We’re no stranger to the well-documented all-white kitchen trend. Crisp, clean kitchen spaces routinely adorn our Pinboards with their clutter-free style and major editing goals. While our love for the all-white aesthetic is a flame that will never go out, we are, alas, of an adventurous mind. Lately, the color-rich competition has been turning our heads. Bright and bold color pairings are enough to have us daydreaming up some new summer remodel projects. If you’re looking for an easy update to your home kitchen, a simple paint job obliges itself as one of the most affordable and budget-friendly DIYs possible. To get you in the mood, we’ve rounded up a group of imaginative interiors that invite the full color spectrum under their roof. Expertly executed, these original abodes are full of vibrant energy, unexpected embellishments, and timeless sophistication. From edgy dark shades to effervescent pastels, get ready to take things technicolor. Come to the dark side.
Visionary designer Sarah Lavoine is known for her imaginative mastery of color. Pairing exuberant greens with deep jewel tones gives new life to traditional black-and-white fixtures.
Deep indigo is the perfect jewel-toned complement to Nile green.
Look no further than a bold fire-engine red dining room set to give quiet neutrals a swift upgrade. We love the juxtaposition of warm tonal beige with bright crimson.
Pair bold cherry apple red with a quieter, warm neutral.
Brooklyn Decker's art-filled Texas abode is full of décor ideas to steal. For her kitchen remodel, she paired Arabiscato marble with a dark denim-esque cabinet hue. "“I wanted it to look like cookies ’n’ cream," she tells us. Honey-toned woods prove the perfect complement to azure shades.
We asked Brooklyn to share the exact hue of her kitchen. After multiple tries, she landed on this Benjamin Moore moody tone.
This pastel Taiwan family home pairs cool dove grays with pops of natural wood and plucky mint green details. The lavender to sky blue hues blend back sophistication with youthful joie de vivre.
Subtle lavender is a pastel that never feels too precious.
Blush pink and kelly green is one color pairing we're that keeps us consistently enchanted. Made famous by the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, the timeless twosome is perennially chic. This artfully executed kitchen pairs vibrant green with a delicate palette of subtle mint.
Bright kelly green shades give pastels a pop of bold, contemporary flair.
Dark kitchens are having a serious moment. Moody and unexpected, we're all for a paint-it-black motif. Mix up matte and high-sheen lacquer finishes to add depth and extra dimension.
We love the slightly washed-out tonality of Farrow & Ball's off-black shade.
Niklas Hart for Bonytt, design by Cecile Claussen
Color-blocking your kitchen cabinets is a great way to remodel without ever touching the walls. Go for complementary tones in the same color family, with darker shades below to ground the look. Embellish with metallic hardware and a geometric statement pendant to execute the vibe of this streamlined yet spirited space.
Choose varying shades of monochromatic blues and greens to get the jewel-box effect.
Which color combination is your favorite? Are you inspired to try the kitchen color trend, or are you forever true to the all-white aesthetic?