Seriously Playful Cottage Kitchen
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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