8 Red Kitchens With an Appetite for Color

Rev up your appetite and energize your kitchen with this fiery hue.

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November 25, 2014
By: Virginia Switzer

Photo By: Eric Piasecki Photography LLC

Photo By: Geoffrey Hodgdon

Photo By: Designer, Christopher J. Grubb

Photo By: Designer, Judith Balis

Photo By: Designer, Roger Zierman

Contemporary Kitchen

This cozy kitchen uses rust red walls to anchor the design, which features warm textures and salvaged accents. An eclectic mix of golds, browns, greens and whites is showcased against the welcoming hue, while layered lighting makes the space glow in the evenings. Design by Susan Fredman

Eclectic Breakfast Nook

A custom red leather bench seat adds a burst of energy to this dining area. In this design, less red is more. The bold punch of color entertains the eye through intricate window treatments and subtle lighting detail. Design by Kate Ridder

Modern Kitchen

Lacquered white cabinets and quartz countertops pop against a bold crimson backdrop, giving this room a contemporary Asian vibe. The glass backsplash shields the bright wall from wear. Design by Andreas Charalambous

Mediterranean Kitchen

Vibrant reds combined with earthy greens and golden yellows give this hacienda a rustic-chic charm. The Mediterranean style is characterized by aged textures and an oversized area for prepping large family meals. Design by Ashley Astleford

Spanish-Style Kitchen

Outfitted with gourmet amenities, this kitchen utilizes a bold color combination to rev up your appetite. Red tiled countertops against a yellow wall accentuate the Spanish-themed aesthetic. Photo by Greg Weiner. Design by Christopher J. Grubb

Cottage Kitchen

Red walls and white beadboard detail make this kitchen feel intimate and inviting without overwhelming. For the color-shy, putting a pop of red in the kitchen is a great place to begin incorporating color in your home. Design by Judith Balis

Industrial Modern Kitchen

Red is associated with fire and heat. When preparing food, red countertops give the perception of warmth, therefore tricking your senses and heightening your appetite. For balance, mix cool gray with this bold hue. Design by Roger Zierman

Rustic Kitchen

An earthy red paired with wood tones can warm a room. This red island with beadboard design is the perfect element for a charming country kitchen. A rustic range and exposed wooden beams add depth to the architectural scheme.

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