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Intense red walls provide a dramatic backdrop to display shelves filled with collectible white pottery and dishes in this warm country kitchen. Still, the white cabinets and appliances are needed to keep all the red (including the island) from overpowering the room. Black granite perimeter countertops, hardware, and barstools provide powerful accents.
If you're not ready to commit to walls or cabinets in red, add the color in small doses through the use of accessories. This retro-style kitchen gets its whimsical personality from red polka-dot dishes, red small appliances, and red-print window treatments. Aqua walls and chairs add a midcentury vibe.
Warm and dramatic, this kitchen gets its autumnal glow from a red-orange island and ivory cabinets topped with honed black granite. The multicolor field-tile backsplash blends the islands' fiery red with golden tones that complement the hardwood floors.
Opposites on the color wheel, red and green contrast beautifully in this contemporary kitchen. Each color helps the other shine a little brighter. Together they enhance the exuberant personality of a room filled with hard edges, shiny textures, and playful patterns. White marble countertops and white woodwork offer neutral resting spaces for the eye.
A continuous plane of crimson flooring certifies that this kitchen is indeed a hot spot. White cabinets, appliances, and furniture stand out against the scarlet starlet while bowing to its warm presence. An energetic backsplash of multicolor field tiles draws together the red floor, dark blue painted island, and yellow walls in the adjoining room.
Traditional cabinetry with crown molding and full inset doors and drawers takes on a sophisticated country attitude when you mix barn-red surfaces with black and tan. The dark red cabinets add warmth, while the black island adds drama. A wall of tan cabinets keeps the room from feeling too dark. Black slab countertops and a wide-plank hardwood floor integrate the colorful components into a unified space.
Nestled in the midst of white walls, sleek natural-finish cabinets, and concrete countertops, a crimson island with an attached dining table takes center stage. Flanking the range hood, red upper cabinets with frosted-glass doors add pops of color close to the ceiling. Red chairs with geometric backs add a fiery red pattern to the dining area.
Ironically, a painting of green apples inspires the use of red used throughout this contemporary kitchen. Framing the artwork with scarlet walls and patterned shades makes it a dramatic focal point. White beaded-board wainscoting and a rustic island countertop made of wood planks add subtle interest without detracting from the art. Blue lamps and oversize red cabinetry knobs add pops of color to the eclectic room.
Warm wood cabinets partner with bright red ones to create a casual kitchen that's ideal for gathering. Granite countertops and a patterned backsplash and ceiling with hints of red draw together the multihued cabinets and the hardwood floor with its dramatic painted checkerboard pattern. A vintage-look island adds warmer tones of wood teamed with a zinc top.
Like a finely tuned racecar, this contemporary kitchen features a flashy cabinetry color: high-gloss red. White marble countertops and stainless-steel appliances fuel the energetic attitude, while the rugged beamed ceiling adds handsome texture. The scored concrete floor grounds the room with its neutral shine.
Age-old colors beautifully date this new country home's kitchen. The red cabinets work with the black countertop, farmhouse sink, and backsplash. The white pine table was stained to create a timeworn, sun-faded finish.