If ever there were true representation of a fresh green Granny Smith apple, or a crystal clear Peridot, it would be this crisply composed kitchen palette, which boldly commits and adheres to the sophisticated color theme.
This light and airy kitchen is livened up by a bright pop of color, in this case a bright green on the base cabinets. Glass-front cabinets and a paneled and beamed ceiling serve to add extra character.
Pea green shaker style cabinets provide soft color without distracting from other elements of the kitchen. A simple rustic wood table serves as a kitchen island. A whitewashed vaulted wood ceiling makes the space feel airy and bright.
“Our client had the fantastic idea to use rolling tool cabinets in her kitchen,” says architect Nick Pancheau. “We designed a simple kitchen island combining seating and storage in a single movable piece. We selected a lime-green finish to match the fritted glass lamp shades made by the client; a subtle dark-green soapstone countertop rests atop the cabinets.”
This cabin's new expanded kitchen features tons of countertop space, a centrally located island and modern appliances. The cabinet's weathered gray-green finish helps tie the room in with the rest of the home's rustic charm.
Your backsplash may technically be functional and keep food and oils off the walls behind the stove, but let’s be honest: in a kitchen renovation, the backsplash is a style leader. It can be a cost driver, as well. But Mary Elizabeth Hulsey founder of Mission Stone & Tile in Nashville, Tenn., says it doesn’t have to be. She says rather than turning the corners with your backsplash and carrying it all along the kitchen wall, just finish the tile where the walls meet. “That ensures you have the tile where it’s most visually and functionally important,” she says. Then you can budget for some really mind-blowing tile in the area behind the sink or stove, and go budget in the other areas around it.
If your kitchen has good bones but simply looks tired, painting your cabinets can be just what the doctor ordered. Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness. These cabinets are painted in Windsurf from Behr Paints; the island is done in Snowy Pine and the walls are Spice Garden. Behr recommends using semi-gloss enamel for painting cabinets.
Furniture-style cabinetry makes a bold statement in this dark green kitchen. The sturdy cabinet features create a visually interesting space while still retaining a simple elegance. Stainless steel appliances complement the gray countertops, and a pantry area features bright white double doors.
The cousins of HGTV's Cousins Undercover transformed this kitchen using the homeowners' favorite colors. The space looks cool and fresh with minty cabinets, gray walls and new stainless steel appliances.