Christine Brockelman, a writer for HomeStyle, asked if I would contribute to an article she was writing on colour in kitchens and most specifically in how it’s showing up in sinks and appliances. I wrote about these exact Jonathan Adler sinks for Kohler (below) in June.
Here’s what I said (below), to read the entire article above click here, it was also picked up by a San Diego Newspaper.
“Choose which surface you want to highlight as the most important and build everything else round it” says design blogger, decorator, stylist and color expert Maria Killam, who is based in British Columbia. “You don’t want every surface in your kitchen screaming ‘Look at me, look at me!'”.
“I always ask my clients “How long do you plan to live in this house?” Killam says. “If this is your forever house and you are in love with a bright blue stove, you should get it. If you really love it, you’ll be happy long after the current trend has come and gone.”
I’m speaking again today at the Vancouver Home + Design Show at BC Place at 2:00 pm and my presentations kicks off with this exact conversation:
Deciding whether this is your forever home or not will guide the choices you make going forward.
If you are selling, keep your hard finishes simple, timeless and neutral.
If this is your forever house, your color choices for items that will stay in your house for potentially 20 years or more like bathroom tile or a sink in your kitchen can be more personal.
One more thing, here’s my short and sweet interview with Johannah Ward, lifestyle host of go! Vancouver from Thursday.
Which colour would you install in your kitchen?
Download my eBook, How to Choose Paint Colours: It’s All in the Undertones to learn how to get colour to do what you want.
To make sure the undertones in your home are right, get some large samples!
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