Updating your kitchen island can be as simple as clearing it off and re-accessorizing. This chunky cutting board topped with an aqua pitcher and mugs brings the color of the dining area rug into the kitchen. The pop of green from the apples ties in the green from the rug as well, creating a visual flow.
A tile stove backsplash shines next to the matte cabinets in this country kitchen. Horizontal paneling provides a great backdrop for the tall cabinets. Glass doors on the upper cabinets allow the green dishes to serve as colorful accents while keeping the space organized.
Like red plates, thanks to the proliferation of Christmas's traditional colors, vintage green dishware isn't difficult to find. Ditto for the glassware: the two patterns shown here are 'Moon and Stars' (bottom right) and 'Park Lane' by Colony Glass (upper left) and they're both available in a variety of other pretty hues, as well.
For a casual breakfast tablescape, or a kid’s table, designer Sande Beck started with the brown basketweave casual chargers and layered it with green dishes and botanical melamine plates. The white linen placements work with a casual or dressy tablescape, and the woven placements can be easily wiped off. The Moscow Mule mugs are a fun vessel for drinking coffee or juice.
This galley kitchen may be on the small side, but there's no shortage of storage space with rich wood cabinets hanging over a textured backsplash and crisp white countertops. A picture window makes doing dishes almost enjoyable while green and blue accessories carry over the color scheme from the dining room.
Achieve a stained glass effect without changing your windows. A kitchen or pantry window is a great place to install shelves to store colored glassware, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques." “The light just comes right through it and really shows them off,” she says.
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.