Text by Bethany Adams
As much as we love all-white kitchens, there’s something exciting about bringing a more vibrant style into the heart of the home! From cheerful backsplashes to dramatic cabinets, these kitchen spaces will inspire you to add a little color to your cooking!
A Splash of Sunshine
Channeling the unbridled joy of sprawling sunflower fields, the designer of this kitchen took the leap with a bold color choice, and the payoff is undeniable! Backing the clean, vertical lines on the cabinets, the textured surface of the tile catches both the sunlight and the eye.
Want to bring the relaxing vibes of the open sky into your home? These extra-long cerulean subway tiles were an easy choice when choosing a backsplash that would pop against the bright-white cabinets, and the added detail of a penny-tile stripe finishes the design.
Setting a Pattern
Bright solid colors, large-scale geometric designs, and floral patterns are perfectly mixed and matched in this ultra-happy kitchen. Not sure about mixing patterns in your own home? Take note of the varied scales, the complementary tones, and the common thread of gold detailing that pulls everything together.
Bright and Balanced
Split across the middle, this space balances the airiness of an all-white kitchen with a bold splash of style in the form of bright-yellow cabinets. Subtle patterns and interspersed wood elements, along with rubbed brass and gold accents, create visual interest and top it all off with a touch of warmth.
Of all the places to add pattern and color to your kitchen, the ceiling is not often where designers look, but this space proves that they should! A calming green gingham draws the eye up, showcasing the homeowner’s beautifully displayed collections, while the spacious island provides a grounding element.
Keep it Interesting
Balancing color and texture is key to creating a vibrant space that also exudes the warmth of home. These natural wood cabinets with cane insets hint at the openness of glass doors without exposing every dish and bowl, all while contributing to the kitchen’s abundant visual interest.
A Recipe for Drama
Looking for something rich and bold? These wine-colored cabinets are the epitome of drama, especially when paired with dark countertops and a black range. For maximum impact, the designer carried the color onto the backsplash, but the space finds its balance—and a touch of elegance—in leaded glass cabinet doors.
Adore that French-country romance? High ceilings and skylights flood this kitchen with an airy glow, and an island painted in deep lavender beautifully contributes a little elegant personality. Introduce white wicker barstools and plenty of fresh flowers, and you’ve got instant European charm!