Remodeling Stories: A Splash of Turquoise in a White Kitchen

This well-loved Alaskan home has been in the family for generations but the kitchen felt dark, crowded and no-longer functional. The homeowner desperately wanted a bright, modern space with enough room to entertain. It was time for a remodel, so designer Fernanda Conrad of K&W Interiors was called in for a consultation. 

The completed remodeled kitchen next to the original kitchen (before photo).

After their first meeting, Fernanda quickly discovered the color turquoise was a “must have” and had been a long time favorite color for the homeowner. She also found she has a passion for mid-century modern aesthetics. Inspired by their conversation, Fernanda selected Dura Supreme’s “Craftsman Panel” door in “White” paint, and a “Storm Gray” paint along with a bright “Naples Blue” Fireclay Tile with a unique wavy pattern.

It all started to come together!

An inspiring kitchen design mood board with a white, gray and turquoise (teal blue) color combination with a wavy ocean themed look. This inspiring mood board features Dura Supreme Craftsman Panel cabinet door style in "White" paint with "Storm Gray" paint, Fireclay Tile "Naples Blue Wave" tile, and Cambria Quartz "Whitney”

Selecting White and Storm Gray Paint for the cabinetry created a modern, neutral backdrop for the bold pop of color used in the backsplash tile.

A bright and colorful Turquoise, White and Gray kitchen remodel in Alaska.

With the home only a short distance from the heart of downtown Anchorage, the color combination was the perfect choice for an ocean-inspired design. Coordinating with some of the local cultures of the ocean-side city, the tile pattern and the elegant sparkle of the quartz countertop were perfect additions. “The wave of the splash tile really breaks up the straight lines of the shaker cabinets, softening the look,” explained Fernanda.

White kitchen with a splash of color using a bright blue and wavy backsplash tile and white cabinetry.

A bright Turquoise Blue wavy backsplash with white painted cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a modern apron sink.

To keep part of the original feel of the home, the original oak hardwood flooring was extended into the kitchen. This helped create a clean transition from the new remodel to the rest of the home.

White kitchen design with bold uses of color. Using White painted cabinets, stainless steel appliances and Turquoise (aqua blue) backsplash tile.

For the wall cabinetry, bi-fold cabinet doors were used to complement the horizontal pattern of the wavy backsplash and create a modern and spacious feel. A floating shelf was also used to break up the wall space, add more color to the room. It also creates a convenient and accessible place for everyday items like breakfast bowls and colorful coffee cups.

An ocean inspired White, Gray and Turquoise Kitchen design with a Modem, Fresh look.

The new kitchen design is a colorful, lively and well-loved room!  


Kitchen Design: Designer Fernanda Conrad of K&W Interiors. Learn more about K&W Interiors at
Installation: Alright Remodel
Photography: DMD Real Estate Photography

Cabinetry: Dura Supreme Cabinetry  shown in "Craftsman Panel" door style in “White” paint (perimeter) and “Storm Gray” paint (kitchen island). Countertops: Cambria Quartz in “Whitney”. Backsplash Tile: Fireclay Tile is shown in “Naples Blue Wave”. Appliances: Thermador

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