Yellow In The Kitchen | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

A week ago, on the news, I heard some statistics on colors for homes. It was said that yellow kitchens don’t sell and blue bathrooms do, but missed to explain which blue will sell: dark blue, sky blue, aquamarine, periwinkle, turquoise, French blue, cobalt, indigo….I like to know who makes up these statics.
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I never knew people buy homes solely based on colors leaving behind all other important features. For what I know, houses sell based on a good location, highly reputed schools and parks, vicinity to stores, convenience to reach main freeways and highways, house modern amenities, natural light infusing the home, a beautiful view, designed details, solid architecture, well maintained backyard and above all, an excellent sale price.
People will buy a home when they are ready to make that investment and will buy anything that suit them, even a fixer upper.

I bought my home with a pea green linoleum kitchen floor, a brand new medium gray carpet all over the house and an uncultivated backyard burned by the sun.  I hated all of it, the floors and the backyard, but I saw the potential of my feature home. It had all the features I mentioned above, do you think I was going to pass up a good opportunity just because I didn’t like the color of the floors? No way!!! In fact, both linoleum and carpet were the first to go and little by little I designed a small paradise in my backyard. Now, I have a stone interior floor made with ashlar pattern, the same used in old European villas.

 

It goes with the golden-yellow walls of my kitchen and one special wall in the dining area colored in burgundy wine, which sometimes turns aubergine in different times of the day as the sun turns.

 

I want to remind the people who made up that statistic, that yellow is an inviting color, it’s the color of the sun. We get in the sun because it energizes our batteries, makes us feel positive and healthy.

Yellow is the color of many foods, the first one that comes to mind is yellow grape, which gives us delicious white wines and all the bubbles we all like so much.

Yellow is the color of cantaloupe, squash, apple, pineapple, pepper, banana, lemon, potato, honey, corn, cheese, egg yolk, orange juice, starfruit, chanterelle mushrooms, mango, polenta, turmeric, tomato, beets, peaches, do you want more?
Eat these yellow foods to feel strong, energized and happy. Why wouldn’t anyone want yellow kitchen walls?
Yellow is especially an appropriate color in a gray, cold climate. In those areas, getting up and make coffee in a yellow kitchen is a blessing. It helps to start the day in a positive way.

Perhaps those people in the news should look closer at the colors they wear…..

Don’t be afraid of colors, get outside your comfort zone and experience new colors, they can only bring you renovated energy. Ciao,
Valentina
http://www.valentinadesigns.com

 

Copyright © 2017 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

 

As a designer in business since 1990, I am interested in helping people designing their interior and exterior spaces with an overall feeling of peace, relaxation and harmony that will draw them home eagerly. I am always looking to add that special touch with original findings to the spaces I design. Color is the focus of my business today, changing people’s energy and life force just by introducing them to colors they would have never imagined. Vogue Italia magazine, Gentry and many prominent magazines in California featured my work, I appeared on RAI, National Italian T.V. and nonetheless my story continues. Find copies of my book on colors:  ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors – and  the rest of my  books Amazon: http://goo.gl/qNxXrB
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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mabel Kwong
    Jun 30, 2017 @ 14:00:16

    Agree with you on buying a house for practical reasons and not the colours within it. Fixing and re-doing parts of the house might take some effort, but I think the fun in colour-coordinating and coming up with a colour scheme outweighs that 🙂 When I moved into my current apartment, I knew I wanted my bed sheets to be blue and the walls white. I like white walls. Though some may think it’s sterile, I like the brighter feel it gives my room.

    Yellow certainly is an inviting colour. It’s a colour that may not be as wild as red but not as simple as white. It’s a colour that reminds me of the sun, and reminds me of warmth.

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  2. Amy
    Jun 30, 2017 @ 13:47:11

    I agree yellow is very inviting color. Thank you for explaining colors to us! 🙂

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  3. Playamart - Zeebra Designs
    Jun 30, 2017 @ 00:54:39

    I’m with you – yellow in the kitchen makes it bright and happy, and it pairs well with —hmmm how about blue?!!! or green? or orange? etc etc…

    This was especially nice: ” I hated all of it, the floors and the backyard, but I saw the potential of my feature home. “

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