Kitchen Appliances In The Colors of San Francisco | Big Chill
January 20, 2022 by Big Chill
San Francisco is a city rich in color, from the dramatic tones of the water to the iconic color of the Golden Gate Bridge. Known for its unique architecture and vibrant cityscapes, the colors of the city can be captured in their essence and illuminated within your home, paying homage to the shades of the striking California landmark. With spectacular views from almost every angle, the culture and vibrancy of the city provides a colorful backdrop with endless inspiration for your home.
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Retro Slim Refrigerator
Dependent on the lighting and time of day, the Golden Gate Bridge can lean from a rusty orange red to a deep brick red, showcased by the blue colors of the water and surrounding sky. Officially opening to traffic in 1937, the Golden Gate bridge is named over the waterway over which it runs, connecting the San Francisco bay to the Marin Headlands. The paint used on the Golden Gate Bridge is specially formulated to protect the bridge from the danger of rust from the oceans salt spray, and from the intense moisture of the for that frequently rolls in from the Pacific Ocean to the San Francisco Bay. The U.S. Navy originally lobbied for the bridge to be painted in blue and yellow stripes for increased invisibility, but when the steel arrived in San Francisco covered in primer with a burnt red hue, the consulting architect felt the color was highly visible and pleasing to the eye. Thus the iconic color of the bridge, officially called International Orange, was born.
30” Retro Stove
Retro Electric Wall Oven
3001 Signal Red
This iconic red colors and tones of San Francisco extend beyond the Golden Gate Bridge, from the iconic lanterns of Chinatown to the flashy street signs located around the city. In fact for many, a deep red tone might be the first color that comes to mind when asked to think of famous shades the city is known for. Deep red tones are said to be full of good energy, representing love and passion in many different cultures around the world. Using red in your home not only provides a striking pop of color to catch the eye, it also can provides a vigorous dose of colorful energy that can light your home from within.
30” Classic Refrigerator with Brushed Brass Trim
5009 Azure Blue
The deep blue colors of the San Francisco bay can be moody and bold, illuminating the bay and providing a dramatic backdrop for the gray tones of the cityscape. The marine blue of the surrounding water is slightly muted with green tones, making for a unique color that contrasts the warm red hue of the Golden Gate Bridge. Using this color in your kitchen can create and instant aquatic environment, cooling the senses and washing your home in tones of sophisticated blue.
30” Classic Stove with Brushed Brass Trim
Classic Refrigerator with Brushed Brass Trim
5024 Pastel Blue
The pastel blue tones of the California sky are infamous, bringing to mind sunny days spent by the beach of frolicking through a fruit orchard. In San Francisco however, the ubiquitous fog of the skyline makes for more grey skies than blue, but when the sun breaks through the blue hue of the skyline illuminates the city like a colorful painting. Using light blue tones in your home are said to invite soothing and calming energy into your home.
48” Classic Stove with Copper Trim
7035 Light Grey
Few cities are known for their fog the way San Francisco is, rolling in from the Pacific Ocean and blanketing the city in tones of misty grey. The heavy fog covers of the city can make for a chilly experience (layers are highly recommended), but the crisp colors of the grey sky can feel calming and cozy, making it the perfect neutral shade to invite into your home. A neutral palette like light grey can be paired with both bold and dramatic colors, or coordinating neutrals of the same shade family.
Classic Dishwasher with Chrome Trim
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