Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A New Coat Of Paint

When Paula asked me to come help her with her kitchen paint colors I gladly accepted! Not only is she a sweet friend but I had been admiring her home from afar on Two Ellie (look for a guest post from her in the coming weeks). Here is the before:She wanted a change for the cabinets and what a difference a little paint makes...
Lately I can't get away from darker bottom cabinets paired with lighter top cabinets (you will be seeing more soon)...
Another thing I have been loving lately is the Essentials-Black, White, Gray Area in the Sherwin Williams deck. In particular these colors....
Being a long time gray lover I can't tell you how many colors I have tried over the years trying to find a gray that didn't go too blue or brown. My search ended here. The grays and the browns are so versitile, love love love.

For more information on Paula's redo visit her here.

30 comments:

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

The colors you two picked are just perfection!!!
I am off to pout that I am too far away to join you and some other fab bloggers for a coffee date. xo

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

What a big difference! Behold the power of paint!!

Design A-Peele said...

looks beautiful! love the change :)

paula said...

Thanks for the help. I really am smitten with the outcome.

JMW said...

Oooo, very nice!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

WOW. It's amazing the difference paint can make!

Julie said...

Goooorgeous! I love the subtle contrast - what a dream kitchen.

A House and Home said...

What a difference a paint makes!

Design Blooms said...

Those a great colors-dont you just love your kitchen so much more now!?

Averill said...

Holy cow do those white upper cabinets make a difference! Really helps show off the height of the ceiling rather than looking oddly chopped up with the maple cabinets.

Mary said...

Hi Marianne,
How would grey lower cabinets look with a black granite countertop?
Too dark?

Jennifer said...

it looks amazing, Marianne! really! I am smitten with lighter cabinets on top, too!

Splendid Sass said...

Marianne,
This is a drastic change for the better! Unbelievable what paint and fabric can do.
I love the lighter cabinets on top also. It makes the kitchen seem more like a living area.
Have anice day.
Teresa

beth said...

The kitchen looks great! I have white appliances and was told that all my cabinets should stay white so the appliances disappear, although I love the darker look on bottom. What should I do? (small kitchen with acquired terracotta tiles)

Beth

Sweet Nothings said...

loooooks FAB!

Cindy said...

Love it!! Looks absolutely amazing! {I am loving all the grays too.}

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Bravo x100. I absolutely love the change. I had cabinets exactly like those in my Seattle home. I had painted the upper cabinets to break up all the wood; it was a sea of the same color. I so love the colors you chose & am happy to get advice on the perfect gray. I love gray & plan to continue to use in years to come.

Paula your kitchen is lovely. I will look forward to your guest post! Thanks for sharing ladies.

xx Deb

modern jane said...

What a great transformation. I love the two tone. Makes me want to paint my lower cabinets!

mydesignchic said...

Isn't is amazing the difference a coat of paint makes...unbelievable!

Gramercy Home said...

Stroke (or strokes) of genius!

Emily said...

LOVE it!!! great picks!

A Perfect Gray said...

great color picks. I know Paula was so relieved to have your help. colors are such a struggle sometimes!

it looks great!

Donna

Michelle said...

Wow, it really, really rocks.

sherry said...

It doesn't even look like the same kitchen.....but a much cuter cousin!

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

Ahhhh!!! We so have to do this in out kitchen!!! I keep saving before and after photos to show my husband to prove the afters are ALWAYS better!! Thanks for giving me another pair!

Looks so great!

Susie M said...

I did a similar paint job on my own kitchen cabinets and it really transformed the room. I like the darker color on the bottom and may try that in my kitchen as well. What a difference a little paint can make.

Emily A. Clark said...

Beautiful makeover. I absolutely love the two different tones of paint on the cabinets. Simple, but stunning!

Sidney said...

I love it! I may need you to come over to my house soon :)

Katie said...

I love it!!! I love the 2 greys! Never thought of that before! What a difference the paint made!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

My kitchen cabinets are almost identical to her "before" ones. I'm stuck between wanting to go lighter or darker. Going light really works in her kitchen.