The Kitchen is the first room we are going to tackle once we move into our new home. I have been waiting a very long time to be able to paint and decorate my own home, so I have already came up with a color scheme and plan for this place!
First off, as you could see from the photos, the kitchen needs new cabinets. However, since we cannot afford these we are going to paint them. I have always been a fan of white “country” type kitchens, but since they are not real wood, I am just going to paint them white. I could make them look aged, but I don’t think I am that motivated 😉
We also want to keep the room bright so it looks more spacious. I picked out a really nice shade of light blue – called Ocean Breeze. The swatch above isn’t exactly correct since the lighting was off when I took the photo – but you get a good idea.
These are the curtains that would go over the sliding glass door that leads to the deck. They appear to be more shear from this photo, which is fine since it is only the kitchen and we won’t be wondering around naked too much 😉 But the color is nice and calm, relaxing. Although, it may not match the chair cushions that we already have…
See. So, if that is the case I will get a different color. Not sure what though… red would be too bold for us and I don’t want any more blue. Maybe the darker beige/bronze/gold that is in the cushions? White always works too.
The curtain rod is a lot more expensive than the curtains themselves, but I love the dark, warn look. We need some dark in the kitchen too, so it will look nice.
We will be re-doing the kitchen counter tops in the future as well. I really love butcher block but that may be too expensive. So a dark counter top would look nice. If we are getting new counter tops I think it would be wise to get new cabinets as well, so we don’t have to worry about any problems when we did decide to get new counters.
The curtain and curtain rod photos are from Walmart.com.