Painting the kitchen cabinets wrapped up last week! Which means I can finally share some pictures. Back in this post I shared a little about the color, Sherwin Williams Alpaca, that we chose. Alpaca ended up being just what we wanted in a paint color. A color that works well with both the floors and the counters. Our main concern when selecting a color was that we didn’t want something that would blend right in with the counters. While this color gray can be found in the counters it’s not the same overall tonal value so the two surfaces read separately.
I am so glad that we chose a lighter color gray because the kitchen looks and feels so much bigger now. And who doesn’t mind a bigger kitchen? Coming from a girl who generally despises yellow rooms it’s crazy how much we love the Lemon Chiffon yellow. The lightness of the yellow really gives the room a happy and inviting feel. These pictures really don’t do the colors justice.
It’s so nice to have the bulk of the painting over with now. All that’s left in the painting department is painting the trim a clean, crisp white and painting the trim we plan to add to cover the under cabinet lighting that will be installed.
Paint wasn’t the only update our cabinets received. They also got a nice little upgrade in hardware with these TAG satin nickel pulls that we picked up at IKEA last year. We chose TAG because we wanted something clean and simple, and something that wouldn’t break the budget. These came in packs of two for $4.99. So they really were an affordable upgrade for the kitchen.
I couldn’t help but showcase these beautiful flowers that ML gave me the other day. It was perfect timing because I had already planned to stop and buy yellow flowers the next day and he didn’t even know that. Finally, what’s a renovation without a before and after picture.The kitchen really has come a long way. Not that it started out in dire need of help or anything but the color palette just wasn’t us. I had been wanting to change the red wall ever since we bought the house almost six years ago! Looking at the picture above a hope to sprinkle some more bold yellow around the room. For instance by adding a yellow dishtowel to hang on the oven and maybe some yellow vases on the counter or yellow artwork to lean against the backs plash.
We still lack a few more details to finish up in the kitchen but at least to the naked eye it looks complete. That’s an accomplishment in itself.
Next week, I plan to share how we made our template to install the new hardware and the process I used to paint the cabinets. What projects have you been working on lately? Have you been experiencing a shift in your color palette? Do you have a color that is your least favorite to see in a room?
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