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Jacquie's "New Orleans" Kitchen

New Orleans




Santa Rosa, California



Colors Used

Our kitchen is Bright and Loud. The kitchen is basically a primary triad color scheme of bright yellow trim, soft yellow walls, red/orange cabinets with light aqua blue doors. The floor green, blue and yellow marmoleum tiles.

Color Inspiration

We went on vacation to New Orleans and were inspired by the colors on the outside of the homes The houses are bright and lively - we loved it.

Color Tips

pay attention to the values of the colors

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Comments (43)

Marvelous! Wonderful! LOVE IT

posted by babet on October 16, 2010 at 2:35pm
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This is my fave entry so far! This is what the color contest is all about!

posted by HeyNowTex on October 8, 2010 at 9:42am
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Your kitchen cheers me up!

posted by asce on October 8, 2010 at 8:48pm
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Great use of color. I like the cupboards, bright background, white fronts...nice. Love the floor, too. My favorite so far. What a fun kitchen to cook and dine in.

posted by funnybee on October 8, 2010 at 12:39pm
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With a kitchen like this I might even cook!

posted by dkallas on October 8, 2010 at 12:10pm
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Wait! You live near me--I could come and cook in YOUR kitchen!

posted by dkallas on October 8, 2010 at 12:11pm
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LOVING this!

posted by creative license on October 8, 2010 at 12:16pm
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This is by far one of my favorite kitchens ever.

posted by little green on October 8, 2010 at 12:25pm
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This is a stunning use of color.

posted by betony9 on October 8, 2010 at 12:27pm
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Fantastic! My jaw DROPPED when I saw this.

posted by Cashew on October 8, 2010 at 12:51pm
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THANK YOU! Finally a room worthy of a contest for COLOR!

posted by ashk on October 8, 2010 at 1:24pm
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This kitchen wins! I've actually been in this kitchen, and I can tell you, it's warm and homey and even lovelier in person. Charming family, too.

posted by GMA_ on October 8, 2010 at 1:22pm
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LOVE, LOVE this:) What a happy place to cook and fellowship with friends. Finals here you come:)

posted by thesmilequeen on October 8, 2010 at 1:48pm
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Love how bright and cheerful it is.

posted by palindrome on October 8, 2010 at 2:10pm
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WOW! Great use of color and form. Light sources seem to be have taken in to consideration, shows off the vibrancy and depth of tones.

posted by meme on October 8, 2010 at 4:25pm
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Wins my vote!

posted by SMiller_ on October 8, 2010 at 8:45pm
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There's nothing like a happy house. I'm totally into your smart use of floor tiles!

posted by Vincent B. on October 9, 2010 at 12:52pm
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Stunning! A kitchen cheerful and warm. I'm curious to know how the rest of the house.

posted by Jsohashi on October 11, 2010 at 10:40am
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OMG I hate this ...sorry. Color in it maybe, but cook in it NO way. It is way to busy and if you are a good cook, a nightmare.

posted by LisaLF on October 11, 2010 at 10:32pm
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you asked for color!!! you got it!!!

posted by jacquiedl on October 11, 2010 at 10:45pm
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The way the color choices and geometric shapes are are blended in this kitchen is incredible!
Not an easy thing to do...to make it all work so well as it does here. Must have been designed by a "COLOR WIZARD".
You've got my vote.

posted by Rita R on October 12, 2010 at 11:46am
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how do i vote?..this screams " i know how to impress the best with color".

posted by bonnie rotenberg on October 12, 2010 at 4:27pm
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You're supposed to have color in the kitchen; it stimulates the appetite! I especially like the yellow table and chairs; where could I find something like that?

posted by forgetfulmare2 on October 12, 2010 at 1:59pm
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okay, i grew up in santa rosa and i love this kitchen. i vote yes twice.

posted by zoo on October 12, 2010 at 2:26pm
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Love it!!

posted by Ventura on October 12, 2010 at 3:40pm
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This is my hands down favourite!

posted by applecat on October 12, 2010 at 11:28pm
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This has inspired me to refinish my kitchen cabinets - I love the punch of color around the white doors.

posted by designink on October 13, 2010 at 1:06pm
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My friend whose favorite color is "too many" would adore, cherish, and revere this kitchen.

posted by JayF on October 13, 2010 at 3:56pm
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No fair swaying voters with the cute kid and dog. ;) Actually, the kitchen very sweet too. Just lovely.

posted by ccahillmn on October 13, 2010 at 6:36pm
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Wonderful, I love the white cupboard doors!

posted by Carmencita9c on October 15, 2010 at 10:44pm
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My heart! This is wonderful.

posted by Butter chicken on October 16, 2010 at 9:19pm
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posted by dtandrea123 on October 20, 2010 at 9:21pm
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Lovelovelovelovelove the colors!

posted by cakewoman on October 25, 2010 at 7:43pm
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After many months of browsing this site I felt compelled to join and comment. This room just doesn't do it. I know this is a color competition but there has to be some cohesion and flare in the design and this doesn't exhibit any of those qualities. Sorry but its way too busy.

posted by mnesmith on October 26, 2010 at 7:17pm
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posted by Heebejeebe on October 28, 2010 at 12:47am
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love this one !!

posted by pizzapi on October 30, 2010 at 10:26pm
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Love this Kitchen!!

posted by Monkeylimbs on October 29, 2010 at 2:57pm
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I love New Orleans and have felt similarly inspired by both the culture and the COLORS. Great to see a riot of crescent city color executed with creativity and soul in Santa Rosa.

posted by KATELOVESULYSSES on October 29, 2010 at 4:32pm

the winner, i'd say!

posted by shielat on November 3, 2010 at 11:41pm
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Love the color.

posted by icreatables on January 31, 2011 at 11:55pm
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yah! keep the NOLA spirit alive! and i love the table and magnificent chairs! what a find!!

posted by queenyellowsun on April 13, 2011 at 1:31am
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I don't think your kitchen is loud. I really like the combo of aqua and orangy red.

posted by House Voyeur on August 22, 2011 at 11:47pm
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I met this couple years ago when I dated a guy in the west end. The outside of their home is just as lovely. Both very talented individuals. Happy to see they now have a little bundle of joy!

posted by PaolaH on August 24, 2011 at 2:01pm
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