shades exactly if you are using items from different companies. It is also much more appealing, design-wise, to use similar colors and shades in a kitchen rather than one single shade. Too much of one color can be overbearing in a room, and you may find yourself worrying if the new bowls you bought match the single shade of pink used in the kitchen.
And finally, everything in your kitchen does not need to be pink if you don’t want it to be. Don’t buy a pink item from a subpar brand just because you feel you need to get a pink version of that item. Buy something in pink because you like how it looks and how it will look in your kitchen. It is perfectly okay to have silver tongs or a white microwave or a cream colored fridge. You can add touches of pink without purchasing all-pink items, which may be more expense than regular item, by using pink curtains or adding pink picture frames to your kitchen wall decorations, or by using pink serving dishes. The list goes on and on.
Popular Pink Kitchen Accessories
The following are some of the more popular pink kitchen utensils and accessories available today. They come in a variety of different shades of pink, and should look great in any pink oriented kitchen.
KitchenAid is one of the top manufacturers of pink (and other solid color) kitchen accessories. Their pink accessories are almost all a soft, smooth light pink color and are under their “Cook for the Cure” line. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, 10% of the proceeds from this line are donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Their most popular items include:
*KitchenAid Artisan Blender: This soft pink artisan blender is made from a die cast metal for the base, combined with a quality glass jug which is durable and dishwasher safe. The durability of the Artisan Blender is unrivalled and is often used in both residential and commercial settings . This item retails for £175.00.
*Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer: This 5-quart mixer also comes in soft pink. It is a 325-watt stand mixer with a 5-quart bowl, and features a tilt-back head for easy access to your mixing ingredients. A 10 speed control panel makes it easy to use the flat beater, wire whisk and dough hook included with the mixer. This item retails for $349.99.
Kitchen Craft have also released a line of kitchenware and other cooking accessories over the last year which incorporate colours. Their solid colour collection includes a line of solid pink items.
Their most popular items include:
*Colourworks Can Opener: This kitchen accessory comes in a soft touch solid pink colour. The tin opener includes an ergonomic handle with a soft touch grip that matches many other items in the Kitchen Craft range including tongs, cutting boards and strainers. Each item is both microwave and dishwasher safe. This item retails for £11.99.
*Measuring Jugs: This pink measuring jug set is made from acrylic, with coloured, shaped handles for a comfortable grip. The baby pink colour is a lovely pastel shade and will look great in the kitchen. The measurements featured on the jugs are cup, fluid ounce, millilitre and pint measurements on the exterior, so are perfect for use when following recipes. This set is also microwave, and dishwasher safe. This item retails for £10.99.