Last week, I won this really cool print from Signs by Andrea on Southern Hospitality‘s giveaway.
Even though it is intended for a child’s room, I couldn’t help but wonder where else it would look good. At first, I thought maybe the bathroom, but I didn’t want to ruin the whole aqua thing we have going on there. Then, the more I thought about it, the more I thought it would look great in the kitchen…
… a new renovated kitchen that is.
Yep folks, we are halfway through the year, and ML and I have still not begun our kitchen renovation. To be honest there has been a whole lot going on. But it’s all been for the best because if we would have started a few months ago, my color style for the kitchen would be completely different.
Originally, I was leaning towards a light blue or green for the color of the cabinets. And while I still love this idea, I’m not so sure it works for our house.
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Since we don’t plan to stay here many more years, I don’t want to do anything too trendy that could cause the kitchen to look dated in a few years.
So now I am leaning more towards gray for the cabinets and a light yellow for the walls.
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All the colors found in the print! Yellow is not one of my favorite colors. I definitely didn’t like it in our guest room (Noah’s room before Noah), but I think a cheerful yellow will really open up our kitchen. The right yellow and the right amount of yellow will be crucial though. I plan to use a rug to introduce other colors to the room and balance the yellow out.
So the hunt for a rug begins. Meanwhile, maybe we will get around to replacing our remaining white kitchen appliances soon. We’ve started looking but just haven’t made the plunge yet.
We are sticking with black appliances because I love my double oven too much… plus I think they look pretty good in the kitchen. ML likes it because they are less expensive than stainless. I’ve heard mumblings though that stainless is losing its footing as the go-to finish for kitchen appliances. Has anybody noticed any new trends in finishes?
Since I’m on the rug hunt… do you have any suggestions of places to look for a fairly inexpensive/medium-priced kitchen rug?
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I love the gray cabinets! I want to paint mine and always thought I’d do white but I do like the colored option as well! Can’t wait to see your finished product. 🙂
Thanks, I’m looking forward to seeing it come to life.
Love that! My grandpa used to sing that song to me, so it is one of my all time favorites. 🙂
That’s a good reason to like it. Every time I hear it it makes me think of Oh Brother Where Art Thou. I remember it being on the soundtrack from that movie.
I love your sign! It’s so cheery 🙂 I think your kitchen is so cute! But I love your ideas as well. I hope stainless isn’t losing it’s value….that’s what we have for a fridge and dishwasher!!
Thanks! I still like my kitchen too but I really want to update the cabinets and counters so I figured I might as well change the paint color too. I don’t think stainless is losing its value… there just might be a shift in the market towards something else too. Stainless still looks great in a kitchen to me and would be my choice if we were looking at being in this house for a longer period of time.
Gray and yellow would look amazing together in the kitchen! Can’t wait to watch you guys transform this space!
Awww my grandma used to sing that song to my mom and my mom used to sing it to me!
It’s funny that you didn’t like gray and yellow for your guest bedroom becuase that’s what I have planned for ours! Can’t wait to see your new kitchen!
Trista, I just didn’t have anything to go with the yellow in the bedroom. Plus it just wasn’t the yellow i would have picked. Yellow has also been shown to make babies cry more and since we turned that room into Noah’s nursery I took advantage of the opportunity and painted. I think yellow and gray will look wonderful in you guest room. They are such a sophisticated pair.
Congrats on the win and I love the idea of a gray and yellow kitchen…one of my favorite combinations!!
Love the idea of gray cabinets with yellow walls!
Rugs – Target and Overstock have great ones.
Thanks! I’ve checked Target but not Overstock yet… I didn’t even think of them. Maybe they will have some good choices.
I love love love the idea of gray cabinets! I think we may do this in our kitchen, but I don’t want to go too crazy with painting things gray.
Check out Overstock for a rug; we got our nursery rug from there and it was pretty inexpensive and it is super nice.
The print is really cute, and I can’t wait to see what you guys decide to do with the kitchen!
Thanks, Kelly! I’m going to check out Overstock this afternoon. After the rug I’ll just have to work up the motivation to actually paint the cabinets. The end result will be worth it though.
Love that yellow and turquoise kitchen photo. So pretty. It’s like a breath of fresh springtime air into the kitchen that you can enjoy all year long. Thanks for posting.
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