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Bolder kitchen design is on the front burner

 

Bolder kitchen design is on the front burner

POSTED BY administrator on Feb 7 under kitchen

Bolder kitchen design is on the front burner
News from Fort Worth Star Telegram:

Some like it hot, but when it comes to kitchen design, most of us don’t dare to boldly go where no one has gone before. A little edgy with backsplashes, maybe. A lime spatula or even a KitchenAid mixer in raspberry, why not? But an aqua fridge? Or a radiant orchid range? Seriously?

Seriously. This is not for the design timid. This is about the anti-white kitchen, that classic that remains most picked, in spite of what design editors may want.

White is not at all what Pasadena, Calif., homeowners Karen and Brian Frid-Madden wanted. They envisioned an almost Alice in Wonderland-like gathering place for their two small daughters. They are also huge fans of the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán (known for expansive planes of color even on the facades of buildings), so color fit right in.

“Barragán used color to augment his mastery of space and light within his designs,” says Elina Katsioula-Beall of DeWitt Designer Kitchens, who worked with the Frid-Maddens. “This, coupled with the theme of bringing the outdoors in by using the cabinetry to evoke fuchsia flower beds, gave us a unique starting point.”

For the design, Katsioula-Beall teamed a neon palette with iridescent tiles, silver painted backsplash and stainless steel, which she says absorb the vibrant hues “like tinted chameleons as the play of…………… continues on Fort Worth Star Telegram

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