black, white, and mixed metals

When we moved into our house, all I saw was a livable, welcoming space with lots of light and wood floors.  After we looked a little closer, as you now know, there were a few things we needed to change.  This one, the kitchen cabinet color.  I swear, when I first saw them they looked white:

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This looks white, right?!  Also, note the knobs in the middle of the cabinet doors.  What’s with that?

But the second time, I realized they were really more of a cream/off-white. When we moved in and painted the walls, I hoped the lighter gray color would help, but it did not (see how white the marble is compared to the cabinets?)

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So, I’ll paint them to match the nice bright white trim.  Which means I will have to take off the pulls and hinges.  Which means I have the opportunity to fill the holes made by the oddly-placed knobs, and find new ones.  Heck yeah!

We’ve already talked about how much I dig the brushed brass/gold look for this house.  But, I already have stainless and black-colored appliances that we are not replacing, as well as the black granite that I like more and more (it has little amber flecks in it that sparkle, and I cannot resist a little sparkle).  Can I mix and match the stainless/black/white with brass? Exhibits, please:

via Veranda Interiors…good stuff here, guys!

White subway. Black grout. Kitchen backsplash.:

I love how graphic the dark grout is against the tile! Wish I could find the original link, via Pinterest

Wood Kitchen Shelves with Brass Brackets

via decorpad

via StyleMePretty

Elizabeth Lawson Design | Photo by Jennifer Hughes Photography:

via Elizabeth Lawson Designs

Kitchen Styling || Studio McGee

via Studio McGee

According to these kitchens, yes!  It seems like as long as some of the colors are present within each other, like the black of a knob relating to the black counter top or cabinet, it works.  We could also go with black pulls, but it’s nice to know I we have options!  Still torn on those two-tone kitchens white the white cabinets on top and black on the bottom.  Too trendy maybe?  But dang, they look good.

All these back splashes look amazing.  Which also means I want that, too.  Stay tuned!

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  1. […] But, there was a little drama.  I actually really, really wanted dark grey grout. Remember this picture I had shared here? […]

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