this old house
Our dishwasher started growling at us. We'd look at each other and wonder what the noise was, and it really was our dishwasher. Not good.
But one thing leads to another and months later we still hadn't replaced the dishwasher because we (I) couldn't decide what finish I wanted on our appliances. I didn't trust myself to keep stainless clean. I really love white appliances but the ones I wanted were all super high end and out of our price range. Enter the Slate appliances from GE. Ding Ding! We have a winner. They are similar in appearance to stainless steel, but darker gray in color and a matte finish.
We've known since we bought the house three years ago that eventually we'd have to change the appliances. We have one white appliance, two black, and one stainless.
Let's take a photo time-travel trip to back when we bought the house.
When we moved we had the dining room walls and bulkhead skim coated, and the kitchen, hallway, bulkhead painted white. Then the kitchen ceiling painted blue. Design is in the details. ;-)
Then recently I painted our backsplash.
That freed me (color wise) to add a new color to the walls. I chose a pale, pale, blush pink.
This week our new slate dishwasher and refrigerator arrived! I'm thrilled with them. This is my first big-girl fridge, and I couldn't be happier. We love the color and the finish. No fingerprints!
Now for the exciting news...
I think I've convinced my husband that it's time to paint the cabinets. These cabinets aren't ugly, and they certainly aren't old, they just aren't me. Plus this house is surrounded by trees which can make for dark days. I need light and bright!
Now decisions have to be made. I know I want white upper cabinets. No questions there. And the black granite will stay. But the lower cabinets are where I'm not so sure. I've limited it down to a blue or green color. Or possibly some mix of the two.
Naturally I pulled some inspiration for our viewing.
I really like how the light blue looks against the black counters. But my living room is light blue and I don't want to be too match-y.
LOVE this teal color against the white uppers and black counters.source
Then there's glossy...I'm 99% sure I'm going glossy no matter what color I choose. We'll see.
You know how I feel about green, especially this emerald green, but I'm the most nervous about this choice. I'm afraid it doesn't really fit our home.
This deep blue/gray color I would love.
And ohmygosh this kitchen...
And more green--I think this shade is a more likely option for me. Not as bright as the other green.
And mint is never a bad choice. Is that a blush wall I see in the background? Looks close.
This kitchen looks so rich.
Maybe a blue/gray is really the way to go.
Obviously I have a lot of decisions to make. All good! Between our kitchen and the One Room Challenge plus client work there's enough to keep me busy. Once we've finalized decisions I'll be sure to put a design board together so you can see my full vision.
What do you think? Blue? Green? Or somewhere in between?
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