Jennifer Out November 3, 2016San Francisco-based architectural color specialist and design writer. Halloween may have come and gone, but for fans of orange, or of fall-inspired hues, it’s a dynamic color choice for a kitchen island.
In fact, I would argue that such streamlined spaces often work best when the color palette is pumped up. White continues its reign as a popular kitchen color, but detractors struggle with how cold and sterile it can feel.
This vibrant orange island adds oomph while remaining grounded by the cooler, neutral flooring. With a waterfall countertop edge like this, you can offer just a peek of color on the plane of cabinetry underneath.
This particular shade of orange has a bit more brown and white in it than the previous examples, which further dials down the intensity. Another way to reduce the intensity of an amped-up orange island is to forgo cabinet doors or drawers altogether and go for open shelving instead.
These two colors offer the most contrast to each other, so if one of the hues is super bold, such as this orange, try pairing it with a softer, lighter blue, as used on the backslash and far wall. This gorgeous kitchen has many treats for the eye, but the handsome, deep orange island really takes center stage.
If a product has thousands of reviews and a four-star rating and above, it's probably a pretty good choice for your next purchase. We've combed through some top-rated kitchen tools on Amazon, including everything from mixing bowls to lemon presses.
The Gorilla Grip cutting boards are dishwasher safe, too, so cleanup is super easy. Cut back on the amount of cooking oil you're using with these handy baking mats.
They'll make baking cookies, rolls, and other treats a breeze, and you won't have to worry about scraping them off the bottom of the pan. It's great if you're trying to manage your food portions, and you can measure out each ingredient before adding it into a recipe.
This simple turner has a four and a half-star Amazon rating from more than 700 users, making it the perfect addition to any kitchen. The best part of going to an Italian restaurant is getting that freshly grated Parmesan on top of your meal.
Now, you can recreate the luxury at home with this cheese grater, which has a four-star Amazon rating based on more than 1,100 reviews. If being able to grate hard cheeses isn't enough of a draw, this handy gadget can also chop nuts and chocolate, according to the product description.
Once you've tried this handy gadget, you won't go back to turning fish with a regular spatula. The curved corner will help you slip the gadget beneath a piece of salmon or other fish with ease, and the slots mean that you'll be draining any grease or fat from the seared side of the food when you go to flip it.
One endeavoring Amazon reviewer even wrote that they'd used this one as a whisk, so it's safe to say that this is one tool that's good for plenty of things in the kitchen. And you won't have to cut the meat open to see if it's done, risking losing some flavorful juices inside, when you use this handy tool.
From frosting cupcakes to topping off homemade cakes, this little gadget can help you do it all. Safe for the oven, dishwasher, freezer, fridge, and microwave, this Pyrex bowl can do it all.
Unlike some plastic bowls, this glass option won't retain stains or smells over time. They're oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, too, so they're perfect for baking everything from cupcakes and muffins to breakfast egg cups.
If you're trying to avoid using plastic or metal utensils, these wooden ones are a great alternative. The silicone handles are comfortable to hold, and the wood won't scratch non-stick pots and pans.
Some popular ice cube tray hacks include freezing everything from baby food to buttermilk, so don't underestimate the appeal of this highly rated item. If you cook a lot and want to cut down on prep time, this tool will be worth the investment.
And with dishes like this healthy turkey chili, which uses a whole chopped onion, the amount of time saved can be pretty significant. If you love eating olives or cherries but hate having to spit out the pits, this gadget will change the game.
That might be why this set, which includes a grill scraper and two bottles, along with two heavy-duty spatulas, is so popular among the kitchen tools on Amazon. Now's a great time to make sure all of your grill accessories are in order for all the cookouts ahead.
Your refrigerator temperature can affect whether your food spoils, so it's important to keep an eye on it. This handy thermometer will make sure things stay in the safe zone to protect your food.
The markings on these sturdy glass cups won't come off after repeated dishwasher cycles. These flexible oven mitts will keep your hands safe when you're handling hot dishes, and if anything splatters onto them, silicone can wipe clean, so you don't have to worry about tossing them in the wash.