Exploring Colour in the British Shaker Kitchen

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We step inside three shaker kitchens designed by Plain English Kitchens, bringing contemporary colour to the timeless British aesthetic. 

Traced back to Manchester, UK, in the 18th century, shaker-profiled cabinetry is the hallmark of a classic British kitchen. Defined by its distinct frame and recessed centre panel, the craftsmanship behind the shaker cabinet lends the kitchen a sense of character and timelessness associated with country cottages. 

Founded in 1912, kitchen appliance brand Belling also prides itself on its British heritage, with all cookers still manufactured in the UK to this day. Specialising in the iconic range cookers, they’ve just launched the Belling Colour Boutique Deluxe range in seven new vivid colours. 

To explore colour’s place in the kitchen, we’re honing in on the much-loved shaker style through a modern lens. We talk design details in three kitchens by Plain English Kitchens, paired with a classic, coloured freestanding cooker – a native to the British shaker kitchen.

Produced in partnership with Belling

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Mapesbury Estate

The navy blue shaker kitchen sets a sophisticated tone in the home. The North London Victorian home kitchen by Plain English Kitchens offsets a navy blue island bench with deep olive wall cabinetry. Gold fixtures and cup joinery pulls play to the home’s heritage, while transparent inserts replace the typical centre panel in the island bench cabinetry, injecting a sense of modernity into the old home. 

St Johns Wood Townhouse

Streatham Wells

This quaint abode epitomises rustic British charm, with scarlet and cream shaker cabinetry by Plain English Kitchens, exposed shelving, oiled oak worktops and textural walls. Tapping into the countryside appeal within a confined space, a freestanding antique table acts as a portable island bench, blending seamlessly with the knotty timber floorboards.

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