b'hotorcoolEither way, these kitchens are super elegant. Tangerine dreamWith cabinetry painted in the richest orange Angela Groobycouldnd(ReseneTangerine),thiskitchen suits the retro vibe of her ex-state home. Yet tawa oors stained with Resene Colorwood Walnut, white tiles and crisp Resene Alabaster walls restrain it just enough to pluck it out of the 1970s and place it rmly in the now. Angelaalwayswantedacolourfulkitchenand looked at many oranges before nding the right one. Shes thrilled with the result and loves the reaction from people who see it for the rst time. The tangerine bounces off the alabaster. They say, oh wow, thats bright, good on you. Most love it. We do. Although the kitchen is right on trend, most of the cabinetry has been around for a few years. It was only recentlythatAngelaandhusbandKimcalledon architectural designer Fraser Gillies (fgillies@xtra.co.nz) to help with stage two of the homes refurbishment, where he updated the room by opening it up to a new dining area and creating a better connection to the living room. Thekitchendidntwork,saysFraser,sowe punched the wall open and created a dark-stained cladding detail [also in Resene Colorwood Walnut] in a column across the bench that hides appliances. The new breakfast bar in a very slim stainless steel matches what was there already and gives continuity.Copper lights above the breakfast bar marry well with the orange and also reference the 1970s.Says Fraser: It feels modern but very retro at the same time. Vibrant and fresh; its a look thats come of age by toning it down with the rustic effect of the timber. ResenepicturesFrances Oliver TangerineResene 62 Tangerine'