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As kitchens cement their role as the central gathering place in the home, they’re taking on more vibrant, energetic colors. “The kitchen is absolutely a key place for color,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, one of the premier color forecasters in the country. “It’s the place where people gather, so it’s apt to have some mixing and matching of colors to create high energy.”
Bold Is Beautiful
Since most appliances are basic black, white or silver, people are adding bursts of color on other surfaces. “Most kitchens have minimal wall space, so it’s a good place to splash some bold color and make a statement without overpowering the room,” says designer Jamie Drake, author of New American Glamour, whose clients include Madonna and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.