If fall were a color, it could only be orange.
The color of leaves, pumpkins, Mario Batali’s Crocs….
OK, maybe not that last one, but spending more time indoors inevitably means spending more time in my favorite place in the world — the kitchen. I’ve got it on the brain.
So how come orange so rarely enters the lexicon of kitchen design?
Certainly it’s not a traditional pick, but that makes orange a natural choice for those looking to add an element of surprise or distinction to their kitchens.
It’s amazingly versatile in its styling, creating anywhere from vintage or contemporary looks.
Gain some inspiration from these kitchen photos I gleaned from houzz.com. Some are ORANGE kitchens and others are simply kitchens with orange in them.
But think beyond bright orange. This burnt version adds a lot of warmth to the kitchen.
Consider an accent wall for a quieter statement.
Orange cabinets definitely set you apart in a sea of white and dark kitchens.
If you can’t commit to orange — or any color for that matter — keep your palette neutral and rely on lesser elements, like furniture and accessories, to provide pops of citrus.
And though small, this orange backsplash provides a WOW focal point.
Perhaps the most subtle touch of color you can add is in lighting. I love this idea.
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