A while ago, we wrote about the popularity of white kitchens in an economic climate that favors the basics and eschews expensive trends. If you like the simplicity that white affords, but you feel like it's a little too sterile, accessories are an affordable way to add color without overhauling your space...
This photo from Living Etc shows how just a few pieces in Mimosa (this year's hot color according to Pantone) can add some spark to an otherwise simple room. For a bold, bright look it helps to keep accessories (including dishes, tea towels, and storage pieces) in the same color family.
For more ideas, check out these related posts:
• White Kitchens
• Flickr Finds: Olya's Kitchen Color
• 8 Ways to Add Color to the Kitchen/Dining Room
• 7 Ways to Add Color to the Bathroom
• Do You Coordinate Your Kitchen Products to Your Decor?
Photo: Living Etc