Kitchen Colors: Blue-Gray and Tangerine

(Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens)

I really dig this kitchen color combo. The island is simply the perfect blue-gray, and it really pops against the crimson stools and tangerine seat cushions. This cheery but sophisticated color palette works because it’s offset with a lot of white. Did you notice the subtle light gray backsplash, too?

Strong accents like this are the way to do color in a kitchen — the colors are noticeable and very present, but a white backdrop keeps things in balance. The result is to make you feel like you’re seeing a lot of color, without feeling overwhelmed by it.

What do you think of this blue-gray and tangerine combo?