Kitchen ~ teal ~ Under the care of an anxious new owner, Paul Rogers, an old whaling cottage circa 1840s was saved and restored. In the pretty blue and yellow kitchen, ceiling-hung cabinets hold the vent hood and frame an opening that allows the cook to keep an eye on guests. The white apron-front sink, seeded-glass cabinet doors, Victorian-style faucet, and butcher-block counters all add a cottage accents.
Color-Coordinated Cabinetry- Selecting a different hue for upper and lower cabinets is a great way to help a small kitchen break out of its boxy mold. A sunny yellow keeps the wall cabinets in this kitchen feeling light and airy, while blue base cabinets anchor the room. A yellow island helps balance the color-blocking scheme. Painted crown molding takes the color scheme right up to the ceiling.
Retro Kitchen Kitchen designer Mick de Giulio created a homey kitchen with a retro feel in this Chicago house using yellow paint. The color, Benjamin Moore's Stuart Gold, unifies both rooms, but also gives both the kitchen and the dining area a burst of energy. The walnut floor, hand-scraped to give it even more character, changes to a chevron pattern in the adjoining breakfast room.