Kitchen Colors: What’s your Accent?

I just can’t believe my friend Rhoda. First of all, she has started a cool series every Friday called Feature Friday. This is who she featured last Friday – Trey Laird. Just look at this post.

And secondly, Rhoda has asked to feature my newly humble kitchen … and I feel so honored. So head on over to Southern Hospitality today to see what Rhoda has put together … as she features the Reluctant Entertainer Kitchen! Thank you, Rhoda!

The color green is a great accent for my kitchen. I mean, the walls are already 2 shades of green, but bringing in other shades of green adds a zesty feel. Green just seems to bring balance. I love green in the spring, summer, fall and winter, and that’s partly the reason why I chose it for my kitchen walls.

Of course I can’t get enough of Kelly Anderson’s Art – there’s a cheeriness to her art that I’ve never seen before.

And remember my $4.76 Easter centerpiece?

Apples always add a nice, healthy touch.

Keep candles near your dining table, ready for a glow.

Freshly squeezed lime! (I’ll be posting some amazing Black Bean dip using limes soon!)

Green table cloth was from Good Will – used for our last Balcony Girls gathering (and St. Paddy’s Day!)

Fresh blossoms from the outside.

Stash of napkins (I heart IKEA!).

Fresh green beans – a family favorite.

What accent color do you use in your kitchen to make it come alive?

Don’t forget to link up your post this Wed. here on RE. Home is … a delicious scent! (See sidebar.)

The winners who won 5 Secrets Great Dads Know are … Becky Dellar, Simple Homemaker, Beneath my Heart, Peggy (no blog), and Ready Go Get Set. Congrats Ladies! And if you didn’t win but want to buy the book, I linked the title for you. Happy Weekend everybody!

Oh, and since Abby has green on, I’ll leave you with a fun picture of my kids! It’s Spring Break here in Oregon!

22 comments on “Kitchen Colors: What’s your Accent?”

  1. Red! It’s my absolute favorite. Supposedly, it makes you eat more, but I use it anyway. It’s on two of my walls, and in the stripes in my curtains among other places. I love the warmth of it.
    .-= GlowinGirl´s last blog ..What Brings You Home? (Friendly Friday) =-.

  2. Love all the greens! My kitchen accent is a seafoam green and alittle bit of yellow – I love decorating with fruits and veggies and live plants too!

    Kim @ htpp://
    party inspiration
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Paint/Art Party (Part 3!) =-.

  3. I think your kitchen is just beautiful. And green is very calming and peaceful. It’s like bringing the outside in.
    I recently redid out kitchen in a Cafe’ style. So I actually painted the walls a chocolate color. But with the cabinets being white it doesn’t seem dark in there. So I then actually started bring in different brown tones. I know, weird right. But it works for the theme.

    Hugs to you girl
    .-= Kim @ Homesteader’s Heart´s last blog ..Friday Funnies! The Face! =-.

  4. I don’t think I have one, but I definitely have tons of green. Love it. Fresh fruit piled up in a basket or on a platter is my favorite kitchen centerpiece – that and my new ivy topiary.
    .-= Maureen´s last blog =-.

  5. I love your greens! Green is my favorite color, no doubt. My kitchen walls are a restful sage. I tend to use cobalt blue and red as accents. As I sit here in my kitchen and look around right now, I’m thinking we could use some accents. Right after some cleaning up. :)

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Richella´s last blog ..English teacher (and a giveaway!) =-.

  6. Your blogs make my heart happy. :) I feel like you leave so much for me to aspire to. And I always feel like we don’t have enough money to entertain, our house isn’t nice enough, etc. but you give such fabulous, simple ideas!
    .-= Sarah Rachel´s last blog ..The Flat Belly Diet… =-.

  7. knock knock
    who’s there?
    orange who?
    orange you glad to see me?

    orange is my happy kitchen color. i don’t use it anywhere else but i’m just crazy about it in my kitchen.

    and, by the way, i’m always glad to see your posts.
    .-= randee´s last blog ..this is my story, this is my song =-.

  8. I’ve used green on the walls and accented with a variety of colors- depending on the season. I picked the green in the last home I could paint from my everyday china- all of the colors downstairs came from my pattern and so I also intermingled them to compliment one another. And I’ve heard every room needs something black, so I do that, too.
    .-= Tara G.´s last blog ..Palace of Sports =-.

  9. I love the green! It makes me think of fresh herbs, which then makes me hungry and gets me cooking!
    .-= Katy´s last blog ..The Fastest 48 Hours =-.

  10. So pretty! :) Right now I’m using apple greens as a “pop” of color in with my more calm color palette. I also like using yellows or oranges or a happy blues too!


  11. Just found your blog via Rhonda. Can’t wait to take a further look. I see you have been to a Southern Living at HOME party. Used to sell the product and loved it.

  12. I enjoyed your pictures…especially the last one. Beautiful!!!
    .-= Melanie Dorsey´s last blog ..Andrew’s Message =-.

  13. You know I love green too & my kitchen has lots of green with red accents and white cabinets. It’s a happy space and I enjoy it a lot. Love all your green pics today!!

  14. Love it! I think I would say my accent colors would be red, green, yellow and white. Right now I don’t have much in the way of accents. But I love fresh, bright colors that make me happy.

    Love the picture of the kids. Abby’s hands are beautiful! They just really stood out to me in that picture. They look elegant, gentle, capable. Wow!

    One day I was looking at my oldest’s hands and realized she had my mom’s hands. Long, thin, fingers, elegant looking. That made me so happy!

  15. Sandy…I love the pictures of your kitchen and of course your green walls…which I had e-mailed you about. We still haven’t painted our plain builder’s painted walls yet but your green sample is high on my list. I smiled when I saw your bowl of fruit…I have the same stand but have not thought to put a bowl on top of it! Right now it is on my hutch holding precious pictures of my new granddaughter!
    I am using pops of red in my kitchen as it has plain walls but dark counters and appliances. I painted my wood barstools red, have a red teapot, picture frame and in a few other accents. The nice thing about red and also green is that it carries from season to season. Thanks for your encouraging blog!

  16. LOVE this post, Sandy! It brightened my day. God bless you!

  17. I’ve used green to accent my kitchen also, along with jewel tone colors. I was never a green lover until a few years ago. Now my living room and dining room is painted green. It’s very soothing and peaceful as you say.
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..It’s Friday =-.

  18. Love the green!
    Since my kitchen is a tomato red, I use a lot of green, yellow and a creamy white for accent. And black appliances.
    .-= Janice´s last blog ..Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold (or cake as the case may be….) =-.

  19. My kitchen and dining room walls are red…fell in love with it when it was already painted on the dining room walls of a 103 yr. old home we lived in several years ago…had no idea it made you eat more! Yikes!
    My accents are honey colored pine cabinets with black and silver appliances. The colors in a retired Gail Pittman pattern called Green Azalea is used for my other accent colors.
    .-= Patti Smith´s last blog ..Heaven on Earth =-.

  20. Love that photo of the kids!!
    .-= ellen b´s last blog ..Round Robin Challenge ~ 5 Miles! =-.

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  22. Our kitchen is on the verge of redo…so for now the color is yellow because it makes everything look happier and better and my current kitchen needs all the help it can get…not sure what the new accent color will be…probably yellow or green…we’ll see what happens with cabinet color. Why does the hubby have such an opinion?
    .-= Holly L´s last blog ..Rethink A Natural High =-.

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