Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Does My New Kitchen HAVE to be Gray & White?!?

I will be the first to say, I love trends. Change is the very thing that keeps me feeling inspired! However, I will also be the first to admit that there is nothing like a trend on the verge of being abused, in my opinion, to make me think maybe there is something a little different that I will love even more. I think they call that an occupational hazard?! On a side note, I think all of these kitchens are beautiful and I do love the feeling of a clean spacious kitchen! And for sure in terms of kitchen trends there is some definite comfort in knowing that the $$$ you put into a project this scope will be the very thing that everyone wants, you know, especially for that resale value (I am certain I wasn't meant to be a realtor:) 

We updated our kitchen two years ago and repainted our stained cabinets gray, went with the ol' white backsplash and ever popular white marble looking counter tops....and I do love it. Here she is, for old times sake. You can see some before pics here

We will have lived in our house 8 years and I love everything about it. It's my baby and though we did not build this house it feels like we have made our mark on it even if there is nothing unique about it in terms of the layout. And like I said we would NEVER do, we are building a house! I am the type that likes to say never so I don't disappoint myself. I think they call that a personality hazard:)! 

So as we get plans together I am starting to think what if, what if, what if.... For the first time it can be created not altered and materials can be chosen over repainted and so my mind will be spinning until the plans are closer to being real but I cannot wait to take you along on some planning and of course as we implement those plans. First phase though, the "what if" phase. Or as my husband calls it the phase where no one has told me yet that my ideas are way out of our budget:) So what if my kitchen was not gray and white?! 
What if I were Kelly Wearstler?! Probably not in the budget. That dress may be more than my entire kitchen budget! But oh the drama! I love the black, the open shelves with the pop of that gorgeous mint color! Hell, I even love that horse! I'll take two! LOVE! 

Speaking of GREEN.... ohh lala!!! This is one of my all time favs! I love these green cabinets against that blue backsplash! It's a great mix of coastal and glam styles and it just works all around! And this subtle green feels airy and open like the gray and white trend but it has a warmth about it that makes it way more appealing in my opinion! 

Speaking of light an airy. White takes on a pretty unique look with this black contrasting hardware and the old rough oak floors and beams. This is what unique is all about peeps! 

Another example of taking a classic cabinet color and creating some interest with hardware! This is what thinking outside the box is all about. You start with the basics and turn it into something all your own. Um, yes!!

Don't "poo poo" brown (I'm here all week!). Brown has been with us since the day we were born. I know what you are thinking, brown cabinets are like beige walls. Everyone is looking to paint their walls gray to replace beige and their cabinets gray to replace brown! But what happens when we have 50 shades of gray going on???? It ain't gonna be as exciting as the books people! Mix it up! Brown, beige, white, black and gray are gorgeous together! Then on top of it, go ahead and mix that trendy gold metal with the gray chrome. Do it, I dare you! 

And lastly when it seems like all is lost for a pop of color in a kitchen, please oh please don't do it in the walls! Instead save your color for accents! A red hot stunner. 
 Until next time....

1 comment:

  1. I believe your kitchen would look great in grey and white. This color scheme is often the go-to combination in creating a homey atmosphere in a room. That’s probably the reason why a lot of homeowners consider it a safe choice for their first foray in renovations. Anyway, good luck on pursuing your plans! All the best!

    Hope Underwood @ Level and Square Construction


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