With bright coloured cabinetry, you can completely transform the look of your kitchen. At Nicholas Bridger, we hand-paint all our furniture in a brush stroke finish that follows the wood grain using colours from top paint manufacturers such as Farrow & Ball and Little Greene Paint Company.

Follow your imagination and go wild!

Hand-painting a kitchen is a bespoke and luxury finish. It is becoming more and more popular as the years go on, following trends from the USA especially with Farrow & Ball enjoying a massive following on social media. A kitchen that is hand-painted too is future-proofed allowing you to simply sand down and repaint the kitchen in later years, with it being easily repaired too!

A hand-painted kitchen offers a beautiful, natural appearance with a tactile feel with every millimetre of the paint following attention to detail. It looks natural as the brush applies the paint by the natural grain of the wood and is applied more directly.

In this blog, we will take a look at some of our projects that have been introduced to colour, setting a good scene for conversation and a little gossip. We hope to give you some inspiration for your new kitchen project.


The colour purple is a colour between blue and red similar to violet. Purple is a secondary colour made by combining red and blue.

This deep aubergine kitchen island set in a Grade II listed property is the perfect example of adding purple to the hub of the home. This colour certainly sets the scene, making a great focal point in the main room of the property.

Brinjal takes its name from the beautifully deep and shiny skin of the aubergine, particularly magnificent in full gloss. The colour has been designed to create a warm and highly sophisticated finish that’s enjoyable for many years.

The delightful hue works magic on the surrounding historic exposed beams and of course the Wolf cooking appliances. Soft furnishings in a light purple add elegance and the perfect finishing touch, as well as a comfy seating area for family and friends.


Blue is the colour of light between violet and green. Blue is a favourite for many people and represents the sky and water around us, it is one of our favourite colours.

This delightful classic shaker we handbuilt for a client in Potters Bar has been hand-painted in the ever so popular Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball, which is an eye-catching colour and perfect for both traditional and modern handmade kitchens.

It creates a lovely rich look and feel with a more contemporary finish and provides a beautiful glow from the natural light.

Stiffkey Blue is an inky navy named after the Norfolk beach where the mud, along with the cockles, share a particular deep navy hue. When used in a well-lit area it will appear much bluer.

The large open-plan space was destined for this bold blue, which soaks up the magnificent light that bursts through from the windows and the solid wood furniture.


Red is the colour of extremes, it’s the colour of passionate love, seduction, danger and adventure. It appears visible at the end of the spectrum of light, next to orange and opposite violet.

In this open-plan space, we created in Sawbridgeworth two colours were used to create a lovely mix tieing in with the industrial elements.

We hand-painted the island in Rectory Red by Farrow & Ball. Rectory Red is a rich clean red named after the charming village houses built over the years for the clergy. It is sophisticated in colour and a warming colour which will intensify when used in smaller spaces to create the most welcoming of rooms.

The red island makes way for the perfect focal point and the start of a conversation. Pull up a chair and enjoy the surrounding colours!


Green is the colour between blue and yellow and is evoked by light. It is the colour of life, renewal, nature and energy, also associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety and environment.

An individual traditional shaker country style kitchen with a modern twist sits proudly in the centre of this home in Chelmsford. We created this kitchen design with our client’s individual tastes and requirements and created a beautiful kitchen that’s perfect for any home in the country or suburbs. A great shaped kitchen!

Our client chose Garden by Little Greene Paint & Paper on half of the kitchen cabinetry, a gentle green that is striking for a more traditional design.

The hand-forged hinges and handles are a beautiful contrast to the apple green and the additional white kitchen cabinets.

At Nicholas Bridger, we handbuild bespoke kitchens in hand-painted finishes of your choice. Create a beautifully striking kitchen with us in the colour your kitchen deserves. Our skilled painter’s hand-paint the cabinetry in your choice of paint colour and then our fitters add all the finishing details, leaving you with your dream kitchen! Contact us today for more information – we look forward to hearing from you.