Seriously Playful Cottage Kitchen
Whimsical touches give this well-designed cottage kitchen plenty of personality. Don't be fooled by its classic gray-and-white color scheme: Fun graphic fabrics give the U-shape space high-spirited style.
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Upscale Color Scheme
Basic doesn't have to mean boring. The greenish-gray cabinetry and sparkling white backsplash in this cottage kitchen get a lift from funky fabrics. Symmetrical open cabinetry shows off everyday china in different shapes and sizes. The pretty pops of white break up the monochromatic cabinetry.
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Chinoiserie fabric decorates both the kitchen's cafe curtains and barstools. The pattern might not be typical of a cottage kitchen, but it offers plenty of quintessential charm. It not only gives the space a pop of color, but it also softens up straight lines. Pretty mint green accessories and appliances further the color scheme.
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A furniturelike range hood with decorative trim gives this playful kitchen ageless appeal. Silver cup pulls adorn traditional base cabinetry. Curvaceous shelf brackets increase the cottage factor of upper cabinetry.
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Give a white tile backslpash a fresh spin with an attractive tile shape, like this arabesque pattern. The pattern gives a textured contrast to the soothing greenish-gray cabinetry.
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A Passing Glance
The kitchen peninsula holds a dishwasher and apron-front sink that overlooks the family room. The sink's oversize design is perfect for washing trays and other entertaining pieces.
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An Arc Above the Rest
This high-arc faucet stands tall against an apron-front sink. The bridge faucet is elegant and pretty without being overly formal or stuffy. Its shiny chrome finish sparkles against surrounding white marble countertops.
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Save on counter space and money by tucking away bulky appliances like microwaves and toasters in lower cabinets. This allows you to buy to your budget, rather than purchasing top-of-the-line matching appliances. A microwave hides inside a lower cabinet along this kitchen's range wall.
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Tucking a refrigerator into cabinetry gives the large appliance a built-in look. Custom cabinetry also lets you create special storage areas. The tall cabinet in this cottage kitchen has a drawer at the bottom for children's dishware, allowing them to be part of the table-setting routine.
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A butler's pantry adjacent to the kitchen boasts a slightly different but equally fun look. To mix things up, the pantry features white glass-front cabinets surrounded by blue-green walls and a chevron tile backsplash. The backsplash gives the storage space a '70s vibe that is playful but not overpowering.
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