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White Kitchen Cabinets With Dark Floors

White Kitchen Cabinets With Dark Floors

What a great posting! I can identify with so much of what people are saying. I originally envisioned an all white kitchen, much like the one at the top of the page. I couldn’t afford custom-made cabinets, so my contractor showed me pre-fab ones. Great quality, except I thought the white ones (which were shaker) were just meh. (Granted, I didn’t imagine them on the walls with the backsplash, counter, etc.) So then I went to my second choice, espresso. The shaker espresso cabinets didn’t have a grain; looked like cabinets spray-painted dark brown. So I went with an espresso birch slab. So it has a grain, but I preferred shaker over slab. But it’s more of a dark warm brown than espresso. Then for the counter. I liked the look of an “oreo” kitchen—white or cream counters with dark cabinets. I was talked out of Quartz, the person at the design center saying it would be more expensive than granite and that because of the length of my counters, I’d get a seam somewhere. I went to the granite yard where the contractor had a discount, and all the white(ish) granites didn’t slay me, so I wound up getting this beautiful bordeaux granite with lots of movement in shades of cream, beige, etc., with lots of mica. As for the backsplash, I went with tumbled botticino marble squares, because white white didn’t work, and glass fought the granite. SO…kitchen is very pretty. But not…one…element…is..what…I…originally…wanted. (Although I painted the walls a creamy white.) Every time I see an all-white kitchen on TV or in a movie, or even one with dark espresso shaker cabinets with white or cream quartz counters, my husband immediately says, “I don’t want to hear it.”
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White Kitchen Cabinets With Dark Floors

Reading all the Q&A on your blog was the most fun i have had in weeks! You should be on HGTV! i am staying up late hours every night soaking up on photos of white kitchens with carrara trying to figure out what the heck i should do. i have a crazy job, a one-year old and a torn up kitchen and my biggest worry has been “which white paint?” for weeks! i am obsessing now. i can't go overbudget on another item and the calacatta marble (which has a creamier hue) is a lot more expensive than the honed carrara slab i have found. i also really love the carrara. it is so classic and my house has a cottagy, french provincial/country look that would go well with carrara/farmhouse sink look. i think that a white white would look better with the carrara. but my concern is that my entire downstairs and most of upstairs is SW's dover white (walls) and high gloss oil in SW accessible beige (thick crown and chair rails). plus i prefer to use a white crackled subway tile for backsplash and those are barely off-white (don't seem to come in pure white). my floors are the darkest stain of pine and look like they came out of an old church (beat up in a charming way). i am getting beaded inset, traditional raised panel cabinets with an entire wall of mullianed-glass 42 inch cabinets around the window/sink area and a wood hood cover. appliances are all Viking and exposed. any thoughts? should i give up on carrara with off-white cabinets and backsplash??? i am willing to pull away from the creaminess of SW dover white but don't want to go all the way to the pure white side. i am also leaning towards keeping SW accessible beige in the kitchen, maybe on the walls in the breakfast nook, in the tile backplash (only inside rectangle behind range) and possibly on the back wall of the glass cabinets to make my white dishes pop. the cabinets will go up all 9 feet so no place for any more accessible beige than a little tile and bfast nook. all the crown and chair rails in bfast nook will need to match the off white cabinet color selected. you are a white paint goddess! thanks, Jennifer
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White Kitchen Cabinets With Dark Floors

Anonymous May 18, 2011, 3:31 am Leave reply Maria Reading all the Q&A on your blog was the most fun i have had in weeks! You should be on HGTV! i am staying up late hours every night soaking up on photos of white kitchens with carrara trying to figure out what the heck i should do. i have a crazy job, a one-year old and a torn up kitchen and my biggest worry has been “which white paint?” for weeks! i am obsessing now. i can't go overbudget on another item and the calacatta marble (which has a creamier hue) is a lot more expensive than the honed carrara slab i have found. i also really love the carrara. it is so classic and my house has a cottagy, french provincial/country look that would go well with carrara/farmhouse sink look. i think that a white white would look better with the carrara. but my concern is that my entire downstairs and most of upstairs is SW's dover white (walls) and high gloss oil in SW accessible beige (thick crown and chair rails). plus i prefer to use a white crackled subway tile for backsplash and those are barely off-white (don't seem to come in pure white). my floors are the darkest stain of pine and look like they came out of an old church (beat up in a charming way). i am getting beaded inset, traditional raised panel cabinets with an entire wall of mullianed-glass 42 inch cabinets around the window/sink area and a wood hood cover. appliances are all Viking and exposed. any thoughts? should i give up on carrara with off-white cabinets and backsplash??? i am willing to pull away from the creaminess of SW dover white but don't want to go all the way to the pure white side. i am also leaning towards keeping SW accessible beige in the kitchen, maybe on the walls in the breakfast nook, in the tile backplash (only inside rectangle behind range) and possibly on the back wall of the glass cabinets to make my white dishes pop. the cabinets will go up all 9 feet so no place for any more accessible beige than a little tile and bfast nook. all the crown and chair rails in bfast nook will need to match the off white cabinet color selected. you are a white paint goddess! thanks, Jennifer
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White Kitchen Cabinets With Dark Floors

Maria Reading all the Q&A on your blog was the most fun i have had in weeks! You should be on HGTV! i am staying up late hours every night soaking up on photos of white kitchens with carrara trying to figure out what the heck i should do. i have a crazy job, a one-year old and a torn up kitchen and my biggest worry has been “which white paint?” for weeks! i am obsessing now. i can't go overbudget on another item and the calacatta marble (which has a creamier hue) is a lot more expensive than the honed carrara slab i have found. i also really love the carrara. it is so classic and my house has a cottagy, french provincial/country look that would go well with carrara/farmhouse sink look. i think that a white white would look better with the carrara. but my concern is that my entire downstairs and most of upstairs is SW's dover white (walls) and high gloss oil in SW accessible beige (thick crown and chair rails). plus i prefer to use a white crackled subway tile for backsplash and those are barely off-white (don't seem to come in pure white). my floors are the darkest stain of pine and look like they came out of an old church (beat up in a charming way). i am getting beaded inset, traditional raised panel cabinets with an entire wall of mullianed-glass 42 inch cabinets around the window/sink area and a wood hood cover. appliances are all Viking and exposed. any thoughts? should i give up on carrara with off-white cabinets and backsplash??? i am willing to pull away from the creaminess of SW dover white but don't want to go all the way to the pure white side. i am also leaning towards keeping SW accessible beige in the kitchen, maybe on the walls in the breakfast nook, in the tile backplash (only inside rectangle behind range) and possibly on the back wall of the glass cabinets to make my white dishes pop. the cabinets will go up all 9 feet so no place for any more accessible beige than a little tile and bfast nook. all the crown and chair rails in bfast nook will need to match the off white cabinet color selected. you are a white paint goddess! thanks, Jennifer

White Kitchen Cabinets With Dark Floors

White Kitchen Cabinets With Dark Floors
White Kitchen Cabinets With Dark Floors
White Kitchen Cabinets With Dark Floors

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