A punch of colour gives this kitchen some serious personality.

DSC_7095_TraceyAytonThe Look: Bold and Blue

“You’ve got to be a little brave for colour like this,” laughs designer Greer Nelson, one half, alongside Jamie Hamilton, of Vancouver duo Oliver Simon Design. Though this vibrant blue is peppered throughout the whole home, in the kitchen it gets the star treatment, showcased on a modern-rustic barn-style door. And when the bravery turns to boredom? “Just paint it a new colour,” says Hamilton. “Way easier than changing the backsplash.”

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