Polished FarmhouseFarmhouse Kitchen, Los Angeles
John Ellis for Country Living
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Pro tip: Picking colors can be tricky, so here are a few of my favorite color picks to get your creative juices flowing. If you’re working with white cabinets (and a mostly light kitchen), I love using fresh and vibrant color, such as Benjamin Moore’s Jamaican Aqua, Coral Pink or Good Morning Sunshine.
6. Bright yellow stands out. It’s hard to make a statement in a color-happy home, but this bright kitchen island does the trick. The yellow lets the island stand on its own against the swath of white walls and cabinets. It’s not alone in the room, though. Interior designer Alison Kandler, who loves color, mixed in a few more splashes, such as the green table in the breakfast nook in the background and the colorful dishes in the glass-front cabinets. Island color: Tropical Moss, Dunn-EdwardsSee more of this kitchen
The mustard yellow on the island makes a colorful statement. Of the navy blue wicker stools, Kandler says: “Wicker lends that old-house feel.” Island paint: Tropical Moss, Dunn-Edwards