Best Kitchen Color Ever? Mustard Yellow

You know we love yellow kitchens. We have a nook in the kitchen that needs painting and we've been pondering a warm mustard yellow. Well, this kitchen may have decided us: we're smitten with this color!

This little city kitchen practically oozes warmth and welcome. It's in an apartment that belongs to playwright and director John Patrick Shanley, and it was featured in The New York Times this week. Every room is painted a different vibrant color, with nods to Provence and gypsy caravans. It's surprisingly modern and inviting, though, even to those of us who prefer a more muted palette.

We're especially loving the kitchen, and it may have decided us: mustard yellow is one of the best, if not the best, color for a kitchen. We just love the warmth, especially with all that natural light streaming in and the beautiful veined countertop. And yes, about those countertops? They are made from blue quartz, which the owner says was "ruinously expensive." Well if we can't get the whole look, at least paint is cheap, right?

• See more: The Color of Comfort at The New York Times

Related: Kitchen Spotlight: Leslie's Sunny Yellow

(Images: © 2009 Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times)