Noticed and admired of late: bright-spot kitchens in shades of turmeric, mustard, and marigold. Here are 10 standouts ranging in style from urban contemporary to vintage beach cottage, all accented in invitingly warm and sunny—and decidedly not mellow—yellows.
Above: Interior designer Lonika Chande painted this new kitchen in multiple coats of Paper & Paint Library’s “Indian yellow” Muga in a glossy finish. See the project in A London Designer’s Remodel for a Demanding Client (Her Mother). Photograph by Simon Brown. Above: Master cabinetmakers KBH of Copenhagen outfitted this kitchen in Frederiksberg, Denmark, with a shiny sink and breakfast counter the color of curry. The cabinets are oak; the counter is glazed lava stone. Photograph by Gyrithe Lemche. Above: Custom cabinets by Uncommon Projects extend beyond the kitchen in this Victorian terrace house remodel in London designed by MW Architects. Explore the design in Kitchen of the Week: A Boundary-Breaking Remodel in Hampstead Heath. Photograph by Jocelyn Low from Uncommon Projects. Above: Bright Formica and birch plywood meet geometric tile in a South London design by Koivu, a husband-and-wife-run kitchen company based in Kent, England. Above: A kindred design, The Scandinavian Kitchen by UK kitchen company Papilio has stainless steel counters: “Our client wanted a colorful, social space that was also functional for constant use.” Above: This NYC loft, a collaboration between Architecture Durusoy and construction firm Robertson-Tait, won a Remodelista Considered Design Award in the Best Professional Kitchen category. Read about it in A Sunny Kitchen. Above: Salvage specialists Retrouvius of London used a natural stone backsplash in this West London kitchen. Go to Masters of Salvage to see another standout remodel of theirs. Photograph by Michael Sinclair.