Happy Tuesday, sweet friends! If you follow my Instagram Stories, you know that we are starting the long process of a kitchen remodel. I don’t think anything will happen until the new year, but that doesn’t mean I can’t spend hours scrolling gorgeous kitchens on Pinterest.
When we first started talking about remodeling our kitchen, I had visions of a white kitchen. But as I’ve been on my search for dark to light kitchen inspiration, I’ve been drawn to kitchens that mix dark accents with light cabinets. Throw a little brass in there and the result is stunning.
My home decor style has always been a mix of cozy and a little bit modern. I like clean lines, but I need that cozy touch that makes the space more inviting and warm. And although the farmhouse style that’s en vogue right now is pretty, it’s a bit too busy for me. (I’m not mad at a little shiplap, though.)
I’ll be sharing the whole process along the way, but for now I wanted to show you what we’re working with and some kitchen inspiration photos that have my creative wheels turning. All of the inspo photos are from Pinterest and I’ve linked the pins.
I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear your thoughts, remodeling stories and advice. Let me know in the comments!
OUR CURRENT KITCHEN
I love the layout of our kitchen and wouldn’t change it, but I’ve always wished it was lighter. We will keep the stone floor because it extends into the family room and front entryway and I love the touch of cozy it adds.
I love the contrast between the dark drawers and light cabinets. And those brass pendants. So chic.
This light gray is perfect.
I love how clean this looks. And that backsplash. All the heart eyes.
Those lights, So pretty.
See? I keep coming back to dark cabinets. I love, love this kitchen. I’m just not a fan of the open shelves. I like how they look, but what about the dust??
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Ok here is what I think…I like all of it but the lighter cabinets are being drowned out by the white backslashes. My suggestion would be darker cabinets on your island and a lighter granite/marble tops. Then all your other wall cabinets with lighter cabinets and darker granite/marble tops and bring that up as your back splash and maybe pick a smaller spot somewhere on the back splash and do something totally different …clean look or something fun and funky that pops. I have some friends that totally remodeled there kitchen and put two pull outs on each side of their very large island that hold two standard garbage cans each and one is for recycle and the other is for non recyclable. Their kitchen is pretty large and very functional. Keep that in mind as well. 🙂
Hi Tracy! Loving the feedback 🙂 I agree – I like the combo of dark and light, too. And yes – we have those pull out garbage/recyclables too and love them! xo
Wow! Amazing kitchen transformation.
I like the color design combination.
The white cabinets make it a stunning kitchen design.
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