Tour a Designer’s Colorful Kitchen and Get Tips for Picking Paint

Tour a Designer’s Colorful Kitchen and Get Tips for Picking Paint

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Tour a Designer’s Colorful Kitchen and Get Tips for Picking Paint

In this episode of Houzz TV, Houzz editor Mitchell Parker speaks with interior designer and color consultant Jennifer Ott. Ott gives a tour of her colorful San Francisco kitchen, where pops of turquoise and bright green paint help create a cheerful style. She gives tips for choosing and working with color, including how Houzz ideabooks can help communicate style preferences to design and building professionals. She also makes an optimistic prediction for the Color of the Year for 2021.

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Diana Bier Interiors, LLC

I've read so many of Jennifer's articles on Houzz and it was great to see her "in person" in her own home!

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Sally W

We were fortunate to find an interior designer who was recently retired. She no longer wanted to do full scale projects but she was a genius at colors. We used her for all the finishes - paint, roof, deck, counters- anything where things needed to play well together. I figure we came out way ahead since we never had samples or cans of paint that we’d purchased that didn’t work! It was also such a relief to have someone cut through the noise. Instead of waffling over sixteen shades for the roof, she was able to walk in and say, “That one.” I don’t know what we will do if she ever really retires!

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D 51

I am really enjoying the casual interview format that HOUZZ has done in these videos. Informative and makes me want to keep looking at more than once. Very cool!

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Adi Tatarko

Great interview and a beautiful kitchen. I love the colors you picked. You must be super happy to spend time in this bright, fun, colorful kitchen!

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Judy StJohn

Wait, what? Shampoo bottle labels as back splash?! Stop the video! Must take a closer look!

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Audrey Hero

Great story and I can understand how much you love this area! Such a wonderful place with beautiful views! Enjoy the 2nd half of your lives because as I tell my siblings there’s still too much to learn & places to go & people to see! ENJOY your LIVES!!!

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susan stroud

Really Like your kitchen. My current kitchen uses green and my new kitchen I was thinking of using either the blue or green with my new warm white cabinets. Thanks for the inspiration. One question though since no tile like backsplash what did you do where the wall met the counter... caulk only?

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bizeebees

love her style, design ideas, and her play around light and color!

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DreamStyle Kitchens & Baths, LLC

I love the choice of the teal color in the backsplash . My business cards and website have a lot of that color! It has a lot of energy! I am interested in the shampoo bottle tiles too! Will check them out!

   
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Cathy Crist

Where can we source the "shampoo backsplash"?

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Jennifer Ott Design

Thank you for the nice comments, everyone. For those of you wondering about the shampoo label backsplash...I simply uploaded my 5" x 5" design onto Avery's site and had it printed on matte white film, which is waterproof. I see now that they have a removable waterproof material which might be even better -- easier to remove and straighten if needed, as it is tricky to install straight. Also would make it easier to take down later without peeling paint. https://www.avery.com/custom-printing/labels/calculator/rectangle

   
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Jennifer Ott Design

oh, and susan stroud, yes, I used flexible caulk to seal the area between the countertop and backsplash. It will need to be removed and replaced at some point, especially behind the sink.

   
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jodileach

same question regarding backsplash!


   
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magueta

shampoo bottle backsplash: is there an industry name for this material?

   
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DreamStyle Kitchens & Baths, LLC

I am a bit confused - what is the material of the backsplash besides the preprinted Avery labels applied to it?

   
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fleetwoodmacgirl

Thanks so much for doing this kitchen tour!! Really appreciate it : ) We are getting ready to update our 1950 kitchen and have had years to go through ideas, trends and period research. After so many years it makes it clear what looks updated true to the character of the home and what doesn't work. I like how you did different colors/textures on backsplash, walls, flooring and decor <3 I always struggle with: Does the backsplash, counter top and flooring have to match or be in the same lane? Bravo on the Avery backsplash!!! Stay healthy & safe!! P.S. Love your MR art wall...

   
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Jennifer Ott Design

@magueta it's basically a water-resistant, heavy duty wallpaper (or decals) in 5" x 5" squares. and you can order it in other custom sizes.

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Jennifer Ott Design

@DreamStyle Kitchens & Baths, LLC the labels were applied to primed and painted drywall. The material is impervious to water but obviously not to heat so we installed a sheet of zinc behind the range. The countertop installers did a good job of getting a tight fit between the countertop and backsplash wall, so we just needed to run a bead of caulk to make the back edge water tight.

   
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xhousejunkie

can you please provide a link to the shampoo label site. thank you!