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Mean Green Colour for 2017

Pantone just announced that their 2017 Colour of the Year is going to be Greenery, a punchy “tangy yellow-green” that is much more enlivened than the pastel hues that dominated the 2016 Pantone Colours of the Year (Rose Quartz and Serenity). Expect to see vibrant yellow greens pop up home décor this year, but some people are already ahead of this oncoming trend.

This fun and colourful contemporary Peach Street kitchen, designed by Craig McMahon Architects, is full of edgy inspiration that already makes hard-work of a yellow green very similar to Pantone’s Greenery. The bold contrast of the stainless steel cabinetry to the Greenery paint is balanced by soft hues and wood tones. A quirky vintage sign pulls the look together. You can replicate this kitchen style in your own space by focusing on colour and finishings.


I really love this kitchen’s style because its fun and youthful. Green typically isn’t my colour (I’m big on neutrals), but it gets along so well with the blue walls and blue-undertones in the steel cabinetry and countertops. The upper cabinets are not blue, by the way, they are reflecting the light from the exterior of the home through the glass wall behind the photographer.peachstreet3


Duplicate This Kitchen’s Style:

1. Get A Statement Light Fixture

The wood slatted drum light that functions as a chandelier above the breakfast bar is a key component of the design. Eglo’s Roverato line, featuring wood slats with a glass inner shade, is a very similar look.


2. Match The Backsplash

The kitchen’s glossy green backsplash can be brought to life in your home with a green glass subway tile. Subway tiles, with their classic clean lines, are an easy to install and economical option for kitchen backsplashes. You could opt for a standard 3×6 tile like the one pictured (left) from Modwalls, or a slimmer 1×3 (right) by Susan Jablon.


3. Get A Handle On Steel

Cabinet pulls make a big impact on a kitchen. These sleek timeless contemporary pulls from Richelieu are available in a variety of lengths and suit the stainless steel cabinetry and appliances.


4. For The Love Of Chairs

Crate & Barrel’s Folio Bonded Leather Dining Chair in Kiwi is a fun and functional eye-catcher. With a green to match the backsplash and simple straight edges, it’s a great addition to the kitchen.


5. Add Some Black

Without getting too cliché, black is back; matte black in particular. It’s very hot for 2016 and in a statement kitchen like this one the dark neutral tones will ground the design and balance the strong colors. In the Peach Street kitchen a black kettle, fruit bowl and vintage art piece provide relief from the greens, blues and metallic tones. Consider a fun fluted black fruit bowl from Royal Copenhagen or these oversized vintage inspired black letters from Restoration Hardware.



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1 Comment

  • Reply Rebecca

    That is a very cool kitchen. I don’t know that I could live with it every day, but it sure is beautiful to look at. And I think I’m going to use your #1 idea of adding a statement light.

    March 4, 2016 at 11:53 pm
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