Here on the East Coast the days are getting shorter and the skies, darker. Unless I want to sleep all day, I need to push myself to get outside when it’s sunny — and inside, to expose myself to colors that energize. Thankfully, readers keep sending me photos of their kitchens and bathrooms and other rooms infused with happy. With their exciting pops of red, these 11 kitchens sure do keep me alert, and smiling. Lauryn and Dennis’ remodeled Iowa kitchen is just so darn sweet.
Notice the downsized refrigerator — Lauryn says stuff still gets lost in the back, hehe. See 20 more photos of this kitchen, courtesy Radim Schreiber.
Above: Just this morning, we featured 23 photos of JoAnn and Mark’s stunning 1930s-meets-1950s-meets-2012 kitchen remodel. The pops of red are what make this kitchen… well… pop!
Above: I was so honored to feature the Michigan kitchen of Bonnie Jo Campbell — she’s an award winning novelist — I read her latest book, Once Upon A River, and it just blew me away. Of course, we’d expect a writer to give us a good story, and, yes, she also blew me away with her wisdom:
I call it a swamp house, and my husband and I bought it in 1987 for $24,500. I always tell my students that if they are serious about writing that they should live in a very modest house and try to keep expenses low so that they don’t have to work themselves too hard to pay the mortgage. They think I’m kidding, but I’m not. It’s very hard to make time to write in any case, and so if there’s a way to spend less time earning a living, then follow that way…
Above: Greg and Tammy gave their 1980s kitchen a retro country look, mostly with paint and decoration. Oh, and everyone loves that big red Kelvinator refrigertor, for sure!
Above: I am declaring that red is the lead color in the kitchen of Cullen Meyer, the Crown Prince of Kitsch.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I love red kitchens,
How about you?