Kitchen cabinet color help???
cpdkenny
May 3, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have an outdated kitchen, and am going to gut it. I have the design and everything down, I am just having trouble picking between the colors I like. It's down to the two attached. What would be better colors for a bachelor's house? Further, my kitchen is small, and I like the look of dark countertops. I want something that will not soon be outdated, something that will be modern for a while.
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myepello
Since space is small, I would go w/the light cabs and then your granite choice
1 Like   May 3, 2013 at 9:35AM
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light cabinets
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Old but New
defiantly the Antique White finish :-)
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Brenda
I think of white painted cabinets as being a bit "girly", unless they are sleek and modern. To me it would be the equivalent of buying a white dresser and headboard for your teen son's bedroom -- you just wouldn't do it.

For your bachelor pad, I'd go with the darker one that you posted.
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Old but New
with dark tops
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carolins
I'd go with the brown wood, dark countertops. But it also depends on what's on your floor and what kind of backsplash you would like.

Oh, and hardware like door knobs and pulls will make an impact on the look too.
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myepello
I don't think they are white..I..I see more a glazed beige...am I wrong?
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Old but New
it's white with an antique glaze finish, looks stunning with a dark counter top and traditional handles
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cpdkenny
Yes, it is more of an off-white or beige. I am concerned with the "girly" look, as I have heard that from quite a few people. It's going to be open to my living room which is painted light grey, and has espresso colored furniture.
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carolins
Please post a couple of photos so that we can get an idea of the space. It will help us help you :)
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Dytecture
darker color for a 'bachelor' house.
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Brenda
what did you decide on cpdkenny?
0 Likes   May 6, 2013 at 1:23PM
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CDH Designs
I missed your overall kitchen discussion, but I think it's amusing that certain cabinet colors are being considered girly. Yes, it's true that a masculine look has always been thought of as using deep, rich colored woods; but I don't think that antique white cabinets will make your house look feminine. Neither of your choices will be dated. If you want a dark colored countertop, I definitely recommend using a stone product (preferably quartz) so it doesn't show scratches, etc. like a solid surface or laminate would. Plus, it will reflect the light, which is so important in a small space. I love designing kitchens, and have done more than one for a bachelor. I've also done kitchens for houses that people were planning to sell in the near future, and had to design for "whomever."

So, did I miss it.. have you decided?
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Kristi Hale
I have those cabinets in my house
They look great and more expensive looking over the other choice you have.
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cpdkenny
Which cabinets Kristi? I have decided. I went with the antique white with a hazelnut glaze. They look almost identical to the example Old But New posted above. I was concerned with the glaze being a dark brown, as I am not a huge fan of browns, but I think it will look darker like an espresso. I have espresso colored furniture in my living room, so I think that will go nicely together. Now I need granite color and backsplash ideas?? I've read over and over again that with backsplash less is more, and texture over color.

I plan on selling/moving in the next 5-10 years, so that had a big impact on what color I chose. I think it's more timeless, and more appealing to a wider base. All of the magazines have white white white, which leads me to think wood finish might be on it's way out.
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Kristi Hale
Sorry should have been more specific, I have the white with an antiqued brown glaze like you have shown. The white on white will still be beautiful just make sure to put some color with you accessories. I am in love with it so far
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Amrita Vinayak
I suggest you to go with the white one because white goes out of fashion and it even looks rich..
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