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Website Launch Case Study: Thanet Kitchens & Bathrooms

Updated: Jul 8

Project Overview 


Client: Thanet Kitchens and Bathrooms

Industry: Bathroom, Kitchen & Design Services

Location: Thanet, UK


WHAT WERE WE TASKED WITH?

Overview 


At Truene Creative, we specialise in crafting brand identities that resonate deeply with their audience. Our recent collaboration with Thanet Kitchens and Bathrooms (TKB) is a testament to this philosophy. TKB, a local business dedicated to transforming homes with their kitchen and bathroom fitting services, approached us to create their branding and website. Our mission was to create a straightforward, user-friendly website that mirrors TKB’s commitment to quality and simplicity. Here’s how we achieved this.


WHAT WERE TKB'S ROAD BLOCKS?

Challenges 


When TKB came to us, they had clear and straightforward needs: 


  • Modern and Fresh Look: They wanted a vibrant colour scheme featuring a primary orange and blue shade to give a contemporary and appealing feel. 

  • User-Friendly Design: The website needed to be intuitive and easy to navigate, ensuring visitors could effortlessly find the information they needed. 

  • Strong Brand Identity: A logo that effectively represented their expertise in kitchen and bathroom design while maintaining a sense of simplicity and elegance. 


SINKING INTO STYLE: OUR CREATIVE RECIPE

Design Strategy and Reasoning 


Colour Palette: 


We chose vibrant orange and deep blue for their psychological impact. Orange evokes energy, creativity, and warmth, making spaces feel inviting. Blue conveys trust, reliability, and professionalism. This combination reflects TKB’s dynamic yet dependable service offerings, striking a perfect balance between innovation and trust. 

  


Logo Design: 


For TKB, we crafted a minimalist yet memorable logo. The "T" in TKB features an oven extractor, while the "K" is adorned with a showerhead, symbolising their core services.


The colour scheme of white and orange ensures the logo is both modern and easily recognisable. 



Website Design: 


Our design approach focused on simplicity and user experience. The homepage provides a comprehensive overview of TKB’s offerings, including services, testimonials, a gallery, contact details, and a “Why Us” section. The services landing page directs users to detailed sections for kitchens, bathrooms, and design consultancy, each page featuring a header image with a black overlay gradient to enhance the visibility of the TKB logo and headers. 


The overall design is clean and straightforward, ensuring visitors can easily navigate and find the information they need without unnecessary distractions. 

Typography: 


Typography plays a crucial role in conveying a brand’s personality. For TKB, we chose a combination of LOVELO, Calps, and Playfair Display fonts. These typefaces balance modern aesthetics with readability, ensuring that the website is both visually appealing and easy to read. The playful yet professional fonts align with TKB’s brand values, adding an extra layer of sophistication to the design. 


Branded Guidelines and Business Cards: 


Consistency is key in building a strong brand. Our comprehensive brand guidelines document serves as a reference for maintaining TKB’s visual identity across all platforms. It includes detailed instructions on logo usage, colour palette, typography, and more, ensuring that every piece of communication aligns with the brand’s vision. The business cards were designed with the same attention to detail, providing a professional and cohesive look that reinforces TKB’s brand at every touchpoint. 

  

FROM VISION TO VICTORY

The Outcome


The new TKB website is both visually engaging and highly functional. With clear navigation and a clean design, it effectively communicates TKB’s offerings and brand values, ensuring a seamless user experience. The updated brand identity has positioned TKB as a modern, reliable, and innovative company in the kitchen and bathroom fitting industry. 




Why orange and blue?

The choice of orange and blue for Thanet Kitchens and Bathrooms (TKB) aligns well with the nature of their business and the desired brand image. Here’s why:


Psychological Associations:


  • Orange: Orange is often associated with energy, creativity, and warmth. It can create a welcoming and inviting atmosphere, which is beneficial for a business like TKB that deals with home spaces like kitchens and bathrooms. These are areas where warmth and comfort are often desired qualities.


  • Blue: Blue, particularly deep shades like navy or royal blue, conveys trust, reliability, and professionalism. It suggests stability and competence, which are crucial for a business providing home improvement services. Blue is also calming and reassuring, qualities that can instill confidence in potential clients considering significant renovations.


Balance of Emotion and Credibility:

  • Combining vibrant orange with a deep blue creates a balanced palette that appeals to both the emotional and practical aspects of potential customers. The warmth of orange can attract attention and evoke positive feelings, while the blue adds a sense of trust and stability, reassuring clients about TKB's reliability and expertise.

Brand Differentiation:

  • Orange and blue are a striking combination that stands out in the industry landscape. They differentiate TKB from competitors who might opt for more traditional or subdued color schemes. This uniqueness can help TKB establish a memorable brand identity that resonates with their target audience.


In summary, the use of orange and blue for TKB’s branding is a strategic choice that leverages psychological associations, industry relevance, and the need for brand differentiation. It effectively communicates warmth, creativity, trust, and professionalism—all essential qualities for a business focused on transforming and enhancing home spaces.

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