Pretty cabinet flourishes, like the bracket-mounted shelves and glass- front upper cabinet doors, give this kitchen from Sunset magazine loads of personality.
A distressed, green, butcher block-topped antique table inspired the entire look for this exuberant kitchen. Green cabinets in a slightly lighter hue and huge windows keep this kitchen from being too dark.
Classic choices like white subway tile, vintage-style hardware, a mahogany countertop on the island, and an apron-front farmhouse sink create a no-fuss backdrop for colorful green walls in this Charlotte, North Carolina, kitchen.
White Shaker-style cabinetry (combined with the white tile backsplash) keeps the look of this kitchen clean and creates the illusion of more space. Grounding the all-white look are dark granite counters, chrome hardware, and stainless steel appliances.
Add a little, gain a lot. That's the lesson one couple learned when they made a small addition to the cramped galley kitchen in their home. A cheerful green on the cabinets softens the dark countertops and hardware plus it keeps the stainless steel appliances from looking too industrial.
Whether planning meals for just themselves or many guests, these homeowners enjoy a kitchen that's as inviting and bright as a spring garden. The large island and plentiful granite countertops provide convenient work surfaces while anchoring the kitchen.
Color brings whimsy into this Key West, Florida, kitchen with mint green candy-stripe cabinets and pink cushioned bar stools.
Open shelving with substantial support brackets frame a soft green kitchen. A darker shade of paint offsets the walls from the shelving units and the molding around the entrance to the space. Small white subway tiles line the marble countertop backsplash, catching the color of the displayed dishes and serving wear.
A narrow kitchen island provides ample room to work without taking up too much floor space. A soft, moss green on the cabinets and island feels both casual and inviting, and two pendant lamps illuminate the workspace.
In this simple kitchen, green subway tiles run all the way to the ceiling. Open shelving seems to float on the tile and provides extra storage, while sconces are great for task lighting.
Letters etched into frosted-glass cabinet doors make rummaging easy for those who don't know their way around the kitchen; just look behind door C for the cookies. Or make up your own labeling system, and have fun with numbers or beach shapes.
Bright lights, large rectangular openings, and a simple palette of green, blue, white, and stainless steel create a clean look and a handsome foil for the curvilinear barstools. Open shelves around the sink and range hold smaller objects, such as dishes, serving bowls, and glasses, items the couple uses every day.
This kitchen's wood floors sport a diamond pattern of green and cream.
The green color of the cabinets absorbs light in this open, white kitchen – white on white would have been too much.
The bright green kitchen island pumps up the energy of this neutral beachside kitchen. The hula skirt sink skirt doesn't hurt either.
The sage green kitchen cabinetry in this Covington, Louisiana home has generous space for dinnerware and pantry items, and a fossilized countertop surface adds a sense of history to the space. The built-in benches in the attached breakfast nook, with cushions covered in easy-care vinyl, are punctuated with block-print pillows in shades of blue and green to bring the outside in.
This homeowner's kitchen walls once lacked visual interest. To achieve the look of a copper backsplash at a price she could afford, she used metallic paint. Click the photos below to see how.
The island’s dark stain and turned legs make it resemble a table. Instead of barstools, a raised banquette and slip-covered chairs make lingering more enticing.
Although this home is new, its blue-and-green color scheme and vintage beach-house vernacular makes it seem decades old.
Nostalgic mixers add to the sea colors in this kitchen.
An arrangement of tulips and fir sprigs and potted paper whites bring easy holiday cheer to this kitchen in Virginia.
A stainless range and sculptural hood stand out against soft olive cabinets and bone-colored backsplash tiles in this showhouse kitchen. Marble countertops and wide-plank floors accentuate the old-world detailing.