Brian Dittmar Design, Inc.
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Noe Valley kitchen transitional-kitchen

Noe Valley kitchen

Built as a schoolhouse in the 1920s, this historic building in San Francisco's Noe Valley district was converted to condos in the late 90s. The original kitchen in this unit was very small and crowded into a dark corner. By doubling the footprint, adding white cabinets and a new custom grey stained island and replacing all the dated appliances, this space has a fresh, new outlook.
Photography by Emily Payne

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December 3, 2013
Felicia Slattery wrote:
Paint color? - Paint color?
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Benjamin Moore Flint AF-560
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May 8, 2012
princesskimmey wrote:
Hello, I was wondering if you could tell me what the lighter gray wall color is?
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hi -- the lighter gray paint color is Benjamin Moore "horizon gray" 2141-50 and the dark charcoal color is Benjamin Moore "flint" AF-560
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January 15, 2012
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It's about 10' x 12' (along the 2 walls). Hope that helps.
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Useful ! Thank you very much !!
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January 14, 2012
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The wall color is Benjamin Moore "Flint" AF-560 and the island is maple wood with a graphite colored stain. And yes, I do work outside of the SF Bay Area. Thanks!
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June 17, 2013
jcravero wrote:
How did you come up with the graphite stain? Other gray I have seen is light and love how dark this is

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In the Noe Valley kitchen, Dittmar used Flint from Benjamin Moore to define the space. White cabinets from Segale Brothers and CeasarStone counters round out the fresh but classic look. All appliances are from GE and Thermador.
Dytecture added this to 9 Ways to Add Color to a Kitchen
The kitchen is defined not only by a lowered ceiling, but also by the blue-gray color of the surfaces.
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A soffit that closes the gap between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling of the kitchen is more common, although in this case the curve and extension over the entire space are unique.

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the gray color is great
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paint color and floor
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the color of the floors
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space defined by ceiling
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pie wedge island just 2 seats
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Benjamin Moore "Flint"
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