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Culinary Color: 5 Homes With Vibrant Kitchen Cabinetry


Just as a shower of herbs or flaky sea salt brings extra life to any dish, the colorful kitchen cabinets in these five homes really spice up their spaces.

Santa Fe, New Mexico | Paul McDonaldSotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Main Downtown Brokerage

One of Santa Fe’s most significant estates, this expansive property exemplifies the city’s distinctive style and ambience. It includes a spacious Pueblo Revival main residence, a freestanding guesthouse, a swimming pool, caretaker’s quarters, and a horse paddock area—all enveloped in a gated 36-acre compound. The heart of the home is a vibrant kitchen with a Viking gas cooktop, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, an ice maker, a corner kiva fireplace, and brilliant blue hues that create a delightful ambiance.

Greenwich, Connecticut | Joseph BarbieriSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

In a picturesque setting overlooking a peaceful lake on the site of the former Vanderbilt estate, this property is a serene classical midcountry retreat with a light-filled floor plan, five bedrooms, oak floors, five fireplaces, and handsome millwork. French doors in the living room and family room—as well as the bright kitchen, which is outfitted with charming cabinetry in white and blue—opens to an inviting patio and rolling lawn. The playroom on the lower level could be converted into two additional bedrooms.

East Hampton, New York | Robert BaasSotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

Numerous custom elements—from an atrium entrance formed by a skylit silo to rugged hand-hewn ceiling beams reclaimed from a barn—distinguish this unique four-bedroom home in Easthampton. Highlights include a wine and spirits room, a sauna, a sunroom, a roof deck, an indoor-outdoor Sonos sound system, a beautiful heated gunite pool, and an outdoor shower. Brightened by brilliantly colored cabinetry and a wall of French doors, the kitchen features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Garland stove, and dual dishwashers and sinks.

Los Angeles, California | Anthony ParadiseSotheby’s International Realty – Sunset Strip Brokerage

On a lush Los Feliz hillside, this colorful Spanish-inspired 1920s home is an uncommon haven featuring a handsome living room with soaring beamed ceilings, French doors, and a fireplace; a spacious dining room with thoughtful built-ins; three generous bedroom suites; an office; and a timelessly detailed kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and white and sky-blue cabinetry. The parklike backyard consists of a verdant hillside replete with walking paths and welcoming patios.

Sonoma, California | Daniel CasabonneSotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage

One block from the Sonoma Plaza, this enchanting 2,373-square-foot cottage begins with a covered front porch, beyond which are sophisticated, fluid interiors that include a great room with hardwood floors and plantation shutters, three bedrooms—among them a primary suite with a sitting area and walk-in closet—and an open-plan kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and cabinetry that echoes the greenery just outside. Adjoining is a breakfast and family room with stained-glass-sided sliding doors opening to a private fenced patio perfect for grilling and alfresco dining.


Looking for more design inspiration? Peruse ideas from the experts on the Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Insight Blog. This article was initially published on May 27, 2019 and updated June 23, 2021.