Alameda Kitchen RemodelContemporary Kitchen, Portland

The new kitchen for this English-style 1920s Portland home was inspired by the classic English scullery—and Downton Abbey! A royal color scheme, British-made apron sink, and period pulls ground the project in history, while refined lines and modern functionality bring it up to the present.

Photo: Anna M. Campbell

Example of a trendy u-shaped eat-in kitchen design in Portland with stainless steel appliances, ceramic backsplash, a farmhouse sink, granite countertops, blue backsplash, white cabinets and beaded inset cabinets —  Houzz
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Marilyn Wilkie wrote:January 22, 2013
elwheeler wrote:September 20, 2013
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    Howells Architecture + Design
    Thank you. The countertops are labeled (they are Absolute Black granite with a honed finish).
  • amcken3
    I love the honed finish.
Linda M. Chavez wrote:November 24, 2015
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    Howells Architecture + Design

    Do you mean blue corian? As you can see from this image, I think black, white + blue can work well together. If you want to tone things down in your situation, perhaps the white cabs could be gray, or a white with more blue in it. Without seeing it physically I'm afraid I can't be of much help.

Melissa Michaud wrote:September 9, 2013
agbutler wrote:April 12, 2013
donadona53 wrote:February 28, 2013
muppetcow wrote:January 10, 2013
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    Howells Architecture + Design
    Thank you! The cabinets are custom-designed by me and were fabricated by Eric Wolf of Wolf & Sons in Portland, OR.

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Liz Miller Interiors added this to My Blue Heaven: New Reasons to Love the Color of Sea and SkyJanuary 15, 2014

By the 15th century, smalt, a glass containing cobalt, was ground up and used for paint, making blue more obtainable and forever changing the world of fine art painting. Can you imagine a work by Monet without it? Try using a strong blue, like cobalt blue, where it will make a statement.

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Becky Harris added this to You Said It: ‘Limit the Gifts’ and More Houzz QuotablesDecember 20, 2013

“ I would never advocate using a color for your backsplash just because it’s trending, as the expense and hassle of changing it once the trend passes are much too great. So if you aren’t sure you’d want this color in your kitchen for very long, paint it on a wall instead. It’ll be much easier (not to mention affordable) to swap out down the road.” — Jennifer OttSage words; if you’re doing something for the sake of being on trend, make it something that’s easy and inexpensive to replace when the next trend comes along.Full story: Kitchen Color: 15 Beautiful Blue Backsplashes

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Jennifer Ott Design added this to Kitchen Color: 15 Beautiful Blue BacksplashesNovember 20, 2013

Cobalt blue becomes fashionable every 15 years or so and is currently enjoying an upswing in popularity. But I would never advocate using a color for your backsplash just because it’s trending, as the expense and hassle of changing it once the trend passes are much too great. So if you aren’t sure you’d want this color in your kitchen for very long, paint it on a wall instead. It’ll be much easier (not to mention affordable) to swap out down the road.If you truly love this color — ever-changing color trends aside — and want to use it for a backsplash, I say go for it. It’s close enough to the indigo color of blue jeans, which we are used to seeing accessorized with any and every color, that it functions as a neutral, giving you flexibility with the palette. Backsplash: Classic field tile in Opal Blue from Heath Ceramics

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kthysmpsn added this to Kitchen IdeasMarch 14, 2020

Blue tile - very strong. Don’t like it

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