Sometimes we feel torn between loving bright white or super colorful kitchens. We love the serenity, cleanliness and slight modern touch that comes with bright white kitchens. But, how can we turn out backs on the energy, vivaciousness and mood altering (in a good way) effect of a colorful kitchen? There's always the option of finding a middle ground, but heck, we like the agony!
The first kitchen is that of Danielle Deboe. She's a former furniture and home accessories buyer as well as former visual manager for Anthropologie. Her home is bright — mainly due to the extensive pops of color throughout. She's obviously a huge fan of the color pink, but we don't feel as though it's over used (most likely because she uses different shades of pink).
We love the white cabinets with window fronts, a great way to showcase her colorful dinnerware. The white cabinets force the bright red chairs to grab your attention. Danielle has so many different colors in the large room, but they all compliment each other and seem to work — a lesson that we don't necessarily have to stick to a strict color story all of the time.
The second kitchen is from Michael Quinn, an employee of the mannequin company, Rootstein. His home is super saturated and it takes a minute for your eyes to adjust, but when you do, you realize that even though there are a lot of things — they all have a place. Maybe it's due to the fact that he's a set designer, avid crafter, stylist and event planner — he's acquired quite a few possessions over the years.
The two kitchens are obviously not for everyone, but they offer a unique alternative to the cookie cutter kitchens that many people are installing in their homes. These are examples of what a little paint and creativity can do for a kitchen without a giant budget.
Do you enjoy colorful kitchens?