Color Trends from the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

Color Trends from the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

It is my pleasure to introduce Linda Holt and summarize her color and design contributions. A former professional photographer, an interior designer and color expert in the US located north of Boston, Massachusetts, Linda possesses two different Color Expert certifications and holds an esteemed position by serving on the Benjamin Moore Color Advisory board. She has been featured in both House Beautiful Magazine and The Huffington Post for her color expertise as well as earned a coveted spot as “designer of the Day” in Elle Décor magazine. She writes a weekly design blog and is the Home Consultant and regular contributor to Merrimack Valley Magazine sharing decorating tips and design trends

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Kitchen Happiness

My growing years in a small house gave the impression that a kitchen is about a short and sweet countertop, some drawers and shelves, a gas stove, and a small fridge in a corner. Several years later, my mother ensured that our new home had natural light flowing in in all the rooms. She picked a yellow with a hint of ochre for the kitchen that somehow looked brighter through the day.  Although the space was compact, yellow cabinet doors and drawers matched with light brown wooden shelves made it appear warm, comfortable and roomy.

As I entered the kitchen each morning, I felt cheerful. Warmth and coziness were synonymous with this attractive shade of yellow.

Here’s a beautiful thought after my own heart, yet it misses something. How about you?

Good times are created not just with good food and good people but also within a happy environment. So would a yellow kitchen inspire warmth and cheer?

White would work well for a small kitchen. if we then accessorize it with colors of our choice and pretty little things, it will transform into a welcoming space. 

An eclectic style would be amazing for a small kitchen space as well. What do you think?

How about a blue kitchen? Would you like to cook or serve here?

Or would you dare to be different and opt for a grey or a red or even experiment with dark colors like the pic below?

I would love to hear your thoughts. And do take a moment to ponder on this when you pick your color!