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Go Bold and Bright
If you're growing tired of gray or white kitchens, maybe it's time to add a splash of color to the most-used room in your home. We love neutral design as much as the next decorator, but there's just something about bold colors that excite us—and we're all about red right now.
Whether you gravitate toward modern, farmhouse or eclectic, red kitchens work with a wide variety of styles and designs. This spunky kitchen from Kathy Marshall Design is anything but typical. The... ocean-inspired teal backsplash is the perfect canvas for the bright red kitchen island. It's easy to go overboard with red, but this kitchen perfectly incorporates the color to give the room an energetic pop. Here are even more ways to utilize red in your kitchen's decor.Continue to 2 of 17 below.
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Red Lower Cabinets
If you're worried about going red-wild, sticking with exposed upper cabinetry and just painting the lower cabinets is a great way to add some vibrant color without it becoming overpowering. This kitchen spotted on Grand Illusions LLC's Pinterest is everything we love about bright, splashy kitchens. The crisp cherry red feels modern and unique while maintaining an updated subway tile look throughout the rest of the kitchen.Continue to 3 of 17 below.
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Consider Red Appliances
If you want to add some vintage flair to your kitchen, a bright red stove like this one from pandora.maxton is an easy update that can transform your space. Because red is such a vibrant, attention-grabbing color, even just one appliance is enough to make a strong impression. This kitchen pulls the fire engine red color throughout using artwork and accessories.Continue to 4 of 17 below.
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Red Cabinets in a Country KitchenContinue to 5 of 17 below.
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Red Stools in a Black and White KitchenContinue to 6 of 17 below.
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A Modern Red, Black and White Kitchen
This modern kitchen from Thony features all the trendy features we love: a deep farmhouse sink, exposed shelving, and crazy bright colors. Though this kitchen is small, sharp hues like red really open up the space and make it feel roomy. When picking such a color, stick to neutral dinnerware to keep from overpowering.Continue to 7 of 17 below.
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Consider Muted RedsContinue to 8 of 17 below.
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Red Seating in a White Kitchen
This deep red bench from Katie Ridder makes us think fondly of a 1950s diner. Similar to the bar stool idea above, this bright pop of color doesn't require a coat of paint, but still achieves the same warm effect.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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Neon Red Kitchen Cabinets
You may need shades for this bright kitchen from Levi_Interiors, but we think it's both stunning and a little spunky. We've already been plotting ways to use neon signs in our home, but this neon red kitchen is just as much fun. Dieters beware—incredibly bright colors such as red are thought to stimulate the appetite!Continue to 10 of 17 below.
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Distressed Red Kitchen CabinetsContinue to 11 of 17 below.
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A Glossy Red Backsplash
We love this quaint little kitchen from sophiejegou's Instagram. Rather than the standard subway tile, a bright red whole-wall backsplash is used. Not only is it easier to keep clean (no one will even see that splattered red sauce!), it's cherry-colored and vibrant.Continue to 12 of 17 below.
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The Perfect Red Cabin
This wide-open, natural light-filled kitchen from lotusdesignpro is beautiful on its own, but the red cabinets make the space feel inviting and unique. If you have old cabinets in need of an update, a splash of red paint can go a long way toward covering up blemishes and aging wood to make your kitchen look brand new again.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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Rustic Red Kitchen Island
In love with red, but not quite enough to commit to painting the whole kitchen? This DIY kitchen island from Just the Woods is an incredibly easy way to incorporate this bold color. A bright red bookshelf for your cookbooks or a couple of exposed shelving units offer other easy ways to make your whole space pop.Continue to 14 of 17 below.
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Red Countertops in a Neutral Kitchen
Painting cabinets or walls is an easy way to make over your kitchen, but we love the idea of swapping out old countertops with bright red ones, like in this kitchen spotted on Pinterest. The white cabinets keep the space from feeling overly retro, but the red countertops add just the right touch of intrigue.Continue to 15 of 17 below.
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Add Pops of RedContinue to 16 of 17 below.
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Embrace Vintage StyleContinue to 17 of 17 below.
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