Meander RoadTraditional Kitchen, Minneapolis
Photography by Corey Gaffer
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Style SelectionOpen shelving has always been a favorite style of mine because I love displaying the vintage and custom dishes I’ve collected over the years. Although I didn’t install it exclusively in my kitchen, I took this remodel as an opportunity to add the open shelves I’d always wanted. Two styles: Choosing two styles can seem daunting to some, but mixing styles, like mixing patterns, can bring so much personality to a space. I landed on keeping the lower cabinets and the upper cabinets above the stove, and then installing three open shelves above my largest expanse of countertop. This seemed like the best place for them because having them around my stovetop would cause more mess than I wanted to deal with.
1. Navy. You can’t get much more classic than navy. This hue is getting more play on kitchen cabinetry, a welcome departure from the all-white kitchens that have dominated in recent years. Try navy on lower cabinets in the kitchen, on built-in bookcases, as an accent wall or as an allover wall color in a compact space like the study, bath or laundry room.Cabinet paint: Devine Macaw, Devine ColorSee the rest of this home | More ways to work with navy
Devine Macaw by Devine Paints“I love this description from the Devine Paints website: ‘An independent pigment that sings its own song,’ ” architect Meriwether Felt says. And it certainly sings a pretty song in this crisp Minnesota kitchen, which belongs to a homeowner whose favorite color is blue. “This blue color also contains a fair amount of gray, which helps it play so well with other colors,“ Felt says. Here those colors include warm honey in the wide-plank fir floors, contrasting white on the walls and trim and leafy greens outside the window. “This remodel is such a warm and happy home,” the architect says. “Putting the blue on the base cabinets helps ground the room and pair it with the complementary color of the floor.”