Saturday, February 9, 2008

Introducing the Orange Kitchen

I realize in the (almost) year that I have had this blog I have never shown what the "Orange Kitchen" really looks like. I will admit I am a colorful person. White walls make me sad. I think I vaguely remember my husband saying something like "Don't make the house a rainbow....", bless his heart. I'm not sure he knew what he was signing up for. As you may have noticed in my pictures we use Fiestaware for our dinner ware. I love Fiestaware. It's like it was created just for me. I love it so much that I color matched our kitchen walls to a plate. Of course other ideas were tossed around first and there was a coat of horrible sorbet before the final Orange Zest made it's way onto the walls. I'll admit that I was a little bit worried when it first went up. You could literally see it gleaming through our un-curtained windows from down the street. But once the tile was in and the decor was set, I fell in love. And here it is....

A view of the whole kitchen area.

A nice shot of the tile back splash Jesse did.

The start of a small Fiestaware display and my nifty iron baskets.

My 2 favorite kitchen items, my Kitchenaid standing mixer and the Le Crueset dutch oven my Mom gave me for Christmas.

Really I just liked this picture that I took. It is of the canisters on the island. It does have a nice view of the island back splash that Jesse just finished grouting.

This is the dining portion of the kitchen. It's one big long open room.

And just for fun. This is what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house.


  1. how cute! i love your orange kitchen! the color really brightens it up and makes me smile :)

  2. Your kitchen is awesome! I really love the bright color. It makes it such a happy cheery kitchen.

  3. your kitchen is very cute!! I LOVE the orange walls!!!
    ps. you have been tagged! ;)

  4. Hello! I love your orange kitchen! I have always wanted that and I'm going to surprise my better half! haha if you don't mind, what color and brand name of paint did you use? it is so hard to find a nice orange.
    Thank you!

  5. sidney - The color is Orange Zest by Behr. It is a really nice color, I think the color would be a little more rich if I would finally do that second coat, haha, but even with only one coat it looks pretty good.


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