Kitchens.com

Colorful Kitchens

Soothing, Warm Shades

warm kitchen colors
Photo: Christopher Covey

"In this kitchen with the similarly toned elements-the maple cabinetry and antique French terra cotta floors-definition comes from the walls. The soothing white counters are made of Eurostone, which has embedded seashells in it; the gold nuggets coordinate with the cabinets, emphasizing warmth. Green gives the kitchen punch. Though it was built monochromatically, the backsplash is composed of recycled iridescent glass tile that has some green tonalities. We actually tried another color, more of a sage, on the walls first, and it just didn't do it-it looked too wimpy. Color is very particular; changing it just a shade totally changes the look."

Photo: Christopher Covey

"The selection of an olive green wall with the red and green touches in the 1920s poster offers the desired contrast. The inspiration came from a Cole Haan shoebox; we were taken by surprise at the stunning combination of that particular green and red, and how they worked harmoniously with the rest of our elements. The desired effect: A dynamic, refreshing small space."

 

Designer: DeWitt Beall
DeWitt Designer Kitchens
Studio City, California
www.dewittdesignerkitchens.com

 
 
 

ColorBar-Divider

Most Popular

How to Measure Your Kitchen
Measuring your kitchen can seem a daunting task. Our handy…
Read more...
How to Use Color
Color makes a huge impact on the space it fills.…
Read more...
Green Resources
Green design is a science, not an art. Some principles…
Read more...
Common Mistakes
 Gearing up to remodel? Don't start before reading our list…
Read more...
Countertop Comparison
  Explore our quick overview of counter options, then click…
Read more...
Appliance Q&A
Perhaps you put your chef’s hat on every few months…
Read more...

ColorBar-Divider

© 2000 - 2014 by Kitchens.com All rights reserved.