First up is this warehouse space in London that details a yellow colour blocked wall which serves to zone that section of the open plan space. In some ways this block of yellow also works as a backdrop to the kitchenalia that hangs from the wall; it’s a frame to the contents of the kitchen. This is a clever way to introduce colour as it makes a feature out of an existing architectural element of the room – the yellow wall visually breaks the kitchen area from the rest of the staircase and hallway on either side. The second idea is to bring a bold and bright introduction of yellow into a space through an appliance. Often we rush to conceal appliances for fear that they are ugly but with the right design they can be perfect for making a colour statement. I like how the bright yellow fridge’s retro design brings an element of surprise to an otherwise refined country-style kitchen – this is what makes the space memorable. Finally, we travel to the Australian home of Katie Graham whose kitchen uses yellow accents to visually break the high kitchen cabinetry. If the splashback had been white then the cabinet and splashback would have blended into one resulting in a visually dull space; the introduction of yellow brings the feeling of space to the room as it gives depth to the white cabinets that dominate the space.
My favourite is number two as I love the mix of refined and playful style. Which of the three takes on a yellow kitchen do you like best?