Kitchens are a little wild to begin with, aren’t they? Dishes everywhere, water splashing, flour spilling, the smells of baking (and occasionally burning). The best kitchens come alive when they’re being used: cooks moving from fridge to oven to chopping block; guests chatting and tasting, trying to stay out of the way; small creatures underfoot looking for treats.
Bohemian design captures and amplifies the wildness inherent in a kitchen. With just the right amount of cacophony, you get a cooking and eating space that offers endless inspiration and energy. Let’s see how it’s done.
One Dominant Color
An intense fuchsia wall forms the backdrop for a riot of collectibles and cookware. The wood table ties in with the shelving, and the stainless steel countertops and cabinet pulls echo the legs of the dining chairs. There’s so much going on here, and yet it works because of that deep pink wall that holds everything together.
The multicolored vintage chairs have just the right intensity so that they make themselves known but don’t compete with the saturated wall color. We could see the Alluring Counter Stool fitting right into a kitchen like this, adding a bright contrast to a single accent wall.
Source: EcoChic Lifestyles
Many Shades of One Color
This gorgeous space gives us a celebration of green, from the pale mint walls to the glowing emerald tile, and many shades in between in the living foliage. The counter stools form a subtle gradient, from dusky forest green to mint to white. The visible fiberglass adds lovely depth and texture, as do the intricate architectural bases of wood, steel and black metal.
Two Contrasting Colors
In this kitchen nook, bright near-neon green is paired with accents of red and rust to keep it grounded. There’s a charming naïveté to this space, from the hooks for the fabric hanging to the less-than-perfect edging on the window frames. The glossy white chairs balance it out with a futuristic flair.
Source: Justina Blakeney
All the Colors, Everywhere
This jaw-dropping kitchen just goes for broke. From the hot pink refrigerator to the royal blue tiles that seem to shimmer with intensity, color radiates through every object. Here the balancing element is texture, in the spiky lamp shade, the rough-hewn stone walls, and the ironwork chairs.
Source: Astleford Interiors
The Alluring Counter Stool has the color to hold its own in a kitchen like this. You can see in this collage of stool seats that the shades of fishing boat wood are bold and variegated, with the blues and greens of the tropics dominating.
Source: EcoChic Lifestyles
If you’re the wild bohemian type, the kitchen is a fantastic place to let those instincts run free. Start with an EcoChic counter stool and see what magic its color inspires.