To paint white or not to paint white
I am going back and forth on this question daily.
I've always wanted a white kitchen. I fall in love with nearly every white kitchen I see online or in magazines. My house is more traditional but I love every white kitchen from country to modern and everything in between.
We did a whole house remodel in our last home and I was all prepared to go with a white kitchen. At the last minute I changed to a cherry cabinet. Why why why!? Partly because our architect thought it would coordinate better and gave me the downsides to white- dirt, corner seams separating. The cabinet maker affirmed his warnings...so I went along with cherry and never really loved it.
We moved to a new house- cherry kitchen, except this time it's oranged over the years. The house was built in 1998. I like the layout and it works from a function standpoint, I just have never loved the cabinets. The previous owners did granite counters and a backsplash- neither of which I love but would be OK with white (I think).
I wanted to paint them white and considered getting a new larger island in a walnut or some other warm brown finish. We just made built-ins in the adjacent family room (they are GORGEOUS) and painted them SW Dover White with a warm wood stained counter- I LOVE the colors, love the white cabinetry, itt's the look I've always been in love with.
So to paint white or not to paint white. Have you done it, do you love it (or hate it).....
Here is my kitchen now (well these are after we moved in and I have new curtains). I would also change over the dishwasher and microwave to stainless if going white. We actually did the island in black to coordinate to the appliances and to just take away some of the orange.