So I mentioned previously that the kitchen project has been pretty long and drawn out. Part of the reason is lack of time to get things done, the other part is just my general indecisiveness. A couple of weeks ago I painted the kitchen a deep peacock blue, Martha Stewart’s Plumage. It’s a vast improvement over the dingy yellow that was there before, but I just can’t decide on the color of the trim. In the first round I painted it white and it looked like this:
Nice, but something was bothering me. It looked a little more modern than I was going for and I felt like my eye was being overly drawn to the trim. Maybe I watch too much Boardwalk Empire, but it’s a great reference for the time period in which our house was built. I noticed on the show that most of the trim that isn’t dark wood is painted the same as, or a shade of the wall color. Plus, I’ve always been a fan of Martha’s pink guest house where everything is painted the exact same shade of pink. Here are a few other images that feature painted trim.
Lovely, no? So I thought, what the heck, I’ll try it. I figured I’d start with one portion and not go all out, it’s a little messy but here’s a sample:
It’s kind of hard to tell because I didn’t properly finish it, but I’m not sure. Part of me likes it and I think when the inside edges of the doorway are finished it will look nice. The other part of me is really bothered by that skinny strip of blue to the right of the tile. Is it weird? Should I go for it and paint the whole shebang? I need opinions. Sound off in the comments people, I need your help!
Oh, and just so you know, the floor is going, going GONE! It’s gross and we’re planning some awesome black and white hex tile for it. We just need to decide if we’re going to attempt the DIY on that. Another thing you should ignore is the disgusting beige switch plates. We’ll be fixing those too.