What color is your kitchen? Do you need a pick-me-up in these gray days of winter? Well, we're going to take a trip through some of the colorful kitchens featured on Apartment Therapy over the years. And what better color to start with than orange? We were inspired by Joanna's citrus roundup
today to look for kitchens that have a spot or more of orange, the same color as our favorite winter fruit -- clementines. Click the thumbnails above to move through the gallery. Here are links to the original posts and kitchen tours.
1-3: Small pops of orange in an otherwise white kitchen. From Victor & Soeun's Romantic Loft, an entry in the Smallest Coolest Apartment 2007 contest. Also see their slideshow here.
4-7: A mood-lifting orange and red combo from Emily and Damon's Color-Infused Northwest Nest in Portland.
8: Another strong splash of orange that really defines an otherwise white and normal kitchen in Laura's Smart Dining Conversion.
9: We really like the dark orange with the black and white tiles here, in Jenni and Spencer's Small Cool 2008 entry.
10-11: Here's a bold one! Turquoise AND orange! Sandi's Happy Danish.
12: A bright orange brick wall in a yoga shala kitchen.
13-14: Usually we think that orange is a color best used in moderation, but the color of this high wall really warms the dining room and kitchen in Melinda's Colorful Quincy Loft.
15: And of course there is our recent spotlight of Meghan and Shawn's Vibrant Orange - such a bright and appealing kitchen!
16: We're really going back into the archives here, but you have to see this orange kitchen reno from Angela's Orange Crush -- the winner of the first AT kitchen contest way back in 2005.
17: How we wish we could have a closer look at this kitchen from the 3rd Fall Colors Contest! It's very orange, and very organized! The Crew Tag Boys' Balanced Energy
18: The Benjamin Moore Moroccan Spice color in this colorful Craftsman looks so warm and cozy, especially with all that wonderful wood cabinetry.
19: Yes, this kitchen from Misty in Austin is mostly blue, but we like how the orange really accents the rest of the colors.
20: There is a lot of orange going on in Lisa's Mission Abode -- between the orange cabinets and all that great Dansk cookware this might be a little much for us any other time of year, but in the gray winter it looks just right.
Seen a colorful kitchen lately that inspires you? Maybe just a colorful accessory or dish that inspires you to get back in the kitchen? Tell us!