The Radenold Kitchen, Doubletree Lane

Despite featuring neutral aspects such as white cabinetry and black granite countertops with charcoal specks, this kitchen reads as bright, light, airy and—dare we say it—colorful. With pops of citrine and red throughout, just enough color was added to create a comfortable, non-cluttered, space. The rounded trapezoid center island acts as a workspace and eating area, with the additional bonus of storage. The unique shape “really maximizes the space and storage in the kitchen” says designer Paul Alan, store manager of I.O. Metro. The barstools, which feature a different metal tone than the hardware and appliances, keep the kitchen from looking too matched. “It gives it that 'found look.' Not everything has to coordinate.” To bounce the light around the room, various other metals, including mercury glass and gold-tinted spikes, were added in the accessories.