Connie's Corner

Tips from Waypoint's award-winning designer
December 3, 2012

Color in the Kitchen

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While neutrals are always a good choice for interior design palettes, chances are you’ve been thinking a lot more about color these days. There are lots of ways to add that color to a kitchen. Picking out a paint color is never an easy job but it is a simple and economical way to add subdued or even vibrant color. The good news is, if trends or preferences change, it isn’t hard to change. Too, artwork and decorative accessories add personality, texture and color to any room. Just look at the photo above.

photo compliments of KitchenAid

Recently I have heard some conversation hinting at a movement away from stainless steel appliances. Personally, I highly doubt that it is going to happen any time soon because the neutral gray color goes with almost everything and high end appearance has such wide appeal. On the other hand, manufacturers are taking courage in hand and introducing products in amazing colors. Here are several that I thought would spark your creativity.

Beautiful quartz countertops (shown above) from Caesarstone come in a wide variety of beautiful colors to add drama and a very practical work surface. Shown left to right are: Apple Martini 2710, Ruby Reflections 7450 and Chocolate Truffle 6350.

One of the most interesting finds was the colorful collection of vintage- looking appliances from Elmira Stove Works. They offer reproduction ranges, complementary refrigerators and fronts for dishwashers in a number of standard colors and they will even create custom colors.

Kohler recently partnered with well-know designer/color guru Jonathan Adler to offer six magnificent colors in a limited number of kitchen sinks. the new colors are Greenwich Green, Piccadilly Yellow, Palermo Blue and Annapolis Navy. Just the names are enticing!

Color is an exciting addition to any kitchen. It lifts spirits and adds a touch of character to the room. Enjoy!

Connie Edwards CKD, CBD, Waypoint Living Spaces