Whether it’s the color of sports cars or kitchen cabinets, red is an attention grabber. In this room, a cardinal-red-colored kitchen island makes a bold first impression. Besides adding a strong color presence, the island also gives this small L-shaped kitchen additional food prep and dining space. Most of the island is topped with a black and dark grey, high definition laminate, but it also features maple butcher block. Near the back door, a wall unit composed of sage green cabinetry extends to the ceiling. The wall unit serves as a mudroom, with double sets of tall cabinets for storage, a bench, and a recessed space with hooks for coats. Using a distinct color like the sage green for the cabinets helps allows the mudroom to feel like a separate entity from the rest of the kitchen.
Hardwood flooring ties the two areas of the room together, important to creating the room’s warm and cozy feel. The caramel-colored cabinets have a natural, no-nonsense, Arts and Crafts style, and the apron-front fireclay sink in biscuit adds some farmhouse flavor to the room. Additionally, the kitchen’s warm color palette is enhanced by accessories like black cabinet hardware and bronze-finished lighting. Finally, stainless steel appliances provide a touch of contemporary flair.