What’s Cooking in the Kitchen? Color!

October 31, 2014

Text by Lynda Simonton 

While I get a peek of all the projects featured in the magazine, I really don’t have a feel for how the stories are all going to pull together until the issue arrives at our office. When the postman delivers the first box of magazines hot off the press it feels a bit like Christmas morning. We all stop what we are doing and see how our work translated to the page. The recent New England Home November-December issue was particularly rich with unique design, and nowhere was this more evident than in the featured kitchens. Two of the kitchens sported pretty green painted cabinetry, and a charming butler’s pantry was dressed in a bright color as well. Is this a trend—or merely a coincidence? New Englanders are fiercely loyal to their white kitchens, but perhaps we’re ready for something a bit different?

The beautiful green in this Vermont kitchen is described by designer Tiffany Eastman as “a cross between Kelly Green and Vermont Green—classic and timeless yet unexpected. There’s nothing about it that is run-of-the-mill, and it inspired the feeling, practicality, and timelessness of the rest of the decor.”

green kitchen

Photography by Michael Partenio

This country kitchen in a Maine retreat has soft green cabinet bases tempered with white upper cabinets. The two-tone look is a great way to bring some color to the kitchen without overwhelming.

country kitchen

Photography by Trent Bell

The kitchen of this classic home is white, but things get a little crazy with this turqouise butler’s pantry!

blue butlers pantry

Photography by Michael J. Lee

Red is not for the feint-hearted, but for those willing to take the risk. Here red and metal cabinetry contrast to many shades of gray, including the sleek stainless-steel backsplash.

red kitchen

Photography by Trent Bell

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