And...kapow! This kitchen island might as well have a comic strip bubble above it, because that's how that tangerine affects the space. It's a shot of energy, a juiced rush of color and fun. See another photo below:
You know what really makes it work for me? The minty blue tiled backsplash. That little bit of color in the background—softer, subtler—tones down the effect of the tangerine just enough so it doesn't feel like a raging color exclamation in an otherwise all-white kitchen. It's still striking and the clear focal point of the room, but it'd feel much starker, much more harsh if the kitchen was completely and totally devoid of all other color.
What do you think? Would you go for a dramatic statement like this in your kitchen?
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(Images: Rachael Stollar for CWB Architects)