Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Color Splash: Kitchens

Since we are still in the midst of finishing up our subway tile (pictures coming later on today) I’ve had kitchens on the brain and can’t stop thinking of them.

When I first moved into my house I knew I wanted WHITE in the kitchen. Like most I fell in love with the kitchen in Somethings Gotta Give and went off and designed a kitchen with white cabinets and dark countertops and of course with a touch of me as well. 

Now I still love the kitchen that I have, but I wish had another couple of homes in which I could play around with different kitchen looks.

What is your favorite color combo in a kitchen?

Do you like the all natural wood look and granite?

wood kitchen

Or are you bold and like a big shot of color in the kitchen?

orange kitchen

Maybe you are walking the line between both and would love to have color on the bottom cabinets and wood on top?

green wood kitchen

Perhaps color isn’t your thing and you would rather paint the town white?

white kitchen

What’s your dream kitchen look like?

White or bright or a little bit of both?

All images are from Breathing Room designs a boutique LA based design firm that specializes in Hollywood Regency style and all things glamorous.



Blogger LindsB said...

I'd have to go with white, white and more white. Ok maybe really dark floors and then add in some color with accessories, but I love me some white!

I can't wait to see your new kitchen with the subway tile- yeah!

April 28, 2009 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Personally, I like white kitchens, though I think black cabinets look great, too.

The white kitchen in this post is gorgeous!

April 28, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger GracefulElegance said...

Something about a white kitchen gives off such an airy/fresh feeling...

April 28, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Allison aka HaselBride said...

My dream kitchen would be white, white, white with splashes of grey (particularly in my fabulous marble countertops!). However, I will have to keep dreaming because our home has oak (or maple?) kitchen cabinets and EVERYONE has advised me against painting them because of the resale value. We will be reselling in three years or so... my dream kitchen will just have to wait!

April 28, 2009 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love white Carrara marble countertops w/ a grey vein, with white cabinets, wood floors, and shiny silver fixtures (faucets and such).

April 28, 2009 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Hmmmm....that's a toughie. I have this "pretend we were remodeling a kitchen" discussion with my Hubby all the time.
Don't think I'd ever do the natural wood thing, but I'd have a hard time deciding between white cabinets with a good countertop/ island work-station material combo, or the grayish-green cabinet/dark countertop look you see a lot of.
Ahhhh...the choices!

April 28, 2009 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

After looking at those photos- I am a white kitchen kind of girl. Love some white (as y'all know from my many white posts)! But I do like white cabinets and walls with dark/black granite countertops.

April 28, 2009 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger pve design said...

For my home, I want dark wood, light counters and an island. I want some sort of fun lighting and a window bench to have breakfast at with a big mug of coffee or tea. ( I do love white - but not for this house.)
I love Nigella Lawson's kitchen.

April 28, 2009 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger LyndsAU said...

Lately I am loving white kitchens!!! But I love that green too. I am such a torn decorator. I love color but lately i love the simplicity of white!!

April 28, 2009 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

I can't wait to see your photos. My kitchen is white and black- 6 years later and I still love it!
I also love Something's Gotta Give. I have the dvd and watch it several times a year. The PERFECT home!

April 28, 2009 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

i love bright kitchens, they're so cheerful and they help motivate me to cook!

April 28, 2009 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

could go so many ways! My issue always comes down to wanting both a country and a city kitchen, regardless of the colors and finishes.

April 28, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

white with a bit of natural texture, be it stone or wood somewhere...

i have been having blogging withdrawal so i had to sneak on & say hi!!! :) LOVe the amy butler linen pices wow!!! and can't wait to see pics of the kitchen!!!

let me know what your schedule for visiting's like!!!

April 28, 2009 at 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had always been a white kitchen person but lately, I'm loving really dark cabinets. Can't wait to see your new kitchen!

April 28, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger california dreaming said...

We are in the process of doing our kitchen - we just bought our first home, and it is all black and white with some wine (both color and bottles) accents. I've been really happy with how it's coming out but it is doing to take a little while for the floors so I haven't put up any pics

April 28, 2009 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

i'm painting the town white...when I get a new one! although i do love the pop of color on some (not all) cabinetry, usually if the kitchen is on the small side.

April 28, 2009 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger so alaurable said...

The Something's Gotta Give Kitchen is my fave! My kitchen style is definitely white, maybe with a few pops of color. (If I ever knew for certain that I'd get my dream white kitchen, I'd start collecting stand mixers in the like in turquoise or something equally fun.)

April 28, 2009 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Porchlight Interiors said...

The white kitchen here is definately my favourite and almost identical layout to the galley kitchen I'm planning in my house, so thanks for the photo! Tracey xx

April 29, 2009 at 3:21 AM  
Blogger Kwana said...

I have light wood in the kitchen and love it along with cream. It came with the house but I'm drawn to the photos of white kitchens. So beautiful. But to clean?

April 29, 2009 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger ScrappyTime.com said...

I love splashes of color but I have always dreamed of a classic white kitchen. I really love white cabinets and ebony wood floors, aaahhh... someday :)

May 5, 2009 at 2:44 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Kitchen cabinets take up 75% of the space in a kitchen by themselves and you must really think about what you are doing before you decide on the color of your kitchen

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July 3, 2009 at 2:27 AM  

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