Colorful kitchens: Kitchens in red


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Red is the hottest of all the warm colors. Red can have a physical effect, increasing the rate of respiration and raising blood pressure.

In most cultures red means power, hence the red power tie for business people and the red carpet for celebrities and VIPs. In some cultures, red denotes purity, joy, and celebration. Red is the color of happiness and prosperity in China and may be used to attract good luck.

Red gets attention: flashing red lights mean danger or emergency. Stop signs and lights are red to get drivers’ attention and alert them to the dangers of the intersection.

Use the color red to grab attention and to get people to take action. Use red when you don’t want to sink into the background. Use red to suggest speed combined with confidence and perhaps even a dash of danger. A little bit of red goes a long way. Small doses can often be more effective than large amounts of this strong color. Multiple shades of red and even pink or orange can combine for a cheerful palette.

In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention. Red can have a dramatic effect in a room, whether used on the walls or as small accents in an otherwise neutral palette. The bright hue also energizes the room and sets the stage for convivial gatherings.


Red is a color most often seen in dining rooms, however kitchens can also benefit. Let’s see how:

Red is mostly used in modern or contemporary kitchens for its striking look:

The picture below is Spoon, the flagship model of kitchen manufacturer Errebi. Designed by Giorgio Ragazzini, this kitchen was the star at the Milan furniture show this year, and is proving equally successful worldwide with its beautiful curves and wave effect.

The Plusmodo kitchen from German Poggenpohl.

The ALNOTech Pro uses bold black and fiery red to create a serious kitchen. In the ALNOTech Pro full walls of solid color are broken by slender aluminium frames around each door. The powerful colours contrast and fight for dominance, creating a dramatic kitchen design. The cabinets are paired with a rich slate pattern worktop that soothes the straight geometric forms with soft organic swirls. The neutral grey surface wraps around the free-standing cabinets creating an island of color that blend the chasm between red and black.

Red is not just used in modern kitchens though. Let’s take a look at some more traditional designs – in red.

traditional kitchen in red

Vibrant and energizing, glamorous and sexy, or warm and comforting, red can brings a variety of styles and moods into your kitchen. Whether you are looking for the eclectic cool of Chinese red or the casual sophistication of French country, red can transform any interior.

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  • 8 comments ↓

    #1 blackcadillac73 on 08.27.07 at 10:01 pm

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    Greetings!

    Stumbled upon your informative blog by chance.

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    #2 peter on 08.28.07 at 4:50 am

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    hey,
    thanks for coming by, I hope you like this blog. 🙂

    #3 nana on 12.07.07 at 4:16 pm

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    hello,

    thanks for the insight! I was thinking of getting a red kitchen for my new home, but do you think that my blood pressure would literally go up if i spend too much time in the kitchen? :/

    #4 peter on 12.08.07 at 9:07 am

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    hi,
    well, probably not very much – at least not for just the color 🙂

    #5 Althea on 01.17.08 at 6:00 pm

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    iam so glad to see there is a following of RED! It is my favorite color when you look in closet it what you see most .I just bought a house and i want the color Red active all trough my house. My next favorites are Black & White .my main focus at the moment is to get rid of that sea foam green in my kitche an rplace it with my favorite colors. ihave goten some ideas here. send more if you have. especialy the bedroom.luv ya

    #6 Pedestal Table on 05.11.09 at 10:29 pm

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    I like red, but I am wondering how I would react to so much of it in my kitchen. I usually have wood finish or white for my cupboards.

    #7 melbournered on 03.04.10 at 2:46 am

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    Hi, I am building a house, which will have a dark cherry red (velvet red colour,) kitchen gloss 2 pack paint, white caesar stone top, white leather furniture with red, black and white pieces and cushions. My idea is to use only three colours. I have taken these colours throughout the house. White gloss free standing vanities. Red, chrome and white linen. Haven’t seen kitchen yet. Hope I am not disappointed. What do you think?

    #8 peter on 03.05.10 at 3:51 pm

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    Hi, I think it’s a great idea! Red goes well with black and white (I’d be careful with chrome, though) so I’m sure your kitchen will be really striking!
    As for the glossy furniture, that’s probably not the best idea if you use your kitchen really intensively or you have small children – scratches will not look good on a glossy surface.
    Also, what kind of countertop do you plan to have? As far as materials go, Corian is nice and durable (though a bit expensive), but be careful with marble or stone: they are quite hard to clean and – being porous materials – stain might be impossible to remove in cases (like red wine…) I hope it helps…

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