white kitchen

dreaming of a white kitchen


Picking paint colors is about as stressful as buying a house. My kitchen has seen quite a few color changes and transformations in the three short years that we’ve been here.

About a year ago, I decided I wanted to go with a farmhouse look to my kitchen and shared my inspiration. After some time has passed, I think I am truly set in the design aesthetic I want for my house and I think it is a mix of farmhouse, traditional and whatever I see that I like.

For sometime, more specifically like a month after the initial paint job  I knew I wasn’t feeling the yellowish color. The addition of the accent wall was an attempt at salvaging the paint job but I still wasn’t sold. About three months ago, I decided I wanted an all white kitchen and one Saturday morning about a month ago I woke up and decided that day was the day. Headed to Ace, called up my little cousin to help and went to work.

You would think picking a white would be easy but it wasn’t. I wanted a pure white that wouldn’t be too cool or too warm. After taking a number of swatches outside to see how they showed in natural light I made a decision and it was the right one.

 

 

 

I couldn’t be happier with the decision. I absolutely love it, it blends well with my table and chairs and feel that I can move forward with adding in textiles, open shelving, new lighting and bar stools.

Open shelving is going on each side of this window

white kitchen

I’m wishing I would’ve painted the ugly fruit on that medallion above the light but the ceiling is getting planked so I decided to wait.

Next up is the open shelving. I hope to have them up in the next two weeks.

 

Amazing how your likes change over the years. What I once considered plain is now simplicity to me.I like simple more and more as the days go on.

Have a space in your house that needs a little paint transformation? Do tell!

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Mom, wife and friend. I moonlight as a cooker, baker, laundry folder and organizer. I like to think I do it in style. Unlikely Martha is my contribution to the internet in helping women "Keep House and Stay Fly!"

10 Comments

  1. The white looks great! I would love to have paint options but since we rent, that’s not likely. We can paint but would have to paint it back to the original color should we leave (and I SO wanna leave!).

    If I could, though, I think I’d do an accent wall in both the baby’s and our bedrooms. I’ve always loved the look. For now, I’ll just continue to dress up the walls with family pics and original art.
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  2. This is the first place that we’ve been stationed in a while that allows us to paint. I’d love to paint a few walls to personal our home but I don’t know if I’d feel like painting it back in a couple years when it’s time to move. Decisions, decisions… Can’t wait to see your new shelves!
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  3. Hello, I won a $25 Kroger gift card at the end of June from your blog. I am wanting to paint a few rooms white – is your trim the same paint type and color as your walls? Also, which color did you use here? I remember white in the 80’s, I liked my white kitchen back then, I failed twice with yellow. Thanks!

    1. Hi Mary! I did do the trim and the wall color the same because I didn’t feel like taping it off! Lazy, I know but it works well. I used the professional line of paint from Ace Hardware. It is the base white that they use to tint when people get color. No mixing was required, took it right off the shelf.

    1. It is so classic now. I feel like I can change things out as much as I want without having to worry about colors clashing!

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