A few weeks ago I shared my plans for a little mini-makeover in my kitchen. With our big trip wrapping up, I'm ready to start tackling that project next week. It's one of those projects that I dread doing (painting the cabinets), but can't wait for the finished product! I'm ready to see in real life what I'm only seeing in my head right now.
Earlier this week I received a text from a friend (and my daughter's awesome Sunday School teacher!) who is moving to a different house. She wanted my opinion on some changes in her kitchen, and I thought it would be fun to share here and get thoughts from you all as well. Many heads are better than one, right?
She texted me some quick photos of the space, and here are the plans that she is considering:
- SW Nantucket Dune for the walls
- White trim
- Light- white or creamy cabinets
- The tiny island in the center will be removed
- The lighting will change
- Backsplash will change, countertops are staying.
- She would like for the china cabinet portion to stand out, as well as possibly the bar (maybe-still thinking though that and anxious to hear suggestions!)
- She wants everything to feel light and bright, with cooler colors like grays and whites
Here are my thoughts:
I like the paint color for being light and neutral, but if you're wanting to use grays I might consider a more taupy-gray than straight tan. Grays are hard. Everyone that's ever tried to pick one out knows that. Any suggestions, readers, for a good mix of taupe and gray? Maybe Ben Moore Revere Pewter? I think it looks different than this swatch in real life (more gray), but so many people LOVE this color, it seems to be a chameleon and looks good with anything.
I like the idea of doing a two-tone color in the china cabinet area. I would leave the full cabinets to the sides of it the same color as the rest of the kitchen cabinets (white), and just paint the center area with the glass doors a different color (I think). I like the idea of creamy white (SW Alabaster, Ben Moore White Dove, or Behr Decorator's White are good options, but there are plenty to choose from) for the majority of the cabinets and a charcoal gray for an accent. I think the gray would look nice with the stone around the stove. The same color could also be used on the paneled portion of the bar.
|Ben Moore Kendall Charcoal, The Inspired Room|
If that's too dark, something a little lighter would work also. A pretty charcoal/stone mix:
My second option would be to paint the cabinets white, and keep the stained finish around the china cabinet and bar but darken it a little. A few inspiration images with a pretty white/wood/stone mix:
|Better Homes & Gardens|
|Jenna Sue Design|
Happy Friday friends, I hope you enjoy your weekend!