In 2009, when the walls were white (and then beige, and then blue, and then beige again...), I had painted the insides of the cabinets a very dim sort of grayish blue. And I loved it!
Except that now that the walls are grey, it's too close a grey to the color inside of the cabinets, and by contrast, the insides of the cabinets don't look blue, they look dirty. So until I get the whole set of top cabinets painted, the doors are back up, to hide the blue.
You may have noticed the tile back-splash in the before picture, and the lack thereof in the new picture. The tile was only painted on:
I really did like the "tile", and I was very proud of the job I did. People who hadn't seen it before in person would actually touch it to make sure it wasn't real. I call that a win, hehe. But I painted over it when I painted the walls grey. I actually do have a new idea for the back splash, but that's going to have to wait until I paint the cabinets. You'll see.
And since I realize you've never seen my *entire* kitchen, just bits and pieces of it, here's the whole thing, mess and all:
|all the walls are the same grey. the weird blue and purple tones in this|
pic are just from weird lighting coming in the windows
- the upper cabinets
- the backsplash
- the light fixture
- the steins on top of the cabinets (I swear, officer, they're not mine, they're my boyfriend's)
- the pantry insides + door hardware
- the cabinet knobs and handles
- the light fixture over the sink? maybe?
- the total lack of a color scheme aside from the wall color and that one red dishtowel
After the whole bathroom thing happens.