Friday, May 10, 2013

Guest Blogger: Cathy of Adore Your Place

Hello House of Turquoise readers, I'm Cathy from Adore Your Place and so thrilled to be invited to guest blog today for Erin. I have been designing interiors for over twenty years and my blog is all about giving you the tools and advice to design whatever project you are working on, from choosing the perfect paint color to designing your dream kitchen. Today we are talking about ways to add our beloved turquoise into your kitchen design whether you are starting from scratch or just looking to add a pop of color.


Hood Accent- Designing dozens of kitchens a year I have recently found that the kitchen hood and cabinets below have become the popular place to change up the finish (even just the hood). The cabinet colors I have used with turquoise were white and a natural pine. Mahogany and black would also work well.


Furniture- For my clients that like to change their pop of color more frequently furniture is a great option. Tables, chairs and stools all work and some of the best pieces are re-furbished flea-market finds. 


Island Accent- One of my favorite places to add a pop of color to an existing or new kitchen is the island. The perfect focal point for the room and a touch of whimsy, love it.


Wall Color- In this vintage inspired kitchen turquoise bead board is the perfect back-drop for the fabulous glass cabinets, crisp white finish and butcher block counter tops.


Cabinet Color- Each year I have a client or two that just goes for it, selecting a bold "color" for their cabinets and it is so much fun. Here, turquoise is paired with black accents on the counter tops and island. A bold floor pattern complements the design choices.


Tile Backsplash- Above the cook-top or throughout the entire backsplash this is an effective place to add a pop of color. The glass subway tiles here are just divine adding a touch of shimmer to a subtle hue of color.


Lighting- Last but never least, lighting can greatly impact any room aesthetically as well as functionally. Here   glass fixtures add just the right amount of color to complement the many design details in this chic cottage style kitchen. 

I hope these ideas inspire you to think outside the box and add your favorite pop of color to your kitchen. You can always send your design dilemmas and questions to me here, helping my readers and clients design their interiors is truly my passion.

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8 comments:

Home Lifestyle Design said...

Loving this post today. I built homes and I loved doing a special hood above the stove. I also like sometimes just adding a pop of color instead of doing everything in one color. Funny, I posted yesterday about doing two different finishes on kitchen cabinets and today I posted about the soothing color blue, so this post really resonates with me. Thanks for sharing. Pop over if you want to take a peak at my post.

Lisa said...

Wow. Some of my all time favourite kitchens!

SizzleandZoom said...

Gorgeous turquoise back splash and pendant lamps.

Merlin said...

REALLY liked this!! franki

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Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

love each and every one of these photos!

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