A Colorful Kitchen Trend That's Making a Comeback
Designer Lindsey Herod shows how pink and green can shine in any room.
When it comes to Florida design, you can’t go wrong with some bold punches of color. Designer Lindsey Herod wasn’t afraid to take that concept into the kitchen. She combined pale lime green and grapefruit pink with a dash of lemon yellow for a tropical kitchen that is fun, but still practical.
Plan Around a Pattern
“The owners wanted a vibrant Florida kitchen, and we delivered by designing the citrus-colored space around the fabric for the Roman shades (Raoul Textile’s Mandarin in Lime), which we found first,” says Herod.
Let It Shine
“Multiple small pendants hung in a row can get lost in a long, narrow kitchen,” says Herod, who went for impact with a single large chandelier that was custom painted to stand out. “This looks nice from all angles.” It is the room’s main source of the pink grapefruit color, but it doesn't feel out of place because it compliments the pastel green.
Go All In on Green
“This hue reminds me of a margarita!” she says. “Bold choices like this are the most rewarding decisions.” Test out a few shades to make sure the green doesn’t look too electric in your space. Also, revisit the sample during different times of day to make sure you like it in varying light.
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Play with Different Shades
Herod relied on two colors to create depth in the cabinetry. “There’s a slightly darker shade of green drawn outside the paneling of the cabinets and a slightly lighter one inside the paneling,” she notes.
Simplify Everything Else
The white countertops and backsplash, as well as tonal celadon tiles behind the range, keep green the main focus. Glass hardware and polished nickel gooseneck faucets complement the preppy vibe.
Cabinet Base Color: Wales Green (2028-50); benjaminmoore.com
Countertops: Designer White; corian.com
Backsplash: Tiepolo Tileworks Ceramic Tile in Vine; completetile.com
Cabinet Hardware: Vintage Knob and Pull; restorationhardware.com