Today's high-style kitchens serve heaping helpings of character with every meal. For many, the secret ingredient is color. Why not throw some into your mix?
Kohler Whitehaven Sink in Jonathan Adler’s Greenwich, Green, $1,795, Ferguson Enterprises, SLC
Handpainted Moroccan tile, $240 per 12-inch square tile, Clé artist tiles,cletile.com
Colorful Rings Cutting Board, Antony Joseph, $25, The Museum of Modern Art, momastore.org
Julkul Oven Mitt, $3.50, Ikea, Draper
Willa Peacock Side Chair, $150, Crate & Barrel, Murray
Smeg Refrigerator, $2,000, West Elm, SLC
Stir Sticks, $7 each, Orson Gygi, SLC
Mixing Bowls, $45, Hip & Humble, SLC
Languiole Steak Knives, $78, Anthropologie, SLC
ARE YOU SURE?
Not everyone is committed to kitchen color. Different comfort levels require different decorating strategies.
High commitment level
Install painted cabinetry, colorful countertop surfaces and sinks, vivid flooring and multihued tile backsplashes. Be forewarned, these strong visual statements require substantial effort and expense to change.
Medium commitment level
Paint the walls, add vivid window treatments, hang colorful light fixtures, upholster bar stools and apply multihued wallpaper. While not temporary, these decorative elements can be modified with minimum time and trouble.
Low commitment level
Choose colorful, easy-to-replace items including utensils, cookware, door and drawer pulls, small appliances, dinnerware, dish towels, rugs and decorative accessories.
This post was originally published on utahstyleanddesign.com.