Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Go big red?



Would you?

HERE.

44 comments:

jamieofalltrades said...

Yup! I have so much red in my kitchen it looks like this. Red is the best color for a kitchen. Go big or go home.

RJ said...

Would I? Hells, yeah. :-)

Anonymous said...

I can't argue it's pretty but no, I'm red-walled out from the early 2000's. I'd enjoy it at a vacation house but not something I had to spend so much time in day in/out.

Cristina said...

*shouting* "A LITTLE LOUDER!"

anyway, I love red. red cabinets are the jam.

my favorite and my best said...

it's beautiful. there is so much pretty out there though. what about the miles redd shiny green kitchen in this months HB? i can't decide what i want ever b/c i look at too many pictures of beautiful rooms. white, red, charcoal gray, green...the possibilities are endless. i say why NOT! but then again, we are in the market for a new house and if i had a nickel for every time someone told me that my idea of painting all the hardwoods in the house white would detract potential buyers if we ever wanted sell i could afford 50 houses.

Brandi said...

This is fantastic! I personally couldn't do red, and given my blue addiction, I'd probably paint it all some pretty shade of blue.

That's just how I roll.

Lauren Corbyn said...

I remember learning, in seventh grade, that there are certain "hungry" colors. Yellow, red and brown (anyone up for some Mickie D's?). I don't think I'd want my kitchen to make me hungry.

And My Favorite and My Best: what is UP with that? Starting to look for a house and all I want to do is paint the outdated, unfortunate wood trim in all the houses. One realtor advertised with "original, unpainted wood!" I'll be painting. A fact my husband finds totally unnecessary.

Mrs. Limestone said...

I would never but it works here.

RLG said...

It's very pretty, but I would not want to wake up to this every morning. I need to ease into my day.

Iheartfashion said...

I love a red kitchen.

RobtW said...

Sure ...but the itsy-bitsy, spidery chandelier needs to be Esty-ed.

Anonymous said...

I agree w Anonymous -- it's pretty, but no.

Alicia said...

Yes! My cabinets are currently red (painted by the previous owner). The paint is a bit flat, but with a fresh coat I bet I could make them look a bit brighter! (I only wish my kitchen actually looked like this) :)

home before dark said...

I would say yes to red if it makes you happy. I live with red in every room of my house. At almost 60, I'm too old for beige.

Anonymous said...

Ab so fuckin lutely!

Penelope Bianchi said...

Love the red........but really hate the silver (chrome?) hinges!! just paint them to match the cabinets......for Heaven's sake! Love the bronze knobs......but what's up with the hinges????

I have red, blue and yellow cabinets in my kitchen!

Those guys are right about painting all that icky wood!!

Katie said...

I've had this photo saved in my "inspiration" file for a while now and LOVE it. I don't know if I'd ever have the courage to actually have a bright red kitchen but this photo proves that it works.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I could never, because I'm not a huge fan of red, but it looks great there.

Anonymous said...

My kitchen is too small for red but it looks lovely and cozy here in a room that could otherwise feel cavernous. I have to say, though, that I'd need some other, nearby rooms to be a little "quieter" since this could be rather stimulating and I'd need somewhere -- especially on hot summer days -- where I could simply "chill."

Anonymous said...

Kitchens are the new chapels. They're designed for extravagance and worship.

Even though no one cooks.

susie q said...

Nope. I crave a gray kitchen.

Anonymous said...

No. I hate the color red and I hate mostly built-in kitchens.

sherry said...

I would, but not with the stainless steel. Enamel instead. Also, agree about the hinges and the light fixture is a little too twee for my liking. Otherwise, love it all.

The Countess of Nassau County said...

If I moved into this house the kitchen would stay EXACTLY as is.

Travel Diva said...

I love it! Not sure I would be brave enough to do in my own kitchen though.

ita-darling said...

but of course!

Lisa said...

Only if Pottery Barn says to.

kat said...

Yes. I've red open shelves which look great. And great appliances like a shiny cherry red Kitchen Aid. Works for me!

David said...

It looks like an orangey Chinese red on my screen. I absolutely would.

kate salenfriend said...

It looks great, but for someone else.
Figured out many years ago that I don't wear red or navy and I don't decorate with them either.
One makes me crazy and the other depresses me.

That Other Jean said...

Not for me, though it looks great in that kitchen. Too hard on my early morning eyeballs. If it were cobalt blue, I'd be right there.

olivine said...

The kitchen is beautiful...the color looks like an off-red, the hinges are great, the knobs are appropriate....it is classic (well, ok, not the chandelier, but everything else) and tasteful.I love it.

Seven Spelled Out said...

I love the red. Maybe it would give me the energy needed to do the dishes.

Keri said...

Oh yeah, that is pure sexy:-) and I'm not even a big red fan.

Anonymous said...

I like red in other people's homes, but not my own. I'd like to think I would be bold enough to go for cobalt blue or kelly green cabinets, but it's a big commitment and I think I would be too afraid I would get sick of them.

Penelope Bianchi said...

I get to say what color this red is......unless someone is older or has been a decorator.......(a real one) for more than 40 years.......)

This is not just "red"

This is what I would call "Venetian Red" which was originally made from natural substances.........as it was called........ "madder"red.

It is a great red......I think it looks great in the kitchen.....but the silver hinges announcing themselves to the bronze knobs........would upset me every morning! ( No fighting! in the morning! in the kitchen)!!!

How can we have breakfast in peace if the hinges are fighting with the knobs??

EEEEK!!

Just my thoght!

CDS said...

so I love love love chandeliers in unexpected places---and vibrant colors...so this is heaven!

Anonymous said...

I'm craving a gray kitchen, too. Soooo soothing and would make me want to hang out in there all day (is that a good or a bad thing?)

Margaret said...

I have had enough of red. Enough! I don't know if it's because of all the neutral decor I've been drooling over lately. Red is an active, vibrant color and I lean more towards the calm and soothing these days. Red dining room walls are OUT!

Hanako66 said...

hell yes!

Anonymous said...

Of course. This kitchen is actually orangey-red. Orange is an appetite stimulant. For all of you out there interested in blue kitchens, save blue for the bathroom. When it comes to food, blue is subconsciously associated with poison and decay. Also, the reason people have visceral reactions to peach walls is that peach makes us think of skin. Yum.

Anonymous said...

Red is used in fast-food places. Why? It makes people hurry up and leave. It encourages faster turnaround.

I don't think working in a red kitchen is going to be relaxing.

Silk sheet said...

Yes! I love the look. It's kind of a reminder to put some bright colors in your food. Always makes the food look more tasty.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

I would. Its gorgeous!