Blush Pink Kitchen from Martin Moore

13 Oct 21

Having fallen in love with a kitchen seen in Martin Moore’s brochure, the owners of this six-bedroom Georgianesque new build approached the kitchen company to recreate the look for their new kitchen/dining/living space. The brief was to create an ergonomically designed, spacious kitchen to entertain on a large scale that also functions for their family life. 

The kitchen was placed in the centre of the open-plan space, with a formal dining area on one side and a casual living area on the other. It has direct access onto the beautiful terrace and garden just beyond. 

Spatially, the layout was heavily influenced by the style and placement of the large sash windows which feature throughout the room. Martin Moore’s New Classic furniture was chosen for the cabinetry; influenced by Georgian period architecture it is a natural fit with the style of the property. 

Clever planning was essential for this space; the room only had one full length wall which could accommodate all the essential elements of the kitchen - range cooker, fridge-freezer and dry food storage. With a limited amount of practical space to work with, Martin Moore placed much emphasis on the island design. Large and functional, it houses a double sink, extra storage drawers and a dishwasher, as well as undercounter freezer drawers at either end. 

Originally, pink was suggested for the colour scheme, however, after much discussion the designer and owners opted for a neutral shade of cream with a hint of blush pink, giving the kitchen a more timeless, classic feel. Materials and finishes play an important role in the design; in total contrast to the London Grey quartz used on the kitchen island, Nero Assoluto granite was chosen for the cooking run. Highly practical, the quartz surface offers durability in the cooking area and the black finish provides a striking contrast to the white quartz on the island and the neutral colour palette. Brass knobs and handles add visual interest with the unlacquered polished finish developing a natural patina over time.

To provide more storage space for the family, Martin Moore designed a freestanding breakfast cupboard to house a microwave, toaster and coffee machine. Sited between two sash windows, it directly serves the dining table without interfering with the main cooking zone. 

In addition to the kitchen, Martin Moore was also asked to design a bespoke utility room. A simple, practical space, it features two washing machines and a deep butler’s sink, keeping laundry and cleaning clutter stored neatly out of sight. 

Kitchen Details: 

Cabinetry:  Martin Moore’s New Classic Kitchen Collection
Paint colours: Martin Moore’s ‘Pale Peony’ in kitchen and ‘Cornflower’ in utility room
Worktops: London Grey quartz (island) and Nero Assoluto granite (worktops)