Hope you have had a good week. Ours has been super-duper-crazy-busy! Before we get into another crazy busy weekend, I wanted to end our week with one more post on kitchen inspiration from the interweb. Earlier in the week we looked at some white kitchens (which are my favorite), but today let’s take a peek at some kitchens that have bravely added color to their decor.
Not wanting to shock you too much, I started us off with the top photo kitchen in a pretty pastel blue. The plank walls, that transom window, the style of the cabinetry, and the open shelves in the island are all things I would put in a kitchen if I were designing one today. I can’t really tell what those drawer pulls are…Can you?
Since we started with blue, let’s continue with that color. The next two are really blue, and they both have some interesting architectural details to admire.
The glass on the end of the upper cabinets above is such a good idea! And don’t you like that trim at the ceiling? It really adds a vintage feel to the room.
This next one by Phoebe Howard has a little less blue, but I like the combination of the blue with the wood and the white. (She has done so many beautiful spaces! Have you bought her book yet??)
Another designer whose rooms appeal to me is Steven Gambrel. I know this is not a kitchen, but I liked the colors in this dining area so much, I just had to include it. (Please forgive me for straying off the topic!) The mix of the blue and tan really gives this area warmth.
Keeping with the tan color scheme…here’s another kitchen done by Historical Concepts. It is located in Bluffton, South Carolina. I would like to have everything here. (Those people will just need to go find themselves another place to cook!)
Moving away from tan to gray…here is Martha Stewart’s Bedford farmhouse kitchen.
Now add a little green to the gray, and you get this Charleston kitchen by Kimberly Williams that I have admired since it first appeared in Country Living magazine many many years ago.
Green cabinets seem to be popular now. I found quite a few kitchens with them as I was searching for these. So here are several green ones that I like.
And now this green beauty from Craig Kettles’ Georgia home at Lake Rabun that was a “Kitchen of the Month” featured in House Beautiful . He used milk paint on that wonderful green island.
I like the green cabinets in these, but red is my favorite color. Unfortunately, most of the red kitchens that I have run across lately are very modern in style. I am more partial to cottage or traditional rooms, so here is the one red kitchen that appealed to me- although Southern Accents described this one as modern. Go figure!
And now to the last few. I think these yellow ones are the prettiest of all of the colorful kitchens. When I was younger, I adored Betsy Speert’s rooms. She was featured in Traditional Home, House Beautiful, and many other magazines. She has recently started her own blog and has quite a sense of humor. This yellow kitchen is from a gorgeous home she decorated in Vermont. I tore out the page from the magazine (Traditional Home) and have saved it in a box for a very long time. Don’t you think it’s a beauty?
Here are a couple more kitchens with cheerful yellow cabinets.
And last, but certainly not least, is this favorite of mine in Seaside, Florida designed by Robert Stern and featured in Architectural Digest.
The kitchen itself is very pretty, but to be in Seaside makes it even more appealing to me! You can’t get any better than that.
So, do you like the white ones or the ones with color better? I still have a hard time deciding.
Hope you have a fun “almost summer” weekend!