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DIY kitchens - bespoke colour option

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kitchenarggghh Thu 16-Mar-17 12:38:20


Heard great things about DIY kitchens from the various threads on this board so we had a day trip to their showroom last month & again all positive. Just struggling to choose a colour for the units. We're looking to order the Clayton style (painted shaker) and leaning towards their bespoke paint option.

Anyone already been down this route? How close to your chosen colour were the final units?

Any thoughts/suggestions welcome!

Thanks in advance

ProfessorLayton1 Thu 16-Mar-17 19:30:07

Yes just in the process of installing it,almost done
Harewood bespoke painted and it is fab...

Loumate666 Thu 16-Mar-17 20:15:21

We had a bespoke F&B matched painted shaker kitchen from them. Been in a year now and still looks like new - cleans well and pretty hardy.

kitchenarggghh Thu 16-Mar-17 20:47:30

Thanks both.

Was the colour of the units what you were expecting? Bit scared that could end up too dark/light!

Loumate666 Thu 16-Mar-17 21:54:28

We had DIYK Broadoak units painted in F&B 275 Purbeck Stone - colour match was spot on to the sample - (FWIW, piccie of kitchen here). We also brought a can of real F&B purbeck stone paint to touch up where a cornice joint was a bit rough and you couldn't tell it had been painted.

kmini Thu 16-Mar-17 21:56:43

Yes - paint colour is a great match. Think we had manor house grey. DS regularly slams his mini truck into it - scratch free. Only caveat - they come up more glossy paint than say neptune looking kitchens - which I would say are more matte.

Eclecticmama Thu 16-Mar-17 22:07:55

Following as I'm almost ready to order Helmsley bespoke in railings... Very excited!

Being very cheeky but does anyone have any pictures of their beautiful diy kitchens?

Loumate666 Thu 16-Mar-17 22:13:33

Eclecticmama - we chucked a few of ours up on Pinterest if you want to have a gander

Beckyt80 Thu 16-Mar-17 22:16:04

We have a painted kitchen from diy. We were all set on skylight having picked from an a5 sample card, but then when we saw it on a door we realised it was too light and went for 'light blue' instead. Interesting 'light blue' wasn't even on our shortlist as we had ruled it out as bring too dark but over a large surface area it ended up being just what we wanted. I would suggest, if your struggling, paint a really large sample on a wall (maybe a whole wall) to get a real feel of the strength of the colour.

kitchenarggghh Fri 17-Mar-17 07:10:44

kmini Manor House grey is our front runner, with the slight reservation that it could be too dark. How do you find it?

Will give Beckyt80 suggestion a go and paint a larger area this weekend, as I'm currently basing my colour decisions on tiny pieces of ply that I'm painting with sample pots!

loumate666 that is one beautiful kitchen - serious envy here! Thank you for sharing your photos, definitely galvanises my preference for a painted shaker style.

Crumbelina Fri 17-Mar-17 14:07:00

Ooh, Eclectic! Please, please can you post photos of your kitchen when it's installed? I'm 99% sure I'm going for a Helmsley or Norton DIY kitchen in F&B Railings (I wanted a Devol shaker kitchen but couldn't afford it).

OP, sorry, no real advice but I've done lots of research into kitchen supplies and am convinced that DIYK are going to be great. A couple of friends have used them and give them rave reviews. Pre-assembled units are a huge bonus as well. smile

kmini Fri 17-Mar-17 21:09:30

This is part of ours op. Manor house grey with blackened on walls.

We are about to do another one and utilty.

Kitchen - hemsley with purbeck stone on most of the cabinets and light blue ( i think, might change my mind) on the island. Honed black granite for worktops.

Utility - smoke from neptune (not quite as dark as railings) with a laminate wood top (though questioning how wise this is)

TheStoatIsStoatallyDifferent Sat 18-Mar-17 18:13:56

Here's a few pics of our new kitchen from DIY. It's F&B oval room blue.

They were great to deal with and I've been really impressed with the quality of the kitchen overall.

MrsDarcy4092 Sat 18-Mar-17 19:18:49

Were also doing a kitchen in railings so would love to see photos!!

Crumbelina Sat 18-Mar-17 19:48:41

Such amazing kitchens, Kmini and TheStoat! smile Can you let me know which style you opted for? They look a bit like Norton or Helmsley at a guess.

Crumbelina Sat 18-Mar-17 19:50:34

Oops, sorry Kmini, I can see that yours is Helmsley. I was slight put off of Helmsley as the picture on the website shows some columns which I'm not a fan of. Can you opt not to have them? Will try and dig out a pic ...

Crumbelina Sat 18-Mar-17 19:54:12

This is what I mean ...

wowfudge Sat 18-Mar-17 20:45:26

Pretty sure you can choose not to have pilasters in your design. They have to be ordered separately.

TheStoatIsStoatallyDifferent Sat 18-Mar-17 20:46:02

Our style is Welton. Don't worry about the pictures having pillars of you don't like them. You can basically have whatever you want in any of the colours they do. I think some of the slab gloss ones have colour restrictions but not the traditional styles.

kmini Sat 18-Mar-17 21:10:55

Ours was Broadoak Crumbelina, which we installed a few years ago (not sure if they make it). We are thinking of helmsley for our new kitchen.

Crumbelina Sun 19-Mar-17 08:47:13

Thanks both! Feel like I'm a bit spoilt for options! smile

kitchenarggghh Sun 19-Mar-17 08:56:08

Thanks all - great to see photos, very reassuring as they are all lovely.

Still feeling a bit overwhelmed by the various options but feeling braver that the bespoke colour is the way forward. Never considered a colour as dark as Railings for units but a quick Google & it looks beautiful! Arrgggghhh! Baby arrives in less than 3 months & we need a kitchen!!

HomeExtender Sun 19-Mar-17 18:31:42

We are going for Norton and actually quite liked the graphite & light grey combination when we browsed the showroom but are probably going to go for purbeck stone & railings.

Liz79 Sun 19-Mar-17 18:41:48

I'm going for malton in lamp room grey, with the island units in graphite. Just want the extension built first...

kitchenarggghh Mon 27-Mar-17 14:34:48

Quick update and thank you!

Followed Beckyt80s suggestion at the weekend and painted a large space in Manor House Grey and it did appear lighter than the smaller sample we were using. Our kitchen is really bright with large windows so ended up choosing F&B Plummett, hoping for a stronger contrast against the white worktop and floor.

Finally ordered a kitchen - phew! smile

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