Right now, it's raining outside that dirty kitchen window of ours. Even more reason to have a vase of flowers on the counter. Daisies are inexpensive and humble, but clustered together, they look pretty posh. And white, yellow, and green seem to be the colors we gravitate towards when we're buying flowers for the kitchen. Want more picks?
This isn't a new topic for us here at the Kitchn. We've given you little nudges before, telling you to go out and buy (or pick!) fresh flowers for the countertop or the dinner table. Of course, flowers are an emotional buy. Who are we to tell you that roses or hydrangea feel more "entry way" than "kitchen"? Buy what you love.
That being said, daffodils are probably our favorite for a kitchen. They are bright, cheery, and have a casual, just-pulled-from-the-garden (even if they aren't) feel. Trader Joe's is selling bunches of 10 stems for $1.29. We bought two bunches last week and had enough flowers to use in the kitchen, dining table, and the bedroom. Here are some daffodils on Sara Kate's table:
Ranunculus are great pops of color in a kitchen. Faith pulled these from some fading centerpieces from her wedding and put a few stems on the windowsill:
OK, these sunflowers aren't technically spring flowers. They're more of a hot, bold, late-summer bloom. But they look so pretty on the open island in Robert and Elizabeth's Soulful Sterling Place:
We think of tulips as winter flowers, but there are local, New York-grown ones for sale at Whole Foods right now. They have that same casual feel as daffodils to us. Here's some from the popular Teeny IKEA Kitchen we showed you a few days ago:
And if you just can't stand the fleeting nature of fresh flowers, take a look at these fluffy paper flowers from Etsy seller Pom Love:
You can choose any color combination to complement your kitchen!
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Then there are the daisies we showed you at the top. Anyone can find daisies, right? Every deli in New York has them. Just goes to show that you don't have to get fancy to give your kitchen a lift.
For more inspiration, check out this post that Faith wrote for Apartment Therapy: How to Choose Flowers at the Supermarket.
Related: Kitchen Gallery: Living Plants in the Kitchen
(Images, from top to bottom: Elizabeth Passarella; Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan; Faith Durand; Sabra Krock; Jill Slater)