Green Shaker style kitchen cabinets
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw-Llewellyn
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Shaking Things Up

Greens muddied by gray tones and deep mahogany red are appropriate colors for the Shaker cabinetry in this kitchen. Nineteenth-century Shakers worked only with very basic, rustic primary colors that harkened back to the simple hues of the Colonial era. Bright red and yellow were used quite sparingly, with the darker tones accenting architectural details.
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