Thursday, January 19, 2012

thinking about it...

I've been thinking about painting the lower halves of my kitchen cabinets a darker gray or putty color...here are a couple of examples of what I'm thinking:

I love the gray of this kitchen island. If we had an island, I'd do that, but since we don't, I was thinking about just the bottoms of our cabinets. What do you guys think? I can't decide if it would drive me nuts or not. Or maybe I should just paint all the cabinets? Hm.

Here is a look similar to what I'm thinking, though this kitchen is a little "airier" than my personal taste:

I love the hardware on those, too!

I saved this image because I thought the charcoal cabinets were so pretty! I could perhaps go for a super-dark color like that, too, but my living room walls are similar, and I'm not sure if that might annoy me.
here is another two-toned kitchen - not necessarily a fan of that green, though. I do love green cabinetry, but I like greens that read as browny-putty-khaki greens, rather than bluey ones.

love this kitchen below! I also need to get with the program and re-tile our backsplash, which I painted white a long time ago. It could be cool to tile our entire back wall to our kitchen, but I doubt that will happen...most likely just the backsplash. Dad, are you reading this? let's do it! :)

11 comments:

  1. I painted my lower cabinets a silver gray blue color. I think it grounds a white kitchen.
    You should totally tile - I like the whole wall idea!

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  2. Absolutely. I think you will love it. I am really into that gray putty color right now. Can't wait to see.

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  3. I'm in love with gray right now, just painted my office that color! PS. I'm your newest follower...blog-stalked you quite a bit yesterday and you are SO inspiring, I can already tell I'm going to look up to you and try everything you do. Haha. xo

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  4. hannah - haha, thanks for the admission of blog-stalking....we all do it! I'm flattered :)

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  5. I say go for it! With your eye, you'll nail the color. I can't see this being something you'd tire of quickly.

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  6. These pictures are great, I think you should do it. I love the look. I love the tiles going all the way up the wall too.

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  7. I love that last image. So pretty!

    Anna
    http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

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  8. I think the last one is my favorite, but they all look great. I say give it a shot!

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  9. Awesome, I'm thinking bout doing something similar in our kitchen since we can't afford to redo the whole thing just yet....DO IT!

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  10. I painted my lowers dark gray, distressed a little and then finished with lt brown wax. My uppers are white. I kinda love them. I also left the doors off of a few of the uppers. Cheapest make over ever.

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  11. The picture second to the last one in this post is the one I was talkin about when you were at the house on Sat. It's practically the same color I found in a oops can. I might paint the whole section where the oven is like the one in this picture as well. I like how it looks.

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