Color Inspiration: An Airy, Pastel Kitchen


The color scheme of lavender, pale yellow and light blue is more likely to evoke thoughts of a child's nursery than those of a sophisticated, airy kitchen where guests and family gather. That's why this light-filled, pastel-colored California kitchen is so fun to share: its childlike palette combined with sophisticated finishes is what daydreams are made of...well, at least mine.

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Sunset compares the kitchen's palette to that of a Monet painting, and I couldn't agree more. But combined with its clean-lined cabinets, white marble and subway tile, a Monet painting would be completely out of place. This a great testament to the creativity and unique approach taken when combining this space's colors, finishes and textures. There are no soft edges in this kitchen; actually, the only soft elements of this space are the color palette and the natural California light streaming in.

See more: Pastel Kitchen at Sunset

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Tell us, readers: Would you ever be so daring to transform your kitchen with such a soft palette?

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(Images: Sunset)

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Landis is a ceramic artist who hand-makes heirloom-quality pottery for the kitchen, table, and home. She writes about tabletop design and entertaining for The Kitchn and lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and toddler.