40 Kitchens That Make A Case For Color
Does color have a place in the kitchen? We say yes! It’s easy to play it safe with neutrals, but committing to color can have big payoffs. Need proof? Just look at this galley kitchen brought to life with bold wallpaper and soft green cabinets, or this vibrant blue and red kitchen by Sarah Richardson Design. Whether it’s bold lower cabinets, an accent backsplash or a bright, splashy wallpaper, click through for 40 inspiring ideas that prove color has a place in the heart of your home.
Gorged in a grey-blue hue, the kitchen cabinets in the 2018 Princess Margaret Showhome designed by Brian Gluckstein creates a cooling effect for a kitchen that is as relaxing as it looks.
In a kitchen rife with natural wood finishes and a largely neutral palette, a burst of mellow yellow color on the banquette’s seat conjures a crisp, contemporary feel.
Rustic salvaged barn beams, architectural details and bespoke cabinets painted in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue factor a taste of heritage into homeowners Andraya Frith and Graham Kenchie’s 600-square-foot English country kitchen in Stirling, Ont.
Emulating the wild tones of the tropics — feathery flamingo pink, deep sea blue and vibrant emerald green — this color-packed kitchen is a daring feast for the eyes.
A prismatic grouping of triangles on the runner color this airy, vaulted-ceiling kitchen pretty, adding a dash of modernity to the hardworking terracotta-tiled flooring.
Capitalizing on luxe metallic finishes, this modern family kitchen is glamour at its finest. Most notable is the expansive and eye-catching, copper-hued island, which — believe it or not — is actually laminate!
Sunny canary yellow accents inject a cheery vibe in this otherwise all-white kitchen tailor-made for a trendy Montreal family of five.
Inspired by the serene blue sky and glittering waters beyond the borders of this boathouse, designer Anne Hepfer ensured the airy hue continued its way into the interior — light blue stools in the kitchen make a stylish splash.
A soulfully-colored olive banquette and exotic red runner punctuate the space with a welcoming warmth while the sapphire blue cabinets up the ante.
Swathed in a rosy millennial pink and an inky black with red undertones on the lower cabinets, this aesthetic hub reads cozy yet elegant.
Holt Renfrew president Mario Grauso’s charming Bridgehampton, N.Y., abode — a relaxing respite away from the hustle and bustle of city life —boasts a character-driven kitchen with all the charm of a French country retreat.
Feeling brazenly blue, the cool patterned backsplash tile in this nautical kitchen adds a refreshing dose of Mediterranean flavor.
Muskoka living brings the outdoors in in this cottage kitchenette inspired by the Ontario region’s scenic terrain. Mint-green light fixtures, light blue window trim and aqua blue cabinets make for a complimentary color scheme that sings.
A fashionable stretch of white veining marble that serves as both the countertop and backsplash juxtaposes seamlessly with the traditional forest green cabinets and vintage paintings that perch atop the brass-mounted open shelf.
Designer Ami McKay gave a mid-century North Vancouver bungalow a fresh facelift by painting the flat fronted cabinets a soft, splashy blue and introducing luscious hits of greenery.
Cornflower blue cabinets brighten grey subway tiles and white walls in this light-filled kitchen, providing a soft counterpoint to the bold patterned tile. Gold hardware and pendant lights warm up the crisp palette.
The homeowner’s Scandinavian background provided the inspiration for the dramatic wall covering in this kitchen dining area. Raspberry-colored upholstery on the mid-century chairs are an unlikely yet perfect match.
Two-tone kitchens are a great way to bring in color without going overboard. Keep the hardware the same throughout to unify the space.
Designer and homeowner James Davie embraced color wholeheartedly in his kitchen, where soft blue cabinets, ceiling beams, and millwork tie into the patterned floor.
Create an impact with a punchy wallpaper. Here, an orchid pattern adds vigor and picks up on the real-life orchids on display.
A bistro-style kitchen gets a jolt of warmth thanks to the beige-green panelling and green-leather banquette. A sandy quartz countertop adds interest.
An indigo subway tile backsplash feels British and historical, and picks up on the deep veining in the Calacatta marble countertops.
If you can’t commit to a full kitchen in color, opt for a more neutral base and add in bright accents, like the purple stand mixer and yellow stool seen here.
For a classic look, pick a rich cabinet color, like Farrow & Ball’s Green Smoke (47), and pair it with a creamy neutral on the walls.
Exposed brick painted in Millennial Pink feels fresh and fun.
In this kitchen’s eat-in area, a fireplace mosaic unites the space’s orange and cool tones into one showpiece.
Bold color meets bright patterns in this British kitchen, with the hypnotic backsplash tiles picking up on the deep green of the cabinets.
Splashes of bright botanical wallpaper are slightly mod and bring a welcome hit of warmth to the kitchen’s soft blue-green cabinets.
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A bright blue faucet and bank of marigold yellow cabinets add energy to a blond wood kitchen.
Bold blue lower cabinets ground this otherwise light white kitchen.
A classic wall of base cupboards done in a soft eucalyptus green suits this Victorian kitchen perfectly. The backs of the glass-fronted cabinets painted in the same matching hue complete the look.
Denim-covered armchairs pick up on the cabinet’s deep blue hue, and blue bistro chairs add an extra jolt of energy.
A small kitchen gets a big design lift with the help of bright colors and bold pattern. An abstract diamond-pattern backsplash brings plenty of color to the space without overwhelming.
Why stop at one color? A riot of reds, oranges, blues and greens combine to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen.
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A dark grey patterned tile on the floor picks up on the blue hue of the cabinets and softens its modern lines.
A statement red lantern pendant is a showpiece in this neutral kitchen, providing it with all the color it needs.
A feature wall of a whimsical fairy tale-like wallpaper makes the blue-grey cabinets really pop and creates a statement-making space.
Dark sage cabinets are amplified by a green-and-cream backsplash, green vase and upholstered chairs.
A splash of color, hidden in the island cutouts, adds a pop of life to an otherwise neutral kitchen.
Soft blue cabinets pick up on the patterned backsplash made of vintage Egyptian tiles for a worldly flair.