When we moved to Stone House Lane last year we remodeled the kitchen. HERE is the post with all the scoop on the remodel!
Our old kitchen (on Willow Creek) had black granite and a dark back splash. (Here is a peek at the Willow Creek Kitchen)
So when I was making decisions about colors in the new kitchen, I decided to do something different and go light and airy. And because my one-little-word was Simplicity in 2012, I worked hard to be clutter-free. The kitchen had a minimal vibe which for a little while was perfect for us. But in the past few months I’ve been itching to warm it up a bit and add a little personality.
The kitchen at it’s most minimal 🙂
Now the beauty of a white color palette is that you can easily add color. And if you change your mind, which I will, you can easily switch out colors! Here’s the kitchen after I added a few things…
I decided on hues of blue and sprinkled in just a touch of pink…because I tend to put something pink in every room 🙂
I love mixing vintage favorites with new finds. This teal blue vintage tray is from an antique store. I bought it for next to nothing 10 or 12 years ago.
Do you like these cute vintage reproduction kitchen utensils? I’ve had them for awhile too…
But I just found the Caribbean Blue tray and salt & pepper shakers. I love the fun shock of color they add to the corner! Oh, and of course every kitchen needs a tiny pink pig timer.
And speaking of things every kitchen needs…how about a little pink hen! You heard me, I think every kitchen needs a little pink hen! When I took this sweet girl to the register at my local antique shop the nice lady said: “do you even know what this is?”
I smiled and told her, “I don’t know what she was, but as of today she’s my new kitchen mascot!”.
So, if you have a light color or neutral kitchen consider choosing a pop of color and repeating it throughout the space. And just for fun, sprinkle in a less obvious color here and there.
My kitchen still has a fresh-airy feel, but it’s also showing off a little personality these days!
Anybody with a white kitchen? Have you added color, if so what color did you choose and how did you incorporate it into your design?
~Sending color love today my friends~
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