Thursday, February 12, 2009

I heart 'Red' Kitchens.

Do you guys watch the HGTV's 'House Hunter International' TV show? I recently watched this episode on Sao Paulo Search in Brazil. Vinnie (the house hunter) was living with his sister for 5 years & was looking to buy a new one bedroom condo. He finally finds a condo of his choice and decides to renovate the entire flat. I fell in love with his kitchen. He used red tiles, state of the art stainless steel appliances, and white cabinets.

After seeing that show, I developed a new taste of using 'Red' in the Kitchen. In my family, we always hung out in the kitchen. It is the heart of our home. Red can instantly increase the energy level & works well in a social gathering space. Red can be used as an accent or as a primary color in the Kitchen.

This small Kitchen was featured in Marie Claire Maison. I love the Red cabinets juxtaposed against the White background.

From Sunset Magazine. Love the Red and Orange Backsplash tiles. The bright geometric tiles work very well with the stainless steel appliances, the black countertops, and the light oak cabinets.

This is my fav. The above pic was featured in the Arch Digest, designed by Ted Turner. The kitchen design is based on a historical Spanish colonial homes of Mexico. I love the red and white decorative tile work.

The above kitchen is designed by , featured in House Beautiful.
Here, Red is used as an Accent color. The toile draperies, the pillow cushions, the knobs on the oven/gas range (check the 1st pic), and the window treatments are accentuated with Red accessories. The Vaughan's Pagoda red tole lantern hanging from the ceiling looks classy. This French styled kitchen looks so sophisticated, soft, elegant and inviting.


erin@designcrisis said...

Thanks for voting on the barstools!

I love red, too, especially in kitchens. So warm and inviting!

Alicia said...

Here are ideas for tile mural installations , tips on framing the tiles and using field tiles to coordinate with the mural.. Considering the use of found vintage labels and a great way to showcase retro art.

anusha said...

Erin: No probs.. My pleasure.
Alicia, Thanks for including your site's link. I just checked it out, and you have done an amazing job installing the art work as Murals/tiles etc.

Anonymous said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.


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