In this townhouse kitchen renovation, our clients wanted to upgrade the style, layout and features to better suit their empty-nester lifestyle. After a complete demolition, we reworked the layout and space to include a larger island for entertaining. The client’s image inspiration focussed on a clean-lined kitchen in a striking blue and white palette accented with gold. Colour balance was achieved by limiting the Benjamin Moore’s Newburyport Blue to the base cabinets and island. White upper cabinets, countertops and the herringbone white-tile backsplash with white grout, make a crisp and uncomplicated contrast. The cool colours and clean lines are warmed up with satin brass and gold finishings. Walls were also freshly painted, and a floor-to-ceiling Ledgerstone fireplace surround was built, creating an elegant rustic focal point in the adjacent family room.