This Takes Guts! Monochromatic Kitchens from Miles Redd

Miles Redd is a decorator known for his brave use of color, often in unexpected places. Take this kitchen: kelly green lacquer from wall to wall, even on the refrigerator (and the roller shade!). We love the cohesiveness it gives a tiny space, and it's not the only example we found. Click below for another all-over-color kitchen.

This one is slightly more mellow, with a moody, glossy, midnight blue instead of the bright green. We've contemplated painting our cabinets navy, and this picture makes us want to pull the trigger.

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The monochromatic look makes a wall full of cabinets feel very streamlined, less bulky. They almost disappear into the room. And masking a big refrigerator by painting it the color of the cabinets is brilliant. Like covering it in a wood panel, which so many people do, but much more modern and cool.

We also love how the countertops—stainless steel and (what looks like) a dark grey stone—add some contrast but don't make it two-tone. And by the way, Redd's own kitchen is all black.

What do you think? Could you settle on one color to saturate your entire kitchen? What would it be?

See the green kitchen along with other designer kitchens at House Beautiful.
See the blue kitchen in Miles Redd's portfolio.

Related: Color Over Your Head! A Gallery of Kitchen Ceilings

(Images: Thomas Loof/House Beautiful; Miles Redd)