The Guide Mood Board: The New Neutral Kitchen
Warm up your kitchen with textured finishes in creamy hues.
Island Banquette Seating: This design (with cabinets in Farrow & Ball’s Pigeon shade) combines the coveted corner booth with the hangout-friendly island.
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“I love a bright white kitchen—but with warmer tones and a focus on texture, the eye has so much more to explore,” says Kelly Reed, who co-owns Denver’s year-old kitchen design and cabinetry manufacturing company
Harlan Jasper with her partner, Elliot Grayden. “We love the idea of ancient and timeless paired with modern and functional.” Here, Reed gives us a peek at the earthy design elements she’s been pinning—and pining after—lately.
Island Banquette Seating: This design (with cabinets in Farrow & Ball’s Pigeon shade) combines the coveted corner booth with the hangout-friendly island. Venetian Plaster: Reed and Grayden are using this luxe, waterproof finish “everywhere anyone will let us!” Photo courtesy of DigsDigs Benjamin Moore Alabaster: Reed calls this milky paint color that’s reminiscent of bone china her new favorite white. Photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore Malibu Wide-Plank Engineered Hardwood:
This versatile flooring works with a variety of styles and warm or cool palettes. Photo courtesy of Home Depot Clé Weathered White Zellige Tiles: “You can just imagine these baking in the sun and being hand-cut,” Reed says. Photo courtesy of Clé Sherwin-Williams Anew Gray: Used here on a pantry door, the warm hue adds interest without being too distracting. Photo courtesy of Decor Pad Visual Comfort Boston Wall Sconces: Try installing these over glassware on an open shelf for a jewelry-box effect. Photo courtesy of Visual Comforts Shaker-Style Cabinets: Reed attributes the rising demand for this look—pictured here in a creamy mushroom hue—to “a return to traditional, bespoke style.” Photo courtesy of deVOL Kitchens Schwinn 44702 Series Cabinet Pulls: “These are textural and mechanical and feel fantastic to touch,” Reed says. Photo courtesy of Schwinn
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