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
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Did you know that yellow is the most visible of all colors?
That’s why it’s used for traffic signs, pavement markings and for low-vision computer keyboards. I knew it was the lightest hue but never connected that with 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) it is a logical choice to draw attention to some aspect of the room. For a suburban style kitchen-great room [top], Virginia designer Barry Dixon used taxi yellow backsplash to brighten the business side of a huge space with abundant natural light.… Continue Reading
This working kitchen gives the dining area a big hug.
Wrapping a kitchen around a dining area is an idea we discussed in our post on Big Kitchen Banquettes. We haven’t seen this before and we feel it’s significant because it also suggests a modern way to redefine two key spaces in the house. Usually, when a family-size dining table is absorbed by the kitchen it occupies one end of a huge room where they coexist — a second approach in the Big Kitchen Banquettes post. Allison’s slideshow post on Dine in Kitchens showed big tables in the center of kitchens.… Continue Reading
Built to reflect a passion for the Mediterranean, “Kitchen Week” continues with another timeless beauty.
The desire for an intimate “old” home led a Southern California couple to down-size, yet they still needed room for their large family to gather. Merle and Ron Mardigian partnered with Liza Kerrigan to design a kitchen addition for their new Spanish-style house. The room was enlarged and the roof raised to create a dramatic groin-vaulted ceiling. Cherry base cabinets were made a few inches taller and deeper, and toe-kick drawers were included to make up for the lack of upper cabinetry.
A custom stainless steel hood designed by Merle resembles draped linen. … Continue Reading
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
Elegant cabinets and a beefy range hood in the color of distressed indigo blue jeans give this beautifully designed kitchen a real Wow! factor. It takes a huge space to carry off this highly original color combination and the loft ceiling with exposed wood beams contributes to the old-world atmosphere of a Texas ranch.
The kitchen– designed by Bunny Williams — has an all-glass arched door, screened by natural-wood plantation shutters, that opens to the outside and provides excellent natural light that’s needed with such dark cabinets.
On the striking range wall, an imposing chimney hood draws your attention to the cooking center with its Viking pro-style range and additional under-counter oven to the left.… Continue Reading