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Kitchen Cravings

Jolynn Johnson, owner and president of Crystal Kitchen Center, uses these key design features to bring warmth and personality to new kitchen projects.

Lighter shades of pale

• Pure white is always right, but creamy biscuit and antique white make beautiful backdrops for cooking, eating, and entertaining.

Stand-up desks

• No time to sit? Stand-up desks with charging stations for phones, iPods, laptops, and iPads are in demand.

Sliding barn doors

• Stylish and space-efficient, these classic doors are ideal for cabinets, closets, and doorways.

Shallow pantries

• Just 12 to 15 inches deep, these slim storage spaces are fitted with shelves for food, dishes, and small appliances.

Tasty colors

• Eggplant purple, cabernet red, rosy radish pink, and sage green lend flavor and warmth to kitchens and dining rooms.

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Mixed Mediums

• Painted cabinets are right at home with wood cabinets and thick, freestanding open shelves. (pictured at top)