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Lisanoelle67 Why not paint the cabinets sky blue? Blue cabinets are very popular right now. I once saw a “French kitchen” where they repainted salvaged cabinets blue and did a black and white tile floor. Paint gives you a lot of bang for your buck. However, picking the right color can sometimes be a real challenge as cools will look different in the light of your particular kitchen. You may also find that a more subdued or grayed blue may be easier to live with over time. Pure white cabinets would probably look the most dramatic against blue walls, while gray would be softer but probably more difficult to get the colors right. White cabinets against a colored wall always looks better than white on white.
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Our Chicago rendition of white and wood:

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We added the same wood as in our adjacent living room, to our cream kitchen

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