Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What's Blue & White & Red All Over? This Beachy Kitchen!


I love a red and white kitchen. They always seem so happy. I have a white kitchen, and I bring out the red accents in the winter to warm things up (it's aqua and yellow now for summer). But I never really thought I'd like to see so much red in a beach house kitchen. Until now.


PK, a decorator who blogs at Room Remix, wrote a post last week about decorating with red and showed these two photos from Coastal Living. I love the red frame on the blackboard, the striped canisters, the "Beach" arrow sign--and the view.

P.S. I don't have a picture of my kitchen decorated for summer, but I did post my family room with the aquas and yellows if you want to see it: How I Furnished My Family Room on a Tight Budget.

24 comments:

  1. I adore RED and have recently decided it should be a staple in my kitchen. Thanks for this post. I am inspired!!

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  2. I love every bit of it, especially the view!!

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  3. Wow! I usually am not a fan of red but I LOVE this kitchen! Love it! Great post!!

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  4. Yes the red and the blue of the ocean are a perfect foil!

    Red in splashes does spell FUN!

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  5. Hi Julia - Thanks for the mention! When I see these photos, I LOVE them all over again!

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  6. What a fun design...love the red, very unexpected! When you get the chance, check out my new blog!

    Decor Mamma
    www.decormamma.blogspot.com/

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  7. Red is one of those colors I prefer very muted & faded, soft & worn. Bright red looks great in photos, but living with it? I'm better off just enjoying the photos of other people's red :-)

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  8. (I do use teeny touches, but not prominently)

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  9. Oh well, I love red so much that I bought a slip covered red sofa and I think it looks great. Red makes me very happy..and these photos are beautiful.

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  10. Hi Julia, I absolutely adore red and white kitchens. Oddly enough, just a minute or so before I clicked over here, I posted my tablescape for the week and it's titled Red And White Tablescape! And I bought chalkboard paint and red spray paint so I could do the same thing! Just haven't found my "canvas" yet! Love this! Keep them coming!
    Brenda

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  11. Julia,

    You always find the best pictures for your blogs!

    The red and white featured in this kitchen is so fun, cheerful and retro...but living with it would be so hard for me to do! I like my reds more muted and mixed with lots of blues and a bit of soft buttery yellow...perfect summer accent!

    I look forward to your next seaside post!

    ~Christy

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  12. Love red! It's my fav.... What pretty pictures! I just found PK too, and she is super cool!!!

    ~Misti

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  13. Delightful kitchen, enjoying that colour mix!

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  14. What a great color combo. Red is my favorite color.

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  15. ooo, I love this kitchen. The red on the wall is the perfect red. Love the large red framed chalkboard and X-legged table too.

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  16. i love the combination of red and faded blue together. i think that's what grounds this fab look in beachy style. it's great how you can see the blue walls from the red room. very nautical and pretty.

    xo

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  17. I sooo love that kitchen. It would make me really happy in the mornings, I think...so cheery. I'm off to look at your house:)

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  18. hi julia... i have just discovered your blog and love it... i will visit often... have a wonderful weekend... pam

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  19. Love it!! So cheery...would definitely perk me up in the mornings:) Now I'm off to check out your living room.

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  20. I love vintage red beach cottage decor,I have been decorating my cozy cottage in Old Cape Cod vintage red theme brings back warm childhood memories..Thank You
    Denise, Hull,Massachusetts

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  21. I painted my teeny tiny bachelorette kitchen wall (there was only one, really) red and I LOVED it! Of course, I didn't have the million dollar views (I overlooked a parking lot, lol!) which mke it look that much nicer.

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  22. Wow!!! I never thought that a combination of red and white colors for kitchen will have this beautiful result. The kitchen looks so happy and relaxing. Thank you for the idea.

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