Not White Kitchens
It's been two weeks without blue sky in Toronto. Believe me: I'm keeping track like it's a personal vendetta between me and mother nature. I need some colour. Without further ado, let's take a look at some kitchens that are decidedly not white.
This gorgeous galley kitchen belongs to NYC designer Sheila Bridges, and it's a great example of how a small space can be well-appointed, functional and stylish. Metallic wallpaper, a large farmhouse sink, a Moroccan-feeling lantern, that blue...all unexpectedly glamorous choices that work together beautifully without sacrificing utility.
We don't see enough pot racks. I appreciate a kitchen that looks like people actually cook in it! Guests can take a seat on the antique Swedish side chairs while dinner is prepared.
I don't think I've ever seen a hot pink kitchen island before. When I think about colourful kitchens, I immediately think cottage style. Weathered finishes. Vintage cookware. Painted furniture. Cute, charming, but not modern. This kitchen shows how to do colour in a clean, contemporary way.
OK, so not colourful but not exactly white either. Warm, light wood with matte charcoal and copper is a heavenly combination. The stools tie in the pendant lights. The floors and raised counter coordinate. The grey veining of the marble plays off the dark cabinets. Skillful design right here.
Pantone named Greenery (5-0353) the colour of 2017, to everyone's surprise. It's a bright, citrusy green, not like the deep emerald pictured above, but I think we can expect to see a lot more green - in every hue - in kitchens and textiles in the year to come. This rather amazing space (that copper backsplash!) belongs to Cameron Diaz.
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