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Busiest room in the home deserves a little color. Get some inspiration. 

something blue 

Black glass beads, popular in the Victorian era, bring noir-glam to a traditional kitchen.
Paint color:
 “Woodlawn blue” by Benjamin Moore 

pretty in (hot) pink

A gutsy color can help create a cohesive space. 

Paint color: “

Melrose pink” by Benjamin Moore  

in the limelight

Use a bright colored wall (and extend it to the doorway) to frame the view of a room.

Paint color (wall):

 “Exotic lime” by Benjamin Moore 

mix it up

Bright yellow wallpaper in a classic motif complements the turquoise wall color and creates a happy kitchen. The rug seamlessly ties all the colors together.

Paint color: “

Arsenic in eggshell modern emulsion” by Farrow and Ball 


 “Harlem Toile de Jouy” by Studio Printworks

capitalize on space

A minimalist black-and-white palette creates a clean backdrop, making the crowded countertops—and even the space above the cabinet—homey instead of busy.

Paint color (cabinet and trim):

Porch and floor alkyd high gloss enamel in “Patio White” by Benjamin Moore

Paint color (chalkboard paint):

Studio Finishes chalkboard paint” by Benjamin Moore


PGM “Cape Cod” by Mario’s True Value Home Center 

kitschy kitchen

Although the centerpiece of this kitchen is the flowery wallpapered fridge, the blue walls create a perfect sky blue.

Paint color (walls):

 “Sea mist green” by Benjamin Moore  


“Guermantes” by Brunschwig & Fils