• Anna Neal

Add a pop of color with a kitchen runner

Many families are choosing to be bold in their kitchen with colored cabinets and islands. I absolutely love the look and wanted a navy blue island when we remodeled a few years ago, but I got cold feet and ended up going the all-white kitchen route. My style lends a little traditional and I really worried that I would tire of anything that felt too trendy. As I'm starting with a pretty blank canvas, I prefer to bring in color and change through accessories and hardware.

One easy way to add a pop of color to your kitchen (all white or not!) is to add a colorful rug. I love to scour Etsy for all the vintage rug finds, but there are some amazing, affordable options from local retailers as well. The area in front of the kitchen sink gets a lot of usage, so make sure to keep that in mind when you select your rug. Rugs with more color and pattern tend to hold up well in this location and definitely hide spills and traction.

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Below are some beautiful and affordable kitchen rugs that I love. And most importantly, they look like they could hold up to my family!