Top Three Colour Trends of 2016

As a centrepiece to the kitchen, your range cooker will serve as a key visual focal point for many years, so it is important to choose a colour you are truly happy with. You may be cooking on your range for the next fifteen years, so it is essential to pick a colour that is compatible with the overall feel and design of your kitchen.

During our conversations with customers we know that some people like to follow their instinct and choose a colour they are most drawn to. However, other customers prefer to take a more rigorous approach, and often ask about our most popular colour trends to help with their decision.

We’ve looked back at our best-selling range cookers during the past twelve months, and can reveal our top three contenders. These classics come in year after year to take first, second and third place.

First Place – Stainless Steel


Pictured in a white kitchen this stainless steel Rangecookers Select is modern and fresh

At the top of the list is stainless steel. This is a great choice for a range cooker and will complement any kitchen colour scheme. Stainless steel is a neutral shade meaning it won’t clash with bold interiors, and it can also provide a visual counterbalance in a wooden kitchen. Stainless steel is so popular due to its versatility, which comes in handy should you wish to redecorate.

Second Place – Black


The Rangemaster Classic look great against white tiles and pale cabinets

The popularity of dark range cookers continues with black and grey proving firm favourites and coming in at second place. As the saying goes, black does indeed go with everything! From bright decors, wooden interiors, or monochromatic colour schemes, the trusty black range cooker can be utilised to great visual effect.

There is however occasion when black may not suit — if you have a dark kitchen interior, a matching black range cooker may get lost in the colour scheme. Nonetheless, if you are determined to have a black colour scheme and a black range there is a solution — a grey or anthracite hue can provide the necessary visual contrast to allow the cooker to stand out, as would using a contrasting finish, for example gloss against matt.

Third Place – Cream


In a white kitchen, a cream range cooker has a contemporary feel

In third place is cream - our most popular light colour. Cream is a versatile choice — in a white kitchen it will look modern and fresh, and when paired with a pale blue or green interior can create a comely cottage kitchen ambience.

As always, our friendly and knowledgeable team are here to answer your questions, so give them a call on 01244 402 975 and for more kitchen design inspiration have a look at our Pinterest and Instagram.