Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Adding Color to the Kitchen

We painted the kitchen a little over a year ago.  I thought I would go with the trendy gray walls and white cabinets. I won't lie. It has taken some getting used to. At first it felt "institutional." However, it has grown on me.  It has become a kind of neutral if you like.  In the beginning, all of my accents were red. Red is always my go to color. Red is warm and definitely a comfort color for me.  Recently though I've been leaning toward the blues and thought this was a good time to add some blue to the kitchen. Blue is cool and soothing. One of the problems in our kitchen is that it is sequestered from the living and dining room. If I'm cooking and everyone else is in the living room, then I'm left out of the conversation....so, I brought a park bench into the kitchen so the family could hang out with me. SURPRISE!  It worked!  They come in, sit down and we have some of our best conversations in the kitchen.  Well, when they aren't on the phone anyway.  Here is a picture of the bench. (I forgot to take a before picture of the bench in the kitchen so I'm using a previous picture that I already had.) You can see the gray walls, the red bench and my sweet hubby.

I went with Valspar Paint + Primer in One, Gloss Exotic Sea.  You can buy Valspar products at  Lowe's Home Improvement.

I love that it has the primer included. Once I had cleaned the bench, I started spraying. I'm pretty excited about how it turned out.  (I have a couple of unintentional photo bombers in the picture.) As you can see we have more than one project going on at the same time.

I do think I will add a pillow. I would like to find one with the colors similar to the plate in the window. What do you think?  Do you think it brightened up the kitchen? Won't you come and have a cup of coffee with me?

It's a very different color for me but I love it.  It's so bright and cheery and makes me smile when I walk in the kitchen.  Now if I could just figure out how to get it to clean up after I cook.

Until we meet again,  Fifi

John 14:27  “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” 


reFresh reStyle said...

Beautiful! One of my favorite colors! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Monday! Sharing :)

felicia harris said...

Thank you and thanks for having me!