Sweet Shoppe in the Kitchen: Candy-Striped Kitchens

Not unlike the traditional candystriper uniforms, these kitchens use the ol' red and white stripes to great effect. What started as a sweet-shoppe staple has been used to make these kitchens stylish, bold, and surprisingly up-to-date:

Eye-catching red and white stripes show up in all of these kitchens, but in a variety of places. Curtains, an interior awning (how cool is that?), storage containers, and upholstery. So, if you're looking to add a little candystripe style to your kitchen, take heed. You can do it through low-commitment and inexpensive accessories or more permanent fixtures of the kitchen.

Related: Kitchens the Color of Ice Cream: With Recipes to Match

(Images: Dana Gallagher/This Old House, Mom it Forward, House Beautiful, Elle Decor)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.