Using Color in the Kitchen
It's easy to gravitate toward neutrals when designing a kitchen, but utilizing color is a fun and simple way to amp up your space without a complete overhaul.
The trick to working with a lot of one color is to utilize different shades and applications. This kitchen uses gingham wallpaper and scattered accessories to offset the island.
Painting your cabinets is an affordable way to give your kitchen a fun, new look. While white cabinets are nearly always on trend for coastal homes, don't be afraid to pick a color you love. For extra interest and depth, consider using more than one shade in the same color family.
Instead of throwing colors on the most-likely surfaces, these homeowners focused on the light robin's egg refrigerator—introducing modern color in their vintage design.
From the appliances to the dining table, this kitchen uses the absence of color in excess to create a unique and visually striking space.
This kitchen cheekily ties the classic color combo together without looking too patriotic. Even the pens used to mark childrens' growth fit the color scheme!
Even a land-locked kitchen can have a water view with the addition of sea-blue paint. Try it in unexpected places, like the backs of glass-front cabinets or even on the floors.
Don’t be afraid to go dark. Basic cabinetry got a luxurious upgrade with navy blue paint in this small, but super-functional, galley kitchen.
Pretty, powdery lilac is light enough to not overwhelm the space when used generously, but it still delivers a dramatic and unique color palette.
By applying rose-colored paint directly on to the Douglas fir walls, these homeowners maintained a rustic, natural vibe while keeping color the focal point.