If avocado gave green kitchen cabinets a bad name, mint, pea and lime are restoring the image.
For some time sage has been popular, with Granny apple and lime gaining ground. Lime-green mod is how I’d describe this lacquered apartment kitchen with everything packed onto the same wall. Minimalist styling is evident from the oven installed at counter height with a flip-up door cabinet above, to the stainless steel panel with utensil rail à la Ikea. I really like contemporary cylindrical vent hoods though they have yet to find widespread favor in the U.S.
Pea green — long associated with hospitals — looks ultra intense as a color option in the Latini’s contemporary Erika line [top]. The Italian-made cabinets with tall pantries, open shelving and a mix of natural birch, stainless and glass almost feel Scandinavian.
Hollywood actors Ursula Brooks and Jonathan La Paglia also went green when they asked designer Kathyrn Ireland to redesign the kitchen in their 1928 Spanish-style California house. Brooks describes the color of the couple’s Caesarstone counters as “apple-martini.” The even more intensely verdant cabinets were painted with Australian paint by Porter’s sold here under the Sydney Harbor brand. Calm Green or Frosted Mint look like good matches. The backsplash hails from Mission Tiles West.
Retro colors are too sweet for some tastes. And this one is clearly keyed to the vintage Chambers 90 C pastel green range from ca. 1952. But I do feel a need to explain that anyone who has cooked on a Chambers stove, or used a rangetop as amazing as my Mom’s Chambers (what a broiler!) would understand the kind of devotion that makes you go Easter egg in the kitchen.
(Source: exclusive design, Latini.it, housebeautiful, hollyabston)
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