Take a tour around this vibrant red kitchen

Inspired by real-life kitchen makeovers? Take a look at this vibrant red kitchen from Beautiful Kitchens magazine with a striking red colour scheme and modern appliances. Check out Housetohome for plenty more kitchen ideas

This open-plan kitchen sits next to a dining room, offering a perfect layout for entertaining. A large bay window takes in the beautiful rural views and is dressed in red blinds studded in crystals to match the floor and worktops. The colour of the easy-to-clean, black lacquered units is echoed on the floor by the border of granite.

1/8 Open-plan kitchen

red kitchen with red long curtain and flower vase

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

The kitchen was designed by Sandra Bryant with Val Way (01635 820631)

2/8 Kitchen island

red kitchen area with yellow flower kitchen cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC /Colin Poole)

The owner wanted the kitchen island to resemble the curves on a ship. It boasts an extra ledge for serving food and drinks, sturdy storage drawers, and a pop-up bank of sockets in the top for powering hand-held appliances. In the evenings, plinth lighting around the base picks out the twinkling specks in the floor, setting the mood for entertaining.

The Rubi quartz composite floor and worktops are from Imperial Marble & Granite (opens in new tab).

3/8 Kitchen cooker

red kitchen with cooker and red knobs

(Image credit: Future PLC /Colin Poole)

Symmetry was an important aspect of the owners vision and the cooker range, with its spacious, self-cleaning twin ovens, suited the plans perfectly. The owner opted for red knobs to pick up on the colour of the worksurface and floor.

The cooker and extractor hood are from Wolf (opens in new tab)

4/8 Infared lighting

red infrared lightning with heat lamp and white plates

(Image credit: Future PLC /Colin Poole)

Over the cooker, a matching extractor boasts infrared heat lamps to warm plates and keep food hot. These handy racks are part of the stainless-steel splashback.

5/8 Fridge freezer

kitchen with wooden table fridge freezer and steel bar handles

(Image credit: Future PLC /Colin Poole)

A step down to the kitchen from the living room adds to the impact and sense of drama. The aluminium fridge-freezer doors help to break up the run of black funiture, and echoes the brushed-steel bar handles. It's flanked by a pair of slim pull-out larders that store dry food.

The fridge-freezer is from Viking (opens in new tab).

6/8 Kitchen tap and sink

kitchen sink with salad vegetable and tap water

(Image credit: Future PLC /Colin Poole)

As an experienced restaurateur, the owner chose a chrome, professional-style tap to complement the two sinks. The pull-out rinse function of the tap is extremely useful for washing fruit, salad leaves and vegetables.

Visit Franke (opens in new tab) for a sink and pull-out tap like this.

7/8 Glasswasher

kitchen glasswasher with glasses

(Image credit: Future PLC /Colin Poole)

The glasswasher has been handily positioned in the kitchen's 'drinks' zone, near the integrated wine cooler and instant hot water tap. Its speed and efficiency make light work of cleaning glassware, which is essential for when the owner entertains.

The glasswasher is by Dexion

8/8 Cutlery drawer

red cutlery drawer with forks

(Image credit: Future PLC /Colin Poole)

Concealed behind black cupboard doors lie contrasting cutlery drawers, made from lacquered red MDF.

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Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. 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.