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Cool Colors

Muted blues and grays with touches of gold and black add depth to the kitchen.

 

Cool Colors

In a kitchen designed by Richard Anuszkiewicz in College Grove, Tennesee, the gray-green cabinetry is accented by Calacatta Vagli, Lumina, and Naica marbles, by Artistic Tile. Faucets by Perrin & Rowe, through House of Rohl and K&B Galleries.

Color is one of the most hotly debated topics in design, and there are as many opinions as there are color chips in the paint aisle. Though white kitchens are always popular, designers continue to see requests for a more varied palette.

 

Cool Colors

Two kitchens by Christopher Peacock (above right and left) showcase the designer’s newly released Lambourne Collection. At left, the charcoal cabinets feature rose gold hardware. A pendant from Visual Comfort, through CAI Designs, illuminates the breakfast table. At right, deep teal adds a pop of color, in contrast to the white and walnut cabinetry throughout. Wall oven by Wolf.

Our portfolio explores how muted slate blues and shades of gray play with more traditional white. Beyond finding a hue that pairs nicely with the rest of your home, consider how lighting can alter the appearance of a shade. And don’t forget the impact different finishes, like semi-gloss or eggshell, can have on the overall look of a color.

 

Cool Colors

Left: For a couple who downsized into an apartment in Cincinnati, Wood-Mode created a kitchen with custom walnut cabinetry in a matte shale finish. Oil-rubbed bronze hardware and a custom range hood designed by Stillpass Studios accent the muted tones of the cabinetry. Sub-Zero column refrigerator and freezers flank the Wolf range. Right: For this penthouse in Houston, Texas, designer Jennifer Burgess Loh created a modern, minimalist environment that celebrates the 360-degree panoramic views of the city. The kitchen is a chic and streamlined space that includes a solid, black island offset by leggy, lucite stools covered in fabric from Osborne & Little, and low profile appliances by Miele. PHOTOGRAPH BY JULIE SOEFER

Consider also how finishes on appliances, fixtures, lighting and seating can add impact. Certain elements can stand out and sparkle, or disappear, making for a more monochrome look.

 

Cool Colors

In contrast to gray-veined marble countertops, designer Morgan Farrow used Sherwin-Williams’ Outerspace for the cabinetry in this Dallas kitchen. Appliances by Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero. PHOTOGRAPHY BY COSTA CHRIST MEDIA

Whether your kitchen is tiny or large, modern or traditional, the rooms on these pages contain inspirational ideas that will help you transform your own space.

 

Cool Colors

In this contemporary kitchen by designer Harmony Weihs, the all-white palette is offset by black cabinet hardware, lighting, and furnishings. Waterstone faucets in brass, through K&B Galleries, add shine. Refrigerator/freezer unit and wine cabinet in white, by True Residential. Dishwasher and microwave drawer by Bosch. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MELISSA KASEMAN

 

Cool Colors

In an all-white kitchen in Wilmette, Illinois, designer Amy Kartheiser added color with a midcentury-style chair in bright turquoise. Modern, clean- lined cabinetry by New Style provides ample storage. Faucet by Rohl. She continued the theme in the adjoining dining room, with antique chairs covered in teal velvet from Schumacher. A chandelier from Arteriors, through CAI Designs, illuminates the scene. PHOTOGRAPHY BY WERNER STRAUBE

 

Cool Colors

Left: In the Austin, Texas home of actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, architect Brett Phillips of High Street Homes and designer Erin Fetherston created a rustic, yet modern kitchen with an abundance of storage. Sigler wanted green in the kitchen, so they obliged with a shade called Dried Thyme by Sherwin- Williams. The Monogram range is set off with a heavily-veined marble slab backsplash. Vintage runners and exposed beams add warmth to the soaring space. PHOTOGRAPH BY MIA BAXTER. Right: Veronica Ferro of VF Interiors designed her own kitchen to take advantage of abundant natural light, and included ample amounts of prep and storage space. The white kitchen is accented by muted beige tones, and features Sub-Zero and Miele appliances. PHOTOGRAPH BY HEACOX CREATIVE CO.

 

Cool Colors

Behind the Wolf range, designer Mary Nigh created a custom backsplash in shades of blue from Artistic Tile, to contrast with the white Belden cabinets by Waterworks. The cabinetry continues into the pantry (left). Pendant lighting, faucets, and cabinet hardware, also by Waterworks. Wall ovens by Wolf. Refrigeration by Sub-Zero. PHOTOGRAPH BY BR LILLIE