With the onslaught of spring/summer, comes brighter more, jovial colors. To get you into the spirit I have decided to share some kitchen brights. The kitchen is the heart of the home, which is really great because it allows for more freedom when dealing the impact colors. Here is a couple of shades to get your creativity into a summery mood...
This first color is really a stop-what-you-are-doing color. According to http://goo.gl/2dmEE this is actually a fall color, which it could possibly could be in Sweden. Yet this is a summer palette exercise and this shade just screams summer. Any which way, this is a hot shade that should be used sparingly and in combination with a lot duller, more toned down shades.
This next one will probably get me a lot of flak. There is a fine line between red and pink. Some may say this shade is red, others might say it is a dark pink. Either way this is a color with fire in its soul. According to the site where I found this pic (check it out here - http://goo.gl/5pe0f), this color is termed "bright and cheerful"; and this by definition is summer (or spring). Again use this sparingly, because it could overpower even the most sturdy of designs.
And now for second final kitchen bright. This one is really a superb color because even though this scene is overwhelmed with this particular shade, everything just gels and harmonizes together. Just because it works in this scene, don't use it as often in your own designs; moderation is the key to any and every great design. Check out the original image and articles here - http://goo.gl/eae6K
Our last kitchen color of summer goes to this humble color. Although it is similar to the first shade, this is a lot more toned tone and tamer. This shade is also a winning because it is similar to Pantone's color of the year; Honeysuckle - get the scoop here - http://goo.gl/Hp8ny. This is exactly what you need to use in your designs; strong colors that are paired with lighter shades such as the creams and the blacks in this picture.