cooking in color.


lina östling for hus & hem.

it’s a gray and foggy sunday in san francisco and well, the news wasn’t very bright this weekend either. i thought we all might need a bit of cheer to start our monday morning. i really love a fresh white and very colorful kitchen. if i owned white kitchen cabinets i’d totally go for this look, because i mean, what everyone needs is a happy place to wake up to and start the morning brew going. here’s some extraordinarily cheerful kitchen inspiration — a lot of which was simply achieved with the stroke of a paint brush and some bold accessories. add fresh flowers and you’re pretty much guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.


matchbook magazine; and retrovilla.


lina östling for hus & hem.


floral bouquet via inspired by; Brigid arnott photography; Lina Östling photography; anthropologie color pop coffee pots; lotus bowl collection from fjeldborg; and tin box by Lina Östling photography.


katia graeff’s kitchen via design*sponge.


raya carlisle’s kitchen nook via design*sponge.


turquoise dining chairs via Marie Claire Maison; dani garlet; Rosanna Fleamarket Chic Trays; vintage tins via sofia lawett interiors; aqua kitchen by Sasâ Antic Interiors; and Behr paint colors by oh my little dears.


lotus bowl collection from fjeldborg.

25 Responses to “cooking in color.”
  1. so inspirational! thanks for sharing!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  2. Igor says:

    Absolutely happy kitchens! Wish mine was a decent one, instead it’s just a forsaken corner in my rooftop studio. Hugs from Munich!

  3. Jutta says:

    Lovely, lovely kitchens! Making me happy already :)

  4. I love unexpected color in the kitchen – so pretty!

  5. Valerie says:

    Good Morning Victoria and Lucy! Am absolutely LOVING your post this morning….*BIG* smiles…..:) :). Thank you for sharing the colour with ‘your fans’ !! Cheers, Valerie

  6. Cassidy says:

    I’ve always loved white kitchens, but these are so much more fun!

  7. mlleparadis says:

    perfect post for a monday summer a.m.! so lovely!

  8. So lovely and colorful! I’m hoping to re-do our kitchen in the next year or so, and I’m going for a white kitchen with splashes of jade and red. So friendly and interesting.

  9. Kate says:

    Love the vintage modern mix. Great tour – Thanks Victoria!

  10. Marjory says:

    Who wouldn’t want to cook and play in one of these kitchens? So bold and alive. Lovely!

  11. Amanda says:

    Thanks Ladies for sharing my paint swatches with your readers. So fun to wake up and see such a fun colored post!!!

  12. marie says:

    I love this post! I’ve been trying to lift the mood in my house and brighten things up a bit! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Sara says:

    Absolutely my ideal environment! So bright and fun! Thanks for sharing inspiration.

  14. Heather says:

    cutest. espresso. machine. ever! super loving the cheery retro coffee implements. thanks!!

  15. Jessica says:

    LOVE this! Colorful kitchens are always happy places!

  16. Ana says:

    Colorful kitchens always look so alive. I love to use a pop of really bright color in my kitchen.

  17. Zoe says:

    Puh-inned. So pretty.

  18. Kiana says:

    I LOVE that yellow high chair! Any idea where it’s from pretty please???

  19. Heidi Hess says:

    I just started following Elsie Green on Pinterest.

  20. Photo by Lina Östling for Hus & Hem .

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