10 of Our Favorite Summery Kitchens

by Annie Werbler

While we love a good, all-white kitchen as much as the next blog, there’s something about a little unexpected bright color, an earthy texture, or some quirky accessorizing that stands out from the pack of conventionally beautiful designs. In the same carefree, adventurous spirit as the summer season, these 10 designs feature a warm, inviting cheer courtesy of their vibrant florals, dusty solids, rustic finishes, energizing accents, and even a vegetable metaphor or two. We can only imagine the pleasure of cooking in any of these summery rooms year-round. —Annie

10 of Our Favorite Summery Kitchens, on Design*Sponge
Rise and Shine to Your Scottish Pastoral Fantasy at Fiona Annal's family home in the Orkney countryside, where a floral Cath Kidston wallcovering, crisp white ceramics, and fragrant stems create a bright, cheery, yet cozy kitchen atmosphere. Photo by Fiona Annal.
10 of Our Favorite Summery Kitchens, on Design*Sponge
In A Home Where Creativity and Family Are King in the Netherlands, Nina van de Goor paired Josef Frank Paradiset wallpaper designed in the 1940s with a playfully retro pastel green SMEG refrigerator. Photo by Nina van de Goor.
10 of Our Favorite Summery Kitchens, on Design*Sponge
Anna and Austin Smith's impressive Before & After: A Fixer-Upper Gets a New Kitchen in Denver, CO features classic marble, wood, and brass finishes enlivened by a muted green bar base. Photo by Chandler Kim.
10 of Our Favorite Summery Kitchens, on Design*Sponge
Candis and Andy Meredith's Before & After: Old Home Love makeover in American Fork, UT, features original rustic elements like the farmhouse sink, kitchen cabinetry made new with some elbow grease, and the drama of a formal crystal chandelier and vibrant red rug. Photo by Cami McIntosh.
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In London, An Eclectic Home Brimming with Art, Stories and Wallpaper has this kitchen accent wall covered in a pattern by James Ferris called 282 Ways of Making a Salad. Homeowner Kate Hawkins explains, "Its cucumber design is really a metaphor about making artwork and the balance of ingredients required for the perfect ‘salad.’ " Photo by Kate Hawkins
10 of Our Favorite Summery Kitchens, on Design*Sponge
A Cheery Midwestern Home Dedicated to Keeping Spirits High accomplishes its mission for Avery and Kait Schroeder with its white floors, subtle mint finishes, and quirky accessories outside Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Bethany Catharine.
10 of Our Favorite Summery Kitchens, on Design*Sponge
Amina and Salvatore Mucciolo have An LA Loft with Gutsy Glitter and Sparkle where the live/work rental arrangement inspired a non-permanent washi tape treatment, bringing vibrant color to the kitchen. Photo by Lauren Comes.
10 of Our Favorite Summery Kitchens, on Design*Sponge
Bold Hues & Beautiful Floors Fill a Couple’s Brazilian Home, especially in Renata Ramos' Porto Alegre kitchen, where white cabinetry and handmade tiles from Ladrilhos Petrópolis are set in a hypnotic high-contrast pattern. Photo by Marcelo Donadussi.
10 of Our Favorite Summery Kitchens, on Design*Sponge
In An Old Home with a New Life in Tacoma, Washington, Lindy and Travis Dodge combine earthy textures like concrete countertops, grass lampshades, and reclaimed wood for an undone casual kitchen vibe. Photo by Candice Hackett.
10 of Our Favorite Summery Kitchens, on Design*Sponge
Experimental Decorating Enlivens a Missouri Craftsman most especially in Brittany and Justin Kingery's kitchen, where floors covered in "Green Kale" by Sherwin-Williams bring new life to the color scheme. Photo by Brittany Kingery.

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