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