Every now and then I have a client that has a really pretty kitchen. It’s not the standard builder’s kitchen that came with the house or at least they had an option to design their kitchens before it was built. I had this type of client the other day and it was great! Why is it great? Because I get to choose some really “different” wall colors instead of the standards to go with the “dreaded orange cabinets.”
So, getting back to color. Since this kitchen is rich, dark and beautiful, I wanted to choose a wall color that did not distract from them. Plus, this kitchen really didn’t have that much wall space.
The other element to this design is that it’s an open floor plan. The living room color and the kitchen color had to be just right. The dining room opened onto the living room and this home had a two story foyer that opened into the entire space. It was a really pretty layout and I chose an soft, subtle color palette to make this home shine. Here’s what I did:
I can’t tell you the names of the colors but can you see how the kitchen and living room are really just a lighter and darker variation of the same color? This is a great transition “trick” so to speak, that I like to use in open floor plans. You can have two different colors for rooms that open into each other but they can be slightly different.
I love the foyer color and it’s not as pretty here as the actual chip of course. It’s the first time I used this neutral white and love it.
The dining room is gray and look how great gray looks with a warm neutral and colors that are slightly pink ( I didn’t dare say mauve )
Very happy with this color palette and so was the client. It was a great color consultation and no orange to be seen!