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Trend Alert: Sunny Yellow Kitchens, 10 Favorites

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Trend Alert: Sunny Yellow Kitchens, 10 Favorites

August 7, 2020

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.

Trend Alert Sunny Yellow Kitchens 10 Favorites Interior designer Lonika Chande painted this new kitchen in multiple coats of Paper & Paint Library&#8\2\17;s &#8\2\20;Indian yellow&#8\2\2\1; Muga in a glossy finish. See the project in A London Designer&#8\2\17;s Remodel for a Demanding Client (Her Mother). Photograph by Simon Brown.
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.
Trend Alert Sunny Yellow Kitchens 10 Favorites 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: 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.
Trend Alert Sunny Yellow Kitchens 10 Favorites 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: 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.
Trend Alert Sunny Yellow Kitchens 10 Favorites 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: 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.
Trend Alert Sunny Yellow Kitchens 10 Favorites A kindred design, The Scandinavian Kitchen by UK kitchen company Papilio has stainless steel counters: &#8\2\20;Our client wanted a colorful, social space that was also functional for constant use.&#8\2\2\1;
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.”
Trend Alert Sunny Yellow Kitchens 10 Favorites 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: 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.
Trend Alert Sunny Yellow Kitchens 10 Favorites 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.
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.
Trend Alert Sunny Yellow Kitchens 10 Favorites Our own Justine Hand&#8\2\17;s \1807 Cape Cod cottage came with its egg yolk yellow kitchen—it&#8\2\17;s the one room Justine left as is; she simply touched up the paint. &#8\2\20;Yellow,&#8\2\2\1; Justine says, &#8\2\20;is so hard to get right I might not have been so daring if this hadn&#8\2\17;t been here, but I&#8\2\17;m glad it was.&#8\2\2\1; 
Above: Our own Justine Hand’s 1807 Cape Cod cottage came with its egg-yolk yellow kitchen—it’s the one room Justine left as is; she simply touched up the paint. “Yellow,” Justine says, “is so hard to get right I might not have been so daring if this hadn’t been here, but I’m glad it was.” 

The house stars in our first book, Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home. Also see more in The Soulful Side of Old Cape Cod. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.

Trend Alert Sunny Yellow Kitchens 10 Favorites UK kitchen company deVol&#8\2\17;s first US showroom, in NYC&#8\2\17;s East Village, features this atmospheric design from its Real Shaker cabinet line: see Shaker in the City. The cabinets are painted “Lead” (from deVOL’s own collection of Shaker colors) and the walls are Farrow & Ball&#8\2\17;s India Yellow.
Above: UK kitchen company deVol’s first US showroom, in NYC’s East Village, features this atmospheric design from its Real Shaker cabinet line: see Shaker in the City. The cabinets are painted “Lead” (from deVOL’s own collection of Shaker colors) and the walls are Farrow & Ball’s India Yellow.
Trend Alert Sunny Yellow Kitchens 10 Favorites British Standard cabinets line a two toned wall in this northwest London kitchen designed by Rachel Aspland of RZ Living and her friend Toni Halliday, lead vocalist of Curve. The walls are painted India Yellow (see above) and Pointing, both from Farrow & Ball. N.B.: British Standard, Plain English&#8\2\17;s line of readymade, standard sized cabinets, is now available in the US via the company&#8\2\17;s NYC showroom.
Above: British Standard cabinets line a two-toned wall in this northwest London kitchen designed by Rachel Aspland of RZ Living and her friend Toni Halliday, lead vocalist of Curve. The walls are painted India Yellow (see above) and Pointing, both from Farrow & Ball. N.B.: British Standard, Plain English’s line of readymade, standard-sized cabinets, is now available in the US via the company’s NYC showroom.
Trend Alert Sunny Yellow Kitchens 10 Favorites Actress and SMILF creator Frankie Shaw&#8\2\17;s cheerful kitchen in her \1937 house in LA&#8\2\17;s Los Feliz is painted in Benjamin Moore&#8\2\17;s French Horn. The period sensitive update is the work of Frances Merrill of Reath Design, and was a recent Remodelista Kitchen of the Week. Photograph by Laure Joliet.
Above: Actress and SMILF creator Frankie Shaw’s cheerful kitchen in her 1937 house in LA’s Los Feliz is painted in Benjamin Moore’s French Horn. The period-sensitive update is the work of Frances Merrill of Reath Design, and was a recent Remodelista Kitchen of the Week. Photograph by Laure Joliet.

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