We see so many white and gray kitchens these days that this vivid blue kitchen in East Moriches, New York, really jumped out at me. The homeowner says she was going for “a French blue, with a little purple in it, although I never met a blue I didn’t like.” Decorative paintings she commissioned like this one on the pantry door make the room even more colorful.
Not only did they paint the cabinets and woodwork to match a pair of candlesticks the homeowner loved (which you can see in the photo below, on the counter), but they threw in some blue tile for the backsplash and blue fabric for the banquette. That’s a lotta blue!
She says she doesn’t really cook much but wanted her new kitchen to be the family gathering place. Her granddaughter told her if she ever sells the house, she has to make the new owners promise not to change a thing.
Would you be brave enough to try something this bold? Read the interview with the designers and homeowner and see more of the photos by Trevor Tondo at House Beautiful.