Updating a white kitchen
In my kitchen, I was able to replace one set with shelves, and swap out the cabinet on the other side to allow the window some breathing room.
If you’re still not digging the idea of so much wood in the kitchen, look for easy ways to tone it down.
If you have an island you need to top, consider a butcher block top that would complement your cabinets.
If necessary, in this case you could paint just the island cabinets, but at least you’re not painting all the cabinets!
Embrace the wood look and pick a paint color accordingly.
Before I had done anything else, removing the creamy countertop and painting the walls a cool gray-white really made a huge difference in the look of the cabinets.
oak or wood cabinets need not be removed or painted.
They are trending back in, and that makes it so much easier to update the kitchen without a complete overhaul on your cabinets.
Avoid the mosaics trying to call your cabinets back a decade or two. check out The Ultimate DIY Lighting Guide for ideas to make your own.
but three months ago I thought the only colour a kitchen should be is white. for the past 7 YEARS, I thought the only colour a kitchen should be white. I can’t believe I’m actually typing this BUT my prediction for 2017 is LESS white (some of you are probably singing HALLELUJAH) and replacing it with more greys, blues, blacks … ) and I attended The Atelier Collective on June 18th at the stunning Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto!
I’m not saying I’ll never do a white kitchen again … I literally just said this to Francesca “My HEART is trembling and my skull is cracking. Whatever happened then, is how my body feels about all of these feels of no more white!! okay, that’s a bit dramatic but actually I plan to buy myself a new countertop from , they have wide selection of different kitchen countertops. I’ve known Kaitlin for seven years now and she’s the only one that I trust to […] As many of you know, Team Jilly (including my Agent, Tyler Evans!
Here’s the thing, take some oak cabinets with a laminate countertop, complete with a several-inch backsplash, some country-looking knobs, fluorescent light fixtures, and one of those carved wood valences connecting the wall cabinets above the sink… Take those same cabinets, but update the counters and add some modern knobs, a classic tile backsplash, and some updated lighting, and the entire feel of your kitchen can change.
Removing that valence as well as possibly replacing an upper cabinet with some shelving, and your kitchen will look brand new, and totally pinterest-worthy!