Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 34

COLOR FIND

An Infusion of Fun

A kitchen remodel accommodates the
w h o l e f a m i l y 's n e e d s i n a c h e e r f u l p a l e t t e

WHEN HOMEOWNERS MOVED from Montana to
New York, their biggest request was for a kitchen
that reflected their personality.With three children
and three dogs, the client looked to designer Keia
McSwain of Denver-based Kimberly + Cameron
Interiors to transform their drab and traditional
space into a memorable and joy-filled room.

FROM BORING TO BOLD

"The kitchen was dated and somber in color -
depressing almost,"said McSwain, adding that her
main goal was to insert more tones and update the
lighting and finishes.
This might seem like a fun and easy task from
the outset, but the design team was faced with a
short time frame.This busy family could not have
their kitchen out of commission for too long, so
the designer came up with quick ways to refresh
and renew. This started with the cabinetry, originally a demure color with an outdated style that
they decided to reface to save time.
"The refacing company brought in options for
cabinet colors," said McSwain. "I fell in love with
this new blue shade the rep happened to have in
his car that day."

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ABOVE To save on time and
money, the kitchen cabinets
were refaced with extra
customization, including additional filler posts for dimension, several glass doors and
finished cabinet interiors - all
done in a bold blue.
BELOW RIGHT Including
purple in some way was a
requirement for this design, so
McSwain alternated shades
of the tone in the backsplash
subway tile.

According to the designer, this tone was perfect for this busy family because blue promotes peace and tranquility. It also enhances both physical and
mental relaxation - a benefit she wanted to give her clients and particularly
the youngest daughter, who has cerebral palsy.
Three weeks later, the cabinets were returned with subtler, modern frames
- some with glass insets - and most importantly, the deep blue color they
chose and the starting point for the kitchen's color palette.
CLIENT-CENTRIC COLORS

While blue made up the core of the space, there were several other key shades
the family wanted to incorporate.
"The client has a huge obsession with color, but I wasn't given much
instruction on what the family did or didn't prefer in regard to it," said the
designer. "She definitely specified that purple was mandatory because it was
her favorite color, so my charge then became how to make it classic."

By ERINN LOUCKS

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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note new & noteworthy
Happenings
Hot Topic
Trends
Better Business
Tech Savvy
Research Roundup
CEDIA Expo
KBIS 2021
Color Find
Before & After
Solutions
Wellness Design
What’s Hot
Favorites
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Contents
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Show Note
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