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Choosing different tints and shades of blue for your kitchen creates a water-inspired color palette that's sure to soothe. Cobalt blue slab countertops enhance white cabinets with blue beaded-board interiors. The island's tan countertop and the pale hardwood floor bring the color of sand to mind, an appropriate partner to the cool hues surrounding them. A pair of copper pendants and wood barstools add warmth.
Gray + white sounds like a bland combination until you consider the possibilities for accessorizing. In this sedate kitchen, jaunty red transferware perks up a display shelf that's integrated into gray Shaker-style cabinets. Glass-front cabinet doors hold white dishes, but they could just as easily hold red ones. A white subway-tile backsplash frames the classic curves of a gooseneck faucet.
Looking anything but Halloween-centric, this stunning contemporary kitchen partners blaze-orange cabinets with both black and gray slab countertops. Black-framed windows integrate dramatic pattern into the scene. Steel-mesh pendants and a stainless-steel column add sophisticated shine, albeit with entirely different textures.
Soothing shades of gray, brown, and black give this traditional kitchen a natural vibe that's enhanced by the honey-tone hardwood floor. Black cabinet hardware and barstools add extra dashes of black.
An impressionistic canvas presents all the colors needed to give this kitchen a whimsical attitude. Warm coral walls, cool green upholstered chairs, and a chartreuse area rug offer vibrant color, while white cabinets and black accents keep the tropical palette from overwhelming the space. Striped fabric on a valance and cabinet-door inserts adds a fun pattern to the mix.
Expansive windows drench this cool-hued kitchen with sunlight, keeping it from become a dreary, cavernous space. Instead, the purple walls and black cabinets mingle happily with white, stainless steel, and glass to create a room with a fresh attitude. Stainless-steel hardware adds sparkle throughout.
Cabinets and shelving constructed from natural-finish maple add a casual, contemporary feel to this kitchen. But the citrus hues of orange and green give it its personality. White walls, appliances, and backsplash tiles keep the tiny room feeling spacious.
Sage-toned greens and maple-toned golds abound in this contemporary kitchen, from the glistening glass mosaic tiles in the backsplash to the variegated floor tiles. Light maple cabinets topped with granite offer a neutral background that lets other surfaces shine. Neutral accessories include white pendants, aluminum barstools, and brushed stainless-steel fixtures.
White kitchens are often teamed with red or blue accents for a classic color palette. Teaming the three colors into one nautical-inspired whole takes confidence and a willingness to live with bright colors year-round. Here a bright blue soffit and matching backsplash accentuate banks of cabinetry: white on top, red below. Glass-front cabinet doors add a sense of fun when stocked with dishes in coordinated stripes and solids.
Warm gray cabinets, white countertops, and sky-blue subway tiles create a kitchen that's restful and serene. Painting the cabinet interiors blue carries the hue nearly up to the ceiling and offers a pretty backdrop for favorite dishes. Blue bucket accent chairs add a cheerful presence in the dining area.
Classic in every way, this traditional-style kitchen sets off its elegant white cabinets and coffered ceiling with warm tan walls. A black-painted island anchors the space. White backsplash tiles and marble countertops create continuity throughout. Wire door inserts add country-style texture in the upper cabinets that flank the range hood.
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