You may recognize this kitchen from Apartment Therapy's 2011 Room for Color Contest, but in case you missed it then, we thought it was worth highlighting here! Cory and Kristine chose to paint their kitchen wall in bright orange stripes in homage to their orange tabby, Rafa, and it certainly transforms their little rental kitchen.
In this follow-up House tour, Cory and Kristine reveal the orange striped wall is their favorite element in the apartment:
We went out on a limb by painting big, orange stripes in our kitchen, and were quite pleased with the result! Since the rest of our apartment is fairly muted with grays and blues, we wanted something bold and out-of-the-box for the kitchen. The space is probably in need of the most updating (like those cabinets!) but the punch of orange really makes a huge difference. We actually enjoy spending time in our kitchen now and hardly notice the less than desirable parts.
(Images: Apartment Therapy)