The colors lavender and turquoise are ones you'd expect to see in a baby's room, maybe, but not in a kitchen. The daring use of a nontraditional palette in this Sunset kitchen is very appealing, though, and it makes sense when you know that these homeowners are artists.
Used as a backdrop for displaying a collection of green and aqua china, the violet cabinets create a happy contrast of pastels. They also set off the stainless appliances beautifully.
Indulge your own love of color and choose something from the non-beige end of the spectrum when you go paint shopping. Add a whimsical sparkle to the room by hanging crystals strung on fishing line from your light fixture, as seen here.
--Lydia Somerville, Senior Editor