Zola Matte Slate Blue Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster

Zola Matte Slate Blue Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster

Shaker Kitchen With Island | Stanford Design, Upminster

Shaker Kitchen With Island | Stanford Design, Upminster

Wakefield Marine Shaker Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster

Wakefield Marine Shaker Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster

Wakefield Lava Shaker Kitchen With Island 1 | Stanford Design, Upminster

Wakefield Lava Shaker Kitchen With Island 1 | Stanford Design, Upminster

Strada Matte Deep Forest Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster

Strada Matte Deep Forest Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster

Florence Slate Blue Shaker Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster

Florence Slate Blue Shaker Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster

Dawson Indigo Shaker L Shaped Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster

Dawson Indigo Shaker L Shaped Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster

Dark Coloured Kitchens

Moody and brooding, darker kitchens are very much on trend with a proliferation of materials and shades that can be used to create the most dramatic of designs. Our Stanford Design designer team can work with you to craft a dark kitchen design scheme of unique elegance for you.

Dark Kitchen Trends

First up, and very notable is the use of dark kitchen tones, and specifically dark matt kitchens in moody greys or black. Muted dark tones have soared in popularity in recent years as homeowners are embracing the dark side to become bolder with their choices (or else more trusting of their designers!) Minimalist matt doors such as our ultra smooth black satin lacquer require no embellishment for a sophisticated look, but equally the layering of richly textured surfaces bring depth and character to a dark setting. You can achieve beautiful pairings of dark doors with natural elements such as wood, stone, ceramic and glass. Splashes of warm wood, marble, contrasting greys, taupe or warm metallic accents are all excellent choices for achieving a striking kitchen with welcoming appeal.

Kensington Indigo Shaker Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster
Wakefield Marine Shaker Kitchen | Stanford Design, Upminster

Dark Kitchen Materials

Darker kitchen colour shades are now available in a breadth of materials and finishes unthinkable a few years ago. This includes ceramics, real stone veneers, exceptional real wood and wood look doors; Of course these are in addition to the lacquered gloss and matt finishes that have been available for much longer. The texture of materials such as rough cut woods and stone veneers have added incredible interest, whilst they look and feel extremely luxurious.

These new materials can be used in isolation, but when used in combination the end results can prove both stunning and unique.

What Makes Stanford Design Unique

Bespoke Designs

Every Stanford Design kitchen is truly unique and designed to suit your requirements.​

Kitchen Manufacturer

All of our kitchen furniture is manufactured in our own kitchen factory near Chelmsford

BUSINESS FAMILY

Family Business

We are a family-run business and are happy to welcome your family into our showroom.

Excellent Customer Care

The Stanford team share the same drive to deliver excellent customer service, with this being central to all that we do.