This is the wall I was talking about on FB today. This is the wall I see when I walk into the kitchen. I removed ALL clutter ( aprons hanging etc, cooler, catfood bag etc) AND I removed the curtains, which are lovely, long and red (made by my mom to my dream specifications). The thing is, it’s NOT a bright kitchen, and it is very small. So I am trying to figure out a way to make it lighter, FEEL more airy/spacious, and just generally a prettier more inviting room to spend so much time in.
Anyway, this is the wall I am thinking of painting. Although the more I look at it, the more I think I might paint the sink wall too.
Here are a couple more pictures of the kitchen, so you can see the black shelves etc, and the red accents. I did NOT tidy the shelving in any way- this is your real-life look at my open cupboards! 🙂 If you have not seen my kitchen before, trust me when I say that having the upper cupboard doors off (that are literally the SIZE of DOORS) really makes the kitchen feel less claustrophobic. I admit I need to work on the arrangement of the shelves… open shelving requires that from time to time! 🙂 (That;s my crockpot cooking away at some lasagna) PLEASE NOTE THE COUNTERTOPS. 🙂
As I cannot afford to change the countertop at this time, whatever I do has to be around the countertops. I don’t want to pretend they aren’t there, and fight with the color scheme, I want to enhance it.
Next pic is the black shelving and “island” that GREATLY improved my cooking-from-scratch lifestyle, in a kitchen with very little storage or work space.
And just to finish the intro to my kitchen, this is where we put the dishwasher back into a cupboard, to make the shelves more easily reached. All the fam agrees, unloading the dishwasher is MUCH better with this new set up. (Again, note red dishes… although, I COULD move away from red accents if I were REALLLLY in love with a new color scheme that goes with yellow)
OK Friends! What do you think? How can I embrace what IS with this little kitchen with YELLOW countertops, and make it better? Color ideas? (If it happens to STILL work with the red, that would be nice, but I’ll keep my options open.) I am considering roman shades, that bring a little color but don’t cover the whole window frame like curtains do. The big windows are about the only thing this kitchen has going for it (even if the sun never really comes in through them).
I’d also like to add that I have a thing for turquoise colors right now, although in the past green has always been my fav color. I have a couple little accents in the turqoise right now, for fun. Oh, and I do like French Country.
Ok, Let’s chat! 🙂