Contemporary Budget KitchenContemporary Kitchen

This mid century modern home was beginning to resemble more of a “shabby chic” personality than the vibrant retro vision the homeowners desired. The budget was not large and we had to be creative in the approach to solving some of this kitchen’s style challenges. The client wanted a sleek modern look. Ok, that was half of the client! The other half, the wife, preferred more a kitschy colorful palette. To get the kitchen to harmonize as well as the two clients, ( after I informed them I charge extra for marital counseling!) we melded sleek lines with a colorful backdrop on the walls. The darker stained walnut cabinets were chosen to counterbalance the intensity of the eggplant wall paint. We chose blizzard ceasarstone to provide a stark contrast to the dark cabinets and coordinated the backsplash with an iridescent white porcelain cut into large squares. Instead of a stainless “table” for the electric cooktop, we opted for a less expensive laminated metal material to fabricate the legs of the cooking island. The opposite side houses the refrigerator, oven/microwave and two pantries. One a good sized pantry with pullouts and the other a shallower pantry that is home to food and overflow dishware. The glass in the doors mirrors the cubist glass in the front door and the handles are classically retro in design. All in all, this small kitchen has a powerful presence and the clients are happily cooking in harmony!

Example of a trendy kitchen design in Other with flat-panel cabinets, quartz countertops, an undermount sink and black cabinets —  Houzz
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gsdesign30 wrote:Oct 27, 2012
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    Yep is Futuro
  • litehearted
    I just want to say that a lot of us have "budgets that are not large". LOL
Carol wrote:Jan 26, 2012
Karen DeBeer Dunn wrote:Apr 20, 2017
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    Why thank you! I think it looks beautiful too. It is a quartz product and fairly sure was Silestone but cannot recall for sure. It is an older project.

enbunton wrote:Mar 31, 2017
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    Sorry do not recall the names. I believe they were from Atlas Hardware though...if not there then Top Knobs

ryabtel wrote:Aug 3, 2013
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    Thank you. We used a porcelain tile. I do not recall the name of the mfr though. It is a white tile and rectified so very tight grout lines.
dinale17 wrote:Jun 9, 2013
jazzyhouse wrote:Feb 11, 2013
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    I am sorry but do not have the time to look up exact color. But can tell you that the walls in ktichen that are visible are all the same color of purple. You just cannot see them in photo. the left wall is all tile. Also hard to see.
karjen04 wrote:Jan 4, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Jennifer Ott Design added this to Best Ways to Use Radiant Orchid, Pantone's Color of 2014Dec 5, 2013

For a dramatic and elegant vibe, pair Radiant Orchid with black. This is an unusual color palette for a kitchen, but I like it. The punch of lively orchid adds such personality.

Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Secondary Colors Create a Punchy Focal PointDec 1, 2011

Again, purple is used modestly but makes a big statement. There's a ongoing debate regarding accent walls, but when wall space is at a premium, I think a single painted wall is always a good idea.

Paul Anater added this to The Wonder of Walnut: A Love StoryDec 6, 2010

This walnut cabinetry's had a dark stain applied to it. These darker stains even out the natural dark tones in the wood. Walnut's usually seen in pretty formal surroundings, but the purple accent wall plays well with the dark walnut here and lightens the mood considerably.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Rossmoor Alliance added this to Rossmoor Kitchen6 days ago

color combinations, purple pop, good use of black

Antonio Tubiolo added this to Antonio's ideasFeb 25, 2019

neutral it's neutral because of the blacks and whites in the kitchen

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