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. Soft cream-colored tile, also taken to the ceiling, balances the upper cabinetry and keeps the kitchen bright. One important accent color plays a subordinate role. The tan offset floor tile harmonizes with the natural wood of the kitchen worktable and sets it apart from the ebonized dining table. Country and modern combine well as the stainless steel farmhouse sink, paired with a Franke bridge faucet, demonstrates. Simple pendants are a reproduction of enamel fixtures sometimes found in barns. One fills the gap above the sink while the other lights the worktable. And even though this is a showhouse kitchen that takes risks with color, its beauty and practicality proves that risks are always worth taking.
(Source: House & Home)
For more bold yellow see Deco Vintage Yellow Kitchen and Aspects of Yellow Kitchens.
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Remember when they used to call this color Harvest Gold? It looks a whole lot better on the cabinets than it used to on appliances! The black accents are really what makes this look modern I think. I like mustard as a term much better, and am currently planning on using this color in my bedroom, I will have to add some black!
Laura Trevey says
I love the wooden island too ~ rustic and charming!!
John B. says
This kitchen just grabbed my attention. I love the combination of the colors, even I agree with mbwife that more dark wouldn´t harm this space.
The idea of the open island preparation table is great and I think that every woman (that cooks) would appreciate it. It allows you to stay in contact with your visitors or family, while preparing the meal. I´m curious about the two lights, because their look is very antique. It resembles me lightings from Eclectic Revival, which is one of the best lighting stores in Toronto.
John, the fixtures are from Restoration Hardware and are available in several finishes. Funny you mentioned Eclectic Revival – I ran across the site last week and enjoyed the video. Looks like a great place to spend time!
Glad you both enjoyed. mbwife, Jane wrote a piece last year – Yen for Yellow – using yellow in the bedroom.
Laura, the rustic island, as well as the chairs and barn lights, are from Restoration Hardware.
Sarah P says
I have found this picture all over Pinterest. I have fallen in love with the color of these cabinets. I feel like yellow is a hard color to get exactly right. This is it! I can’t find this color to buy. Does anyone know how I could get this color formula to match at a store like Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc? I would greatly appreciate it.
Jane F @ Atticmag says
I would call Farrow & Ball and ask them about the color — no 7 Octagon yellow. It may not currently be in the rotation. I use only F&B paint and it’s not on my fandeck. But they will know about it and may also be able to tell you what’s close.
If that doesn’t prove fruitful, I would try to get a print out of the kitchen photo as close to the color you want as possible. Then take it to a good quality paint store — one that sells Benjamin Moore. They can put it in a machine and generate colors for you that will be close. No idea if HD or Lowe’s can do that. But a good paint store can. Good luck and please let us know how you do!