Written on May 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm , by Nicole Balch
TREND: Open shelving and light, bright, all-white kitchens.
I love the all-white kitchen trend (I just did something similar in my own kitchen). Small details stand out that much more though, so little choices (like what jars to use for storage, or what kind of toaster you leave out) make a big difference in the look. The all-white kitchen above gets a design boost from open shelving too. And theirs looks pretty easy to pull off — literally. Just pull off the cabinet doors, spackle the holes, and there you have it.
For a similar look, try the items below!
- wood and glass storage jars, Crate & Barrel
- Wüstof knife set with wooden block, Crate & Barrel
- Dualit 4-slice toaster, Williams-Sonoma
- gas range, Wolf
- great white round dinnerware, Pottery Barn
- countertops in Carrara marble
- grey and white striped runner rug, Crate & Barrel
- great white square dinnerware, Pottery Barn
Written on February 15, 2013 at 10:30 am , by Style Spotter Editor
Hello! Kelly Eagle here! We see a lot of kitchens around here and in every style you can imagine!
The majority of the kitchens have white cabinets, with fewer having stained wood, but lately I’ve noticed another cabinet finish gaining popularity: greige painted cabinets.
In this month’s Better Homes and Gardens, designer Ann Rae’s kitchen has a perfect example of the color.
She painted her cabinets with Fawn, by Farrow and Ball. The color is a light tan-greige-green that is versatile, fitting into traditional kitchens, country kitchens, and even those with a more modern flair. She noted that she loves how in some lights the color reminds her of stones on the beach, but can also read as pale leaf green.
If you’ve been considering painting your cabinets, but want a color less predictable than white, this may just be the inspiration for you.
Here are couple of other examples I love:
This shade of beige reads a little green, but the color is subtle enough to act as a neutral, yet interesting enough to not need much accessorizing. Crisp white counters and accents modernize and lighten the space.
If you are a bit braver with your color choice, try painting your cabinets a dark greige. Pair dark lower cabinets with light – or white – upper cabinets.
Since these colors are rooted in the most basic of neutrals, accent colors can vary as wide as the rainbow, adding life and excitement to your kitchen.
What about you?
Would you paint your kitchen cabinets anything other than white?