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 [caption id="attachment_2375" align="aligncenter" width="512"] Dupont Corian solid-surface countertop in Graphic Blue. Photo courtesy of Willis.[/caption] 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 [caption id="attachment_2385" align="aligncenter" width="545"] Le Creuset Casserole in Fennel Green.[/caption] 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 [caption id="attachment_2376" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Rubinet 8J Kitchen Faucet. Photo courtesy of Rubinet.[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_2380" align="aligncenter" width="473"] Beauti-Tone Sea and Sky paint.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2378" align="aligncenter" width="277"] Beauti-Tone Sea and Sky paint.[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_2379" align="aligncenter" width="265"] Beauti-Tone Field of Dreams paint.[/caption] Above: Beauti-Tone's Field of Dreams SC080 is a pale yellow full of optimism that is outstanding when paired with grey. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="274"] Beauti-Tone Barefoot in the Park.[/caption]
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[caption id="attachment_2381" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Sonny Dining Bench from Crate and Barrel.[/caption] 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 [caption id="attachment_2382" align="aligncenter" width="268"] Shelter Furniture's Aurora Black Circles rug.[/caption] 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! Follow me on Twitter: @KKMe123