Andrea's "Warm and Happy" Kitchen
Warm and Happy
Saturated green, Behr California Dreaming (yellow-gold), Gray, Bright White
This summer I gut-renovated the kitchen in my 1920's condo. Green is my favorite color, and I spent a long time looking for a shade that would set off the newly-white antique cupboard and sleek gray cabinets, and be friendly and inviting, too. I actually used three closely related greens, hoping to create subtle differences in color and depth. The interior of the cupboard is a yellow-gold to set off my favorite china, with a bright orange horizontal stripe just for fun.
Notice the colors that attract you -- not just in rooms but in nature, fashion, even food -- and let them inspire you. I kept the hard-to-change elements -- cabinets, counter, and newly uncovered heart-pine floor -- neutral; then I added a ton of color with wall paint and dishes and so forth.
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