By Hannah Martin for Architectural Digest.
Adding a dash of color -- a playful red chair or a joyous yellow accent wall -- can kick up any kitchen. Take a look at these cheerful examples from our archive, sure to get you in the mood for spring.
In an exuberant Houston home, color maven Miles Redd punched up a pristine, subway-tile-clad kitchen with cherry-red barstools.
In Stephen Dubin and Brenda Ellerin's Beverly Hills home, cabinetry is made of a striking chartreuse Varenna by Poliform lacquer.
ODA-Architecture installed candy-apple-colored lacquer cabinets in this New York kitchen, a bright backdrop for the home's modern appliances.
Designer Steven Gambrel amped up the kitchen in a revitalized Long Island mansion with a crimson tiled floor and a matching Lacanche range.
For John and Christine McSwaney's 16th-century manor in the English countryside, designer Mark Gillette made use of classic shades of blue and red, choosing a crisp Pierre Frey plaid for the barstools.
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In Carlos Souza's eclectic Rio de Janeiro retreat, the kitchen's canary-yellow walls are decorated with blue-and-white ceramics, and cabinets are curtained in a Colefax and Fowler check.
Designer India Mahdavi chose a dining table with a sunny yellow base for this Connecticut estate.
In Will Ferrell's Manhattan loft, artisan Tanya Aguiñiga covered a set of Eames chairs with cornflower-blue felt.
At Peter Rogers's home in New Orleans's French Quarter, a shade of apple green derived from his favorite fabric sets the tone. In the black-and-white kitchen, the cheerful hue makes an appearance in the upholstery and on the walls.
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