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Color in the Kitchen

Author: Shawndrea Corbin
Issue: May, 2013, Page 52
Designed by Catherine Monaghan of Kitchens Southwest, these lemon-lime-colored cabinets accent the colorful tiled backsplash.


Pop! Pow! Blamo! Even a small splash of bold color can give a kitchen that extra oomph. Color can come in the form of a commitment, demonstrated through dazzling countertops, bold backsplashes and distinct cabinets. Or, it can make its appearance in a more modest application, through brightly toned small appliances and gadgets, as easy to change as the paint on the walls. 

We recommend assessing your own color comfort level and proceeding from there. When bringing new hues into the kitchen, it’s important to retain and build upon the predetermined finished look. See a sampling of pigment-packed kitchen fare on the pages ahead.

The Apple Martini quartz countertop from Caesarstone adds a citrus-fresh twist to the kitchen.

Made of volvic lava stone extracted from volcanoes in France, this countertop from Pyrolave (shown in a vibrant orange) comes in glossy and matte finishes.
Pyrolave’s volvic lava stone is available in more than 30 colorways, including this pale blue. The stone’s unique composition allows it to be cut in extra-long lengths, eliminating the need for seams.

New from Elmira Stove Works, the Northstar French-Door Refrigerator channels a retro 1950s vibe, while offering the amenities of contemporary appliances. Available in full- and cabinet-depth models, the appliance features a filtered water dispenser, ice maker and is Energy Star efficient.
This cast iron cookware set by Le Creuset is shown here in the company’s Caribbean coloring. The handles on the round French oven are heat resistant to 500 degrees F. The set is dishwasher safe and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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The Kuhn Rikon KochBlume spill stopper lids were invented in Germany and are designed to stop water from boiling over. Made from silicone, the lids are heat resistant to 400 degrees F., fit pan diameters of 6 to 10 inches and are dishwasher and microwave safe.

The Chantal Yellow Bridge Teakettle from Crate and Barrel features the brand’s signature flip whistle cap along with a “stay-cool” handle and knob. The cheery canary-hued kettle is suitable for most stovetops, including induction.

The IMUSA Citrus Juicer comes in yellow, green and orange color options, and is designed with a single, easy-to-operate lever for juicing. Non-slip rubber feet and a cast iron base create stability. The juicer features a stainless steel strainer to separate seeds and pulp as extracted juice pours into a stainless steel cup.

Part of KitchenAid’s Artisan Stand Mixer line, this model is available in Blueberry, Watermelon, Toffee and Canopy Green (shown). With a variety of attachments, the mixer also can be used to make fresh pasta, stuffed sausage, and even creamy ice cream.

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