Mixing cool and warm tones—I count five of them—keeps the visual boredom of the all-white kitchen at bay while preserving the essential color palette. Subtle shading isn't the only design tactic that gives this space character, though. There's some unorthodox geometry at work, too. The range hood has a curious shed-roof-like look to it, and the sink pops right out of the cabinet frontage. dica.es
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.