Archive | Yellow Kitchen

Kitchens of every style with a range of yellow color schemes or yellow kitchen cabinets, tile, wall treatments or major features.

Aspects of Yellow Kitchens

yellow kitchen features - white kitchen with taxi yellow backsplash - barry dixon via atticmag

Did you know that yellow is the most visible of all colors? That’s why yellow kitchen features show so well.

That’s also why yellow used for traffic signs, pavement markings and for low-vision computer keyboards. I knew it was the lightest hue but never connected that with it being so easy to see. It’s also the color of the sun as well as many foods, and known to be mentally stimulating and cheerful. So while it might not be the most popular kitchen color (though I chose it for mine) yellow kitchen features are a logical choice to draw attention to some aspect of the room.… Continue Reading


Cement Tile Yellow Kitchen

yellow kitchen cabinets and colorful geometric cement floor tiles - Casa Vogue Brazil via Atticmag

Vivid yellow kitchen cabinets are complemented by a multi-color yellow, green and white geometric cement tile floor.

An early 20th century house in Barcelona has yellow kitchen cabinets and retains its original floor covering in many areas, including the kitchen. Hydraulic tiles, also known as cement tiles, are traditionally cast in a mold using a mixture of tinted cement and powdered marble.  The bold coloring goes throughout the thick tiles, so it’s no surprise that the multi-color pattern still looks marvelous a century later. Such bursts of colors are found in every room, and the kitchen is no exception.  Moroccan stucco walls are a soft backdrop for the yellow kitchen cabinets. … Continue Reading


Lemon Yellow Kitchen

lemon yellow kitchen - yellow base cabinets and yellow and white pattern tile backsplash - BH&G via Atticmag

It takes conviction to go bold in a lemon yellow kitchen but wow, does it pay off.

Shining with personality from top to bottom this vibrant and unforgettable lemon yellow kitchen ranks as one of the greats. There’s nothing safe about the color choice for the cabinets and backsplash yet the pairing has perfect pitch because of the way color is used.  But let’s get real. It takes guts to go with yellow base cabinets and black counters without thinking ‘taxi!’

The combination works in this kitchen for several reasons. First, the color occupies horizontal zones. Because the counters are darkest, they create a continuous line that holds the brightness of the base cabinets and island in check.… Continue Reading


Deco Vintage Yellow Kitchen

vintage yellow kitchen - Art Deco era yellow and green kitchen - oldhouseonline via atticmag

With a vintage yellow kitchen as great as this, the calling is to update, not renovate.

When your home has a vintage yellow kitchen with design integrity the question is always how much to modernize versus how much vintage-ness to keep. Do you restore, replicate or simply evoke? These are not easy decisions and, because houses are living structures changed by each owner’s viewpoint and needs, there is never a universal solution.

For this saffron and green Deco beauty in a Depression-era Tudor home, the owner wisely chose restoration. Some would have hated the period color scheme and simply ripped it all out.… Continue Reading


New Hampshire Farmhouse Kitchen

yellow farmhouse kitchen with pine-green tiled range niche - Smith and Vansant via Atticmag

Sunny colors and a dramatic tiled range niche offer a timeless look for a farmhouse kitchen.

Stop for a moment and study the color of the green tile in the niche just above the range in this timeless farmhouse kitchen.  Then re-imagine neutral-color tile. Blah! That’s because tile can be the most powerful factor in a kitchen with more impact than paint.  Wherever it’s used, tile adds the proverbial triple play – color, texture and pattern.

Predominately, the kitchen is Tuscan yellow – cabinets and walls are sunflower and the floor blends in. The tall pantry cabinet painted pale orange offers a hint of Shaker kitchen style we also saw in the Dove Gray Shaker Kitchen.… Continue Reading


Mustard Yellow Kitchen

mustard yellow kitchen - Farrow & Ball Octagon yellow cabinets in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhouse kitchen - House & Home via Atticmag

Taking a chance on an unusual color combination creates a dreamy mustard yellow kitchen.

Canadian House & Home designed a five-star mustard yellow kitchen space in their 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome.  Bold and beautiful, the upper cabinets — which provide the theme for the kitchen are painted No 7 Octagon yellow from Farrow & Ball. Their double-decker to-the-ceiling style includes soffit cabinets on top as well as an extra-beefy crown molding often required for high ceilings. The cabinets have Shaker doors and their old-fashioned bracket braces repeat on the feet of the base cabinets. The yellow provides a warm contrast to honed CeasarStone counters and a matte black CornuFé range. … Continue Reading