As the design industry is well aware, trends come and go. But the gravitational pull towards color in the kitchen endures. So what’s the key to staying within lasting bounds when it comes to color in the kitchen? Well, while going for a purple or yellow kitchen—two trending colors according to AD PRO—might not be for the faint of heart, we think it’s all about good design done well. Below, see a few of our favorite kitchens with pops of unexpected color. 

Design: Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey, SCW Interiors.

In this Austin, Texas home, designer Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey of SCW Interiors transformed a former parsonage into a welcoming abode fittingly designed to inspire joy. The kitchen, which received a complete overhaul thanks to the designer and trained chef’s culinary prowess, features two True Residential units (a Beverage Column and a Refrigerator Column) in a vivid, custom kelly green that plays off the dark woods and Longhorn-themed orange coffee bar cabinetry.

Photography by Melissa M. Mills.

Likewise, this gorgeous, Mondrian-inspired kitchen was conceived by food photographer, recipe developer, MasterChef contestant, professional baker, and the creator of the ever-popular Milk & Cardamom blog, Hetal Vasaveda. The original 1950s kitchen was demoed to create a fun color-blocked appeal that is balanced out by the lighter blue tiles, white countertop, and the antique white finish on the 42” True Residential fridge. It showcases how bold color can also inspire relaxation. 

Meanwhile, while not as vivid, Yoko Chow’s kitchen design for her California-based client is equally as impactful. It blends midcentury design with Art Deco and a big pop of a custom sage color. Chow enlisted True Residential for its custom color matching capabilities and the effect is, shall we venture to say, superb!