ISSUE 19  |  Color Story

Kitchen of the Week: British Standard Kitchen in Bold Blue

May 19, 2016 4:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

We recently featured a color-blocked kitchen inspired by a British Standard design. Here’s the same inspirational kitchen in bold cobalt blue. Too much? Or just enough?

British Standard (it’s an offshoot of the higher-end kitchen fittings company Plain English) offers “sensible cupboards at sensible prices for people with good taste but modest means. British Standard is a call to arms for British manufacturing and for honest, properly made products. Their modest appearance is matched by their modest price—around £7,000 (over $10,000) for an average-size kitchen, including worktops—because all you pay for is the joinery. There is no bespoke design, delivery, or fitting service; you do that yourself.”

See more at British Standard Kitchen.


Above: Brilliant cobalt painted upper cabinets contrast with the pale green lower cabinets.


Above: The cabinets are outfitted with traditional blackened brass fittings; contact British Standard for ordering information.


Above: The palette graduates from rough-hewn floor, to pale cabinets, to brilliant cobalt cabinets above.


Above: Another view of the kitchen: a wood countertop contrasts with the bright green cabinetry.


Above: A daring, and unexpected, mix of colors.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 3, 2013.