A set of brightly colored hand towels can perk up the kitchen for mere pennies. And you aren’t limited to the oven door handle: hang interesting linens (aprons and oven mitts, too) from hooks or pegs on a floating wall shelf or line a wooden bowl on the countertop to add punch. Shown are waffle-weave Salsa dish cloths and towels from Crate & Barrel.
Nina Magon predicts a shift from all white kitchens to a more colorful approach. "All white kitchens have been very popular and almost the norm for the past few years, but for 2018 we can expect to see an increase of color in kitchen designs from the cabinetry to the sink materials. Expect to see bolder color choices that range from natural neutrals to charcoal to sage providing a more chic and sophisticated alternative to modern homes. To complement the darker palette, we can also expect to see a shift from stainless and all white sinks to more color-rich materials such as copper, concrete, and granite."
It may be by far the most common kitchen island shape, but the rectangle isn’t your only option. Angled and even curved designs can work better in your space, like this stunning oval designed by Anthony Baratta. The oblong island, which mirrors the shape of the recessed ceiling, is a custom design built in English sycamore wood, with a Pyrolave countertop in a custom lime color and reverse-painted glass door panels.
Designer Jennifer Ryan removes the floor tile, making way for playful new flooring. The upper cabinets are replaced with open shelving and the laminate countertops replaced with IKEA butcher blocks. An overall infusion of color brings the room to life.
Tile designer Vicki Morrow lined the countertops in this kitchen with her own, handmade ceramics. You could, of course, use purchased handmade ceramics – or even off-the-shelf squares from your local big-box store.
This homeowner's love for color does not stop in the living room; this kitchen is chock full of color. The wood floor has been painted blue and green with an argyle pattern. A red kitchen island and blue double ovens accent the space. In the back of the bookcases, wallpaper has been applied to add more color to the space. The shelves are dotted with colorful pots, pans and dishes for easy access as well as decoration.
Fun, colorful mosaic tile creates an interesting backsplash and eye-catching flooring in this stunning kitchen. Designed for an artistic-minded family of six, the kitchen captures the family’s personality, creative spirit and love of peacock feathers.
Designer Regina Bilotta of Bilotta Kitchens found the perfect Chambers stove to fit the family's request of a 1950s-inspired kitchen. Adding to the vintage style, she incorporated a tin ceiling, reclaimed wood and distressed finishes.
This magnificent, colorful kitchen was designed for an artistic-minded family of six. It captures the family’s personality, creative spirit and love of peacock feathers. The ceiling mural is hand-painted, and the mosaic tile floor represents 22 shades of glass. Barstools surround one end of the island, providing an ideal spot for casual dining.
To keep on theme throughout her home, Jeanie Engelbach chose to display her food-themed collections throughout her colorful kitchen. Figurines, coke bottles and more are displayed throughout the kitchen countertops and cabinets.
Designer Matty Adler of Echelon Custom Homes hoped to give this artistic homeowner exactly what she wanted in his kitchen design plan: an inspiring dose of red and plenty of artwork to fill the space with color in between. Matty added fire-engine red appliances to match the red-and-white checkerboard backsplash then added a hand-blown Murano glass chandelier above the sink to introduce even more unique color and energy into the room.