Blue cabinets........cold feet, help!
OK -- anxiety setting in......as some of you know, I have a "historic" colonial home. In designing our new kitchen, I have had my heart set on painted cabinets - a beautiful "colonial" blue. (a very soft, blue/gray really) I have samples of several colors on our current cabinets and am panicking a bit about being surrounded by blue.
I look at the pictures of colonial homes with painted woodwork everywhere and just LOVE them, but am worried that I might tire of this in my own kitchen. From the outset, I did not think I wanted stained wood.....now, I don't know. This remodel needs to last us for the rest of the time we will be in the house -- 30-40 more years, I hope!
I shared w/DH last night the thought of mixing paint and stain to break things up a bit - not his favorite idea so far. He would have it all be white/white/white.....not for me.
Our kitchen will be 16X22; soapstone counters; island - current plan is to stain/paint/distress this in a dark finish to look like old piece of furniture; island will also have different material for top - not sure what yet. Floors are going to be re-claimed granary oak - dark with nail holes and knots and some variation in color. Will have lots of natural light and have shrunk the number of uppers to accomodate larger windows on two walls. 9' ceilings with cabinetry going to the ceiling. Want a simple raised panel, inset door with slab front drawers.
OK - will try to explain layout - West wall is sink wall - 12' of cabinets w/only 2 uppers there, triple window over sink; apron front sink. North wall - 7' of cabinets will include double wall ovens anchoring east end, baking center next to wall ovens under a window, super susan in corner. East wall is the "interior wall" - 10' of cabinets that will include frig at one end/freezer at the other, prep sink and counter space in between w/upper cabinets here. There are openings into other spaces at each end of this wall. South wall is "pantry wall" - another 7' of cabinets that will include cabinets to ceiling for 4' along that wall then another window over a base cabinet. If you were walking west through our kitchen with this wall on your left, you would walk into our new eating area that will be an 8X11 "extension" surrounded on 3 sides by windows.
I think I am satisfied with the overall design/layout, but am really worried that I might tire of "blue" over time.....I searched FKB for blue cabinets - "0" - that got me even more anxious, can't find any examples of this color scheme -- have I lost my mind to go down this road??