Monday, September 28, 2009

Steel + Pastel

As the saying goes...opposites attract. Sometimes. In the case of industrial kitchens combined with sweet, girly pastels, I'm sold.

via House of Turquoise


via Canadian House and Home
Industrial lends itself best to opposites, no? Remember wood + metal and what a happy marriage they made? What do you think? Are these kitchens too sugary-sweet for you or are they finding a nice, stylish balance?

38 comments:

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

What a pretty blue kitchen. And I'm not normally into blue.

Erin said...

I think there is great balance going on. That first kitchen is to-die-for as far as I'm concerned!

bananas. said...

ahem...i'm sold too! by gawd these are gorgeous! and i don't even like pastels.

mintagehome said...

I love the 1st one, But the finger prints on the metal might kick my ass.

~KS said...

These are awesome... I love the combo of styles!!!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

No way to sugar sweet. Love them both. Great post. Great style balance.

Laura Trevey said...

love love the 1st image...

Ginger said...

Love the second kitchen, especially with that vase of bright red poppies on the table!

Simply Mel said...

I'm in love...

ticklishfromadistance said...

They re happy!

Sam said...

Top kitchen is to die for - that pretty pink Venetian (type?) light is doing my head in!!

Waxy said...

I love the look of these kitchens...but sadly I am not rich and fear I would get tired of the look quickly...I'll stick to white cabinets!

Jenna said...

Well what girl doesn't love a tiffany turq! Lovely kitchen. I'd do it, but add more accents of white :)

TERI REES WANG said...

Steel grey with cotton candy is one of my most favorite color ways.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

i do like these looks. Wouldn't commit to the colors, but looks good in someone else's kitchen!

 Viv said...

Love the first kitchen. I've been obsessing over that shade of blue lately and it looks great with the steel and pink.

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous kitchens! You make me want to paint...

The Cottage Cheese said...

I think they're both gorgeous, especially the second one! I'm fickle about color though, so I tend to keep my color on the walls and in the artwork (where it's easy to change).

Lemondrop Marie said...

I'm not usually a fan of pastels like the first picture, but I am loving it with the great balance that the metal offers.
Lovely!

Lauren Jade said...

ohhhh i love it!

iheartkiwi said...

if i had my way there would be chandeliers in every room of my house! i love the way it unexpectedly compliments the stainless steel.

Lily G. said...

oh wow, I love the color balance of the pastels!

Callie Grayson said...

great kitchen designs. I have been trying to decide how to design mine.... and there are so many great idea's out there.

natty. said...

I love that first one! That turquoise color is awesome.

Padgett Hoke said...

what a good combo, I like it!

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

mint green! i like both kitchens. but i really don't prefer 'cold' colours for the kitchen.

Blair said...

That first kitchen is fabulous! Love the matte mint green paint with the steel.

YOUR FAVORITE, KIRSTEN said...

i LOVE the first kitchen!!! i actually had a dream last night about painting my room that exact same color

Inty swetha said...

i love the second kitchen:) Can't take my eyes off it !

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I'm a huge fan of boy-colored pastels (e.g. non pink, purple) even though that's horribly mean to my gender. At least that way they're not too frouffy.

These kitchens look amazing!

it jobs said...

Oh the blue cabinets are very glossy, I love it. It looks so neat and clean.

Condo Makati said...

I love the pink kitchen chandelier, it looks so cute.

Kotori said...

I want a vent-a-hood like that... I'm not normally a pastel girl but these are nice. I like the hues.

drollgirl said...

i am GAGA for the metal, but not so much the pastel.

Iva said...

I am loving these!! hello...new plan to revamp kitchen hehehe

Magchunk said...

Ah love the first kitchen. Don't know that I could pull it off, but it's so pretty...

Bromeliad said...

Wouldn't be my first choice. But it looks good.

Hanako66 said...

my kitchen is mint green and powder pink! I have been meaning to do house tour pics...will soon!

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