Bobby Flay’s Kitchen Cabinets Have an Unexpected Pop of Color

published Jun 6, 2024
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NOVEMBER 27: Bobby Flay attends Scheckeats – Cooking Smarter: Jeremy Scheck In Conversation With Bobby Flay at 92NY New York on November 27, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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Can’t decide what kitchen aesthetic feels the most you? You’re in luck! These days, there’s no one design path that everyone wants to follow — even the modern farmhouse trend isn’t as ubiquitous anymore, thanks to people expressing more of their individual personality in their kitchens. Everyone is taking their own design path, including celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

In fact, Flay marched to the beat of his own drummer all the way back in 2013 when he opted to paint the kitchen cabinets in his Hamptons home a bright teal. It’s an unexpected pop of color (especially in a stately Hamptons house) that worked as well 10 years ago as it does now.

Flay shared a video to his Instagram account recently, where his teal cabinets are visible in the background. The color is definitely loud, but isn’t childish, thanks to the mature elements paired with it including a dark slate gray backsplash, simple modern barstool chairs, clean white countertops, and more rustic Moroccan-style tile on the floor. And the bistro-style chairs and tables (yes, there are two café tables in there) make the space feel grown up.

This kitchen doesn’t fit into any specific design trend of the past decade, and because of that, despite the bold color choice, it’s remained timeless. And because the Hamptons house is primarily a summer residence, the bright teal color makes sense. It’s beachy without screaming coastal at you.

While the cabinets make a big statement, most commenters were focused on his gorgeous new cat.

So if you’ve been considering bringing color into your kitchen, use Flay’s Hamptons kitchen as inspiration for taking the leap. The combo of color and neutrals is fresh but not at all trendy, and because of that, it has stood the test of time.