Over the last two years I have discovered that I REALLY don't like the stainless steel appliances and other attributes of the modern kitchen that is so popular these days. It seems I want the kitchen that everyone is getting rid of as soon as they buy a house. The ones I see on the Internet and in magazines that I like tend to be reminiscent of an older era. However, the colors scheme can be quite varied from either pale spring-like colors to a bold riot of bright colors.
day-lab's awesome redo
Dooce's old one before the remodel
Pink loves Brown
First, this great idea, in pink and then in yellow.
April 2006 Domino spread
Jordan's kitchen shelves
Then, these multi-color examples.
My House is Cuter than Yours' kitchen
House Tour from AT-San Francisco
firehouse kitchen from Google
Supershoppertoo on Flickr
My little temporary fix
Last but not least, my dream kitchen floor to go with either color scheme is this one made of cut and assembled linoleum pieces, seen in the December 2005 issue of Domino. This picture from Decor8, however, is from another reader that was inspired by the same story as I.
I love the mixing up of different colors intensities. I would work this out with whatever color scheme or mood I chose for the decor. Fewer colors and lighter shades for subtle; more varied and brighter for bold.
day-lab is starting her own DIY-focused blog at day-lab-diy.blogspot.com. She is asking for submissions, go see more information here.
Sources: Flickr, the blogs credited above, Apartment Therapy archives, and Google images.