How to Create a Kitchen Mood Board

Creating a mood board is a great way to gather interior inspiration and start visualising your dream kitchen!

Kitchen mood board

So, you’re ready to start planning the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of – but where to begin? We love using mood boards to collect ideas and create colour schemes for our customers’ kitchens. It’s an easy and fun way to get all of your ideas in one place and to get clear on how you want your kitchen to look and feel.

The first step to creating a kitchen mood board is to gather inspiration. Flick through home magazines or search online (we love using Pinterest for inspiration!) for the kitchen styles you love. This is where you can play around with textures, colours and patterns to find a style that’s unique to you.

Next, it’s time to choose your base colour. This will be the focus of your whole kitchen and will set the overall mood, so choose wisely! As the main feature, everything else in your kitchen will be based on this colour – from the worktop and handles to the flooring and accessories. Experiment with different shades by creating a paint swatch to find colours that complement each other.

Once you’ve chosen your main colours, you can then start to think about the finer details. Handles are the final flourish in a kitchen, so explore different styles to get the look and feel you’re after. For a striking statement, choose a bold brass or gold against black. Or go for a more subtle blend with copper handles complementing some dark industrial textures.

Finally, here comes the fun part – accessorising! This is where you can really stamp your personality onto your kitchen with tableware, glassware and lighting. Check out this blog post for more styling tips and inspiration.

Ready to get started on your kitchen mood board? Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

A Nod to Nature

For a fresh feel with some natural textures, we’ve chosen Kuhlmann doors in Olive and Artisan Oak with a Dekton worktop in Blanc Concrete (under the paint chart).

Kitchen mood board

Metallic Textures

This one is all about those cool industrial vibes. Kuhlmann doors in Cara Moro and King Sherwood Dark blend beautifully with a Caesarstone Oxidian worktop.

Kitchen mood board

Chocolate Bronze

Here’s a delicious colour scheme with a Beeck door in Beton Chocolate and Dekton worktop in Keyla. A mirrored bronze splashback adds a hint of shimmer.

Kitchen mood board

Industrial Sleek

Add a touch of luxury to an industrial vibe for a chic modern kitchen. Here we’ve chosen Beeck doors in Idea Curio, Swoop Stahl and Kristall Hellgrau with a wooden edge. The Silestone worktop in Corktown, which is made from recycled glass, adds some gorgeous textural detail.

Kitchen mood board

Muted Glamour

You can’t go wrong with soft monochrome and a hint of glamour. Beeck doors in Beton Blanc and Val Dartmoor look stunning against a quartz worktop in Bianco Drift by Caesarstone. Copper handles by Hafele give an edgy finishing touch.

Kitchen mood board

Natural Textures

Taking inspiration from the textures of nature, here’s a laidback contemporary style with Kuhlmann doors in Natural Holm Oak and Pure Matte Black. The crème de la crème is a Sensa Granite worktop by Cosentino in Sant Angelo, plus matte black handles by Buster + Punch.

Kitchen mood board

Bold as Brass

We love creating a striking contrast between gold handles (like this one by Hafele) against a dark base colour. Here we’ve chosen Beeck doors in Ceramic Pure Graphite and Stone Pure Black with a worktopin Empira White by Caesarstone.

Kitchen mood board

When creating a kitchen mood board, the sky is your limit! With endless colour ways, textures and materials, the hard part isn’t actually getting started – it’s making the final decision!

Send us your mood board to and we’ll offer you a free design consultation to help you visualise your dream kitchen. Stuck for ideas? Visit our kitchen showroom in Bishop’s Stortford and you can choose from our wide range of worktops, door styles, handles and more to create your own mood board.