Advice on cabinet colors and glazes -- too dirty?
The post by diab123 regarding glazes caught my eye. I, too, am looking at going from a white kitchen to something else. I just want to tone down the Big White Glare, as the room is fully open to our family room, which is lots of dark leather, dark wallpaper and a burgundy rug.
Plan is to reface my main kitchen L-area to preserve existing granite, Giallo Ornamental, and my Kohler sink in Sandbar. Existing paint is BM Lenox Tan. Existing HW floor is plain 2.5" oak. All appliances going stainless. Kitchen island will be cherry with a chestnut finish, so a dark brown with a hint of red, topped with Crema marble. On the wall opposite the work-L will be 54" of drawer base topped with GO granite, and then three tall china cabinets.
I was thinking of doing everything but the kitchen island in Conestoga's cream colored cabinet with egg-and-dart inner molding. This would be glazed in pewter, which is very subtle, almost a stainless-steel cast. The e&d will catch a lot of the pewter glaze, which I thought I wanted . . .
The picture below shows all the colors. The sandbar swatch is atop the granite. BM Lenox Tan is the middle of the three swatches. The little diamonds are harlequin crackle for the backsplash. The look I'm going for is subtle shades of taupe and woodgrain.
So . . . am I going to regret this? Will my ivory and pewter look dirty? I don't mind it looking old. But grimy? Thanks for all candid views.