What colors are you incorporating into your home? 

Color can make a big difference about how we feel in our homes. From small items like decorative accessories to big ones like cabinetry and paint, color has an impact on the overall look and feel of a space.

While all-white and two-tone kitchens are still trending, you may not want to dive in and completely color that space. Use it as your canvas, adding personality and energy to your kitchen with a tile backsplash or enameled cast iron cookware.

We’ve colored the pages of this annual themed issue with lots of ways to bring color into your home that reflects your personality and complements your lifestyle. 

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Le Creuset cookware is available in a variety of colors, like this Dutch oven, shown in Fire.
Photo courtesy of Le Creuset of America

While planning your next project, be sure to consider lighting, which directly impacts the way we see color. “Yes everything – everything – affects color in a room,” confirms experienced designer Glenda Anderson of Details International. “A lot of people are afraid of color, so they paint white,” she adds. If you have color phobia, be aware: There are many shades of white. Anderson recommends selecting the closest to stark white without any color in it, if you fall into this category. 

If you’re ready to explore color, be sure to read our cover story, which shows the incredibly colorful cottage that belongs to chef Ed Kenney and wife Kristen. Use this as an example of how to incorporate the Jungalow trend into your home. 

Whether it’s the exterior of your home you’re planning to paint, a new piece of artwork you’d like to hang, or even accessories or furnishings you’re shopping for, I encourage you to consider color.

 

Aloha,

stephanie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Silverstein, Editor
stephanies@hawaiihomemag.com

 

Additional Information 

About the feature image: Once abandoned on the roadside, these dining chairs have a new home in Pearl City. The homeowners who rescued the chairs sanded, painted and reupholstered them for their dining room. The home was recently renovated by Graham Builders, which also built the custom banquette seating. The homeowners designed the table, which was crafted by Mark Ariyoshi from the beams that previously supported the home’s carport roof.

Photo by Hawkin-Biggins Photography/ Courtesy Graham Builders

Once abandoned on the roadside, these dining chairs have

a new home in Pearl City. The homeowners who rescued

the chairs sanded, painted and reupholstered them for their

dining room. The home was recently renovated by Graham

Builders, which also built the custom banquette seating.

The homeowners designed the table, which was crafted by

Mark Ariyoshi from the beams that previously supported

the home’s carport roof.

Once abandoned on the roadside, these dining chairs have

a new home in Pearl City. The homeowners who rescued

the chairs sanded, painted and reupholstered them for their

dining room. The home was recently renovated by Graham

Builders, which also built the custom banquette seating.

The homeowners designed the table, which was crafted by

Mark Ariyoshi from the beams that previously supported

the home’s carport roof.

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