Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Colorful Kitchens
The cookspace is a great place to go crazy with color, adding life to the hub of the home. Here, our favorites from the pages of This Old House
If you like color but feel timid about using it in your home, try it out in the kitchen. It's the most action-filled space in most homes, so gracing it with bright hues make sense, like the "Pow!" power of a comic book. Or look in your closet for inspiration, pulling from items that drew you in because of their hues. No matter what your color style, you can take inspiration from our favorites, gathered here.
Shown: Caribbean-cool blues and greens play nicely against a tomato red island and striped drapes.
Learn more about this colorful family gathering space.
Twists of citrus—here, lemon and lime—bolster the mood of this space. A smattering of red—on the sofa and on pots and pans—heightens the effect.
Check out more on the thinking behind this bright kitchen makeover.
Painting the island and lower cabinets butter yellow—plus coordinating hand-blown glass lamp shades—gives a subdued sage space—a sunny cast.
Read more on this kitchen renovation as a labor of love for both color and cooking.
Olive green walls and maraschino cherry red cabinetry (that's equally shiny) play off each other. Green-and-white diamonds painted on the floor and a pale-colored highboy keep the space open and bright.
See how homeowners transformed this 1919 bungalow kitchen.
A coat of carrot-colored paint enrobes heirloom cabinetry and stainless-steel countertops.
Unexpected palettes—here, prussian blue, weathered yellow, and dove gray—make a space unique. Notice how the sunny wall color is carried into the back of the cabinetry, keeping contents easy to see.
Learn more on the remodel of this circa 1840s whaling cottage.
A minimalist white countertop and backsplash makes a great backdrop for bright, tangy cabinetry and kitchen tools in turquoise.
Get some inspiration from these thrifty kitchen customization tricks.
A modern mix of blues and greens grace laminate-fronted cabinets visually enhances the red and orange ones of the woodwork in this Mid-Century style kitchen.
Get more ideas on how to use laminate in the kitchen and beyond.