But the bigger impact was in planking the back of the peninsula with white planks (check out my tips for this here! If you don’t want to remove cabinets to tone down the wood, you could always paint just a select few.
If you do have a window, make sure it’s getting its due.
If you have upper cabinets suffocating it, as I did, think about possibly moving or removing them – at least those closest to the window.
This means that you will be working with a gray or greige paint colour that has obvious colours in it.
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A gray colour like this (in a room with enough natural light) is a STUNNING complement to dark wood trim.
The brown of the trim and the gray paint colour play well together, creating a neutral, organic and modern look.
and maples of the ’90s, it’s easy to bypass the dark wood trims and doors of the ’70s and ’80s.
Oh, those were the days…shag carpets, avocado coloured fridges and macramé plant hangers (wait, isn’t some of this back in style again? Before we begin, stop thinking of your trim as a ‘wood/stain’ and start thinking of it as a COLOUR.
I think the first thing many homeowners think needs to happen with a dated kitchen remodel is a change of cabinets.
First, let’s start with a bit of a perspective adjustment…
oak or wood cabinets need not be removed or painted.