Colorful Kitchens 56 Ideabooks

While white kitchens still reign supreme in many homes, colorful cooking spaces have made a major comeback. Miles away from the neutral spaces so many of us are used to, these spaces aren't afraid to embrace color. Take a look at these inspiring kitchens, with their neon...
Palatable Palettes: 8 Great Kitchen Color Schemes
‘‘There are no bad colors, just bad color combinations," said one of my interior design mentors many years ago. At first I disagreed with him, since there's a certain shade of brown-mustard yellow that I definitely wouldn't want slathered all over...
Sexy Color Touches for Neutral Kitchens
Sure, you chose your color palette wisely, doing your kitchen up in smart, timeless and sophisticated neutrals. But now those planes of ecru, ivory and ice are feeling a little ho-hum, and you're ready to add some personality. Keep the sophistication...
Kitchen of the Week: Pushing Boundaries in a San Francisco Victorian
Architect Chad DeWitt of Hwang DeWitt admits he prefers the sleek lines of modernism and the freedom of a healthy budget, but when a cousin and his wife approached him to design a kitchen...
9 Creative Looks for Kitchen Cabinets
There’s nothing wrong with plain white or wood cabinets, but if you’ve been looking for something with more zest and presence, these nine ideas can help. Running the gamut from elegant (stained glass) and green (reclaimed wood)...
Keeping Cabinet Color on the Down Low
My friend Jeffrey just moved into a charming 500-square-foot cottage in Seattle. It was built in the 1920s and is one of eight little Craftsman houses tucked onto a single lot in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Although the cottage was modernized...
12 Ideas for a Knockout Kitchen
Bored with plain white subway tile and “greige” walls? Tired of making design choices based on what you think a future buyer might want? These 12 ideas prove that kitchens don’t need to be cookie cutter —...
Kitchen of the Week: An 'Aha' Tile Moment in San Francisco
Katie Boudier walked past the same tile walls almost every day in San Francisco's BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stations, but she didn't see the unique bubble and hexagonal tile at first. "One day I actually took notice of them and thought, 'Wow, this...
Kitchen of the Week: Brilliant Blue Cabinets in a Modern Setting
A jolt of turquoise cabinetry instantly catches the eye in this modern Lake Austin, Texas, house. Lacquered to a high shine, the cabinets warm the kitchen's clean lines. Piper and Kanton Labaj wanted a modern, hard-wearing kitchen, but they...
Kitchen of the Week: A Midcentury Marvel in Santa Barbara
This 1950s Santa Barbara, California, home originally designed by local legend architect Frank D. Robinson embraces the era's clean style, functionality and natural materials. The new owners loved the kitchen's quirky character but wanted to open up the...
Kitchen of the Week: Into the Blue in Melbourne
This 64-square-foot kitchen in Melbourne might not be terribly small, but it certainly felt that way with a big swinging door and massive brick wall blocking off any open space. The couple who live here wanted to reveal the room's potential, and hired...
Kitchen of the Week: Color Bursts Enliven an Arkansas Kitchen
Colorful personalities often require a colorful kitchen, but these playful clients also wanted a space they would love and use for years to come. Bret Franks Construction worked...
Kitchen of the Week: From Style Mishmash to Streamlined Farmhouse
Having survived several remodels over 100-plus years, this farmhouse had little of the original kitchen left. The new owners tore through the mishmash of styles and gave the kitchen a fresh start. Architect Robert Ross used vibrant colors and natural...
My Houzz: From Dark and Dim to Cheerily Colorful in Pennsylvania
Lu-in Wang and her husband, Dave Herring, needed some drastic changes to perk up their dark and neglected Pittsburgh home. They replaced old windows, then tackled the dim and dated kitchen, working with architect Mary...
Cooking With Color: When to Use Green in the Kitchen
We tend to associate green with nature, renewal and youthfulness, making it a fantastic color choice for a kitchen. Bright, crisp greens such as lime or leafy green give a kitchen a fun, energetic, modern vibe. Or add some yellow to a light green, and...
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