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Salsa Dancing Kitchen

orange kitchen cabinets - Paprika color kitchen by Melanie Coddington – House Beautiful via Atticmag

Orange kitchen cabinets are muy caliente thanks to a great paint color.

Questions about paint color can dominate any discussion – color is that powerful. In the case of this bold and original kitchen, color is topic number one. The beautiful inset orange kitchen cabinets with concealed hinges are painted in Benjamin Moore Aura Salsa Dancing. The walls are painted in BM Oatmeal. As designer Melanie Coddington told an interviewer for House Beautiful magazine (where the kitchen first appeared) she was a bit nervous about the color at first, though the client was “fearless.” What a joy!

Another aspect of this highly refined kitchen was especially interesting to me: the idea for the cabinet color started with Walker Zanger’s Contessa Pagoda tile  in paprika and black on a cream ground.… 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


Antique Island Kitchen

plate rack on the end of an antique island in a yellow kitchen

Pale yellow and dark wood blend with marble and steel in a contemporary cottage.

There’s something very neat and understated about this East Coast country house kitchen which shows a welcome balance between warm and cool, old and new. On the warm side are the elegant pale yellow, Shaker style perimeter cabinets around a dark antique-furniture island with charming window-front bins and display racks for platters on each end. What’s interesting, too, is how the ceiling line is reinforced by vertical slats of a white-painted beadboard backsplash that rings the room above Calacatta d’Oro counters. Not a square inch of competitive horizontal tile here.… Continue Reading


Serious Cook’s Kitchen

serious cook's kitchen - renovated black and white kitchen with a pro range and two sinks - Atticmag

How a retired chef created a serious cook’s kitchen with great storage and two amazing sinks.

When Care Morgenstern set out to create the kitchen of her dreams in a 80’s house in the California wine country, she thought about all the “crappy kitchens” she’d had to put up with over the years. “Function was my primary goal,” Morgenstern says. “I hoped that it would look nice but I really wanted it to work the way I wanted.” As a retired, self-taught personal chef, her needs were for a serious cook’s kitchen — basic but not simple.

In this house, she had struggled against a kitchen with a peninsula that created a logjam.… Continue Reading


Hydrangea Colors Kitchen

blue kitchen counters in a pine beach house kitchen with purple backsplash

Inspiration from the garden found its way inside with blue kitchen counters and purple tile.

I never thought I’d swoon over a kitchen with nature wood-tone cabinets, lavender tile and blue-violet counters. But this is one knockout babe, done up in summer florals that read from cobalt to lavender – a homage to the range of colors found in hydrangeas. Clearly this Massachusetts kitchen belongs to a gardener, one who adores blue hydrangeas and wants to live with their vibrant color throughout the summer and year-round.

The L-shaped kitchen has two main walls and a large island that creates working aisle.… Continue Reading


Condo Kitchen in Disguise

maple veneer freestanding enclosure for circular staircase

The new kitchen occupies the original footprint but is partially hidden behind the arched opening.

When the owners purchased this condominium in an 1830′s Greek Revival building they immediately embarked on a kitchen remodel.  The single-family home was carved into apartments in 1965, and then converted to condos two decades later.  The kitchen had most likely been a dressing room or bed alcove in its first life and the owners designed an ingenious way to pay homage to its past.

The pass-through with bi-fold shutters was replaced with an arched doorway featuring custom paneled pocket doors.  When fully extended, the pocket doors do not cover the kitchen completely; they merely screen it [top photo]. … Continue Reading