Looking to ground your kitchen? Inspiration found in the warm colors of the desert can easily bring the earth into your home, healing the soul and making your home a comfortable and grounded space. In your kitchen, the warm tones of the desert will instantly turn your space into a cozy, earth-friendly environment, whether used on kitchen appliances, cabinet colors, or cooking accessories.
Warm and rich tones of the desert work well in a variety of design aesthetics, from modern to classic. Rustic design schemes easily incorporate the organic tones of the desert landscape, while more modern design schemes can benefit from the earthy tones naturally provided by the rich colors of the deserts of the world. From Australia to the Middle East, from Africa to the United States, the colors of the desert can help ground and heal us. Use desert-inspired colors in your kitchen to make guests feel welcome and family feel nurtured and nourished.
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#3011 Brown Red
The deep, brown-toned reds of the desert are unlike any other color, almost as if baked by the sun to give way to a rich and satisfying red color. Like the red sands of the desert, brown-red will provide a sophisticated yet earthy wash of color to any space in your home. In your kitchen, brown-reds pair well with contrasting light shades, like white or cream, or when coordinated with other brown-based tones like tan.
Big Chill Original Retro Fridge in #3011 Brown Red
Big Chill 30″ Retro Stove in #3011 Brown Red
Big Chill Custom Color: #3011 Brown Red
Source: Bush Heritage Australia
#2001 Red Orange
A deep, earthy orange shade, red-orange colors can be found in the vibrant tones of the desert, from rolling sand dunes to rich and saturated desert dirt. In your kitchen, red-orange will satisfy a need for potent color in your home while keeping things grounded with its organic, earth-inspired personality. Pair with contrasting colors, like blue or green, to balance out the naturally warm presence of the unique color.
Big Chill Studio Retro Fridge in #2001 Red Orange
Big Chill Custom Color: #2001 Red Orange
#8004 Copper Brown
A rich brown incorporated with red and yellow hues, copper brown represents the rust based tones commonly found in the desert. Pair with shiny metals, like gold or silver, to bring out the natural reflections of the earthy hue.
Big Chill 30″ Retro Electric Induction Range in #8004 Copper Brown
Big Chill Custom Color: #8004 Copper Brown
#8023 Orange Brown
Like a rolling sand dune, orange-brown is reminiscent of the earthy shades of the desert floor, from Australia to the Middle East. Use in your kitchen to introduce shades inspired by nature that naturally ground the space, pairing with light shades like white or cream, or colorful shades like green, blue, or even pink.
Big Chill Slim Retro Fridge in #8023 Orange Brown
Big Chill Custom Color: #8023 Orange Brown
#2000 Yellow Orange
Vibrant and eye-catching, yellow-orange is like the exotic sand dunes found in deserts around the world. Yellow-based oranges pair well with contrasting cool tones, like cobalt blue or avocado green, or even with dark brown or tan shades to help bring out its earthy qualities.
Big Chill Slim Retro Fridge in #2000 Yellow Orange
Big Chill Custom Color: #2000 Yellow Orange
Source: Bios Urn
#1005 Honey Yellow
Like the wildflowers found in the desert of the Southwest, honey-yellow is a brown-based yellow that pairs especially well with blue shades, like cornflower blue, sky blue, or periwinkle. In your kitchen, honey-yellow also lends a much sought after vintage quality, representing popular shades of homes of the 1960s and 70s.
Big Chill 36″ Retro Stove in #1005 Honey Yellow
Big Chill Custom Color: #1005 Honey Yellow
Source: Gardeners Path
#1002 Sand Yellow
Like the name describes, sand yellow is a classic shade that is reminscent of rolling dunes of sand, whether in the desert or by the sea. Pair with white or black shades in your kitchen for a classic pairing, or with silver or nickel tones to blend cool metallics with warm color tones.
Big Chill 30″ Retro Stove in #1002 Sand Yellow
#1011 Brown Beige
A brown-based beige color, brown-beige is earthy and grounding, like the many different tones that are found in the sandy shades of the desert. In your kitchen, beige appliances pair well with classic features, like white or black subway tiling and raw wooden surfaces.
#8003 Clay Brown
What would the desert be without clay? Like the baked dirt of the hot desert, clay brown instantly introduces earthy tones to your home which help ground both the body and mind. Pair clay brown with flashy metallics, like gold, copper, or silver, to contrast natural shades found in nature with bold, man-made metals.
Big Chill 30″ Electric Wall Oven in #8003 Clay Brown
Big Chill Custom Color: #8003 Clay Brown
Source: World Atlas
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