I was on google recently, and three times in a row, with different searches, this post kept showing up right at the top: How to completely mess up your kitchen remodel: a step-by-step tutorial.
This is the kitchen she coveted
This DIY blogger named Kelly is a great writer and so entertaining. She generously shared her mistakes so that others could avoid making the same ones.
Under ‘Huge Mistake #1″ here is what she shared:
When we went cabinet shopping, we shopped all over: big box stores, tiny cabinet makers in boutique shops, weird warehouses in the ghetto, you name it. At one place, there was a “designer” wandering the showroom to help customers choose their finishes. I told her that I had dark wood floors and wanted white cabinets. To which she replied: “Oh, you don’t want white cabinets. That’ll be too stark a contrast with your floors. You need cream.”
That was where her first mistake snowballed into a kitchen that she does not madly love.
And she should right?
This is her kitchen now.
I have often wondered how someone could have a Pinterest board filled with images of their perfect kitchen and end up with something that doesn’t look anything they thought they wanted.
Now I get it.
Even more than when I wrote this post: Ask Maria: Help, I Don’t Want the Same Kitchen as Everyone Else!
Anyway, I wrote this post about white vs. cream kitchens in September 2009, where I said that brown goes with creams and white goes with black.
The exception to this is with floors. When I read about this designers (bad) advice it struck me that my readers might think the same thing with that post.
I want to be clear, this is a general guideline to keep in mind when you are thinking about brown vs. black.
Medium brown floors are the new timeless colour but can you have a white kitchen with them?
If you install espresso brown floors (every single speck will show, but that is besides the point) can you still have white cabinets?
Flooring reads a lot like denim unless it’s really red or some designer colour. The same rules do not apply regarding white/black vs. cream/brown.
For the record, after reading Kelly’s awesome post, I wanted you to make sure you had it right!
You know I live to make sure your kitchen is a space that fills you with happiness when you walk in the door which means there can be no room for advice taken THAT literally : ) xoxo Maria
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