Purple Love: 10 Painted Kitchens That Get It On with Eggplant
This month we’re on a mission to seduce you with eggplant, and we’ve taken a broad mandate to introduce you to the purple guy in all shapes and forms — including, well, just the purple part. Eggplants come in the most beautiful stripes and hues, which is one of their pleasures. Why not extend some eggplant love to your kitchen? Seems bold, yes — a little daring, but these 10 kitchens show how eggplant-inspired paint can work oh so well.
10 Ways to Bring Eggplant into the Kitchen with Paint
The Dramatic Modern Wall
This color is, appropriately enough, named after the Hindi word for eggplant, and its dark drama is so lush and modern in this contemporary kitchen.
A Framing for Traditional Cabinets
Another look for the amazing Brinjal, framing in creamy traditional-style cabinets with a dark Bordeaux border. This keeps the eggplant color more of a background player, and not too overwhelming.
The Cheery Window Wall
- Wall painted in Benjamin Moore Crocus Petal
This kitchen shows the brighter side of eggplant, with color drawn from the lilac stripes on Japanese or miniature eggplants. As a frame for a bright window, it really glows.
The Complementary Corner
- Wall painted in Benjamin Moore Kalamata
Eggplant doesn’t have to take over your whole life (or kitchen). This very chic and glamorous kitchen uses it in one corner to set off the truly lavish display of marble on the adjoining wall.
The Barely Eggplant Cabinets
- Wall painted in Benjamin Moore Dolphin
This neutral with violet undertones is a bare whisper of eggplant in the kitchen, and it complements the punchier purple moments, like tile or a tea kettle.
The Truly Purple Cabinet
- Cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore Violet Stone
This rather outrageous purple is the one colorful element in this sleek industrial-style kitchen. If violet is your love, then keeping everything else understated and sleek is a good way to indulge it.
The Charmingly Lilac Island
- Island painted in Brassica by Farrow & Ball
Just one of many English kitchens that incorporate the shades of eggplant — what is it about English cooks that make them love this color? This wonderfully sophisticated purple from Farrow & Ball has enough black to keep it grown-up.
The Pleasingly Purple Cottage Island
- Island painted in custom eggplant color, similar to Sherwin-Williams Berry Bush
Another example of how eggplant can be a boon to your island. Keep the rest of the kitchen muted and classic, and splash out the purple on one centerpiece.
A Vintage Modern Island in Lavender
- Island painted in Benjamin Moore Pebble Creek
One more island — this time in a lavender that complements the backsplash tile so beautifully. This is vintage-modern done right with the warmth and personal touch of a little Fairy Tale eggplant.
The Surprisingly Violet Floor
- Floor painted in Dunn Edwards Spacious Sky (and Benjamin Moore Webster Green)
Here’s one final idea for eggplant in the kitchen: underfoot! This cottage kitchen has a delightful checkerboard pattern of green and blue-violet.
Do you have eggplant in your kitchen? Do you embrace the purple love in your decor as well as on your plate? Tell us how!