Not Another Blue Kitchen

Striking teal cabinets add to the fun in this San Francisco Bay Area cookspace. Take the tour with HGTV Magazine.

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Teal Kitchen With a Patterned Gray Backsplash

Colorful Kitchen in California With a Gorgeous Tile Backsplash

HGTV Magazine presents this Spanish-style kitchen in California with gray patterned backsplash tiles, teal cabinets and an island.

Photo by: David Tsay

David Tsay

California Family's Kitchen With a Teal Banquette

Teal and White Kitchen With a Banquette

This family's transitional teal kitchen with a custom banquette was featured in HGTV Magazine.

Photo by: David Tsay

David Tsay

The Story

Thomas Templeton, a tech exec, and Jennifer Pollock, a freelance writer — and their kids, Colin and Jack, 5, and Owen, 2 — dove into rich color when they renovated the kitchen in their California home. “We went for a bold color because, after all, it’s just paint!” says Jennifer.

Designer Clara Jung (of Banner Day Interiors) pointed the couple in the direction of this saturated teal (Dark Teal by Benjamin Moore), and though Thomas says his style is pretty conservative, he loves the result. "We wanted a primary-color kitchen with a twist," says Thomas. "You see a lot of blue kitchens, but not like this!"

Sunlight Central

The Spanish-style house was built in 1935, and the kitchen hadn’t been updated since the ’90s. Jennifer and Thomas thought about adding more cabinetry over the sink but opted to keep this long row of windows to maximize the natural light.

California Kitchen With Gray Patterned Tiles and Teal Cabinets

Colorful, Fun Kitchen in a Spanish-Style Home

HGTV Magazine presents this Spanish-style kitchen in California with gray patterned backsplash tiles, teal cabinets and an island.

Photo by: David Tsay

David Tsay

Arches Everywhere

Clara suggested curved panels on the cabinets as a nod to the home’s original architectural details, which include an arch above the breakfast nook. Now the space looks totally unique, says Jennifer. “We have three young kids, so we wanted it to be just as loud and as fun as our family.”

White Contemporary Kitchen With Walnut Stools and Teal Cabinets

White and Teal Transitional Kitchen With Counter Seating

HGTV Magazine presents this white and teal blue kitchen with modern wood counter stools, pendant lights and an arched alcove above the breakfast nook.

Photo by: David Tsay

David Tsay

Not-So Basic Backsplash

The couple chose gray-and-white tiles that wouldn’t compete with the color of the cabinets. “They feel like something that would have been in the home originally, which we love,” says Thomas. Each medallion is made of four 8-inch-square tiles from Fireclay Tile.

Stove Area With a Patterned Backsplash in a Spanish-Style Kitchen

Transitional Kitchen With a Patterned Backsplash and Teal Cabinets

HGTV Magazine presents this transitional, Spanish-style kitchen in California with a stainless steel stove in an arched alcove with patterned backsplash tiles and teal cabinets.

Photo by: David Tsay

David Tsay

Spacious Seating

The family loves having friends over for impromptu pizza parties. Thanks to a spacious banquette and counter seating, everyone has a place to sit and hangout.

White and Teal Breakfast Nook With an Arched Wall and Banquette

Transitional White Kitchen With a Teal Banquette

HGTV Magazine presents this transitional kitchen with a teal built-in banquette, arched alcoves and a pedestal dining table.

Photo by: David Tsay

David Tsay

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