How Paint can Transform

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Oftentimes I find myself trying to ease clients into seeing beyond what they think they want and what could make their living space more harmonious and connected with their personalities. In this case, a young couple believed that only in a few years down the road would they be able to renovate and get the kitchen of their dreams. In the meantime, they would live with this kitchen which they did not enjoy and which compromised their happiness.

A kitchen is where the homeowners congregate, cook, eat or simply spend time with friends and family in. It is a room that cannot be avoided and one that should feel uncluttered and joyful.

Kitchen before Paint Makeover

Kitchen before Paint Makeover

The kitchen opens up to the dining area and living space. The cabinets were an orange melamine simili-wood which jarred with the rest of the colors in the adjacent space. That color combined with the dark brown quartz countertops and dark wood floors made the kitchen feel enclosed and uninviting. Since we were not renovating the kitchen, we worked with what we had.  I pulled a color from the backsplash and painted the cabinets Benjamin Moore Muslin which contrast nicely with the walls which were painted Benjamin Moore Dune White. The cabinets being this bright color allows the wood floors to really pop and highlight their beauty.

Kitchen after Paint Makeover

Kitchen after Paint Makeover

This goes to show how a little paint can go a long way. When correctly chosen, it can convey a drastically different mood and have a powerful effect on the ambience of the room. The kitchen feels fresher, brighter and more welcoming. Now a couple of under cabinet lights and we’re in business J