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It Started With a Pink Kitchen. Then the Colors Got Even Bolder.

As Giovanni Botta and Amanda Pinegar began planning their renovation of the house they bought in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, they knew one thing for sure: The kitchen would have to be pink.

“We had already decided on the refrigerator, which is pink,” said Ms. Pinegar, 44, a ceramic artist. “And we wanted a kitchen that would enhance that.”

To complement the pink kitchen, they considered lots of other bright colors, too.

“Amanda wanted it really bold,” said Mr. Botta, 42, a software engineer at Waymo, the driverless car company owned by Alphabet. This was nothing new: In their previous home, they had painted their bedroom yellow and pink.

When Giovanni Botta and Amanda Pinegar renovated a townhouse in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, they wanted lots of color. “Amanda wanted it really bold,” Mr. Botta said.Credit…Louisa & Fyodor

The couple had bought the townhouse for $1.6 million in November 2021, in the throes of the pandemic, as they struggled to live comfortably with their twin daughters, now 7.

“Honestly, we thought we were going to leave New York,” Ms. Pinegar said. “But we rented a house for a year and realized that it wasn’t New York we were tired of — it was living in a 900-square-foot apartment with twins.”

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