Barbara Hamerick and her husband John were remodeling their kitchen in
San Leandro, Ca. They didn't know where to begin. They had ordered maple
cabinets in which the color was less natural wood stain and more prismatic
color. I wanted to balance the warm cabinets with the cool stainless steel
appliances. I chose deep gray-green countertops to bridge the orange tone
of the cabinets and wall color with the stainless steel gray. I also repeated
the arch design element in the fan and pulls with a focal window.
"We didn't know what to do with the orange cabinets!"