Kitchen Color Design Ideas

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Make it happy, too, with vibrant colors and hot new hues.
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Reclaimed Wood + Ruby-Red Metal

Farmhouse meets industrial in this wonderful table and chair combo. Colors and materials are also blended throughout the rest of the kitchen to create an inviting atmosphere.

Aqua and Jade

The glass-top island reflects the homeowner's love of Jadeite dishware, while the repurposed memo board adds the perfect touch of vintage charm.

Symmetrical Midcentury Style

Balance is met in design and color in this charming kitchen. The mod rectangles work beautifully with the grayish-blue cabinetry, stainless sink and oblong drawer hardware.

Zesty Lime

It took just a touch of boldness to add a ton of fun to this modern home. Design by Lori Dennis

A Little Color Goes a Long Way

In this cozy Mediterranean-inspired space, a shapely table, cabinet door trim and some hardware provide the perfect pop of personality. Design by Erica Islas

Use Accessories for Color

Flowers, fruit and farmhouse antiques spread vintage charm in this traditional-style kitchen. Design by Jane Ellison

Parrot Green

Don't be afraid to mix and match. This pro-style kitchen cleverly combines rich wood, modern stainless and a fun punch of neon. The durable countertops are made of a compound quartz material.

Hot Pepper

Rich, spicy colors can liven up any space, but even more so in a kitchen where they'll add to the energy of cooking and entertaining. Courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

A Squirt of Spicy Mustard

Desirable contemporary amenities are highlighted by earthy mosaic glass tiles and rich wood cabinetry.

A Little Lilac

Normally reserved for the bedroom or bathroom, regal purple is making its way into the kitchen. The soothing palette makes a great setting for a friendly tea party or a romantic evening meal.

Old Meets New

This urban setting mixes authentic prewar materials and modern amenities. Warm-toned lacquered cabinets blend smoothly with the natural hardwoods and stainless steel finishes.

Marooned Island

The richly stained island adds a focal point to the warm wood tones and tapestry patterns in this Old World, Euro-style kitchen. Design by Kathryn Greeley.

Mediterranean Contemporary

The rich aqua backsplash adds depth to the contrasting dark and light surroundings.

Plan for Future Decorating

Use the feature color in items that are relatively easy and inexpensive to change; this will make it a breeze to redecorate when you want a new look. Design by Ackerman Interiors

Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Apple?

The simplest way to add color to a neutral palette is with a few bold-colored barstools.

Subtle Touches Can Make the Difference

A black and white palette can look very sophisticated. To keep the look highly developed, match shapes as well as colors.

Let Your Collection Be Your Color

Sophisticated white cabinetry and Carrera marble surfaces are accented with blue and white antique Staffordshire dishware. Design by Gail Drury

Cheerful Caribbean

The heart of the home should also be the happiest part of the home. Use a vibrant hue to evoke a smile and a feeling of tranquility. Curtesy of Sherwin-Williams