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Inspiration point: Any project will seem overwhelming if you don't start with a single item to inspire your palette. Here, decorative tiles for the backsplash in a Provence-based hue influenced the paint choice. Tile molding creates a frame around glazed field tiles accented with a pattern of smaller, decorative squares.

Customize appliance exteriors: The kitchen's design impact relies heavily on color, so the appliances must coordinate. A large black or stainless steel refrigerator would have ruined the unified yellow of this room. The new refrigerator -- which came with instructions for creating custom panels -- was made over with painted wood panels designed to match the cabinets. A dishwasher with an interior control panel is camouflaged to blend in with the kitchen's brightly colored cabinets.

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