Painting a kitchen yellow is one of the simplest ways to bring cheer and warmth into the room where you prepare food and your friends gather.
In designer Hendricks’s design, she keeps the walls traditionally white, and instead paints the cabinets and trim a brilliant yellow (Babouche from Farrow & Ball), making the yellow a feature of the kitchen, rather than the background.
The color can be intense, and unless you really love yellow, you may want to keep it on the walls or on accent pieces. However, the beauty of this color in this specific home is that Hendricks pulled it in from the meadow outside, so it connects the interior and exterior environments. The yellow even deepens over the course of the day, as if the sun were setting inside this west side kitchen.
For those who prefer a pop of color, check out the reserved use of yellow in this bedroom: accented by the pillow, echoed by the patterns on the quilt, and is gently reflected in the blond wood of the bed frame. The background colors, from floor to ceiling, emphasize the bed without making it an overwhelming feature in the design. That egg cup stool by Mark Tuckey is lovely, too!
If you need help with making your favorite color an integral and happy part of your space, contact me and let’s talk!