This is the One Kitchen Trend Chelsea DeBoer Stays Away From

The Down Home Fab co-host reveals her favorite ways to add color to a neutral kitchen design, and her tips are super easy.

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January 31, 2023
As seen on HGTV’s Farmhouse Fabulous, a portrait of Chelsea and Cole DeBoer near their halfway-finished children’s new playhouse in the basement.

As seen on HGTV’s Farmhouse Fabulous, a portrait of Chelsea and Cole DeBoer near their halfway-finished children’s new playhouse in the basement.

Photo by: Jenn Ackerman

Jenn Ackerman

Chelsea DeBoer, Teen Mom 2 reality star and co-host of HGTV’s new series Down Home Fab, says her favorite colors are “black, black, some neutrals and cowhide — I’m counting that as a color.”

When it comes to kitchens, her bold, edgy-meets-glam style is no different. In a recent interview, Chelsea told HGTV there's one design trend she's not the biggest fan of: an all-white kitchen.

Where other designers go neutral, Chelsea layers her spaces with cool personality, natural elements and sleek features. Just check out her chic designs from Season 1 (black granite waterfall islands and all).

Photo by: Jenn Ackerman

Jenn Ackerman

“I like a white kitchen, but I try to do something different because everyone does white kitchens,” says Chelsea. “We went into our season and said, ‘We’re not going to do any white kitchens.’ I think we did one, but I wanted to think outside the box" — which is exactly what she and her husband, co-host Cole DeBoer, do. The duo revamps clients’ homes with an elevated, boho-sleek ambiance.

Photo by: Jenn Ackerman

Jenn Ackerman

How to Give Your Kitchen the Chelsea Touch

For kitchens that are already all-white, Chelsea suggests a few small upgrades: “Incorporate some hardware that’s going to pop, bring in lots of greenery or some fun bar stools if you have an island,” she says.

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As for her favorite recent design trend: “What I've been obsessed with ... is checkerboard tile flooring. It looks very elegant,” she says. “I wish we had that somewhere in our house.”

Catch more of Chelsea and Cole and their cool kitchen style on Down Home Fab, premiering on HGTV Mondays at 9|8c. You can follow them on Instagram at @chelseahouska and @coledeboer.

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