Blue-green is such a soothing color family it rolls on, underrated, as a choice for kitchens. Despite the trendy showing of all-white, black-and-white and most recently gray schemes over the last 15 years, blue green kitchens have their own consistent fan base. But because there are so many variations in any hybrid hue, an inspiration photo can be difficult to pin down. These three kitchens fall directly into this category. So I decided to do a little color matching using Benjamin Moore palettes. While that can be tricky considering the variation in computer monitors, it provides a starting point.… Continue Reading
Kitchens with any green color schemes as well as green colored kitchen cabinets, tile, wall color or major features.
A small galley kitchen is usually not a favorite, due to sparse counter space, storage shortages and cramped quarters. But this Manhattan apartment is sure to alter that preconceived notion since its design helps to make the most of limited space. Two unbroken runs of base cabinets provide ample storage below the counter and good prepping surface on the marble. At the end of the run, adjacent to a door, the curved end cabinet is left open at the bottom. That helps the compact aisle feel wider upon entering, saves hips from bruises, and provides a spot for a trash can near the apartment’s back service door.… Continue Reading
From sage, to leaf, and now to blackened, green is a kitchen cabinet color that’s primed to trend.
Warmer than gray, more interesting than white, and equipped with a quiet kind of glamor, medium-dark muted green manages to look urbane yet organic in the kitchen. I was immediately taken by the originality of its use by Houston designer J. Randall Powers did in his own home [top]. Glossy dark green cabinets( a color you get by adding black) paired with a dark wood floor and active white marble counters and backsplash manages to evoke the traditional comfort of an English library.… Continue Reading
Shamrock, pine and mint are hues that can add intensity to our cooking spaces.
Intense green – the color of envy – appears to be gaining on the more acidic yellow-greens shades we’ve been seeing over the last few years. Perhaps that’s a sign of new confidence about color or just a vagary of shifting tastes. But for me, intense color adds tremendous personality to an otherwise white kitchen [top] that’s elastic enough, stylewise, to put a very traditional Oriental rug on the floor, sandwich in a color and pattern that evokes the 1940s in the backsplash, and then go with ultra-modern Logico ceiling lights.… Continue Reading
Using a bold green on kitchen cabinets shows confidence.
When I’m attracted to something strong in the kitchen it’s usually coffee, horseradish or the color green, particularly an acid – or sharp, yellow-green – hue like the one that gives this kitchen such amazing verve. It’s also great to be able to get specific about the color which, in this case, is Benjamin Moore’s Bright Lime. And there’s a juicy back story here, too, since the kitchen belongs to actor Anthony Edwards (formerly of E.R.) and his wife, Stila make up founder Jeanine Lobell, for whom color is serious business.… Continue Reading
Quick decisions don’t always look so well thought out, making us green with envy.
A recent post, Various Degrees of Green, featured kitchens where green was king. Various shades appeared on cabinets and walls, even a pea-green gingham ceiling. While the ceiling is often referred to as the fifth wall, the floor doesn’t often come into play as a major feature. It appears interior designer Melissa Ervin put the floor in this summer house kitchen first and foremost. In reality the Martin Senour “green leaf” paint was the solution when the new kitchen flooring did not match the old stained floors in the 1915 Victorian cottage. … Continue Reading