The Best Colors for Your Kitchen

Our kitchen theme continues...

As the hub of the home, the kitchen remains the heart of the modern home.  You can transform your kitchen from bland to bold with color.  Sound daunting?  If you are thinking about updating your kitchen, think color. There is sure to be a color out their to fit your design style, whether traditional or contemporary.  I've put together a collection of some of the best colors for your kitchen.  Enjoy!

Red is a great color for kitchens because it makes you hungry.   A  lot of people paint their dining rooms red.  Here are some beautiful red kitchens...

 
This one has just a hint of red.  I love the juxtaposition of old and new.
 
 
How is this for a red dining room? The designer used complementary colors here - red and green.
 
 
Yellow is another good color for kitchens.  Yellow is a happy color.  It brings the sunshine in.  My daughter always said, "Yellow makes you smile."  Here are some happy yellow kitchens...
 

 

The unexpected - Paint the ceiling yellow.

Black and White is always a classic combination for your kitchen and never goes out of style.

This kitchen is simplicity at its best.

 
White upper cabinets, black lower cabinets, classic white subway tiles are both classic and  beautiful.
 
BHG 
 
Green is always good in a kitchen.  Green is the color of nature so if you want to bring the outdoors in, choose green. It's also a calming color. Here's a kitchen from a New England beach house where the homeowner's theme was sun, sea, and sand.  I love the soft green with the white subway tile.
 
 
If green cabinets are too much for you, how about a green chalkboard to bring in a touch of green?
 
 
Gray is perfect if you are looking for a more contemporary look.  Gray is both classic and timeless.

 
 
An Ikea Kitchen...
 
 
I hope you enjoyed viewing these magnificent kitchens.  You can go bold or add just a hint of color for an instant facelift.  The choice is yours.
 
Thanks for stopping by...
 
Until next time,

 

My French Inspired Work Space

What does your work space look like?  Just because you work at home doesn't mean that your work space shouldn't be beautiful!  Beautiful and functional, that is.  Today I am going to share with you my French inspired work space and some of the projects that went into making it all mine.  All furniture is from my favorite store - Ballard Designs.

Here I have everything I need to get the job done!

Here's my memo board - where I keep everything off my desk!  For a tutorial on how to make this board, check out How to Make a Memo Board.

 
 
I made my dress form, too.  For a tutorial on how to decoupage a dress form, check out my tutorial How to Decoupage.
 
 
 
And finally my artwork.  This was one of my favorite projects.  For a tutorial on how to create this mixed media piece check out DIY Project - Mixed Media Art Project.
 
 
 
 
Organization  is very important, especially in a small space.  To keep all my paper organized, I purchased this magazine/file rack by IKEA.  I turned a nightstand into a printer stand!
 
 
 
So make your office space a place you will enjoy working.  I did!  I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of my world.
 
Until next time...
 
Thanks for stopping by,