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Kitchen renovations are a scary enough prospect (expensive, inconvenient, so permanent feeling!) that it can be easy to fall into a "play it safe" mentality when it comes to making choices, especially when it comes to something big like cabinets. But, if adding color in this key area appeals to you, it can look absolutely fantastic, as these 10 real-life examples from our tours illustrate. Take a peek through and pin your favorites to your inspiration board - they just may give you the confidence you need to have a truly colorful cucina!

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Allison Burke's Modern Mix

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Kristen & Michelle's Modern Bohemian

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Gail & Chil's "Dead Grandmother" Style

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Kitchen Transformation: Photos of a Step-by-Step Renovation Process

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Aaron's Astor Tower Apartment

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Alex & Sarah's Traveler's Home

Find Your Style: 10 Beautiful Real-Life Kitchens with Colorful Cabinets

The Figgle Family's Cozy First Home

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Carl & Emma's Well-Traveled Family Home

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Casey's Crisp & Contemporary DC Digs

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Dan’s Apartment of Artful Assemblages