10 brilliant ways to spice up your kitchen with colour

Get cooking with colour in your kitchen

Looking for a recipe to spice up your kitchen’s decor? Here are some colourful ingredients that will add taste, style and lots of drama to any kitchen, large or small.

1. Dramatically delicious!

Photo courtesy of AyA Kitchens.


Above: Consider red a bold neutral! So many colours look good with red. In the kitchen, the colour creates energy and livens up this much lived in space. Kitchen designed by Amy Dillon. Cabinets are Manhattan maple veneer with slab doors in Crimson by AyA Kitchens.


2. Pucker up!

Brigade Professional (formerly Viking) Gas Range in Wasabi. Photo courtesy of Distinctive Appliances.

Brigade Professional ranges come in a wide spectrum of colours. Photo by Karen Kirk.


Above: Brigade Professional gas and electric ranges come in every colour of the rainbow, as well as stainless steel, adding a dramatic touch of colour to an all-white kitchen. Find a retailer through Distinctive Appliances Inc.


3. Sunny and bright

KitchenAid’s Architect Series small appliances.


Above: KitchenAid‘s Architect Series stand mixer (from $500) and five-speed blender (from $200) are so colourful you’ll want to leave them out on your counter for a pretty pop of colour. Shown in yellow and available in over 30 colours.


4. Fresh and vibrant


Above: There’s something so fresh and crisp about designer Jonathan Adler’s Greenwich Green enamel cast-iron apron sink by Kohler. You can almost taste it! Available in four colours. Visit Kohler for retailers.


5. Cool and inviting

Dupont Corian solid-surface countertop in Graphic Blue. Photo courtesy of Willis.


Above: Corian solid-surface countertop material ($50 to $55 per square foot) is non-porous, mould, mildew and bacteria resistant and 100 per cent renewable. Plus, with more than 100 colours available it lends itself to imaginative uses for the kitchen and bath. Visit 4willis.com for retailers.


6. Cooking with colour

Le Creuset Casserole in Fennel Green.


Above: Available in other colours, including cherry, Marseille and Carribean blues and white, Le Creuset cookware is a practical way to add colour to your kitchen. Rectangle casserole with lid, 4.3 L, from $140.


7. A hint of colour

Rubinet 8J Kitchen Faucet. Photo courtesy of Rubinet.


Above: Not ready for a bold colour scheme in your kitchen? Rubinet’s magnetic retractable spray faucet in satin nickel with Maroon accent will add just a dash of colour to your kitchen. Faucet, $919, rubinet.com.


8. The painted kitchen

Beauti-Tone’s creative director Bev Bell suggests serving up sensational colour with any one of these top kitchen colours from Simon Chang’s Oh Canada Collection. Designer’s Series, from $46 per litre, homehardware.ca.

Beauti-Tone Sea and Sky paint.

Beauti-Tone Sea and Sky paint.


Above: Beauti-Tone’s Sea and Sky SC092 is a sensational blue with grey undertones that acts like a neutral and plays well with other hues.

Beauti-Tone Field of Dreams paint.


Above: Beauti-Tone’s Field of Dreams SC080 is a pale yellow full of optimism that is outstanding when paired with grey.

Beauti-Tone Barefoot in the Park.

Above: Beauti-Tone’s Barefoot in the Park SC087 is a refreshing new green with just a hint of mint.

9. Sitting in the sun

Sonny Dining Bench from Crate and Barrel.


Above: The Sonny Yellow bentwood bench, produced by one of the original manufacturers of this classic late-18th-century design, warms to any interior, leaving a small footprint with big impact in a kitchen, an entryway or a sunroom. Sonny Yellow Bench, $599, crateandbarrel.com. Also check out their Vienna bentwood dining chairs, $100 each, crateandbarrel.com.


10. Bold and beautiful

Shelter Furniture’s Aurora Black Circles rug.


Above: Whether it’s by the sink or under the dining table, this Aurora Black Circles rug, hand-tufted in a high-low cut-and-loop pile, is sure to add some punch. Made of 100 per cent poly-acrylic. Aurora Black Circles Rug, 2 by 3 foot, $199; 3.6 by 5.6 foot, $299; 5 by 7.6 foot, $499; and 7.9  by 9.9 foot, $699; Shelter Furniture.

Make your kitchen happy! Be brave and add some colour!

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