Most kitchen cabinet colors tend to be subdued, with white cabinetry being the most specified hue in the country. Many site resale value and the ability to change design scheme should one ever grow tired of their look. However, there’s no rule that says playing it safe pays off since most people respond positively to color.
Think the opposite of white-graphite black cabinetry equals drama and as a neutral would integrate into most any color scheme.
Gray is another under utilized cabinetry color and would easily allow for a decor revamp
Hostetler Custom Cabinetry
A soft seafoam green feels cool and inviting
Classic Kitchens of Charleston
Ruby red cabinets are anything but boring in this tract home
Sleek cobalt blue cabinetry creates a dynamic focal point in this rustic loft
Sunny yellow cabinetry creates a lively kitchen to cook and entertain in
Signature Kitchens and Baths
Traditional cabinetry lacquered a luscious orange is far from mundane
BD Home Interiors
If applying color to all your cabinetry feels too daunting, try a contrast color on the island as we did in this Kiawah Island home.
Mr. H says: Know your food, know your farmers, and know your kitchen-Enjoy!
Painting a room a new color is a simple and inexpensive way to transform a space so follow these tips for picking the right color. Without giving away too many trade secrets here are some simple tips to picking the right colors for your home.
Know the wheel: The color wheel is an essential tool to use when developing color schemes.
Color schemes fall into three categories: complementary, analogous, and neutral. Complementary schemes combine a primary and secondary color from opposite sides of the color wheel like blue and orange. Analogous colors are either warm such as reds, oranges, and yellows or cool with greens, blues, and violets. Neutrals are colors not included in a color wheel, such as browns, whites, and blacks.
Coordinate paint colors with the rooms furnishings. Highlight a favorite painting or rug by letting it inspire your color scheme. The trick is to choose a paint color that blends with the pieces instead of matching it exactly.
Never choose colors in the store…Bring samples home. Cut apart sample strips so that you can look at the colors individually.
Large samples are a must! Before you commit to an eggplant dining room, paint large samples around the room to get a feel for the color.
Mr. H says: The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you-Enjoy!
Whats new for home design in 2013? Check out these top design trends that can easily transcend into any décor.
Gloss and High Shine: Shiny surfaces prevail in the form of metallic finishes or lacquered walls
Brighter color palettes: Yellow, green and pink feature into this year’s bolder color trend
Detailed walls and ceilings: Say good bye to flat finishes and most especially white ceilings. The natural textures of wood and concrete add layers to a room.
Photo J. Rhodes Interior Design
Detailing can also come from wallpaper or other applied designs
Cole & Son
Phillip Jeffries Ltd.
Mr. H says: Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right-Enjoy!
Isla Mujeras, the tiny Mexican island visible from Cancun, is a riot of activity and vibrant colors
16,000 people inhabit The Island of the Woman many in a most colorful way
White dwellings dominate the ocean front with bright pops of accent colors
Color reigns in the most humble abode to the more deluxe penthouse models
Even the laundry is colorful
The sign says it all
Mr. H says: Nunca es tarde cuando la dicha es buena (It´s never too late for joy)-Enjoy!