Today is the Fourth of July, my all-time favorite holiday, so this is the perfect opportunity to talk about adding a little bit of Independence Day style to your kitchen. Since red, white and blue together make quite a bold statement, it’s no secret to share that clearly a little goes a long way. While these kitchens are by no means Fourth of July themed, I was inspired to find examples of kitchens that embraced any one or more of these significant colors.
This Lake Michigan kitchen designed by Martin Horner uses the color blue as a design element so perfectly. When combined with perimeter cabinets painted white and a dark stained island, the use of this color in select materials adds blue in a way that isn’t overwhelming.
This Windsor Smith kitchen and adjacent dining area takes a bold shade of red and employs it throughout in a series of accents. By introducing pops of red through the chinoiserie-style chairs, lantern and pendant light fixture, tremendous interest is added to the space. The tension that is created by the contrast between the white cabinets, dark stained floors and bright red accents is so appealing. Notice that just these few elements of bold color are all that is needed to add a little drama to an already beautiful space.
The next time you want to add a little bit of color to liven-up a quiet space, you might consider taking some inspiration from the flag by adding a touch of red or blue. What a great statement that would make!