The color palette in the Room of the Week isn’t obvious at first glance because there aren’t any colors that really stick out. Instead, the natural materials used to build the kitchen create the color palette. And the designer used them in such subtle ways so instead of noticing specific colors you just notice how warm the room looks together.
The biggest trick the designer used was to move the colors around the room…no color stands alone:
- The blue/gray/green colors found in veining in the marble (you can see a close-up here) and in the patinated oven hood are carried through to the other side of the room with simple throw pillows. The green built-in cabinet (see it here) also carries that warm green tone.
- The coppery leather bar stools mimic the copper pots hanging overhead, and the coppery-toned wood flooring. And look right at home with the natural wood in the cabinetry and ornate side table.
- The white walls are a creamy warm shade that plays nicely with all the other warm tones.
Want a similar look in your home? Focus on the using the natural materials in your kitchen as the color palette, and then make sure you carry them throughout the room with additional accessories and furnishings. And, even though this kitchen was fairly expensive to create I found some more affordable look-alikes.
What do you think of the color palette? Blue and orange are my go-to color combination, and I love the way they were warmed up in this room.