How to Design a Romantic Kitchen

Article by Lanie Draper

When we first took a look at this project with investor Crimson Homes Inc. the entire home was ripped apart! With every area of the home needing some major TLC we had our work cut out for us but also the luxury of a blank slate! Today’s post is all about how to design a romantic kitchen.

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Nothing says romantic like a crystal chandelier! I love how this old world touch makes the formal dining room feel like you should be hosting a dinner party with your fanciest china….who’s with me?!

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Lighting today is all over the place, and I love it! There are so many different shapes, textures and finishes to choose from. However, when I think about achieve an old, romantic kitchen vibe, my head goes straight to the globe style pendant!

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Dark Floors

So many of the charming homes in Brookside have dark 3-inch-wide plank floors and that’s exactly what we wanted for this home. I love the contrast this dark walnut color provides against the kitchen cabinets and walls. They feel so warm and inviting!

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Shaker Cabinets

I know shaker cabinet doors are “simple,” but there is something about them that I’m drawn to! I totally get why they’ve been popular for so long. I always tell my clients to pick and choose areas to highlight. If every design decision took center stage, your home would feel overdone.

Light Colors

Light colors are a must in a romantic kitchen.  They keep it bright and beautiful! Scroll through our favorite neutral paint colors for inspiration!


Floor Stain: Minwax Dark Walnut

Cabinet Paint: BM Alaskan Huskey (it’s a faint gray, almost silver)

Wall Paint: BM Chantilly Lace

Backsplash: White fish scale mosaic tile.  I can’t find it in stock anywhere right now! I will update as soon as I find some.

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