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As much as I love the classic look of a crisp, white kitchen, adding pops of color in strategic ways can really liven up the space. But wall colors, backsplashes, and major appliances can be both expensive and possibly more of a commitment than you’re willing to make. There’s an easier way! You can create a vibrant palette in your kitchen by adding color through smaller appliances, accent pieces and everyday items.

Consider these options if you’re looking to add some color in your kitchen.


Coffee Maker

coffeemaker

If you drink homemade coffee regularly, it’s likely that you have a coffee maker that’s easily accessible. Ours has a home right on the countertop! We have a Mr. Coffee 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Modern Design with Chrome Front, which does the trick to make enough for both my husband and me everyday. The programmable feature is easy to use and saves me a few extra minutes in the morning. And yes, we have the colorful, red version.


Toaster Oven

toaster


Toaster and convection ovens are the perfect solution for warming breads, preparing fench fries, baking cookies or small pizzas.This is especially true during the summer when it’s WAY too hot to turn on an actual oven. Since our toaster oven is on its last legs, I’ve been considering this Hamilton Beach Convection Toaster/Broiler Oven as a replacement.


Knife Setknifeblock

I seem to go through just about every knife in my block on a daily basis. So even though they probably spend more time in the sink or dishwasher than in the actual block, a fully stocked knife block adds a wonderful pop of color on your countertop. I like the KitchenAid Delrin Knife Block Set. My latest set is not this particular brand, but I’ve owned them in the past and they hold up pretty well over time.


Mixer

mixer


Let’s face it – a KitchenAid mixer is THE gold standard in mixers. They are so versitle and they last forever. I mean, what can’t it do? I get so much use out of mine that it also has a home right on my countertop. Since it’s a little clunky, it’s tucked beside the microwave when it’s not in use. But it adds a pop of color in what would otherwise be a dark hole.


Utensil Holder

utensilholder

I actually use an old (red) vase (that has a ton of sentimental value) to hold the utensils next to my stove. And to avoid overcrowding and clutter, the utensils on the countertop are limited to the ones I use everyday, like a spatula, whisk, and two mixing spoons. If you’re looking for a little color, there are plenty of options like the CHEFS Stoneware Utensil Holder that you can find online.


Dish towels

dishtowels

Another standard in any kitchen USA.  I have about a million dish towels and use them for everything. Since they’re so useful, they’re a great way to add a pretty color that complements the other fixtures in your kitcken.

There are plenty of other options for adding color to your kitchen in small ways – wall decor, floor mats, table cloths, sponges, and even the dish soap that you use. Your turn: how have you added color to your kitchen in small (or big) ways?

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