String bean color green painted cabinets create a singular and unforgettable NY apartment kitchen.
Recently, I showed several food-green kitchens – lime, pea, green apple and mint. Green kitchen are very beautiful and their style can range from modern to cottage depending on the hue. This one is string bean color, done in an in-your-face hue by top New York designer Miles Redd. Red is known for loving vivid color and vivacious pattern. Here there’s no pattern, just a solid coordinated wall of color.
If this kitchen looks cramped, you’ve never lived in NYC. For a high rise apartment (note the view of the brick wall) kitchen quarters are very tight. Rather than try to go neutral, Redd cranked it with high-gloss, modernist cabinets with the color of green beans relieved only by stainless steel counters. Modern Italian cabinet lines, like Valcucine, makes glass cabinets in colors like this. But these were existing so Redd used Fine Paints of Europe “Bamboo Leaf” high gloss paint to create the lacquer effect. FPE high gloss is a favorite of mine and it’s incredibly durable, especially for interiors. Even the roller shade over the window (which hides an exhaust fan) and the refrigerator panel are matching. And a close look at the cooking space reveals a Wolf range, paneled SubZero and stylish gooseneck faucet with side sprayer at the integral sink.
Taking a surround-sound approach to big color in a confined space is original, fun and infrequent. If I lived in this apartment I’d probably be chuckling over the high fun-quotient of standing inside a giant string bean every morning (it is tall and narrow after all) while I wait for the water to boil. I’d also need to brace myself for the inevitable tease that the jolly green giant had been the color consultant.
(Source: Miles Redd)
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I love the “brave” when it comes to color. I tend for neutrals with major pops of color. Thanks for coming by…my green pears painting would be a great accent with the green! New follower!
Very neat. I am on the fence about the honeysuckle pink. I love pink but, it can be a troublesome thing to photograph. Maybe in little touches for an accent. I am really still loving last years aqua!
Wow! What an impact!
Yep, that’s green bean green! I don’t know if I could go this bold in my kitchen. I think it works so well because of the shininess of the cabinets – the light just seems to bounce around!
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Definitely the ‘go big, or go home’ approach. Bright!
What a HORRIBLE color! It will make everything in the kitchen have a green tint to it, including meats and red/orange fruits! The kitchen is already small and the color makes it look even smaller! Whoever thought of this was trying to make a statement alright, STAY OUT AND GO OUT TO DINNER!
Oh ow! My eyes!
I think I’d need my morning tea *before* I could face going into the kitchen. LOL! & later in the day, I could see consuming even more than my usual quota of peas and asparagus from there.
Is that a Bluestar range there? I fancy the body then is the exact same colour as the string bean kitchen then as I believe you can get the range in any RAL colour (right?)?
Gosh, that’s a bright kitchen. Good for them I say! Why be safe when you can make a statement.
Love it! Definitely eyeball grabbing! I agree with Sheila, it works so well because of the glossy surfaces. Were it my home, I might deepen it a smidge, but still like this.
Totally LOVE the Honeysuckle Pink, and I am not a pink girl. Can’t get it out of my head! it already has my wheels turning for some lamps I am working on!