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How do we feel about drab kitchens?

Considering we don't even own the house in Virginia just yet, I'm probably tempting fate thinking and talking about what I hope to do to make it our own.  I can't help it, though.  We'll just chalk it up to my current nesting mode, and ever-present OCD tendencies.

 The kitchen in "our" house isn't all that bad, but it kinda has the whole lipstick-on-a-pig thing going on.  The cabinets are probably original to the circa 70s house:  shallow, not overly functional, but with what is likely new paint.  Not an eyesore.  And, as my mother considers, totally livable.
  The appliances are pretty basic, but more importantly, lack the efficient flow that's ideal for any cook.  The micro-hood combo hangs ridiculously low over the cooktop (hello, hazard!), and the fridge has been placed in the butler's pantry, I guess to make room for double wall ovens. 

My Kitchen Board on Pinterest is full of dark, or at least a mix of dark and light looks.  And I've been thinking, although I still have a soft spot for them, if I were doing a kitchen from scratch, I'd probably get away from the all-white look.  Going instead for at least some dark cabinetry:  charcoal, glossy black, slate-y blue.

But, as I've stalked pics of our would-be kitchen, I've been taken up by the idea of going.....drab.
Like olive, deep khaki - with white walls, and touches of brass and black in hardware and accessories.  Cabinets with clean lines, too.  More modern-shaker - or even better,
A new take on Out of Africa.

Ben isn't exactly sold, but am I so wrong, here?





Still. So elegant sexaaaaay.

My take....probably falling a bit on the Wishful Thinking side...

Would you share drinks, watch me cook and give me good BS in a kitchen like this, or is it appetite-killing?

*Need a design board for your kitchen?  Talk to me - atexski@yahoo(dot)com

11 comments:

LindsB said...

Love the idea of going drab!

Crossing my fingers that kitchen ends up being yours! What are your plans for it??

yuko said...

I love that color scheme. Looks so sophisticated without being show-offey. Good luck closing the deal on your new house and looking forward to hearing more about your plans!

Katie@ Noodle and Boof said...

Love these kitchens! Especially the brass hardware! Some are part of my kitchen pins too! That rug is gorgeous!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

You know I'm a sucker for anything Out of Africa-y! I love the idea of drab - such a sophisticated way to update neutral - because it will work as a neutral in a statement making way.

stephanie said...

I love your min design board -- that color cabinet with brass hardware -- love it! good luck in convincing your husband!!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Loving the design board, especially the rug. Yesssss!

Lindsey E. said...

LOVE where you're going! So excited to see this process unfold for you guys in the STATES!!!

My Interior Life said...

I must admit when you mentioned "drab" I thought you meant "blah." But these kitchens are far from it. I'm loving the putty tones. So warm and inviting. I would come and hang out with you in that kitchen anytime! Can't wait to see what you end up doing in your actual kitchen when you get there!

Susan Maclean said...

Putty, pale olive - those colours are just lovely and I wish you success with the new kitchen!

Calvin Brock said...

Should there be another persuasive post you can share next time, I’ll be surely waiting for it. Designer Ex Display Kitchens

MFAMB said...

hmmm...i think the drab insp kitchens all share some pretty amazing cabinets, i suspect if you don't have that then you just have a drab, ugly kitchen cabinets. but that said, it could work if you splurged on a kick ass backsplash and counter surface.

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