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Olya's "Kiwi a Day" Kitchen

Kiwi a Day




Alpharetta, Georgia



Colors Used

Snow Cone Green, Grape Gum & Sun Porch...

Color Inspiration

Being a first time home owners after years of renting unleashes one's hunger for color. Around that time, kiwi became my preferred choice of breakfast.I was leaning towards fruit with zest and modern twist, had to introduce some sun for extra energy, and since major demolition of old kitchen cabinets was out of the question, added a splash of blueberry wine to compliment my sun-kissed kiwi.

Color Tips

Watch how the natural light travels throughout the day and its relationship with the space. It's amazing how light bounces off the walls and goes straight for the good stuff. Sometimes it reveals the character of your wood floors and the charm of your milk white porcelain collection. Other times it could be very forgiving to all cosmetic flaws of your ceilings and walls and shine the light on those quirky turquoise columns. Take advantage of color!

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Comments (20)

Amazing choice of colours!

Truly daring!

posted by migg on October 19, 2010 at 6:25pm
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love it! Love it! LOVE IT!

posted by yellowgiantgiraffes on October 19, 2010 at 3:16pm
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Awesome color scheme! Fun!

posted by Synj00 on October 19, 2010 at 3:34pm
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posted by LedHead on October 19, 2010 at 6:00pm
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What I like most about this kitchen is that it looks like it was probably a "perfectly nice" kitchen beforehand - nice counters, appliances, cabinets, ceilings - yet you just WENT FOR IT and painted it crazy colours anyway. It's like... sticking it to The Man or something.

posted by EC_ on October 19, 2010 at 6:17pm
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Beutiful and original choice of colors!

posted by aclair on October 19, 2010 at 7:31pm
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Where did you get the trashcan?

posted by Victoria in DC on October 19, 2010 at 8:39pm
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posted by Svetlika on October 19, 2010 at 9:44pm
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I am not a morning person but I would be if I had this kitchen. I LOVE it. And it totally does seem like "sticking it to the Man"--the Man who decided that suburban houses should be bland and boring.

posted by sally305 on October 19, 2010 at 10:59pm
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Sunny, warm, and happy room!

posted by Smi on October 20, 2010 at 8:59am
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Thank you all for the kind comments!
"Sticking it to the Man" was exactly my intention:-).

@Victoria in DC - trash can was spray painted...Simple transformation:-)

posted by kokiche on October 20, 2010 at 10:34am
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posted by Geosize on October 20, 2010 at 2:53pm
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this is shocking and so exciting! i was getting upset looking through people's rooms...but this one really caught my eye! I adore the color combinations and the dark cabinets and light walls and ceiling. Amazing job, I hope you win!

posted by brooklyn2189 on October 20, 2010 at 3:57pm
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wow, I love the way the colour works with your lighting! Gorgeous!

posted by prairieprincess on October 21, 2010 at 1:00am
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Not a fan. I cant believe you destroyed good cabinets with PURPLE paint! Also, I wish the window treatments were consistently one color.

posted by AngieBang on October 21, 2010 at 11:51am
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It would be a great place to watch a Minnesota Vikings game.

posted by mjs7640 on October 21, 2010 at 7:48pm
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just perfect.....

posted by Evgeniya on October 22, 2010 at 7:14am
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it is magnificent!

posted by ILLY on October 23, 2010 at 6:36am
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Screamingly loud. Or at least, these pictures make it seem so.

posted by slowdown on October 26, 2010 at 1:07am
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I am deeply in love!

I love bold colours (my own home looks like it's allergic to neutrals) this is so my cuppa tea!
Happy, inviting, beautiful, warm, bright...... I just can't praise this enough!


posted by kaaber on October 31, 2010 at 10:23am
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