White kitchens have been considered to be timeless and classic for decades. But some savvy homeowners have decided to not play it safe by adding a strong pop of personality in the form of alternate finishes. Various shades of grays and blacks are incredibly popular right now, but blues—in all hues—greens, and even purple have found their way to the pages of Housetrends. See if you have a favorite.
A family room sofa was the inspiration for the color of these cabinets in a Middletown kitchen. Ivory quartz countertops offset the dark blue color.
RESOURCES: Designer Cabinet Creations Design Gallery; Cabinetry Cabinetry by Provines; Countertops Mont Quartz; Backsplash Louisville Tile
Crisp white countertops meet flat-panel gray cabinetry and stainless steel appliances in this remodeled kitchen in a lovingly restored mid- century style home in the Dayton area.
RESOURCES: Contractor and design Centerville Building & Design, Inc.; Motorized window treatments Julie Cochran, Decorating Den Interiors
A Columbus homeowner chose a bold turquoise because she wanted to do something different. She said, “Why can’t we make bold choices about our home and stop worrying about what colors and materials would be good for resale?”
RESOURCES: Contractor Hamilton Contractors; Cabinetry Daso Custom Cabinetry; Countertops Cambria; Backsplash Florida Tile; Island fixtures Feiss, Panic Lighting
This contemporary Cincinnati homeowner brought a purple shoe to a meeting with her builder who then had paint mixed to match. The high-gloss paint gives the wood cabinets the look of lacquered aluminum.
RESOURCES: Cabinetry J&N Distribution and Design; Countertops White quartz; Appliances Custom Distributors; Architect Arcanum Architecture, LLC.; Builder Justin Doyle Homes
Homeowners wanted to respect and restore the rich history of their circa 1850 Cincinnati home. Cabinets were chosen in a black finish to create a nice contrast to the period-appropriate white Carrara marble on the floor, countertops and backsplash.
RESOURCES: Design Legacy Kitchens; Contractor Jim Stegman Construction Company; Architect Beck Architecture
Handcrafted cupboards in this 1848 Federal style home in Waynesville, feature curly maple cabinets accompanied by cabinets painted in linen and moss.
RESOURCES: Cabinetry and design The Workshops of David T. Smith; Contractor JoMack Remodeling; Backsplash Tree of Life and Morning Frost subway tile, Rookwood Pottery; Hood MetalCraft; Appliances Appliance Gallery
A creative and cost-effective solution for updating an outdated Columbus kitchen entailed keeping the white cabinetry while adding a nautical gray-blue built-in hutch and expansive island.
RESOURCES: Contractor Dave Fox Design-Build Remodelers; Cabinetry Custom Wood Products; Flooring White Oak; Countertops Soapstone and Silestone Quartz Lagos Suede, fabricated by Konkus Marble and Granite; Backsplash Statuary Marble Hex by Florida Tile; Lighting Murray Feiss by Northern Lighting
Wanting to restore their kitchen to its original, mid-century style, Cincinnati homeowners made period-appropriate selections with glossy silver cabinets, an orange backsplash tile and a camel-colored Corian countertop.
RESOURCES: Designer Countertops and Cabinetry by Design; Builder Digs; Cabinetry Venicia Capri Steel with Onyx gloss, KraftMaid
A homeowner decided to embrace color when remodeling the kitchen in her Dayton home, saying “I’ve always liked the watered down pale blue hue of aqua.” The charming French country design incorporates crisp white in the countertops and backsplash.
RESOURCES: Design Cabinet Creations Design Gallery; Contractor A-Reliable Services; Cabinetry Cabinetry by Provines, Countertops Frost White quartz, Dark Star Marble & Granite; Backsplash Walker Zanger
Soft gray cabinets contrast nicely with the dark stained floors in this renovated Columbus kitchen. The color palette and design details let the architecturally striking elements shine is this mid-century modern home.
RESOURCES: Contractor and designers Dave Fox Design-Build Remodelers; Cabinetry Omega Dynasty; Countertops Cambria Quartz; Countertop fabricator Konkus; Backsplash tile Emser; Appliances Jack’s Appliance; Lighting Hinkley pendants, Northern Lighting