8.13.2010

KITCHEN SMITCHEN

Catchy title, huh?! I just want to share some news with you in regards to my kitchen that I never completed:-)

When we moved into our home 2 years ago, the kitchen was one of the first rooms I wanted to tackle

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I never understood why someone would want their walls the same color as the cabinets. Especially when they were a honey mustard color…

I’ve always wanted white cabinets and I knew that the first chance I got, I was going to go for it. I asked my husband what color he thought the walls should be and he suggested red

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(note to self, never ask him his opinion again. Oh and excuse the mess!)

So once a let him live with his color choice for a few months, I decided to paint the cabinets again and this time paint the walls a color that I could live with…

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Tell me why it looks similar to the color of the kitchen when we first moved in? It is similar in these pictures but I assure you that the new color lacks the golden undertone of the first picture.

Okay, so what am I getting at here? The other day I was watching HGTV and I saw this episode of Color Confidential where the finished space was this kitchen

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Now, I’m not all excited about the way this spaced turned out, but I do love the color scheme. I mentioned before that I wanted to switch from white to black cabinets and no one really understood why. Well, no one around me understood why! So yeah I chickened out and never mentioned the black cabinets again. The sad part is that I never stop thinking about how they would look in my home…

While at IKEA the other day, look what I saw as soon as I got off the escalator

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Oh Yeah!

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Have you ever had a warm fuzzy feeling when you see a space because you knew that it was perfect for you? I didn’t think so, but that’s how I felt when I saw this kitchen! Now I know I don’t have the largest kitchen, but I think with the right plan, black cabinets would look great in there! I don’t plan to paint my cabinets again because they just don’t work for me. Plans for this kitchen are in the works, but I won’t be able to start on it until later in the year. I’m so excited, I just had to share it with you guys!

What do you think? Do you like black cabinets? Or, are you a die hard white cabinet kind of person?!

Have a great weekend everyone!

23 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I would be so excited to see this at the top of the stairs in IKEA! What fun - thanks for sharing!

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

It happens like that when you visit Ikea.

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

I have the same honey mustard cabinets in my kitchen...SO over them!!! I like the idea of black cabinets especially the ones you just showed!

Rene said...

The Ikea trance got you, ha! I think black cabinets are great and I can see why you like that Color Confidential color scheme.

-Rene

Myssie said...

I love me some black cabinets!! I want to redo my kitchen sometime soon, I just have to plant that money tree in the backyard. My last one died!! LOL

I can't wait to see your new kitchen!!! Oh, and Ikea does that same stuff to me! It must be the smell of the cinnamon rolls!!!!!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Painted cabinets are what I LOVE, and am happy with my mine, though really loving of lot of the gray cabinets I'm seeing out there, particularly the lighter grays. For your space? You just follow your heart this time around and do exactly what makes you happy and excited about the space!
Janell

Anonymous said...

I'm with ya on the black cabinets. White is SO HARD to keep clean. Our house has stained trim and moldings, which I hated at first but they are very common in our area. Now after living with them for a year I've realized that I love the look of white but it's just not practical for me unless I want to spend lots of hours scrubbing baseboards. Love the kitchen inspiration! ~FeFe

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I have white cabinets but my island has a dark stain. I actually like the mix! Those black cabinets are sexy, girl!

The Zhush said...

The Ikea kitchens look amazing...I am a die hard white kitchen cabinet kind of gal...but, could be convinced by Ikea! Good luck, as clearly I am no help at all! :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I say that if black makes you excited - go for it! Won't it be awesome to walk into your own kitchen and have your heart beat a little faster?! For a good reason!

Mrs. Chic said...

I love white kitchen cabinets for my home - we currently have dark walnut cabinets, which just look sad :( but I've considered painted my bottom cabinets grey and paint the uppers white...

I think if you really love black cabinets and want the look then go for it! Its your house it should make you happy :)

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I am dreaming of a European country kitchen with cream cabinets (this is from my days working as adesign consultant in a place that sold AGA - that beauty of enamel stove).
But Black (or even gray) would be another choice for me. i think it will look wonderful in yours.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I'm a total diehard white cabinet fan - but in my kitchen I'm dreaming of doing black too. Right now my cabinets are a barnwood color with red walls. What was I thinking?! But I don't have the gumption to repaint (though I'm dying too!) bc I'm having a baby in a few months and the thought of climbing all over to paint does not float my boat. But seeing that photo of the black cabinets at Ikea makes me want to paint my cabinets even more!!

Anonymous said...

Candice Olson did a Kitchen re-design with Black and White Cabinets. She painted the bottom cabinets black and the upper cabinets white.
I agree with you, I am drawn as well to Black cabinetry. It is a very modern look.
I suggested my aunt paint her kitchen cabinets black and it did not go well with her. I think because she is a traditional kind of gal.
I say go for it! You will be happy in the end.

Stacy of KSW said...

You have no idea the can of worms you have just opened ... just WAIT till I share my black cabinet drool file with you ... more from me very, very soon.

P.S. - I've always thought of myself as a white cabinet kind of gal myself, but my inspirations files say VERY much the opposite :)

Can't wait to bounce ideas off of you

TowardstheHorizon said...

I love black or grey cabinets! I think they'll look awesome.

DeShawn & Sara said...

DO IT!!! One of my all-time favorite kitchens has black cabinets: Jeff Lewis's kitchen in Valley Oak...amazing! Have you seen his show? CRAZY, lol! You can go to his website and view his houses in the gallery section (click on Valley Oak 1)! Lovesit!!
-Sara

Carly @ Honey and the Moon said...

I personally really like black cabinets, very chic! xo

Belly said...

I think it would look great in your space - cozy and luxurious at the same time, and i'm usually from the white kitchen school of thought...

niki.mac said...

I love your white cabinets, but that IKEA kitchen is pretty stunning too. Can't wait to see what you do next... you're so good!

ash said...

LOVE the black cabinets...go for it!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I have the best of both worlds- black on the bottom and white on top :).

PS I would have gone with all black, but I felt like my windowless space would be too dark that way.

Stella said...

The kitchen looks great. Ikea could be a dangerous place..Once you change something in your house and than visit Ikea..Bam..your on your next mission. :)