Monday, August 26, 2013

Pinspiration: Kitchen Edition

We posted our kitchen mood boards last week, so I'll continue to ride on that same thought train and share some of the inspiration photos that helped create those mood boards.

We've been trying to find as many images as we can to draw our ideas from. We want to make sure that things will "work" the way that we imagine they will. Placement of the sinks, appliances, peninsula (maybe?), etc. So, it is nice to see what other people have done. Here are a few of the kitchens that I've been drooling over on my Pinterest board
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P.S. Holy cow! Check out those BEFORE pictures! 

I love the pop of color on the peninsula! Nick and I have tossed around the idea of paining the seating side of the peninsula (if we choose to install one) a bold color. Probably a peacock turquoise.

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As you can see, I've done a pretty good job sticking to my original design idea of white cabinets, light countertop, and dark flooring. I try to look at different color schemes as well, to get some variety, but I always find myself going back to this one. It is just so bright and airy. Which I think is an important aspect for a room where we'll be spending a lot of time. 

Maybe when the time comes I'll go out on a limb a little bit and take a chance with some more bold colors?

Do you have a "safe" color scheme that you find yourself drawn to? 

XO Sam


  1. I really like your inspiration photos. White kitchens are beautiful. I really like the subway tile. I also like the dark flooring against the white walls and cabinets.
    Although I do like white kitchens,when I bought my home, I decided not to go safe with my wall color. I wanted color on every wall. My living room/dining room walls are dark blue and my kitchen walls are yellow. My kitchen cabinets are white and I really like they way that they look against the yellow.

    1. I love yellow kitchens! However, I recently read an article about how colors can effect your mood. Apparently couples argue more in yellow kitchens?! Who knows if that's even accurate haha, but I don't want to risk it ;) Plus our kitchen buts up to our dining room and main hallway, and those are both going to be a grey/blue so we'll probably stick with a dusty blue instead of an actual white! Thanks for stopping by!