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Designers Aly Velji and Alison Connor bring a hit of colour to a classic white design.
The love for white kitchens stays strongbut even within this enduring trend, there are plenty of ways to customize. This light and bright room was once a galley kitchen design in a 50s-era home in Calgary, and designers Aly Velji and Alison Connor from Alykhan Velji Designs were brought on board to create an open-concept layout for the main floor.
The homeowner was keen to keep the original oak floors for the living area, so rather than try to colour-match them in the kitchen, the design team had a little fun with a playful black-and-white tile pattern. Consistent black accents throughoutthe pendants, the hardware, the faucetsbring some grounding to the space, and while the perimeter Shaker cabinets are in classic white, the island has a little fun in a lovely sage green (Benjamin Moore's Cushing Green).
For us, having an island as a feature has always been a big thing when it comes to designing kitchens, says Velji. Some people are just a bit wary of painting the whole kitchen in colourthis way it doesn't feel overwhelming.