Step inside a vibrant orange and maple kitchen

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Vibrant orange cabinetry creates a striking visual impact, while soft maple units remain sympathetic to the property's farmhouse features. Pale walls allow the furniture to take centre stage in this contemporary kitchen.

1/8 Practical layout

kitchen with orange coloured cabinets and tap

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Kitchen design
Acorn Interiors

Bespoke furniture
Orange Hi-Macs cabinetry by LG


2/8 Peninsula

peninsula workstation and bar stools

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

To echo the curves of the central workstation below, a dropped ceiling creates a unique design feature. Functional as well as stylish, it houses spotlights, which create ambient mood lighting in the evening. It also conceals an extractor hood for whisking away cooking odours. A chic glass splashback protects the wall from cooking mess. Bar stools allow guests to perch at the peninsula to enjoy informal meals.

WS Westin
Bar stools

3/8 Worksurfaces

kitchen with worktop and top

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

The sweeping worktops are crafted from Hi-macs, which is a hard-wearing, stain-resistant acrylic. A deep sink made from the same material provides plently of space to soak large pans, while drainer grooves have been carved into the surface to allow crockery to drip dry.


4/8 Cabinetry

kitchen with orange cabinetry

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

This unconventional kitchen works perfectly from a functional point of view. Two built-in ovens are located close to the worktop, which is ideal when transferring hot pans. At one end of the run, an existing cupboard has been faced with maple to match.


5/8 Worktop

kitchen with worktop and orange coloured

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

A subtle orange stripe highlights the curve of the vast peninsula and contrasts with the rich, dark shade of the worktop. The maple adds a natural element to the design.

6/8 Pan drawer

kitchen appliance and storage drawer

(Image credit: colin poole)

To avoid the scheme feeling cramped, deep drawer were fitted instead of wall units to provide essential storage space for pots and pans.

Le Creuset

7/8 Sink area

sink area tap with carrot and coriander leaves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

The curves of the peninsula are emphasised by an elegant swan-necked tap.


8/8 Seating area

seating areal with pillows and tv

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

A curved bench made from the same materials as the cabinetry provides a spot of informal seating. Orange cushions make the room feel warm and welcoming.


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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.