Wednesday, December 21, 2011

white on white...

meet my soon-to-be new kitchen...

i love it. but i do not love the colors (or the white appliances for that matter). i'm thinking of going with a white on white, lighten it up a bit...semi gloss for the cabinets & trim, matte for the walls, and a white subway tile for the backsplash. i think it will look snazzy with the existing oil rubbed bronze cabinet hardware and the oil rubbed bronze bridge faucet, as well as the beautiful cherry countertops and wood floor. plus, it might make those dated white appliances blend in until i can swap them out for stainless. these are some of my favorite inspiration images...

image courtesy of delights by design

image courtsey of heidi claire

image courtesy of decor pad

image courtesy of la dolce vita

image courtesy of birch & lily

image courtesy of a note on design

image courtesy of martha stewart

image courtesy of home interior design

so here's my dilemma...what white to use? yes, there are literally hundreds of whites to choose from. i'm leaning towards ben moore simply white oc-117, but white dove oc-17 is a contender too. what i'm most excited about is the pop color i'm going to use at the back of the glass front cabinets. it's actually going to be less of a pop color and more of a nice backdrop color so that my white dishes & bowls will pop against it. because the rest of the main spaces of the house will be relatively neutral i'm thinking more of an earthy, dark color; ben moore tate olive hc-112 or darker, gloucester sage hc-100 (colors on the computer screen are not totally accurate) are some thoughts. this is my inspiration for that idea...

image courtesy of pink wallpaper

i'm also super thrilled that i am going to have banquette seating in my eat-in-kitchen...inspirational images to come on that soon!


  1. I am so excited to see the before and afters of your house - it will be magnificent!!

  2. congratulations, blair! so exciting. can't wait to see what you do with your new place.