Improve the quality of your life by creating a kitchen that embodies Feng Shui.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Feng Shui is an ancient practice becoming increasingly popular in interior design – and for a good reason! It offers a way of harmonising energy to assure good health and well-being and lends itself perfectly to the kitchen.
Minimalist yet welcoming, it blends calming colours, many textures, and natural materials. This trend is standing the test of time, so Wren’s design experts have revealed how you can bring balance and comfort into your kitchen…
1: Soft, Natural Tones
Choosing the right colour for your cabinetry has never been so important.
Natural, airy hues such as warm white, soft cream, light grey and olive green are all colours that soothe and sustain. Wren’s Elements colour collection, such as Harvest Oak, Grey Oak and Limed Oak, takes inspiration from nature and offers a warm, textured look with a premium twist.
By sticking to a natural colour palette on your walls and units, you will be sure to bring Feng Shui to the kitchen.
2: Form and Functionality
At the heart of Feng Shui is the feeling of good energy, which is why a logical flow to the kitchen is key. Simplicity is inherently calming, so it makes sense to reflect this with your choice of cabinets.
Kitchen ranges such as Wren’s Infinity Plus Shaker is a timeless choice that will always remain popular, thanks to the simple beauty of the design. Create a harmonious atmosphere and an open space with shades of soft calming colours.
Equally, kitchen ranges such as Wren’s Infinity Plus Milano splashed in a Satin finish creates a sleek and elegant design, providing a tranquil space.
3: Smart Storage
Ensure your kitchen is well-maintained, regularly cleaned, and stocked to promote good chi. Wren’s expert designers reveal that clever storage is a recipe for an efficient kitchen that always looks and feels good.
Wren’s Apollo Space offers infinite ways to organise your kitchen so you can pack your pots, pans and crockery away but have it all within easy reach. Magic corners and carousels for example make every inch of your cupboard accessible, as well as 4-drawer towers units. Apollo works with lots of different types of units and sizes.
4: Perfect Worktops
Your kitchen worktop is the centrepiece of your kitchen, influencing your style choice for every other fitting you’ll be buying. It should therefore reflect a harmonious quality.
Cool classy Xena Quartz creates a sophisticated finish and works well with soft, subtle-coloured cabinetry. Made with combining natural stone with a resin, Xena Quartz worktops look and feel like granite with more consistent colours and patterns.
Alternatively, a solid Timber worktop such as Oak or Walnut will bring great warmth to your kitchen.
5: Magic of Metals
Drawing on the principles of Feng Shui, metal is said to promote clear-thinking, calmness and enhance your productivity.
Although they are small, handles significantly impact the finished look of your kitchen and are a great way to introduce metal accents. Show off elegant, framed Shaker frontals with a simple knob or cup handle. Our Pippa chrome cup handles and Ruby chrome knob handles will bring sophistication to a traditional space.
Another great way to incorporate metal elements is with a beautiful, mirrored splashback. Wren’s Tekglass is a practical yet stylish splashback solution. Not only does it look sleek, but it’s highly durable for the busiest of households. It’s available in six colours and three finishes to create an eye-catching component for your kitchen.
6: Light it Up
Lighting helps create ambience and atmosphere and is essential to avoid bad chi.
Besides its primary function, lighting can make your kitchen space look and feel bigger, significantly impacting the impression of your room size. A light, airy space is key for bringing Feng Shui into a space.
As well as natural light, think about enhancing the space with layered lighting. From subtle and soft plinth lighting to singular bright spotlights, here at Wren, we have a vast array of lighting choices to bring your kitchen to life.
7: Grow your Garden
Embrace nature by growing your own herb garden! Not only is this a fun way to add a lush splash of colour and soften sharp lines, but it instils a positive essence.
Growing herbs in your kitchen will provide a year-round crop of useful leaves, while having the potential to transform any meal. Plus, there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of a home-cooked dish – especially if it’s fresh and healthy.
However, if the thought of growing your own herbs is a bit too much, you can purchase a house plant (or plants!) instead. Plants have an instant calming effect and can purify the air and reduce indoor pollutants.
8: Accessorise with Texture
It can be easy for the aesthetics to be overlooked, but by focussing on the little things, such as charming kitchen accessories, you can bring your whole room together.
Neutral units work brilliantly well with lots of natural wood, such as your tables and chairs. Textures like linens for tea towels and ceramics for crockery will keep the soft, natural look you are trying to achieve.
A vase of fresh flowers is a lovely way to complete any interior space. They bring a simple and natural feel to the room and can add life and light to your kitchen space.
- Are you ready to feel good in your kitchen with Feng Shui? Get in touch with an expert kitchen designer today.