So many of you have commented on my kitchen and I really do love hearing all of your comments. No, this is not my kitchen, but THIS is. Many of you who have dark cabinets or want dark cabinets have been a little intimidated by the ABSOLUTELY beautiful WHITE kitchens out there and by all means...there are some really stunning ones out there...like stop you dead in your tracks stunning. With 4 kids tromping around, we decided that the stress of keeping white cabinets clean was not something we wanted to do. We are really trying to keep this lakeshore home a relaxing place...and trying to decrease my load. Don't get me wrong, my inspiration notebook is FILLED with white kitchens. But I think dark cabinets can be stunning as well. They bring warmth and tend to "ground" a space.
We have chosen to lighten things up with paint and of course we have a lot of window light as well but our kitchen cabinets are dark...chosen dark and staying dark until the last little critter leaves...and then we may change things up...but with inspiration like these pictures provide...we just may keep our cabinets forever.
All of these pictures are from House Beautiful.
I don't believe the kitchen cabinets are what makes up the entire look of the kitchen. Certainly, the hardware, the walls, the textures, lighting, the decor are what really makes the kitchen beautiful, don't you agree?
Just look at this fabulous tiled wall...something that can easily be added to a pre-existing kitchen while remodeling. OH, and not to mention the brick floor in herringbone pattern.
They certainly spiced things up with these chairs and table...and just about every beautiful kitchen picture will have some kind of live arrangement, have you noticed that?
Not to mention the look of inviting dishes and settings...
Beautiful sink and fun antiques.