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Bright and Bold Kitchen Inspiration

Combining bold yellow cabinetry with muted neutral cabinets, this kitchen proves mixing cabinetry colors is one way to achieve a chic and eclectic look.


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    • Kitchen Makeover Inspiration

      When the homeowners decided it was time for a kitchen remodel, they knew they wanted something different. Inspired by a backsplash tile pattern of yellow diamonds and green swirls, this kitchen’s bold textures and color scheme infuse the space with inviting personality. Bright mustard yellow base cabinetry and a matching island pair with cream-color upper cabinets and dark green stone countertops for an eclectic look that marries modern and traditional style.

    • Colorful Kitchen Cabinetry

      Layers of traditional kitchen style, contemporary design elements, and colorful cabinetry give this space its warm and welcoming personality, but the homeowners were careful not to overdo it. Subtle, cream-color upper cabinets balance a vibrant yellow shade on lower cabinets. Textured glass inserts in some upper cabinets add visual interest and draw attention to the homeowners' collections.

    • Light & Bright Look

      Let natural light be the star of any room's lighting plan. In this kitchen, a pair of large windows wraps the corner of the room, bringing in plenty of sunlight. The corner windows, vibrant yellow cabinets, and colorful backsplash tile give the room its sunny disposition.

    • Marble Kitchen Countertops

      Drawing inspiration from the green and yellow backsplash tiles, the homeowners chose a textured green marble for the countertops. The deep green color works with the mustard yellow cabinets without adding a competing color in this bright room. Using the same dark tone on the perimeter and island countertops creates a cohesive look.

    • Accessible Kitchen Appliances

      A work-smart kitchen layout can maximize square footage and save steps during food prep. Easy-to-access stainless-steel kitchen appliances, such as a slim refrigerator and a dishwasher built into the kitchen island, keep the prep, cook, and cleanup zones within close range.

    • Convenient Cleanup Zone

      The kitchen island does double duty as an informal dining spot and a compact cleanup zone, complete with a large sink, pullout spray faucet, and a dishwasher. The textured green marble countertop includes a built-in drainboard for added convenience.

    • Kitchen Island Storage

      Adding to the distinct personality of this kitchen, the kitchen island includes curved corner shelving. The open shelves offer the perfect spot to store and display larger items. White earthenware pops against the mustard yellow color of the island base.

    • Pantry Storage Design

      Located just off the kitchen, a butler's pantry provides additional storage for dry goods and dishware. Open shelving in the pantry keeps items visible and makes the small space feel larger. A large countertop provides an additional surface to prepare food or set out drinks and appetizers for guests.

    • Chalkboard Cabinet Memo

      A shallow cabinet by the butler's pantry keeps mail and bills organized and out of sight. A chalkboard panel provides a convenient and reusable surface for jotting down grocery lists and weekly schedules.

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      Multipurpose Coffee Station

      A coffee station located outside of the kitchen's work zone eases traffic flow. Using the same color palette and style as the kitchen cabinetry creates design continuity. Situated just steps from the pantry, this versatile space can easily be transformed into a bar area for entertaining.

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      Small Kitchen Before-and-Afters

      These six kitchens all had two things in common: a small footprint and a serious smattering of eyesore features. Savvy remodeling updates and big doses of style yield mighty transformations, all while sticking to small proportions.
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