My Kitchen Remodel 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Kitchen Before

We moved into this house two years ago.  The owner was very old and had not updated the home since it was built.  We bought the house and immediately replaced all the carpeting, added new laminate flooring in the dining room, and painted the entire interior a beautiful shade of light grey called Anew Grey by Sherwin Williams.  Our kitchen has these honey oak cabinets that I've hated from the first time I saw them.  I also dislike the glass cabinets on the left because it's not balanced with the regular doors on the other side of the stove.  I like symmetry and square lines.  I don't mind the glass doors above the desk area.  So, we've decided to do a budget remodel.  We are going to have the kitchen painted a warm dark grey color! I can't wait!

Sherwin Williams Anew Grey on right is our wall color.
Top Left is Sherwin Williams Peppercorn and Bottom Left is Sherwin Williams Thunder Clap. 
I have researched and looked at tons of grey paint colors in grey kitchens online.  Let me tell you there are sooooo many shades of grey! Grey can look more blue, green, or even brown! I'm fortunate to have a lot of light in our kitchen which gives me the opportunity to choose a darker grey shade and will hide dirty fingerprints.  I went to Lowes and picked up two sample colors and a piece of oak wood to test out my paint color choices.  I chose oak wood because my cabinets are oak.  I painted one side of the wood Sherwin Williams Peppercorn and the other side Sherwin Williams Thunder Clap.
Top Right: Sherwin Williams Peppercorn is still wet.
Bottom: Sherwin Williams Peppercorn is dry.
But from the moment I painted it, I knew my first choice was the darker richer shade of grey: Sherwin Williams Peppercorn.  I really like the contrast between the satin nickel hardware knobs and the Peppercorn color.  The knobs I chose are: Allen & Roth from the Gladden collection in the satin nickel finish which I purchased at Lowes.  I can't wait till the painters come!

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