By Domino Staff

Published on December 14, 2014

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

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Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

something blue 

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

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Photography by ANGELA MOORE

pretty in (hot) pink

A gutsy color can help create a cohesive space. 
 

Paint color: "

Melrose pink" by Benjamin Moore  

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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 

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Photography by LAURA RESEN

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 

Wallpaper:

 “Harlem Toile de Jouy” by Studio Printworks

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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

Wainscoting:

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

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Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

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  

Wallpaper:

“Guermantes” by Brunschwig & Fils