Published at Sunday, June 24th 2018, 03:11:10 AM. Cabinet. By Randolph Evans.
The walnut cabinets and ceiling treatment provide enveloping warmth and contrast with the light gray concrete countertops, backsplash and floor. Similarly, a wall with several large windows brings enough light into this Denver kitchen that the homeowners were able to go on the darker side with the finishes. That includes a moody stain on the white oak cabinets, richly multicolored blue tiger’s-eye countertops and lots of steel on the island.
Flat-panel rift-cut white oak cabinets in a natural stain join backsplashes and countertops made of large Carrara marble to establish a weightless palette that enhances sunlight. You’d be hard-pressed to argue that Utah kitchen doesn’t come off as warm and inviting. That large iroko wood island countertop looks more beckoning than a roaring fireplace. The rest of the wood tones, mixed with light green paint and blue-green backsplash tile, push the stay-awhile vibe even further.
When we say orange, we do not intend to turn your kitchen into the set of That 70s Show! Orange kitchen cabinets can instantly infuse playfulness and brightness in a kitchen that is dark and unexciting. Even a single kitchen cabinet in orange will make its presence felt, and it is an easy way to infuse burnt orange accent into your kitchen. Much like purple, orange is another shade that needs balance and looks best when used in moderation. Combine it with simple grey, white or even very light shades of blue to achieve this elusive poise.
This rich cabinet color might make some spaces feel dark and heavy. But with a soaring white ceiling, light wood flooring, a generous amount of smoky gray wall, backsplash tile, and an expansive floor plan, the look comes off as nothing but bright and open.