There is such a huge variety of kitchen styles out there, and with so many designs now available it can often be hard to see the wood for the trees if you’re looking to refurbish your own space.

First and foremost, it’s vital to think over the current style of decoration that runs throughout the rest of your home. You don’t need to replicate looks in their entirety throughout every room, but it’s definitely a good idea to create a sense of flow by bringing certain design motifs, materials and other elements that appear elsewhere into your kitchen to give a cohesive feel to the whole property. Everyone’s home is different, so you’ll know better than most what will work best.

The next step is to select a kitchen style that reflects the feel you would like to create. One particular option that continues to be popular for homes of all kinds is the Roma kitchen, due to its quality and versatility. So what is this particular style of kitchen design, and why should you consider it?

What is a Roma kitchen?

They may be traditionally appointed, but, with the wide range of kitchen units and surface colours available along with a selection of various finishing touches, the superbly crafted units that make up a Roma kitchen will suit even the most modern and cutting edge of homes.

Made from painted wooden panels that are manufactured using the most up to date processes, the elegantly curved corner cupboards available in both the Classic and Shaker Roma designs not only look unique and beautiful but also add an element of safety for households with small children who are at risk in the presence of sharp corners!

The Classic range of Roma Kitchens are finished with an attractive raised panel in the centre of each unit door to add elements of interest throughout. You can choose to add as much detail as you wish, including subtle pillar designs nestled into corners, angled cupboards for extra space, wine racks and a variety of handle styles.

The Shaker range is only very slightly different. They’re available in the same range of colours but offer the appearance of stronger lines and edges where those of the Classic range are softer. Simplicity is key with the Shaker selection, with the signature panel on the kitchen doors intended to give a slightly more minimal, unfussy feel.

Whichever style you choose, the layout is of course up to you. We love the elegant island units of both ranges, with curved corners and worktop edges. The surfaces themselves come in a wide range of different colours and materials to complement or contrast with your choice of unit colour.

What are the Other Benefits?

Roma Kitchen Design

A Roma kitchen will fit into pretty much any home design, partly due to the huge spectrum of colours available. Go bold with Powder Blue, enjoy understated charm with Biscuit or opt for Ivory elegance to reflect the general interior décor choices in your home, whether you prefer Roma Classic or Roma Shaker kitchen units. Other paint colour options throughout both ranges include:

  • Brilliant White
  • White Cotton
  • Cream
  • Mussel
  • Stone
  • Light Grey
  • Dust Grey
  • Lava
  • Graphite
  • Sage Green
  • Duck Egg Blue
  • Powder Blue
  • Ballroom Blue

So you’ll be spoilt for choice when selecting your colour palette.

Another highly useful aspect of the Roma range is its durability. The units can last for years and are extremely easy to clean, so however busy your household and whatever you like to create in your kitchen, it will stay looking stunning throughout your time spent using it.

Where to begin? 

Take your time to decide on the layout and colour scheme you prefer. Consider where any natural light might come into the room, as this will help you decide which units should go where. You should always make the most of the light you have before going on to choose where to place your other fittings.

Next, draw a basic bird’s eye view layout of your ideal space. This needs to be clear enough that you can then take it to stores and showrooms to describe exactly what it is you’re looking for.

If you have tile samples or colour swatches for other items and décor you plan to have in your kitchen, you should take these along too, to make sure everything works in a way that is complimentary. You should also get a hold of a good tape measure and write down detailed dimensions of the spaces into which you wish to place items and units. Take the tape measure with you when you go out to choose kitchen units.

Next, look through showrooms for your ideal kitchen styles This is far better than simply browsing online, as only seeing items in pictures can give you the wrong idea of their exact appearance and the colour they seem to be. You can also check measurements against the space you have.

Be sure to always speak to any sales advisors that are present, as, at most firms, they are well trained to discuss your requirements with you and give you expert advice and honest opinions about what you wish to achieve.

Both Classic and Shaker Roma kitchens are available at Kitchen Warehouse. Find our showroom at Hutton Moor Farm, Hutton Conyers, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5LZ. We’re open between 9am and 6pm from Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 3:30pm on Saturdays to look through our collection of entire beautiful units individual doors and attractive accessories. Our team members will always be on and to assist you in your search.

You can also just pick up the phone and contact us 01765 640 000 to speak to one of our experts about your ideas or to find out more about our products. You can also email us at  We’ll get back to you as soon as we possibly can to assist you with whatever you might need.

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