When bringing in country touches to your kitchen, don't forget about texture, says Texas designer Janna Allbritton with Yellow Prairie Interior Design. Kitchens are full of hard surfaces, so adding texture by using baskets and plants, is always a welcome relief from the sleek and shiny.
A row of three skylights bring loads of natural light into this already bright and airy kitchen. White cabinetry is sleek and streamlined, and a shimmering tile backsplash complements the soft neutral walls. Bold hits of blue and yellow in the accessories pop in the neutral space.
When royalty comes to the country, this is what the dining room might look like. Elegant accessories like a delicate chandelier and upholstered yellow chairs pair with farmhouse-charming exposed beams and wide plank wood floors for a look that's friendly and a little fancy.
In this bright and happy kitchen, a long island provides space for six sunshine-yellow barstools, allowing the whole family to hang out while food is prepared. Mexican tile creates a fun and colorful backsplash, while open shelving adds decoration and keeps needed items at hand. The white backdrop allows accessories and fabrics to pop.
Ample countertop and preparation space make this a perfect kitchen in which to cook, bake and entertain. All-white fixtures and tile keep the space looking clean; yellow paint adds a sunny splash of summer. Open shelves are a great way to showcase favorite accessories and glassware, and also break up the monotony of closed kitchen cabinets.
A new window treatment can dramatically change the look of the whole kitchen, especially if you pair it with just a single prominent accessory in the same color. Here, the red shade is complemented by a vase and bowls, but you could also harmonize with that shiny red toaster or sunny yellow stand mixer you’ve been eyeing. Shown is the Bali® Soft Roman Shade from Blinds.com; the fabric is Bazaar Off Broadway.
This apartment's kitchen features stark white walls and all-white cabinets and countertops for a clean, modern design. Yellow accessories, a scalloped pendant light and distressed, wood paneled accent wall add texture and dimension to the space.
The crisp white-and-gray decor of this galley kitchen allows lots of room for bright pops of color in the accessories, like the yellow tea kettle and turquoise dish towel. The gray tile backsplash is both efficient and sophisticated.
This kitchen sink has a view of the distinct built-in living room shelving. An open wood bar counter connects the two spaces and adds visual interest to this vignette. Yellow and red patterned backsplash adds a pop of color to this otherwise neutral space, connecting it to the red wall and rich wood shelving in the living room. An intricate detailed entertainment center filled with interesting wood and earthy accessories provides the focal point for the living space and the view from the kitchen sink.
A gray and white mosaic tile accent wall steals the show in this bright, contemporary kitchen. White streamlined cabinets pair with white marble countertops, while bold red and yellow accessories add a burst of color to the space.
This blue and white kitchen and dining combo features white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a large crystal chandelier over the dining table. Light blue walls add a distressed buffet table add a colorful cottage feel to the space. While blue, white, yellow, and pink accessories and floral elements give the room a spring-like feel.
Bold red and yellow accessories add vivid color to this contemporary eat-in kitchen. A spacious island has room for four and also features a built-in bookshelf to store cookbooks and kitchen accessories.
A stone wall divides the kitchen from this dining area which boasts a sunny yellow color palette. Brown leather chairs surround the neutral detailed table, and colorful accessories complement the classic design.
Feather-themed wallpaper and an antler-inspired mirror pack a lot of design punch in a small powder room. White walls throughout the eclectic, family-friendly house provide a clean backdrop for brightly colored accessories, like the sunshine yellow barstools in the open kitchen.
For a family home in Houston, the designers of Laura U Interior Design created a comfortable seating area just off the kitchen. The team used color and accessories to create a cohesive look throughout the wide open area. “While the majority of the color palette is neutral, we weave a lively turquoise through each space: pillows and an area rug in the family, bar stool frames in the kitchen, and a show-stopping chandelier in the breakfast space,” they explain. “The entire space is further unified through the window treatments which are a combination of Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades and custom drapery with a turquoise band on the leading edge. A cheerful yellow and just a dash of orange set off the color scheme while touches of gold and a natural wood (teak root table and driftwood at the island) add eclectic charm.”