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Neither too formal, nor too rustic the designer of this kitchen has used color and form to create a bright and welcoming space
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Pale yellow contemporary kitchen

It's strange how some color names seem to roll off the tongue perhaps it's a reflection of how well our senses respond to the moods and qualities they evoke.

In this kitchen, pale creamy yellows, soft sage greens and warm cocoa browns combine to create a space that is both light and welcoming, says designer Albert Carey, ASID, of Sonoma Kitchen and Bath.

"The homeowners had a sophisticated taste in color it's pleasing when people opt for definite colors, rather than going for the least offensive option," he says.


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Pale yellow contemporary kitchen

"They were also specific about what else they wanted lots of storage space and a look that was classic but not formal, and casual but not rustic."

The painted maple cabinetry features doors in a simple Shaker style the only ornament is an understated line of beading. Sea grass limestone, in a honed finish, tops the island and perimeter cabinetry.

"If limestone can be said to have softness and texture, then this stone does there's nothing harsh or reflective about it," says Carey.

Pale yellow contemporary kitchen cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, flooring, interior design, kitchen, real estate, room, orange, brown
Pale yellow contemporary kitchen

Appliances, such as a commercial-style cooktop, Thermador oven, integrated microwave and large refrigerator, are placed to form an efficient work triangle.

Sonoma Kitchen and Bath showroom: 1480 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 11am to 4pm and by appointment), phone (707) 526 3535. Website: www.sonomakitchenandbath.com.

Apr 04, 2008
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