Want to shake things up a bit with your kitchen remodel? Consider adding a pop of color with a retro-inspired stove from Big Chill. Taking inspiration from Pantone's Color of the Year, Rose Quartz, I've created a mood board featuring a stove in Pink Lemonade. You want to be careful when designing with a bold appliance because things can easily veer into tacky town. But don't be afraid to add a little color to your life. With the right finishes, you can put together a really unique and charming kitchen. Keep reading to see my tips on working with a pink stove, and suggestions for a stylish and contemporary kitchen palette.
Big Chill makes cute vintage-inspired home appliances, and was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 2001. Rather than hiding our appliances behind cabinets, the founders wanted to showcase these pieces with stylish designs and fun pops of color. These appliances were inspired by vintage styles, but have been modernized to suit today's needs. Check out my recommendations for a kitchen palette that feels modern and fresh:
1. HOOD: Classic Hood (Stainless) - $1,495
When working with a colorful stove, I like to stick with stainless steel on the hood above. That keeps the color from becoming overwhelming and cartoonish. I like this chic and simple design paired with the pink stove below.
2. BACKSPLASH: Alpine Rose Cement Tile - $74.40/box
Cement tile is all the rage these days. This pretty patterned tile goes well with the pink stove, but has a nice mix of green and grey to keep the color scheme grounded and balanced.
3. COUNTERTOP: Calacatta Extra Marble
Calacatta marble countertops are so classic and elegant. They are quite durable with proper maintenance, and develop a lovely patina over time. The white and grey will complement the pink stove very nicely.
4. STOVE: 30" Retro Stove (Pink Lemonade) - $4,295
This adorable pink stove is a showstopper, and the focal point of a charming kitchen. The key to keeping it classy is to stay neutral with the rest of the finishes. Let the colorful appliance shine by toning down the other materials. That will give the design a more timeless appeal and longevity.
5. CABINETS: SEKTION Cabinet with Brokhult Walnut Doors - $351
It's important to bring in a warm, natural element to this kitchen or the white and grey will feel too stark and cold. I love the walnut wood grain, and grayish undertones of these IKEA cabinets.
6. FLOOR: Cascais Porcelain Tile (Light Gray Matte)
Light gray tile floors are simple, practical, and timeless - a lovely neutral complement to the pink stove.
7. DRAWER PULLS: Brushed Stainless Steel Modern Metro Series 12" Drawer Pull - $55.98
When designing a kitchen, you can't forget about the cabinet pulls. It's the finishing touches that really pull it all together. These modern drawer pulls are sleek and classic, and feel cohesive with the stove hardware.