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Warm Harvest Hues

For years, kitchen designers have noticed how beautifully three colors borrowed from items in the produce aisle—carrots, corn, and peas—can create hearth-like warmth in a cooking and gathering space. These colors are especially effective in taking the chill off stainless steel and in bringing out the rich tones in wood floors or ceiling beams. "Choose one of these hues if you have a small kitchen and don't want to divide it up," says Doty Horn, a color consultant in the New York City area. "Use two or all three if your kitchen is larger." Carrots and corn flavor the kitchen shown here, with only the slightest hint of peas in the striped runners, which could easily be amplified with more green accents.

Colors: Honeywheat, Pennies From Heaven. From Benjamin Moore
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