Cooking With Colors

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Make it happy, too, with vibrant colors and hot new hues.


Reclaimed Wood + Ruby-Red Metal

Farmhouse meets industrial in this wonderful table and chair combo. Colors and materials are also blended throughout the rest of the kitchen to create an inviting atmosphere.
Photo by Jean-Marc Gilboux / Getty Images

Aqua and Jade

The glass-top island reflects the homeowner’s love of Jadeite dishware, while the repurposed memo board adds the perfect touch of vintage charm.
Photo by Sarah Christine Wilson

Symmetrical Midcentury Style

Balance is met in design and color in this charming kitchen. The mod rectangles work beautifully with the grayish-blue cabinetry, stainless sink and oblong drawer hardware.

Zesty Lime

It took just a touch of boldness to add a ton of fun to this modern home. Design by Lori Dennis
Photo by David Young-Wolff

A Little Color Goes a Long Way

In this cozy Mediterranean-inspired space, a shapely table, cabinet door trim and some hardware provide the perfect pop of personality. Design by Erica Islas
When I’m not pulling together great projects and inspiring ideas as editor of , I’m watching my two adorable boys play whatever sport is in season. Or I might be helping my talented cabinetmaker/furniture-designer husband come up with clever ideas or bugging him about our next home remodeling project. I also love to go junkin’ (on the prowl for old globes and maps), try new craft projects (lately it’s lampshades) and dig in the yard. Keep up with her blog posts >>

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