Looking to make the mouths of your kitchen guests water with a sizzling shade of cherry red? Red is an appetite stimulant, making it a popular and classic choice for kitchen or restaurant decor. Once commonly seen across diners and burger joints of the 1940s and 50s, cherry red has graduated into modern times and can be seen in kitchens of all shapes, themes, and sizes.



If red is your favorite color, it is said that you are bold, boisterous, and full of energy. A stimulating color that can raise one's blood pressure, red is a great choice for an accent color. Red represents love, life, and power in many cultures, making it the perfect addition for those who want to go big and bold in their kitchens.

Cherry red is an attention-grabbing hue, making it important to thinking strategically when pairing it with other colors or materials. Let cherry red be the star of your kitchen by selecting supporting neutral colors and materials that don't compete with the dazzling shade. For those looking for an understated pop of the bright hue, cherry red makes for a satisfying addition of color to your kitchen when used on cookware or accessories. For those looking to go big and bold, cherry red can be used in larger amounts to call attention to appliances, walls, or cabinetry.

Appliances are a creative way to bring cherry red into your kitchen, making for an easy pop of color that is simple and sophisticated. Paint an accent wall cherry red to spice up an otherwise white kitchen, or splash cherry red across cabinets and backsplash tiles.  Either way, cherry red is a classic color that will never go out of style.

Did you say fresh baked cherry pie? Wishful thinking. Here are 5 Ways to Use Classic Cherry Red in Your Kitchen.


1. Red, White, & Blue

Red, white, and blue; a color combination that feels appropriate for hot summer months when patriotic festivities are around each and every corner. The American flag sports these three classic colors, alongside countries like France, Thailand, Australia, and the Netherlands. Use this color combination in your kitchen for a look that will impress visitors from all over the world.

Take a look at our Big Chill Color Swatch with over 200 custom colors to find your perfect variations of these three shades. Oyster white, anyone?




2. Classic Cherry Red


When you think of the term 'classic color', cherry red is often one of the first colors that comes to mind. A color as juicy as at the fruit itself, cherry red has been commonly used in kitchen decor for over sixty years and counting. A popular color for kitchens of the 1950's, cherry red looks sharp when paired with retro-inspired refrigerators, stoves, and kitchen accessories like barstools or toaster ovens.

Cherry red also finds a spot in modern kitchen decor, looking particularly sophisticated in a matte finish, or when paired with raw or painted wood.






 

3. Red & White

Although not quite as traditional as black and white, this handsome color combination has graced kitchens and homes for over sixty years. Cherry red provides the perfect contrast to a stark and sparkling white, making for a look that is easy to accomplish and that will never fall out of style.

For a classic contrast, pair white appliances with pops of cherry red on cabinets, floors, or dining sets.

Pair cherry red appliances with white cabinets, walls, or kitchen backsplashes.



 

4. Vintage Red Prints

Cherry red found a friend in vintage fruit prints of the 1940s and 50s, quickly becoming popular in kitchens and dining rooms across the United States. Popular vintage fruit prints included red cherries and apples, gracing everything from glassware to window curtains.

Add a vintage fruit print to your kitchen decor for an instant pop of color and retro flair.



 

5. Red Cookware

Red is said to stimulate the appetite, so what better color to cook your meals in than a sizzling cherry red? Cherry red is a common color choice for cast iron cookware, and is a commonly found in even the most high-end of kitchens.. Choose red for your pots and pans to make guests mouth instantly water when you serve up your delicious creations.



 

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