Culinary Color: 3 Homes With Colorful Kitchens

As with spice in a recipe, a little color goes a long way toward infusing a kitchen with vibrancy. In these three homes, colorful kitchen accents add zest to their surroundings.

Stylish East Bay Villa

Anthony Riggins | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

American charm and Mediterranean flair combine to create a singularly inviting ambience in this delightful Oakland villa, which features a welcoming living area, four spacious bedrooms, and a lower-level suite with its own open-plan living area, a well-appointed kitchenette, and a full bath. Cabinets in a calming natural olive hue create an organic contrast with the striking tile backsplash, marble-wrapped island, and warm hardwood floors and mirrors the foliage of the alfresco living, dining, and garden areas just outside.

San Francisco Sophistication

 Rebecca Schumacher | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

This chic four-bedroom San Francisco home enjoys sweeping uninterrupted views and an enviable location across from the emerald Marina Green and the bay beyond. An ideal setting for sophisticated entertaining, it offers a living and dining room with a dynamic “front row” view and multiple alluring outdoor spaces. The kitchen’s island cabinetry and banquette present a serene hue that mirrors the deep blue of the bay waters—a tone that continues in the adjoining butler’s pantry, which includes a coffee bar and wine storage.

Texas Château

 Bennett Finger | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

In Houston’s desirable Afton Oaks neighborhood, this four-bedroom residence brings to mind a timeless French country château. The main level is dedicated to a living room with a gas fireplace and French doors opening to the backyard and summer kitchen, a study and formal dining room sharing a two-sided fireplace, and a custom 1,500-bottle wine room. The inviting chef’s kitchen features granite countertops, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, handsome parquetry, Old World–inspired millwork, and an island with cabinetry in a soothing cornflower-like French blue.

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